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

Date
(Link to Calendar)
Speaker Lecture Title
9/11


Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

How Computer Science Informs Modern Auction Design
9/18


Aude Oliva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mapping the Spatio-Temporal Dyanmics of Vision in the Human Brain
9/25


Ben Raphael, Princeton University

Computational Problems in Cancer Genomics
10/9


Eva Tardos, Cornell University

Learning with Low Approximate Regret with Partial Feedback
10/16


Leslie Kaelbling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intelligent Robots in an Uncertain World
10/30


Andreas Zeller, Saarland University

Mining Input Grammars for Massive Security Testing
11/6


Alex Aiken, Stanford University

Legion - Programming Heterogeneous, Distributed Parallel Machines
11/13


Maneula Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University

Human-AI Interaction - Autonomous Service Robots
11/27


Laura Haas, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Leveraging Data and People to Accelerate Data Science

3/26


Pavel Pevzner, University of California, San Diego

Bioinformatics: a Servant or the Queen of Molecular Biology?

4/9 Michael Stonebraker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology