Featured Lectures

Illinois Computer Science has three 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, and the Utpal Banerjee Distinguished Lecture in High Performance Computing honors a distinguished alumnus who made outstanding contributions to HPC.

Illinois Computer Science Speaker Series

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

Upcoming Speakers

December
1

DLS: Anthony Rowe, "Weaving the Next Web with Spatial Computing"

3:30 PM

HYBRID: 2405 SC AND https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89246878749?pwd=dUppQmg1Qk1sNmlPMzhpNGQ2RTJNUT09

December
3
December
3

Vision Seminar: Arun Mallya, GANcraft - an unsupervised 3D neural method for world-to-world translation

4:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86238233298?pwd=Y29EWXRPOWtiZ09DczRYMXJZK3JRUT09

December
3

Responsible Data Science + AI: Tjitze Rienstra presents "Explanation through argumentation"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/12/03/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-tjitze-rienstra-maastricht

December
6

COLLOQUIUM: Kaiyu Guan

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82907830618?pwd=NndJWlErUFdSMmlybnpEZUVUYks2UT09

July
7

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Developing your Professional Persona

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_apgfqevy

July
14

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Presentation and Other Verbal Communication Skills

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_oka9p6kt

July
28

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Research Showcase Preparation Q&A

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ss6crupe

August
11

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: CS REU Summer 2021 Research Showcase

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84338495737?pwd=bEtiSThZSWp6T2xyQzl6T2c3VXI1Zz09

August
23

COLLOQUIUM: Gagandeep Singh: "Certified Artificial Intelligence"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_rg3kapfx

September
1

COLLOQUIUM: Charith Mendis, "Towards Automated Construction of Compiler Optimizations"

3:30 PM

2405 Siebel Center and on Zoom (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81812993483?pwd=MllQRjFSeklyZjFCdzJrSU54dTdJZz09)

September
3

Shubhra Kanti Karmaker "Data Science for “All’’

4:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

September
8

COLLOQUIUM: Camille Cobb, "What we miss if we don’t talk to people: Understanding users’ diverse and nuanced privacy needs"

3:30 PM

2405 Siebel Center or on Zoom (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81113885005?pwd=bk5ZdXRhTm9xTUZCU2x5ZHJTYkRVQT09)

September
10

Yixin Cao "Self-guided Universal Knowledge Graph Construction"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

September
13

COLLOQUIUM: Shenlong Wang, "Robust Autonomy and Realistic Simulation for Self-Driving"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_rob8cipc

September
15
September
17

Tom Hope "Harnessing Scientific Literature for Boosting Discovery and Innovation"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

September
17

Responsible Data Science + AI Speaker Series: Lindah Kotut, University of Washington

9:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87016293110?pwd=TlNlMWdPc0YzNTZjNUtHck1MVmFDZz09

September
20

COLLOQUIUM: Han Zhao, "Invariant Representation Learning for Domain Generalization"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_oyj2ojaq

September
22
September
23

Huan Zhang, "How Can We Trust a Black-box? A Quest for Scalable and Powerful Neural Network Verifiers"

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89959281193?pwd=alVReHlaS0NYVENUeExBVTJNOEttQT09

September
24

Zhijian Ou "Semi-Supervised Task-Oriented Dialog Systems and Natural Language Labeling"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

September
24

Responsible DS + AI Speaker Series: Pardis Emami-Naeini, University of Washington

9:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89220493449?pwd=MCtRalp4a09adUovTituZlk5bnhzQT09

September
27

Theory Seminar: Dr. Vera Traub: Better-Than-2 Approximations for Weighted Tree Augmentation

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85236768481?pwd=RndkQzd2Vk5WMDNTdC9MQWZUemVjdz09

September
27

COLLOQUIUM: Lynna Gui, "Predictive Learning in the Dynamic World"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ebq5gck7

September
28

Xingjun Ma: "Adversarial, Backdoor and Unlearnable"

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89959281193?pwd=alVReHlaS0NYVENUeExBVTJNOEttQT09

September
29
September
29

CS+X and X+DS Information Session

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_f9cke53j

September
29
October
1

Responsible Data Science + AI Speaker Series: Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck

9:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82403106753?pwd=bXhZOWRwNjJlZzZicVNuT3piTmtzZz09

October
1

Xinya Du "Towards More Intelligent Extraction of Information from Documents "

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

October
1

Responsible Data Science + AI Speaker Series: Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/10/01/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-rainer-bohme-university-innsbruck

October
4

Theory Seminar: Young-San- Online Directed Spanners and Steiner Forests

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85236768481?pwd=RndkQzd2Vk5WMDNTdC9MQWZUemVjdz09

October
4
October
6

COLLOQUIUM: Valerie Taylor, "Exploring Energy-Efficiency Tradeoffs for Parallel Scientific Applications"

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81199057762?pwd=SFhOVC9UQzVSMzg3aHhuZG5YU2pJUT09

October
8

Responsible Data Science + AI: Alexandra Olteanu presents "Challenges to the Foresight and Measurement of Computational Harms"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/10/08/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-alexandra-olteanu-microsoft-research

October
11

Theory Seminar: Robert Andrews, "Ideals, Determinants, and Straightening"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85236768481?pwd=RndkQzd2Vk5WMDNTdC9MQWZUemVjdz09

October
11
October
13

DLS: David Patterson, "Ten Lessons From Three Generations Shaped Google’s TPUv4i"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_sukralav

October
15

Pengfei Liu "The Fourth Paradigm of Modern Natural Language Processing Techniques"

2:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

October
18

Theory Seminar: Setareh Taki, "Fair Division of Indivisibles: On the Computability of Maximin Share (MMS) Allocations"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85236768481?pwd=RndkQzd2Vk5WMDNTdC9MQWZUemVjdz09

October
20
October
22

Kezhen Chen "Visual Understanding using Analogical Learning"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

October
22

Responsible Data Science + AI: Katrin Weller presents "Acknowledging potential pitfalls in social media research – between researchers practices and structured documentation approaches

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/10/22/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-katrin-weller-geisis-leibniz

October
25

CS Compiler Seminar: Jacob Scott Laurel, "Statheros: A Compiler for Efficient Low-Precision Probabilistic Programming"

4:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89400978467?pwd=NjV3ZFQrQ1JidTNyS0ZNUEVOcEtpUT09

October
27

Just Infrastructures Speaker Series, Shoshana Zuboff

12:00 PM

Register at: http://just-infras.illinois.edu/

October
29

Yonatan Bisk "Following Instructions and Asking Questions"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

October
29

Vision Seminar: Katerina Fragkiadaki, "3D Vision with 3D View-Predictive Neural Scene representations"

4:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86238233298?pwd=Y29EWXRPOWtiZ09DczRYMXJZK3JRUT09

October
29

Responsible Data Science + AI: Julia Stoyanovich presents “Teaching Responsible Data Science"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/10/29/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-julia-stoyanovich-new-york

November
1

Theory Seminar: Nima Anari, "Entropic Independence in Combinatorial Distributions"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85236768481?pwd=RndkQzd2Vk5WMDNTdC9MQWZUemVjdz09

November
5

Vision Seminar: Xiaolong Wang, "Learning to Perceive Videos for Embodiment"

4:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86238233298?pwd=Y29EWXRPOWtiZ09DczRYMXJZK3JRUT09

November
5

Responsible Data Science + AI: Ceren Budak presents “Quantifying the Role of Display Advertising in the Disinformation Ecosystem"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/11/05/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-ceren-budak-university-michigan

November
8

Theory Seminar: Weihang Wang, "ℓ_p-norm Multiway Cut"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85054031332?pwd=d1hRNS9wTlVFRmtpTzZmQkxld1YzZz09

November
8

CS Compiler Seminar: Aayan Kumar, "Shiftry: RNN Inference in 2KB of RAM"

4:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89400978467?pwd=NjV3ZFQrQ1JidTNyS0ZNUEVOcEtpUT09

November
12

Responsible Data Science + AI: Laura Nelson presents "Partial Perspective and Situated Knowledge: A Feminist Appraisal of Machine Learning and AI"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/11/12/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-laura-nelson-ubc

November
15

Theory Seminar: James Hulett, "SNARGs for P from Sub-exponential DDH and QR"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85054031332?pwd=d1hRNS9wTlVFRmtpTzZmQkxld1YzZz09

November
15

CS Compiler Seminar: Kun Wu, "PyLog: An Algorithm-Centric Python-Based FPGA Programming and Synthesis Flow"

4:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89400978467?pwd=NjV3ZFQrQ1JidTNyS0ZNUEVOcEtpUT09

November
17

Just Infrastructures Speaker Series, Mahadev Satyanarayanan (CMU)

12:00 PM

Register at: http://just-infras.illinois.edu/

November
17

COLLOQUIUM: Ali Agha, "Resilient robotic autonomy under uncertainty"

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87581385073?pwd=My9iNG9ZVG5nbWxENld5VXo1dUVFQT09

November
17

Equity & Justice in Computing: Colleen Lewis, Kari George, Vidushi Ojha, "Launchpad for Learning about Intersectionality "

5:00 PM

Zoom ONLY: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81904266560?pwd=UG5qRjZTZjcrcGpKS2dURHNJWmdXQT09

November
19

Responsible Data Science + AI: Ana-Andreea Stoica presents “Diversity and inequality in social networks"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/11/19/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-ana-andreea-stoica-columbia

November
29

Theory Seminar: Eklavya Sharma, Tight Approximation Algorithms for Geometric Bin Packing with Skewed Items

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85054031332?pwd=d1hRNS9wTlVFRmtpTzZmQkxld1YzZz09

November
29

COLLOQUIUM: Lydia Tapia, "Learning with Planning: Solutions for A Real World"

3:30 PM

HYBRID: 2405 SC AND https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85151957034?pwd=aGZ1Z2U5QVFCU2xwV0JRMDV4VkptQT09

December
1

DLS: Anthony Rowe, "Weaving the Next Web with Spatial Computing"

3:30 PM

HYBRID: 2405 SC AND https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89246878749?pwd=dUppQmg1Qk1sNmlPMzhpNGQ2RTJNUT09

December
3
December
3

Vision Seminar: Arun Mallya, GANcraft - an unsupervised 3D neural method for world-to-world translation

4:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86238233298?pwd=Y29EWXRPOWtiZ09DczRYMXJZK3JRUT09

December
3

Responsible Data Science + AI: Tjitze Rienstra presents "Explanation through argumentation"

9:00 AM

https://ischool.illinois.edu/news-events/events/2021/12/03/responsible-ds-ai-speaker-series-tjitze-rienstra-maastricht

December
6

COLLOQUIUM: Kaiyu Guan

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82907830618?pwd=NndJWlErUFdSMmlybnpEZUVUYks2UT09

July
1

REU Lunch & Learn: How to do Research Part 2 - Writing & Publishing

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

July
8

REU Lunch & Learn: Grad School 101

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

July
14

COLLOQUIUM: Carlee Joe-Wong, "Optimizing the Cost of Distributed Learning"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93508792664?pwd=NTA4T1lsRHF4N0JtVXA1ZnJYWlBWZz09

July
15

REU Lunch & Learn: Presentation and Other Verbal Communication Skills

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

July
16

BRIC Workshop Series: Management of Large Centers

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99674325230

July
22

REU Lunch & Learn: Preparing a Competitive Application for Graduate School

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

July
29

REU Lunch & Learn: Career Paths with a PhD in Computer Science

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

July
30

COLLOQUIUM: Girish Chowdhary, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Advancing AI for Autonomous Field Robots"

3:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97211315838?pwd=SHBhTnZrRm1RRGx4TXc0TWVUQ3YyUT09;

August
5

REU Lunch & Learn: Research Showcase Host - CS Department Head Nancy Amato

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

August
6

COLLOQUIUM Q & A Session: George Chacko, "Tracing Science With Research Metadata"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92432570084?pwd=VzRhTWtvSlRvQnFxbFNqdXhZZHNKQT09

August
31
September
2

COLLOQUIUM: Yuxiong Wang: "Learning to Learn More with Less"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/1_j7cuu6ir

September
8

LCS x Dr. Brewer Professional Development & Wellness

6:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/99923168125?pwd=NWh1YkV1S2tJdm1Yb3V6eHVtN3g1QT09

September
9

COLLOQUIUM: Colleen Lewis, "Researching CS Education to Drive Equity and Effectiveness"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/1_qv1e8zl1

September
14
September
16
September
30

Professional Development Seminar: Startups and Entrepreneurship 101

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/97774848652?pwd=SUdFV2RDaUg0Sk8wQWZpM0RLWUh3Zz09&from=msft

October
2
October
7
October
7

Professional Development Seminar: Grad School 101 with Robin Kravets and Darko Marinov

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

October
14

COLLOQUIUM: Pardis Emami-Naeini, "Informing Privacy and Security Decision Making in an IoT World"

3:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88212719592?pwd=KzRWYXRwNXhMeFlKWEpHWW1ERU8vdz09

October
14

Professional Development Seminar: Resumes, CVs and Developing Your Online Professional Persona

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

October
19

COLLOQUIUM: Suma Bhat, "Sense and Sensibility: Comprehending Language Nuances"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_0db6ad18

October
21

Illinois CS Equity & Justice in Computing Conversation: Dr. Seny Kamara, Brown University, "Algorithms for the People"

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

October
23

Mona Diab "Information propagation in an era of Infodemics: The role of language content"

12:30 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

October
27

Ashwin Nayak "Applications of the information-theoretic method in quantum computation"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92092561522?pwd=VUxGK25LWVk5dG0rQW5mQjk2bnRpQT09 (password: IQUIST).

October
28

Professional Development Seminar: Career Opportunities outside of Traditional Tech

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

October
30

Huan Sun "Towards Interactive, Transparent, and Cost-Effective Question Answering with Applications in the Clinical Domain"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

November
4

Professional Development Seminar: Research - What, Why, When and How?

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

November
9
November
11

Professional Development Seminar: Interviewing Skills - How to Prepare

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/7379509859?pwd=Rkg3V3I3WXovcVhFTHJZZzRreVVHUT09

November
17

Distinguished Lecture: Peter Shor, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Quantum Money"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87818353802?pwd=ZWJLQUhwSDFBOWoyZkpSNkJKSmhndz09

November
20

Daniel Russo "On the Global Convergence and Approximation Benefits of Policy Gradient Methods"

2:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/272292042?pwd=WEFqNHpBekR6RVF1U1NFQkFyMm1CUT09

December
2

Professional Development Seminar: Negotiating Your Offer

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/1_4cy5otkx

December
9

Professional Development Seminar: Career Opportunities in Big Tech

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/1_zdv2lwqc

December
18

Adriana Kovashka, "Reasoning about Complex Media from Weak Multi-modal Supervision"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

January
21

Dr. Ayanna Howard, Bringing Your Whole Self to the Job: Making the World Better through Engineering and Science

10:15 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88410226950?pwd=cVBnTFEzVkgxTkdPRFNXczd3NUlxUT09

January
25
January
27

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Organization Events & Participation Opportunities for Spring 2021

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86869324212?pwd=QUlZaWZ3NnZwcEpHMnhWODV3dml4UT09

February
1

PILOT SEMINAR: Wing Lam, "Taming Flaky Tests in a Non-Deterministic World"

11:00 AM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ch98z9nl

February
2

PILOT SEMINAR: Wajih Ul Hassan, "Detecting and Investigating System Intrusions with Provenance Analytics"

11:30 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86130850828?pwd=QzArOWdaOU1PR3pIUVlOUFFWdVc4QT09

February
3

Just Infrastructures Speaker Series: Joan Donovan, "What is Media Manipulation?"

12:00 PM

Register at: http://just-infras.illinois.edu/

February
3
February
4

SE Seminar Talk: Rachel Tzoref-Brill, "Combinatorial Testing - from Theory to Practice"

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81639201675?pwd=KytIbDJIOXFjOGlSOHJGaFB2VVhIZz09

February
10

COLLOQUIUM: Yongjoo Park, "Learning-based Solutions to Modern Data Analytics"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_rvnzpmpu

February
12

Tuo Zhao "On Fine-Tuning of Pretrained Language Models under Limited or Weak Supervision"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

February
22

COLLOQUIUM: Bhaskar Ray Chaudhury, "Discrete Fair Division"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_5khmacao

February
23

PILOT SEMINAR: Yunan Luo, "Machine learning for large-and small-data biomedical discovery"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85323192187?pwd=WmNBcjZtb3JDaTdZVXBIV0tzemxNQT09

February
24
February
26

Xiang Ren "Teaching Machines through Human Explanations"

1:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

March
1

COLLOQUIUM: Marco Morales, "Robotics Motion Planning and Learning"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_299442vp

March
3

Professional Development Seminar: Interviewing Skills - What to Expect and How to Prepare

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_9i9f9tbp

March
5

Zhiyuan Liu "Knowledgeable Learning for Natural Language Processing"

8:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

March
12

Yizhou Sun "Bringing Additional Symbolic Knowledge for Knowledge Graph Reasoning"

1:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

March
15

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Miryung Kim, "Software Engineering for Data Analytics (SE4DA)"

3:30 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_vtn1quld

March
16

PILOT SEMINAR: Liyuan Liu, "Towards Easy-to-Use Deep Learning: Effort-Light Transformer Training as an Example"

1:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81197445285?pwd=SUpRdDc3QlkyL241TnhIQm5FU3ZjQT09

March
17
March
17

Professional Development Seminar: Negotiating Your Offer

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87992583305?pwd=STJZSXZFamZXcjlVemZkeTB5Z3gyZz09

March
18

PILOT SEMINAR: Liyuan Liu, "Towards Easy-to-Use Deep Learning: Effort-Light Transformer Training as an Example"

7:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81197445285?pwd=SUpRdDc3QlkyL241TnhIQm5FU3ZjQT09

March
19

LECTURE: Prof. Alexander Russell, University of Connecticut, "Nakamoto Consensus via Proof of Stake"

9:30 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81295138525?pwd=SVBXT2dtK1o2Q1ZsRHVoLzJTOGdHZz09

March
19
March
24
March
25

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Talia Ringer, "Proof Engineering Tools for a New Era"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
26

LECTURE: Prof. David Tse, Stanford University, "Prism: Scaling Bitcoin to Physical Limits"

9:30 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81295138525?pwd=SVBXT2dtK1o2Q1ZsRHVoLzJTOGdHZz09

March
26

William Wang "Learning to Reason with Text and Tables"

1:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

March
30

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Yongshan Ding, "Architecting Quantum Computing Systems in the Presence of Noise"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
31

LECTURE: Elaine Shi, Carnegie Mellon University, "Streamlet: Textbook Streamlined Blockchains"

9:30 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81295138525?pwd=SVBXT2dtK1o2Q1ZsRHVoLzJTOGdHZz09

March
31

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Nengkun Yu, "Verification of Quantum Programs: Recent Results, Opportunities, and Challenges"

3:30 PM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
31

Illinois CS Equity & Justice in Computing Conversation: Dr. Karrie Karahalios, Illinois Computer Science

5:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87992583305?pwd=STJZSXZFamZXcjlVemZkeTB5Z3gyZz09

March
31
April
2

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Anurag Anshu, "Quantum Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Entanglement and Hardness-of-Approximation"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
2

Laura Dietz "How to Automatically Create Relevant Articles"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

April
5

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Elahe Soltanaghaei, "Sensing the World with Pervasive Wireless Infrastructures"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
6

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Supartha Podder, "Power of Quantum Computation: Symmetries and Graph Properties"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
7

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Makrand Sinha, "Communication Complexity, Quantum Computing and Optimization: New Connections and Insights"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
7

Professional Development Seminar: Career Opportunities outside of Traditional Tech

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_o443d1ch

April
9

Xifeng Yan "From Retrieval Machines to Conversational Agents"

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

April
14

Professional Development Seminar: Tips for Successful Onboarding for your Job or Internship

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_051dm566

April
16

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Neeraja Yadwadkar, "Overcoming the User-Provider Divide in Cloud Computing"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
16

Smaranda Muresan "Knowledge-enhanced Text Generation: The Curious Case of Figurative Language and Argumentation"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

April
19

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Teaching): Neftali Watkinson Medina, "Informed Search Strategies"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
20

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Research Talk): Neftali Watkinson Medina, "Modeling Patient State using Hyperdimensional Computing"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
21

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Teaching): Jonatan Schroeder, "Adaptive Multimedia Streaming"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
21
April
21
April
22

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Akshitha Sriraman, "Enabling Hyperscale Web Services"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
23

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Teaching): Rachel Krohn, "Clustering: Concepts and K-Means"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
26
April
27

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Teaching): Satyaki Sikdar, "Cluster Analysis: An Introduction to Partitioning Methods"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
28

SPECIAL SEMINAR (Research Talk): Satyaki Sikdar, "Principled Structure Discovery from Graph Data"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
28

Professional Development Seminar: Grad School 101

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_im07hae8

April
30

Radu Florian "The Road Towards Language Agnostic Information Extraction"

11:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

May
5

Just Infrastructures Speaker Series: Sasha Costanza-Chock (MIT), Design Justice

12:00 PM

Register at: http://just-infras.illinois.edu/

May
5

Professional Development Seminar: Career Opportunities in Big Tech

5:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_njy9f5gp

May
26

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Welcome and Introductions

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_lzpt1cfy

June
2

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: How to do Research Part 1: Coming Up to Speed

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_dq7iavut

June
7
June
9

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Networking

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_iyybm6mt

June
16

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Mentors, Advisors, and Sponsors - You need them all!

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ch36uux0

June
18

Mahaveer Jain "RNN-T ASR Systems and Enabling Contextualization For RNN-T ASR Systems"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

June
21
June
23

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: How to do Research Part 2: Writing & Publishing

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_zzmjlv6x

June
25

Urmish Thakker, "Software 2.0 and Accelerating NLP Workloads"

10:00 AM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/8167899060?pwd=YkZrQ09zODRzL0txRGF5bnhWdmk0UT09

June
30

Summer REU Lunch and Learn: Grad School 101

12:00 PM

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_7esho6ax

August
8
September
4
September
4

WCS Tech Team Game Night

5:00 PM

Siebel Center 3405

September
9
September
12

WCS Tech Team Interview Prep

3:30 PM

Siebel Center 3405

September
16
February
6
February
10
March
2
March
25

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Yuhang Zhao, Cornell University, "Enabling Mixed Reality for Low Vision"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
26

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Yuxiong Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, "Learning to Learn More with Less"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
27

SPECIAL SEMINAR (teaching): Marco Morales, "State Diagrams"

11:30 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

March
31

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Daehyung Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Learning for Human-Centered Robotic Manipulation"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
2
April
3

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Gagandeep Singh, ETH Zurich, "Certified Artificial Intelligence"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
3

SPECIAL SEMINAR (teaching): Michael Nowak, "Dynamic Memory in C++"

11:30 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
6

SPECIAL SEMINAR (teaching): Brad Solomon, Johns Hopkings University, "Introduction to Hashing and Hash Tables"

11:30 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
7

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Xu Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, "Harnessing Examples for Learning at Scale"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
8

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Shenglong Wang, University of Toronto, "Learning to Drive With a Touch of Human Knowledge"

9:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
15

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Paul Grubbs, Cornell University, "Breaking and Building End-to-End Encrypted Systems"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
16

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Rohan Padhye, University of California - Berkeley, "Bending Fuzzers to One's Own Will"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
17

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Zhihao Jia, Stanford University, "Automated Discovery of Machine Learning Optimizations"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

April
20
May
20

SPECIAL SEMINAR: Lynna Gui, "Human-Like 3D Motion Prediction"

10:00 AM

Talk and Q&A link will be disseminated via email to limited participants

June
3

REU Lunch & Learn: Welcome & Introductions

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

June
11

REU Lunch & Learn: How to do Research Part 1 - Coming Up to Speed: Profs. Elsa Gunter and Darko Marinov

1:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

June
17

REU Lunch & Learn: Networking

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

June
24

REU Lunch & Learn: Developing Your Professional Persona

12:00 PM

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/93211925875?pwd=YmNEbEpWRUNaNnFYZU0xQlBOT1k3dz09

September
25
October
16
November
6

Heng Ji: Universal Information Extraction

10:00 AM

2405 Siebel Center

November
17

Nadia Heninger: How not to generate random numbers

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

November
29
January
22

Aravind Srinivasan: Algorithms, Randomness, and Networks: Confluence and Applications

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

January
23

Aravind Srinivasan: A Vision for the Future of Illinois Computer Science

10:00 AM

NCSA Auditorium (Room 1122, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana)

January
30

Todd M. Austin: "Peering Into the Post Moore's Law World"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

January
31

Daniel Genkin: "Real World Security: From Theory to Practice and Back Again"

2:00 PM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

January
31
February
1

Cathy Wu: "Mixed-Autonomy Mobility: Large-Scale Learning and Optimization"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
6

Matthew O'Toole: "Probing Light Transport for 3D Shape"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
9

Heng Ji: "Universal Information Extraction"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
12

Srinivas Aluru: "Genomes Galore: Big Data Challenges in the Life Sciences"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
15

Nancy M. Amato: "Computer Science: Scaling, Adapting, and Advancing"

10:00 AM

NCSA Auditorium (Room 1122, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana)

February
16

Xiao Wang: "Pushing Secure Multi-Party Computation to Reality"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
19

Abdu Alawini: Teaching Presentation

9:00 AM

3401 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
19

Elisa Celis: "Fairness and Diversity in Online Social Systems"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
20

Srinadh Bhojanapalli: "Effectiveness of Local Search in Machine Learning"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
22

Nima Kalantari: "Utilizing Physics in Deep Learning for Graphics"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
27

Adriana Schulz: "Computational Design for the Next Manufacturing Revolution"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

February
28

Ling Ren: "Efficient and Egalitarian Consensus"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
2

Aaditya Ramdas: "A New Framework for Large-Scale Sequential A/B Testing"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
8

Dong Deng: "Data Curation at Scale"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
9

Danqi Chen: "Knowledge from Language via Deep Understanding"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
13

Vinodkumar Prabhakaran: "Language Technologies for Social Good"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
14

Joy Arulraj: "Data Management on Non-Volatile Memory"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
15

Kris Hauser: "Think Globally: Toward Deeper Understanding of Robot Motion"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
27

Adams Wei Yu: "Efficient Models and Algorithms for Deep Learning"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
29

Yangfeng Ji: "Bringing Structural Information into Neural Network Design"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

March
30

Feifei Li: "Random Sampling over Joins and Its Applications"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
3

Hanghang Tong: "Deep Network Mining: Exploring the Power and Beauty of Network of Networks"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
4

Dakshita Khurana: "Breaking Cryptographic Barriers"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
5

Elena Glassman: "Interactive Systems for Code and Data Demography"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
10

Daniel Epstein: "Everyday Personal Informatics"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
18

Jinguri He: "Taming Data Heterogeneity: Towards a Unified Framework"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

April
23

Huacheng Yu: "Better understanding of efficient dynamic data structures"

10:00 AM

2405 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

Illinois Computer Science Equity and Justice in Computing Conversations

This monthly conversation series features talks focused on research issues in computing, justice, and equity. Topics spotlight broad issues of equity and justice in tech and computing, as well as computing research specifically centered around these issues.

2021-2022 Speakers

September
15
October
20
November
17

Equity & Justice in Computing: Colleen Lewis, Kari George, Vidushi Ojha, "Launchpad for Learning about Intersectionality "

5:00 PM

Zoom ONLY: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81904266560?pwd=UG5qRjZTZjcrcGpKS2dURHNJWmdXQT09