Distinguished Speaker Series

We typically hold our talks in Davis Hall 101 on selected Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  All talks are free and open to the public.


December 6, 2018

The Challenges of Machine Learning in Adversarial Settings

Portrait of Patrick McDaniel.
Patrick McDaniel

Penn State University
William L. Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology
EECS Department

March 28, 2019

DARPA's Explainable AI (XAI) Program

Portrait of David Gunning.
David Gunning

Program Manager, DARPA
Information Innovation Office

April 18, 2019

AI in Medicine: Smart Healthcare and Smart Systems - Personalized Medicine with Therapeutic Intelligence

Portrait of Ravishankar Iyer.
Ravishankar Iyer

George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering
ECE Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 2, 2019

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation and Generalization Using Shallow and Deep Representations

Portrait of Rama Chellappa.
Rama Chellappa

Distinguished Professor, Minta Marin Professor, Chair
ECE Department
University of Maryland, College Park

Fall 2019

To be announced

Portrait of Maja Mataric.
Maja Mataric

Chan Soon-Shiong Chair
Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience
University of Southern California


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blockchains and Databases: A New Era in Distributed Computing

Portrait of C. Mohan.
C. Mohan

NAE Member
IBM Fellow
IBM Almaden Research Center

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Proof Engineering

Portrait of Greg Morrisett.
Greg Morrisett

ACM Fellow
Dean of Computing and Information Science
Cornell University

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Leveraging Data and People to Accelerate Data Science

Portrait of Laura Haas.
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

Portrait of Salil Vadhan.
Salil Vadhan

Guggenheim Fellow
Chair, Computer Science Area
Harvard College Professor

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Challenges in Computer Architecture Design: Looking Back, Projecting Forward

Portrait of Mary Jane Irwin.
Mary Jane Irwin

NAE Member
Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor
Pennsylvania State University


Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Portrait of Nancy M. Amato.
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

Portrait of Wendi B. Heinzelman.
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

Portrait of Ellen Zegura.
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

Portrait of Barbara G. Ryder.
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

Portrait of Cynthia D. Rudin.
Cynthia D. Rudin

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