Featured Lectures

Illinois Computer Science has two named lecture series. The Donald B. Gillies Memorial Lecture honors the memory of a renowned CS faculty member. The Robert Mueller-Thuns Lecture honors the memory of a graduate who died at a young age, but whom always strove for excellence.

Distinguished Lecture Series

The Illinois Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent leaders and experts to campus to share their ideas and promote conversations about important challenges and topics in the discipline. 

2018-2019 Speakers

Date
(Link to Calendar)
Speaker Lecture Title
9/10


Luiz Andre Barroso, Google

Google Maps - A Planet-Scale Playground for Computer Scientists
9/24


Lexing Ying, Stanford University

Interpolative Decomposition and Its Applications
10/1


Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Lab

Randomized and Generalized Tensor Decompositions for Analysis of Multiway Datasets
10/8


Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, University of California, Berkeley

Self-Supervised Visual Learning and Synthesis
10/22


Omer Reingold, Stanford University

A Complexity-Theoretic Perspective on Algorithmic Fairness
10/29


Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University

Computer Architecture for Software 2.0
11/5


Venkatesan Guruswami, Carnegie Mellon University

The Polymorphic Gateway Between Structure and Algorithms: CSPs and Beyond
12/3


Sean Follmer, Stanford University

Physical and Spatial Interaction with Robotic Displays
1/28


Jennifer Mankoff

Jennifer Mankoff, University of Washington

 
4/29


Luca Trevisan

Luca Trevisan, University of California, Berkeley