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Distinguished Lecture Series 2005-2006

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.

2005-2006 Distinguished Lecture Series

Umesh Vazirani

Umesh Vazirani
University of California, Berkeley
Making Google Richer: Optimal Algorithms for the AdWords Auction
September 29, 2005  

Andrew Tanenbaum

Andrew Tanenbaum
Vrije University 
A Reliable and Secure Operating System
March 28, 2006   

 

Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook
University of Toronto
The P vs NP Problem and its Place in Complexity Theory
October 20, 2005       

Andries van Dam

Andries van Dam
Brown University  
Immersive Virtual Reality in Scientific Visualization
April 27, 2006

 

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2005-2006 DLS (you are here)

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

2004-2005 DLS

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