Featured Lectures

CS @ ILLINOIS 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 CS @ ILLINOIS 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. 

2017-2018 Speakers

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Speaker Lecture Title

Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design

Aude Oliva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mapping the Spatio-Temporal Dyanmics of Vision in the Human Brain

Ben Raphael, Princeton University

Computational Problems in Cancer Genomics

Eva Tardos, Cornell University

Learning with Low Approximate Regret with Partial Feedback

Leslie Kaelbling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intelligent Robots in an Uncertain World

Andreas Zeller, Saarland University

Mining Input Grammars for Massive Security Testing

Alex Aiken, Stanford University

Legion - Programming Heterogeneous, Distributed Parallel Machines

Maneula Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University

Human-AI Interaction - Autonomous Service Robots

Laura Haas, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Leveraging Data and People to Accelerate Data Science


Pavel Pevzner, University of California, San Diego

Bioinformatics: a Servant or the Queen of Molecular Biology?

4/9 Michael Stonebraker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology