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Distinguished Lecture Series

This series annually showcases a handful of outstanding thinkers in the field of computer science, giving them a forum to present their views and ideas to students, faculty, and the interested public.

2017-2018 Distinguished Lecture Series

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Silvio Micali
MIT
ALGORAND, A New Public Ledger
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Jame Demmel

James Demmel
University of California, Berkeley
Algorithms for Linear Algebra and Beyond
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Jeff Ullman
Stanford University
Data Science: Is it Real?
Monday, October 30, 2017

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Jennifer Widom
Stanford University
Magic Moments in Research and Teaching
Monday, March 26, 2018

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Joe Mitchell
State University of New York at Stony Brook 
Fun with Geometric Optimization: Visitation, Visibility, and Variations
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

 

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Lecture videos on YouTube

​2017-2018 DLS (you are here)

  • Silvio Micali
  • James Demmel
  • Jeff Ullman
  • ​Jennifer Widom
  • ​Joe Mitchell

2016-2017 DLS

  • Gail Murphy
  • Ophir Frieder
  • Eric Horvitz
  • Daniel Alan Spielman

2015-2016 DLS

  • Margaret Martonosi
  • Mike Stonebraker
  • Tony Chan
  • Robert Tarjan
  • Susan Dumais
  • Kevin Leyton-Brown

2014-2015 DLS

  • Michael Zyda
  • Deborah Estrin
  • Harry Shum
  • Leslie Pack Kaelbling
  • Laurie Hendren

2013-2014 DLS

  • Frans Kaashoek
  • David Sankoff
  • Mary Lou Soffa
  • Pat Hanrahan
  • Maria Klawe

2012-2013 DLS

  • Zvi Galil
  • Hector Levesque
  • Jennifer Chayes
  • Renée Miller
  • Maneesh Agrawala
  • David Eppstein

2011-2012 DLS

  • Bruno Buchberger
  • Saul Greenberg
  • Ed Lazowska
  • Jeannette Wing
  • Cynthia Dwork

2010-2011 DLS

  • Stuart Feldman
  • Madhu Sudan
  • Susan Landau
  • Gilles Brassard
  • Joe Marks
  • Jon Kleinberg

2009-2010 DLS

  • Andy Yao
  • Paul Van Oorschot
  • Shafi Goldwasser
  • Adi Shamir
  • Fran Allen

2008-2009 DLS

  • Alan Kay
  • Eric Brewer
  • Anne Condon
  • Nancy Leveson
  • Tom Furness

2007-2008 DLS

  • David Patterson
  • Manuela Veloso
  • David D. Clark
  • Christos Papadimitriou

2006-2007 DLS

  • Kurt Mehlhorn
  • Ben Shneiderman
  • Barbara Liskov
  • Vint Cerf

2005-2006 DLS

  • Umesh Vazirani
  • Stephen Cook
  • Andrew Tanenbaum
  • Andries van Dam

2004-2005 DLS

  • Alfred Aho
  • Brian Kernighan
  • Jim Gray
  • Barbara Grosz
  • Jim Mitchell