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:

2018-2019 Speakers

(Link to Calendar)
Speaker Lecture Title

Luiz Andre Barroso, Google

Google Maps - A Planet-Scale Playground for Computer Scientists

Lexing Ying, Stanford University

Interpolative Decomposition and Its Applications

Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Lab

Randomized and Generalized Tensor Decompositions for Analysis of Multiway Datasets

Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, University of California, Berkeley

Self-Supervised Visual Learning and Synthesis

Omer Reingold, Stanford University

A Complexity-Theoretic Perspective on Algorithmic Fairness

Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University

Computer Architecture for Software 2.0

Venkatesan Guruswami, Carnegie Mellon University

The Polymorphic Gateway Between Structure and Algorithms: CSPs and Beyond

Sean Follmer, Stanford University

Physical and Spatial Interaction with Robotic Displays

Jennifer Mankoff

Jennifer Mankoff, University of Washington

Making Accessibility

Luca Trevisan

Luca Trevisan, University of California, Berkeley

A Theory of Spectral Clustering