Distinguished Speaker Series

Talks are held in Davis Hall 101 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. All talks are free and open to the public.



2017 - 2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blockchains and Databases: A New Era in Distributed Computing

C. Mohan

NAE Member
IBM Fellow
IBM Almaden Research Center

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Proof Engineering

Greg Morrisett

ACM Fellow
Dean of Computing and Information Science
Cornell University

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Leveraging Data and People to Accelerate Data Science

Laura Haas

NAE Member
Dean, College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data

Salil Vadhan

Guggenheim Fellow
Chair, Computer Science Area
Harvard College Professor

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Challenges in Computer Architecture Design: Looking Back, Projecting Forward

Mary Jane Irwin

NAE Member
Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor
Pennsylvania State University

2016 - 2017

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sampling-Based Motion Planning: From Intelligent CAD to Crowd Simulation to Protein Folding

Nancy M. Amato

Unocal Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reducing the Energy Footprint for Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems

Wendi B. Heinzelman

Professor and Dean
Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Rochester

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Computing for Social Good: Stories and Lessons from Eight Years of Student Projects

Ellen Zegura

Stephen Fleming Chair in Telecommunications
School of Computer Science, College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Effective Program Analysis for Real-world JavaScript Applications

Barbara G. Ryder

J. Byron Maupin Emerita Professor of Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sparse Logical Machine Learning Models

Cynthia D. Rudin

Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of ECE
Duke University