Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

William Gould Dow Distinguished Lectureship

The William Gould Dow Distinguished Lectureship is the highest external honor bestowed by the Department, and recognizes the accomplishments of external individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The Lectureship was established by donations from students and friends of William Gould Dow (1895-1999), former faculty member and Chair of the department. [Additional Information]

04-05-16 Road Toward the New Light: The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting
Speaker: Shuji Nakamura
Speaker Title: 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union
 
12-02-15 Big Data is (at least) Four Different Problems
Speaker: Michael Stonebraker
Speaker Title: Co-Director, Intel Science and Technology Center
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1670 Beyster Building
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11-12-13 Enabling Research for the Soldier of Tomorrow
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Russell
Speaker Title: Director
Affiliation: U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
4:30pm - 5:30pm in Johnson Rooms, LEC
 
01-15-13 Learning and Inference for Graphical and Hierarchical Models: A Personal Journey
Speaker: Alan S. Willsky
Speaker Title: Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of EECS
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Building
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04-04-11 Selling Wind Randomly
Speaker: Pravin Varaiya
Speaker Title: Nortel Networks Distinguished Professor
Affiliation: UC Berkeley
4:00pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
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03-23-10 Nanoelectronics in Retrospect, Prospect and Principle
Speaker: James D. Meindl
Speaker Title: Joseph M. Pettit Chair in Microelectronics
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium
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03-10-09 Cellular Communications: A Dynamic Past and More Exciting Future - Even Now
Speaker: Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs
Speaker Title: Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Affiliation: Qualcomm Incorporated
4:30pm - 6:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center, North Cam
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12-08-08 Hierarchical Understanding of Proofs
Speaker: Manuel Blum
Speaker Title: Bruce Nelson Professor of Computer Science
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
04-05-07 Programming - Past and Future: William Gould Dow Distinguished Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Susan L Graham
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4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.
 
02-06-07 The Perfect Lens: Resolution Beyond the Limits of Wavelength
Speaker: Professor Sir John Pendry
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4:30pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center, North Cam
 
03-28-05 Computational Discovery of Genetic Regulatory Networks
Speaker: Dr. Richard Karp, University of California-Berkeley
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4:30pm - 6:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center
 
10-20-04 Natural Communication with Networked Information Systems: Research and Prospectives
Speaker: Dr. James L. Flanagan
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4:00pm - 6:00pm in 1610 IOE Building, North Campus
 
03-11-04 Overview of the two recent Mars missions, Spirit and Opportunity
Speaker: Dr. Charles Elachi
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4:30pm - 5:30pm in Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center
 
04-03-03 Control: The Hidden Technology
Speaker: Prof. Karl J. Astrom
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4:30pm - 5:30pm in Chrysler Chesebrough Auditorium
 
10-17-02 High Technology Electronics Research and Education
Speaker: Prof. Lester F. Eastman
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4:00pm - 6:00pm in Lee Iococca Room (1504 GG Brown)
 
11-08-01 Disruptive Technologies Amidst the Storm in Telecommunications
Speaker: Robert W. Lucky
Speaker Title: VP of Applied Research
Affiliation: Telcordia Technologies
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Chesebrough Auditorium