Distinguished Lecture Series in Computer Science and Engineering

The Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series brings to campus top thinkers in the field of computer science. They meet with faculty and students and present their cutting-edge research to the University of Michigan community.

Upcoming and Former Lectures

Apr. 21, 2014
The Economics of a Job: Why Starting or Joining a Start-up Might Make More Sense
Speaker: Abdur Chowdhury
Title: Co-founder and CEO, Pushd
10:00am - 11:00am in Johnson Room, LEC
 
Apr. 03, 2014
Crypto Wars Part Deux: How the NSA is Making Us All Less Safe
Speaker: Cindy Cohn
Title: Legal Director
Affiliation: Electronic Frontier Foundation
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster
 
Feb. 14, 2014
Does Wiretapping Make US More Secure?: What a Computer Scientist Has to Add to the National Conversation
Speaker: Susan Landau
Title: Senior Staff Privacy Analyst
Affiliation: Google
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium
 
Dec. 02, 2013
Provable Bounds for Machine Learning: Getting Around Intractability
Speaker: Sanjeev Arora
Title: Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science
Affiliation: Princeton
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster
 
Nov. 19, 2013
Debugging DC: Why Government Is That Way, and How to Start Fixing It
Speaker: Edward W. Felten
Title: Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs
Affiliation: Princeton University
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster
 
Apr. 22, 2013
The Science and Engineering of Online Learning
Speaker: Peter Norvig
Title: Director of Research
Affiliation: Google
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster
 
Feb. 25, 2013
From Computational Thinking to Computational Values
Speaker: Hal Abelson
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Building
 
Jan. 17, 2013
A Free Digital Society
Speaker: Richard Stallman
Title: President and Founder
Affiliation: Free Software Foundation
- 5:30pm in Stamps Auditorium
 
Oct. 24, 2012
Making Parallelism Easy: A 25 Year Odyssey
Speaker: Kunle Olukotun, Rackham Centennial Lecture
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Affiliation: Stanford University
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1109 FXB
 
Oct. 19, 2012
Computer Science: Past, Present, and Future
Speaker: Ed Lazowska
Title: Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering
Affiliation: University of Washington and Chair, Computing Community Consortium
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 BBB
 
Oct. 12, 2012
Inmates vs Asylum: Overtime
Speaker: Krisztián Flautner – CSE Merit Award Winner Lecture
Title: Vice President for R&D
Affiliation: ARM, Inc.
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1303 EECS
 
Apr. 18, 2012
Statistics and Computation in the Age of Massive Data
Speaker: Michael I. Jordan
Title: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Statistics
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium
 
Mar. 26, 2012
Distributed Algorithms for Wireless Networks
Speaker: Nancy Lynch
Title: NEC Professor of Software Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Dec. 02, 2011
Mining Heterogeneous Information Networks
Speaker: Jiawei Han
Title: Bliss Professor of Computer Science
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 09, 2011
C++11 Style
Speaker: Bjarne Stroustrup
Title: Distinguished Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science
Affiliation: Texas A&M University
5:00pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 28, 2011
Stories from the High Tech Career of an Accidental Engineer
Speaker: Mark Abel
Title: Assoc. GM of Software Services and Director of Pathfinding, Intel
Affiliation: Intel
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Apr. 04, 2011
A Computer Scientist Looks At The Energy Problem
Speaker: Randy Katz
Title: United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Noon - 1:30pm in 1200 EECS
 
Feb. 04, 2011
Stories from the Trenches of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Tim Howes
Title: Co-Founder and CTO
Affiliation: RockMelt
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1500 EECS
 
Oct. 26, 2010
IARPA: Be the Future
Speaker: Lisa Porter
Title: Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Affiliation: IARPA
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 3725 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 20, 2010
Shortening the Healthcare Control Loop
Speaker: John Guttag
Title: Head of MIT Computer Science and AI Lab
Affiliation: MIT
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 13, 2010
Real-World Challenges of Web-Based Malware
Speaker: Niels Provos
Title: Principal Software Engineer, Infrastructure Security
Affiliation: Google
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 07, 2010
Cybersecurity and Global Climate Change: Complementary or Conflicting National Priorities?
Speaker: Robert F. Brammer
Title: VP, Advanced Technology, and CTO
Affiliation: Northrop Grumman
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Apr. 23, 2010
Building and Searching a Web of Concepts
Speaker: Raghu Ramakrishnan
Title: Chief Scientist for Audience & Cloud Computing
Affiliation: Yahoo!
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Apr. 13, 2010
What is Differential Privacy?
Speaker: Cynthia Dwork
Title: Principal Researcher
Affiliation: Microsoft Research
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Feb. 16, 2010
Memory Models: A Case for Rethinking Parallel Languages and Hardware
Speaker: Sarita Adve
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Feb. 15, 2010
Soul of a New Network Protocol
Speaker: Radia Perlman
Title: PI: Network Protocols and Security
Affiliation: Sun Microsystems
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Feb. 04, 2010
Learning, Inference and Action in the Open World
Speaker: Eric Horvitz
Title: Principal Researcher
Affiliation: Microsoft Research
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Jan. 19, 2010
Multicore Programming Models and their Implementation Challenges
Speaker: Vivek Sarkar
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Rice University
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 16, 2009
Cognitive Systems and Mobile Manipulation
Speaker: Henrik Christensen
Title: Professor & Director
Affiliation: Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 26, 2009
Distinguished Lecture by Annie Anton
Speaker: Annie Anton
Title: Professor
Affiliation: NCSU
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 08, 2009
Provenance and Scientific Workflows
Speaker: Susan Davidson
Title: Professor & Distinguished Lecturer
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 01, 2009
Technology for Developing Regions
Speaker: Eric Brewer
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
4:30pm - 6:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Sep. 17, 2009
Innovation 2020: An Entrepreneurs Journey from Michigan to Silicon Valley Startups to Google
Speaker: RJ Pittman
Title: Director, Product Management
Affiliation: Google
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Sep. 15, 2009
The Exascale Challenge
Speaker: Shekhar Borkar
Title: Director, Microprocessor Technology Lab
Affiliation: Intel Corporation
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Apr. 15, 2009
Computational Thinking and Thinking about Computing
Speaker: Jeannette Wing
Title: President's Professor of Computer Science and Assistant Director for CISE
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University and National Science Foundation
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Mar. 16, 2009
On Warehouse-Scale Computers
Speaker: Luiz Barroso
Title: Engineer
Affiliation: Google
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Jan. 26, 2009
How Should the Next Generation (Mega) Data Center Be? - An Infrastructure Perspective
Speaker: David Yen
Title: Executive Vice President of Emerging Technologies
Affiliation: Juniper Networks
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 24, 2008
Brains, Meaning and Corpus Statistics
Speaker: Tom Mitchell
Title: E. Fredkin Professor and Machine Learning Department Head
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1690 Beyster Bldg.
 
Apr. 02, 2008
Al Spector seminar
Speaker: Alfred Spector
Title: VP of Research and Special Initiatives
Affiliation: Google
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Jan. 10, 2008
Designing a New Automotive DNA
Speaker: Larry Burns
Title: Vice President GM Research & Development and Strategic Planning
Affiliation: General Motors
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 19, 2007
Graph Identification
Speaker: Lise Getoor
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of Maryland
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 14, 2007
Goff Smith Lecture - Amory Lovins
Speaker: Amory Lovins
Title: Cofounder, Chaiman, and Chief Scientist
Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Institute
4:00pm - 6:00pm in Biomed. Res. Bldg. Auditorium - Medical Campus
 
Nov. 12, 2007
Interaction and Infrastructure: Taking a Human-Centered View on Networking
Speaker: Keith Edwards
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 05, 2007
Smoothed Analysis of Algorithms
Speaker: Daniel Spielman
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Yale University
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 29, 2007
Regret-based Methods for Preference Elicitation and Mechanism Design
Speaker: Craig Boutilier
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of Toronto
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Sep. 27, 2007
Google: A Meandering Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Speaker: Jeff Dean
Affiliation: Google, Inc.
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Jan. 08, 2007
The Impending Algorithmic Revolution
Speaker: Bernard Chazelle
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Princeton University
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Dec. 04, 2006
Rethinking the Internet Architecture
Speaker: Scott Shenker
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Nov. 27, 2006
User Interface Support for Todays Crazed Information Worker: From Scatterbrained to Focused
Speaker: Mary Czerwinski
Affiliation: Microsoft Research
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Oct. 09, 2006
The End of Scaling? Revolutions in Technology and Microarchitecture as we Pass the 90 Nanometer Node
Speaker: Phil Emma
Affiliation: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Mar. 28, 2006
Trustworthy Software Systems
Speaker: Larry Bernstein
Title: Industry Research Professor
Affiliation: Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey
5:00pm - 6:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
Mar. 23, 2006
Abels Proof: Solving the Unsolvable
Speaker: Peter Pesic
Title: Professor
Affiliation: St. Johns College
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building
 
Nov. 18, 2005
Progress Towards Trustworthy Services
Speaker: Fred Schneider
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Cornell University
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Nov. 04, 2005
Iron Laws for Multi-Core Scalability
Speaker: John Shen
Title: Director, Microarchitecture Research Lab (MRL)
Affiliation: Intel
Noon - 1:30pm in 1500 EECS
 
Oct. 10, 2005
Uncertainty in an unknown world
Speaker: Stuart Russell
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Sep. 16, 2005
The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Movement and the Role for the CSE Research Community
Speaker: Dan Atkins
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of Michigan
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1200 EECS
 
Nov. 16, 2004
Boosting and Brownian motion
Speaker: Yoav Freund
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1017 Dow
 
Sep. 24, 2004
IT Forum Project
Speaker: James J. Duderstadt
Title: Professor
Affiliation: University of Michigan
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1311 EECS
 
Mar. 29, 2004
Distinguished Lecture Series in Graphics
Speaker: Takeo Igarashi
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
Mar. 19, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Szymon Rusinkiewicz
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
Mar. 08, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Steve Seitz
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
Feb. 20, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Fredo Durand
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS
 
Oct. 03, 2003
On-Line Science: The World-Wide Telescope as a Pro
Speaker: Jim Gray
4:00pm - 7:30pm in Cheseborough Auditorium
 
Mar. 21, 2003
Computer Graphics: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Jim Blinn
Affiliation: Microsoft, Computer Graphics Research
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Mar. 14, 2003
Making Movies with Image-Based Modeling, Rendering, and Lighting
Speaker: Paul Debevec
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Mar. 07, 2003
Succeeding in Hollywood with a Technical Degree
Speaker: Julie Anne Mayfield
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1200 EECS
 
Nov. 13, 2002
Research in Video Gaming
Speaker: John Buchanan
10:30am - 11:30am in 185 EWRE Bldg.
 
Nov. 01, 2002
Recovery Oriented Computing (ROC)
Speaker: David Patterson
Title: Pardee Chair of Computer Science
Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley
3:30pm - 5:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
 
Oct. 11, 2002
Future Game Design: Generating Player Driven Experiences
Speaker: Warren Spector
10:00am - 11:30am in 1610 IOE