Distinguished Lecturer Series and Colloquia 2002 - 2010

Speakers 2009 - 2010

Barbara Liskov

Institute Professor at MIT
Associate Provost for Faculty Equity

The Power of Abstraction

May 17, 2010 - Host: YY Zhou

Jason Cong

Chancellor's Professor-Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles
Directorm Center for Domain-Specific Computing

Customizable Domain-Specific Computing

Mar 1, 2010 - Host: CK Cheng

Judea Pearl

Professor, Computer Science & Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Causes and Counterfactuals in the Empirical Sciences

Feb 24, 2010 - Host: Charles Elkan

Jiawei Han

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mining Heterogeneous Information Networks By Exploring the Power of Links

Feb 22, 2010 - Host: Alin Deutsch

Alon Halevy

Google-Structured Data Management Research

Bringing (Web) Databases to the Masses

Feb 8, 2010 - Host: Yannis Papakonstantinou

Marc Snir

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UPCRC-Illinois and the Future or Multicore Computing

Feb 1, 2010 - Host: YY Zhou

Sanjeev Arora

Computer Science Department, Princeton University & Center for Computational Intractability

Computational complexity and information asymmetry in financial derivatives

Jan 25, 2009 - Host: Mohan Patu

Trishul Chilimbi

Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research

Energy-Efficient Software and Hardware for Data Centers

Jan 2, 2009 - Host: Ranjit Jhala

Fred Chong

Director, Greenscale Center of Energy-Efficient Computing, University of California, Santa Barbara

Towards More Sustainable Computing

Oct 26, 2009 - Host: Ryan Kastner

Janak H. Patel

Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CMOS Process Variations: A "Critical Operation Point" hypothesis

Oct 21, 2009 - Host: Rajesh Gupta

Speakers 2008 - 2009

John W. Lockwood

Associate Professor, Stanford University

Implementing Line-rate Services for Gigabit Networks with the NetFPGA

Feb 9, 2009 - Host: Ryan Kastner

Gerhard Fischer

Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

Meta-Design and Social Creativity
Frameworks for Understanding and Fostering Cultures of Participation

Feb 2, 2009 - Host: Ryan Kastner

Alfred Spector

VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google

Research at Google

Jan 26, 2009 - Host: Keith Marzullo

Stephen Cooper

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Saint Joseph's University
Director its Center for Visualization

CProblem solving with Alice: Past, present and a brief peek into the future

Nov 17, 2008 - Host: Ryan Kastner

Speakers Prior to 2008

Brad Calder


Windows Azure - An Operating System for the Cloud

Dec 3, 2008 - Host: Ryan Kastner

Augustin Chaintreau

Thompson Research, Paris

Self Organization of Interfering 802.11 Wireless Access Networks

Jun 15, 2007 - Host: Geoff Voelker

Per Christensen

Pixar Animation Studios

Ray tracing of highly complex scenes

Jun 7, 2007 - Host: Henrik Wann Jensen

Garth Goodson

Network Applicance

An Analysis of Latent Sector Errors in Disk Drives

May 16, 2007 - Host: Amin Vahdat

Larry Peterson

Princeton University

PlanetLab: Evolution vs Intelligent Design in Global Network Infrastructure

May 14, 2007 - Host: Alex Snoeren

Charanjit Jutla

IBM Watson

SHA and Average Case NP-Hardness

May 14, 2007 - Host: Daniele Micciancio

Marie Tahir

Director of the Technology Innovation Group

Intuit's Approach to Technology Innovation

May 14, 2007 - Host: Rick Ord

Doug Comer

Cisco Systems

Lessons Learned from the Internet Project

May 9, 2007 - Host: Amin Vahdat

Gyula Katona

Renyi Institute, Budapest

Forbidden Inclusion Patterns in Families of Subsets

May 3, 2007 - Host: Daniele Micciancio

Michael Freedman


Apr 25, 2007 - Host: Alex Snoeren

Olga Sorkine

TU Berlin

Geometric Manipulation Using Differential Representations

Apr 23, 2007 - Host: Henrik Jensen

Shree Nayar

Columbia University

Apr 23, 2007

Hovav Shacham

Weizmann Institute of Science

Buffer Overflows and Group Signatures: Recent Results in Security and Cryptography

Apr 20, 2007 - Host: Stefan Savage

Atri Rudra

University of Washington

Error-correction with Information-theoretically Optimal Data Rate

Apr 16, 2007 - Host: Ron Graham & Russell Impagliazzo

Ryan Kastner

UC Santa Barbara

Apr 13, 2007 - Host: Alex Orailoglu

Kevin Murphy

University of British Columbia, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

New Approaches to Learning the Structure of Directed Graphical Models

Apr 6, 2007

Julia Chuzhoy

Institute for Advanced Study

Apr 6, 2007 - Host: Russell Impagliazzo

Adrien Treuille

University of Washington

Apr 4, 2007 - Host: Matthias Zwicker

Eran Halperin

UC Berkeley

Mar 19, 2007 - Host: Vineet Bafna

Tapan S. Parikh

University of Washington

Designing Appropriate Computing Technologies for the Rural Developing World

Mar 14, 2007 - Host: Bill Griswold

Xiaohui Xie

BroadInstitute, MIT

Interpreting the Human Genome: A Comparative Genomics Approach Spectral Algoritms and Representations

Mar 2, 2007

Richard Stallman

The GNU Project

The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System

Feb 28, 2007

Darrell Long

UC Santa Cruz

Ceph: A Scalable, High-Performance Distributed File

Feb 26, 2007

Rich Pattis

Carnegie Mellon University

CS-1: Forwards and Backwards

Feb 5, 2007

Jayadev Misra

University of Texas at Austin

Structured and Concurrent Programming

Jan 26, 2007

Manindra Agrawal

Indian Institute of Technology

Determinant Versus Permanent

Jan 22, 2007

Tom Anderson

University of Washington

Do Incentives Build Robusteness in Distributed Systems?

Jan 12, 2007

Krithi Ramamritham

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Tamin the Dynamics of Distributed Data

Dec 11, 2006

Daniel Huttenlocher

Cornell University

Learning and Recognizing Visual Object Categories Without Detecting Features

Oct 20, 2006

Trevor Darrell

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Visual Recognition and Tracking for Perceptive Interfaces

Oct 11, 2006

Dan Gusfield

University of California, Davis

Adventures in Combinatorial Haplotyping

Oct 9, 2006

Bob Conn

Enterprise Partners Venture Capital

Venture Capital Today - A View of a Former Academic

Mar 13, 2006

Dawson Engler

Stanford University

EXE: A System for Automatically Generating Inputs of Death & Experience with Commercializing a Static Bug Finding Tool

Mar 6, 2006

Ion Stoica

U.C. Berkeley, Computer Science Division

On Securing Application-Controlled Forwarding Infrastructures

Feb 27, 2006

Somesh Jha

University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Computer Science

Towards Behavior-based Malware Detection

Feb 13, 2006

Dr. Robert McCartney

University of Connecticut

Categorizing Student Software Designs: How do graduating students design software?

Feb 6, 2006

Ben Shneiderman

University of Maryland, Dept. of Computer Science

The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for High-Dimensional Spaces

Jan 30, 2006

Bernard Moret

University of New Mexico, Dept. of Computer Science

Jan 23, 2006

Paul Maglio

IBM Almaden Research Center

Services Sciences, Management, and Engineering

Jan 9, 2006

Serge Belongie

University of California, San Diego

Nov 21, 2005

Galen Hunt

Microsoft Research

An Overview of the Singularity Project

Nov 14, 2005

Bradley Calder

University of California, San Diego

Deterministic Replay Debugging and Simulation

Oct 31, 2005

Alin Deutsch

University of California, San Diego

Verification of Interactive, Data-driven Web Applications

Oct 24, 2005

Krste Asanovic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Transactors and the RAMP project

Oct 10, 2005 and Oct 17, 2005 - Host: Dean Tullsen

Garth Gibson

Panasas, Inc.

Storage Aggregation for Performance and Availability

Mar 7, 2005 - Host: Walt Burkhard

John Sangiovanni

Microsoft Mobility

Feb 28, 2005 - Host: Bill Griswold

Ken Kennedy

Rice University

Generation of High-Performance Domain-Specific Languages from Component Libraries

Feb 14, 2005 - Host: Andrew Chien

Laurette Bradley


Industrial Information Technology Matters

Jan 31, 2005 - Host: Mohan Paturi

Frans Kaashoek

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peer-to-Peer Computing Research: A Fad?

Jan 24, 2005 - Host: Stefan Savage

Stefan Savage

University of California, San Diego - Computer Science Engineering

Internet Outbreaks: Epidemiology and Defenses

Jan 10, 2005 - Host: Mihir Bellare

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

University of California, Berkeley

The Art and Science of Electronic Design

Dec 8, 2004 - Host: Rajesh Gupta

R. Ravi

Carnegie Melon University - Tepper School of Business

Approximation Algorithms for Stochastic Integer Programs

Dec 6, 2004 - Host: Vineet Bafna

Alon Orlitsky

University of California, San Diego

Information Theory and Probability Estimation: From Shannon to Shakespeare via Laplace, Good, Turing, Hardy, Ramanujan, and Fisher

Nov 29, 2004 - Host: Pavel Pevzner

Dan Boneh

Stanford University

A New Life for Group Signatures

Nov 22, 2004 - Host: Mihir Bellare

Silvio Micali

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How To Reach Correlated Equilibrium

Nov 15, 2004 - Host: Daniele Micciancio

Urs Hoelzle


Google: A Computer Scientist's Playground

Nov 8, 2004 - Host: Stefan Savage

Padhraic Smyth

University of California, Irvine

Nov 1, 2004 - Host: Sanjoy Dasgupta

Stefan Leue

University of Konstanz, Germany

Directed Explicit-State Model Checking

Nov 1, 2004 - Host: Ingolf Krueger

Alex (Sandy) Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Computation for Human Networks, or, How to Get a Date, Get a Job, and Get a Raise

Nov 25, 2004 - Host: Gary Cottrell

Alex Vardy

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Old Problems and New Results in Coding Theory

Nov 18, 2004 - Host: Pavel Pevzner

Henrik Wann Jensen

Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Digital Human Cloning

Oct 11, 2004 - Host: Mihir Bellare

Larry Smarr

University of California, San Diego, CalIT2

The OptIPuter: From the Grid to the LambdaGrid

Oct 4, 2004 - Host: Andrew Chien

Eric Brewer

University of California, Berkeley

The Case for Technology Research for Developing Regions

Sept 24, 2004 - Host: Amin Vahdat

Steve Wolfman

University of Washington

Not Listening: Interaction, Technology, and Education

Jan 28, 2004 - Host: Paul Kube

Phil Bernstein

Microsoft Research

Generic Model Management: A Database Infrastructure for Schema Manipulation

Jan 26, 2004 - Host: Alin Deutsch

Pierre Baldi

University of California, Irvine

Machine Learning Methods for Computational Proteomics and Beyond

Jan 22, 2004 - Host: Pavel Pevzner

Moshe Vardi

Rice Univsersity

And Logic Begat Computer Science: When Giants Roamed the Earth

Jan 21, 2004 - Host: Victor Vianu

Michael Jordan

University of California, Berkeley

Graphical models, kernel methods and statistical learning algorithms

Jan 14, 2004 - Host: Gary Cottrell

Geoff Kuenning

Harvey Mudd College

The Disk is Dead! Long Live the Disk!

Jan 12, 2004 - Host: Geoff Voelker

Phil Klein

Brown University

Multiple -source shortest paths in planar graphs allowing negative lengths in O(n log n) time

Jan 5, 2004 - Host: Daniele Micciancio

Peter Schroder

California Institute of Technology

Digital Geometry Processing

Dec 8, 2003 - Host: Henrik Jensen

Ross Starr

UCSD Department of Economics

Why is There Money? Endogenous Derivation of 'Money' as the Most Liquid Asset: A Class of Examples

Nov 3, 2003 - Host: Mohan Paturi

Richard Kaufmann


Interconnects for High Performance Computing

Oct 6, 2003 - Host: Stefan Savage

Aravind Joshi

University of Pennsylvania

Starting with Complex Primitives Pays Off: Complicate Locally, Simplify Globally

Jun 12, 2003 - Host: Gary Cottrell

Stephen Cook

University of Toronto

Relating Complexity Classes and Propositional Proof Systems

Jun 12, 2003 - Host: Mohan Paturi

Rich Friedrich

Director, Internet Systems and Storage Laboratory, HP Laboratories

Towards planetary scale computing: next generation internet computing

Jun 2, 2003 - Host: Andrew Chien

Don Likeness

Treyarch Corporation

Programming Video Games

May 16, 2003 - Host: Mohan Paturi

Richard Karp

University of California, Berkeley

Clock Synchronization in Sensornets

May 13, 2003 - Host: George Varghese

Richard Karp

University of California, Berkeley

Algorithmic Tools for Breaking the Cis-Regulation Code

May 12, 2003 - Host: Pavel Pevzner

Jan J. Koenderink

Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands and Buys Ballot Laboratory

Image Processing Done Right

Mar 31, 2003 - Host: Henrik Jensen

Steve Sullivan

Industrial Light and Magic

Computer Vision and the Art of Special Effects

Mar 10, 2003 - Host: David Kriegman

Paul Dourish

University of California, Irvine

The Experience of Computation: Recent Research

Mar 3, 2003 - Host: Joseph Goguen

Michael Wellman

University of Michigan

Lessons from a Trading Agent Competition

Feb 24, 2003 - Host: Sanjoy Dasgupta

Jitendra Malik

University of California, Berkeley

Recognizing Objects and Actions in Images and Video

Feb 10, 2003 - Host: Henrik Jensen

David Culler

University of California, Berkeley and Intel Research

Networking the Physical World - Systems Challenges in Vast Networks of Tiny Embedded Devices

Feb 4, 2003 - Host: Andrew Chien

Mike Dahlin

University of Texas at Austin

Massive Replication for WAN Services

Feb 3, 2003 - Host: Geoff Voelker

David Tennenhouse

Intel Corporation

Proactive Computing: A Progress Report

Jan 27, 2003 - Host: Mohan Paturi

William J. Dally

Stanford University

Stream Architecture: Matching VLSI Capabilities to Application Demands

Jan 13, 2003 - Host: Andrew Chien

Ramesh Govindan

University of Southern California International Computer Science Institute

Internet Topology Modeling: Past, Present and Future

Dec 2, 2002 - Host: Geoff Voelker

Scott Shenker

International Computer Science Institute

DHTs: An Academic Fairy Tale (with a happy ending)

Nov 25, 2002 - Host: Stefan Savage

Margaret Martonosi

Princeton University

High-Tech Wildlife: Power-Aware Computing Biocomplexity and the Princeton ZebraNet Project

Nov 22, 2002 - Host: Jeanne Ferrante

Pat Hanrahan

Stanford University

Why is Graphics Hardware So Fast?

Nov 18, 2002 - Host: Serge Belongie

Jeff Chase

Duke University

Automating Server Utilities

Nov 4, 2002 - Host: Geoff Voelker

Alon Orlitsky

University of California, San Diego

Repeated Communication: Buy One Get One Free

Oct 28, 2002 - Host: Serge Belongie

Deborah Estrin

University of California, Los Angeles

Sensor Network Research: Emerging Challenges

Oct 21, 2002 - Host: Geoff Voelker

Chandu Thekkath

Microsoft Research

Boxwood & Koh-i-Noor: Two Distributed Storage Systems

Oct 14, 2002 - Host: Geoff Voelker