Distinguished Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Computer Science and Engineering invites prominent computer scientists and computer engineers to visit Texas A&M and speak about their research. This distinguished lecture series is sponsored by academia and industry.

Reception Invitation: Everyone is invited to attend an open reception for the guest speaker immediately preceding or following the lecture.

2016-2017 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2016

2015-2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2015

7 Monday - 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Leonidas J.Guibas, Stanford University
Networks of Shapes and Images
Faculty Contacts: John Keyser, keyser@cse.tamu.edu, and Scott Schaefer, schaefer@cse.tamu.edu

November 2015

30 Monday - 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Pradeep Dubey, Intel
Looking Beyond Exaflops & Zettabytes
Faculty Contacts: Lawrence Rauchwerger, rwerger@cse.tamu.edu, and Aakash Tyagi, tyagi@cse.tamu.edu

December 2015

7 Monday - 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Eugene H. Spafford, Purdue University
Truth and Consequences
Faculty Contact: Daniel Ragsdale, rags@tamu.edu

February 2016

15 Monday - 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Kathleen Fisher, Tufts University
Using Formal Methods to Eliminate Exploitable Bugs
Faculty Contacts: Nancy M. Amato, amato@tamu.edu, and Daniel Ragsdale, rags@tamu.edu

March 2016

9 Wednesday - 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Jean-Luc Gaudiot, University of California - Irvine
Technology Considerations in Computer Architecture
Faculty Contact: Lawrence Rauchwerger, rwerger@cse.tamu.edu

2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2014

8 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
Hybrid Programming Challenges for Extreme Scale Software
Faculty contact: Lawrence Rauchwerger, rwerger@cse.tamu.edu

October 2014

27 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Current Trends in Parallel Numerical Computing and Challenges for the Future
Faculty Contact: Lawrence Rauchwerger, rwerger@cse.tamu.edu

January 2015

21 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 2005 Emerging Technologies Building)
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of California, Berkeley
Cyber-Physical Systems with Human in the Loop
Faculty Contact: Nancy Amato, amato@cse.tamu.edu

March 2015

25 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Impact of Software-Defined Networks on Next Generation Real-Time Applications
Faculty Contact: Lawrence Rauchwerger, rwerger@cse.tamu.edu

30 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
John A. Stankovic, University of Virginia
Technical Solutions Underlying Wireless Health Systems
Faculty Contact: Radu Stoleru, stoleru@cse.tamu.edu

April 2015

27 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Douglas C. SchmidtVanderbilt University
Elastic Software Infrastructure to Support Computing Clouds for Cyber-Physical Systems
Faculty Contact: Riccardo Bettati, bettati@cse.tamu.edu

2013-2014 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2013

14 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Keshav Pingali, University of Texas, Austin
CSE Distinguished Lecturer
Open Reception in the atrium outside room 124, immediately following Dr. Pingali's presentation
Parsing with Pictures

March 2014

31 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Steven M. Drucker, Microsoft Research
CSE Distinguished Lecturer
Open Reception in the atrium outside room 124, immediately following Dr. Drucker's presentation
Dealing with your Digital Stuff: Managing Digital Collections

May 2014

Yale N. Patt, The University of Texas at Austin

2 Fri. 11:00 a.m. (Rm 2005 Emerging Technologies Building)
The correct FIRST course in computing for serious students

2 Fri. 4:00 p.m. (Rm 2005 Emerging Technologies Building)
Parallelism: A Serious Goal or a Silly Mantra (... and what else is needed for the Microprocessor of 2024)
Open Reception immediately following Dr. Patt's 4:00pm presentation

9 Fri. 10:20 a.m. (Rm 169 Blocker) 
Judea Pearl, UCLA
CSE Distinguished Lecturer
The Science of Cause and Effect

This lecture is jointly sponsored by Conflict and Development, the Department of Agricultural Economics, and the Department of Statistics.

2012-2013 Distinguished Lecture Series

April 2013

Dr. Richard M. Karp, UC Berkeley

8 Mon. 4:00pm (Room 1105, Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building)
Algorithms in Molecular Biology

9 Tues. 4:00pm (Room 2005, Emerging Technologies Building)
Theory of Computation as a Lens on the Sciences

These lectures are jointly sponsored by the Maxson Lecture Series in the Department of Mathematics. The receptions on Monday and Tuesday are co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Math and Computational Science and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, respectively.

2011-2012 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2011

28 Fri. 4:10pm (Geren Auditorium, Langford Architecture Center Building B)
Dr. Steve Swanson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
General Updates and Mission Details from NASA

November 2011

21 Mon. Nov. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University
Taming Heterogeneous Parallelism with Domain Specific Languages

January 2012

23 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Protecting Information Systems from Insider Threats - Concepts and Issues

February 2012

15 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Lance Fortnow, Northwestern University
Bounding Rationality by Computational Complexity

March 2012

2 Fri. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Ragunathan "Raj" Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University
Cyber-Physical Systems: A Convergence of Engineering and Computer Science

2010-2011 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2010

13 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Alexander A. Shvartsman, University of Connecticut
Distributed Cooperation and Adversity: Complexity Trade-Offs

November 2010

3 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Dilma Da Silva, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Memory Overcommitment for Cloud Environments

January 2011

24 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Xavier Leroy, The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)
The CompCert formally verified compiler

February 2011

23 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Ken Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley
Power to the People: Robots and Representational Democracy

April 2011

18 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Dinesh Manocha, University of North Carolina
Interactive Sound Rendering

2009-2010 Distinguished Lecture Series

November 2009

11 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Brian Marcus, University of British Columbia
Computing the Entropy of Two-dimensional Shifts of Finite Type

February 2010

15 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University
The new era in genomics: Opportunities and challenges for high performance computing

March 2010

ECE Leaders and Innovators series
30 Tue. 3:55pm (Rm 103B Zachry)
Dr. Yale N. Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Multi-core, Many-core, Mega-nonsense

31 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Yale N. Patt, University of Texas at Austin
High Performance Microprocessors ten years from now: What are the problems? How do we solve them?

April 2010

7 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Fran Allen, IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratory
The Challenge of the Multicores

2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series

November 2008

17 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Burton J. Smith Microsoft
Reinventing Computing

January 2009

21 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Ben Shneiderman University of Maryland
Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery

26 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos University of Minnesota
Camera Networks for Security Applications

February 2009

2 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Jim Larus Microsoft Research
Spending Moore's Dividend

25 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Peter Freeman Emeritus Dean and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, and (Former) Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
Science, Computational Science, and Computer Science

2007-2008 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2007

1 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Mark D. Hill, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Log-Based Transactional Memory

November 2007

5 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Jin-Yi Cai, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Developments in Holographic Algorithms

28 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. William A. Wulf, University of Virginia
Supporting U.S. Innovation and Prosperity in the 21st Century

February 2008

18 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. John C. Hart, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistive Technology for the Aesthetically Impaired

27 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Elaine Weyuker AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ
If You Knew Where All the Bugs Were ...

March 2008

19 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Siddhartha Chatterjee, IBM Austin Research Laboratory
TM and the Art of Parallel Programming

April 2008

28 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Dr. Josep Torrellas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Multiprocessor Architectures for Speculative Multithreading

2006-2007 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2006

4 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Bud Mishra, Courant Institute, NYU School of Medicine, & Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Dude, Where is my genome? Past, Present and Future of Genomics Technologies

27 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Manish Gupta, IBM
Massively Parallel Systems: Ready or Not, Here They Come

December 2006

4 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Michael T. Goodrich, University of California, Irvine
Efficiency and Security Issues for Distributed Data Structures

March 2007

19 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB) (tentative)
Rosalind W. Picard, Director, Affective Computing Research Group; Co-Director, Things that Think Consortium, M.I.T. Media Laboratory
Emotional Intelligence Technology and the Death of Clippy

2005-2006 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2005

13 Tue. 2:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Kevin Cariker Raytheon Garland Division
IAP SeriesSecurity Engineering Challenges

November 2005

7 Mon. 4:00pm (Langford Building B Auditorium)
Ruzena Bajcsy University of California, Berkeley
(Joint with Humanities Informatics Lecture Series)
Information Technology in Service to Humanities and Social Sciences

March 2006

6 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Leah H. Jamieson Purdue University
AWICS SeriesEPICS: Integrating Engineering Education and Community Service

April 2006

17 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Don Towsley University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Combined Multipath Routing and Congestion Control: a Robust Internet Architecture

2004-2005 Distinguished Lecture Series

September 2004

14 Tue. 1:30pm (Rm 302 HRBB)
Alfred Z. Spector IBM Research
IAP SeriesSoftware and Systems Research at IBM

January 2005

19 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Sorin Istrail Celera Genomics
Comparative Genomics Algorithms: From Genomics to Protein Folding and to Systems

February 2005

9 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Neil J.A. Sloane AT&T Research
From Packing Planes in 4-Space to Quantum Error-Correcting Codes

16 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Jarek Rossignac Georgia Tech
Compressing Surfaces, Volumes, and Animations

18 Fri. 2:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Sharon L. Nunes
AWICS SeriesGlobal Technology Outlook — Future Technology Directions and Implications for Innovation

March 2005

28 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Prasun Dewan The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Architectures of Distributed Collaborative Applications

2003-2004 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2003

10 Fri. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
David A. Patterson University of California at Berkeley
Recovery Oriented Computing (ROC)

February 2004

5 Thu. 4:00pm (Rm 302 HRBB)
Michi Henning ZeroC, Inc.
A New Approach to Object-Oriented Middleware

9 Mon. 2:00pm (Rm 302 HRBB)
Devika Subramanian Rice University
AWICS Series: Statistical Machine Learning and Its Applications in Science and Engineering

18 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Gene H. Golub Stanford University
Shape from Moments

2002-2003 Distinguished Lecture Series

20th Anniversary Distinguished Lecturer Series:

2003 is an anniversary year for the Department of Computer Science. In celebration of 20 years as a department and 40 years of graduate degrees awarded within the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, our department invites eminent computer scientists to share in the celebration.

September 2002

23 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Sorin Istrail Celera Genomics
Shell SeriesInferring Gene Transcription Networks: The Davidson Model

April 2003

2 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Alexander Stepanov
20th AnniversaryGreatest Common Measure: The Last 2500 Years

7 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Keshav Pingali Cornell University
20th AnniversaryIntelligent Software Systems

2001-2002 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2001

22 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Gerhard Fischer University of Colorado at Boulder
Shell SeriesSocial Creativity and Meta-Design in Lifelong Learning Communities

December 2001

5 Wed 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Gabby Silberman IBM Center for Advanced Studies, IBM TJ Watson
Shell SeriesDeep Blue: IBM's Massively Parallel Chess Machine

January 2002

14 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Avi Silberschatz Bell Laboratories
125th Anniversary Series in ITNext-Generation Information Networking

23 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Alan Borning University of Washington
Shell SeriesUrbanSim: Integrated Land Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling

30 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Kimon Valvanis Technical University of Crete
Evolutionary Algorithm Based Off-line / On-line Path Planner for UAV Navigation

February 2002

15 Fri. 2:00pm (Rm 102 ZACH)
Bjarne Stroustrup AT&T Labs - Research
125th Anniversary Series in ITMultiparadigm Programming in Standard C++

March 2002

25 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Cynthia Dwork Microsoft Research
125th Anniversary Series in ITOn Fighting Two Varieties of Spam

27 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
George Varghese UC San Diego
Shell SeriesDetecting Traffic Patterns at High Speeds in Routers

2000-2001 Distinguished Lecture Series

October 2000

2 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Susan T. Dumais Microsoft Research
AWICS SeriesBringing Order to the Web and Beyond

November 2000

15 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Jessica Hodgins Carnegie Mellon University
AWICS Series: CRAW/Lucent Speaker Animating with Simulation

February 2001

19 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
David Padua University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shell SeriesCompiler Technology and Scientific Computing

March 2001

22 Thu. 10:00am (Rm 124 HRBB)
Barry Boehm University of Southern California
Shell SeriesDeveloping and Integrating Software/System Product, Process,Property, and Success Models

April 2001

11 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
PAlexander Lotov Russian Academy of Sciences, Computing Center and Lomonosov Moscow State University
Shell SeriesVisualization of Multiple-criterion Decision Problems and Search for Efficient Decisions

30 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Valerie Taylor Northwestern University
AWICS Series: Prophesy: An Infrastructure for Analyzing and Modeling the Performance of Parallel and Distributed Applications

1999-2000 Distinguished Lecture Series

January 2000

26 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Tom Mitchell Carnegie Mellon University
Shell SeriesMachine Learning and Extracting Information from the Web

February 2000

4 Fri. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Kang G. Shin University of Michigan
Shell SeriesEMERALDS: A Small-Memory Real-Time Microkernel

March 2000

20 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and Xerox PARC
AWICS SeriesOutrageous Ideas from Ordinary People: Inspiring Great Research by Looking Outside the Box

22 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Ian H. Witten University of Waikato
Shell SeriesBrowsing Around a Digital Library

April 2000

17 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Charles Perkins Nokia Research Laboratories
Shell SeriesIPv6 wireless telephony with Mobile IP

28 Fri. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Hans Zima University of Vienna
Shell SeriesMacroservers

1998-1999 Distinguished Lecture Series

January 1999

25 Mon. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Marc Snir IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Shell SeriesScalable Parallel Computers, Symmetric Multiprocessors and Clusters

February 1999

8 Mon. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Jean-Claude Latombe Stanford University
Shell SeriesRandomized Path Planning: Algorithms, Analysis, and Applications

March 1999

8 Mon. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
David Waltz NEC Research Institute
Shell SeriesAI Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century

10 Wed. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Francine Berman UC San Diego
AWICS Series: Achieving Application Performance on the Computational Grid

31 Wed. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Steven Feiner Columbia University
Shell SeriesWearing it Out: First Steps Toward Mobile Augmented Reality Systems

June 1999

1 Tue. 10:30am (Rm 302 HRBB)
Giovanni De Micheli Stanford University
Shell SeriesDynamic Power Management

1997-1998 Distinguished Lecture Series

July 1997

17 4:00pm (Rm 101 Richardson)
Vijaya Ramachandran University of Texas at Austin
Shell SeriesA General Purpose Shared-Memory Model for Parallel Computation

October 1997

8 Wed. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Maria Klawe University of British Columbia
AWICS SeriesInterface and Navigation Issues in Designing Educational Software

15 Wed. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
John Canny UC Berkeley
Shell Series3DDI: 3D Direct Interaction

February 1998

19 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Bjarne Stroustrup AT&T Research
Shell SeriesWhat is C++ and Why

March 1998

9 Mon. 4:10pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Greg Astfalk Hewlett-Packard
Shell SeriesScaling up to Very Large Parallel Systems

25 Wed. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Ruzena Bajcsy University of Pennsylvania
Shell SeriesSmart Cooperative Agents

April 1998

13 Mon. 4:00pm (Rm 124 HRBB)
Ken Kennedy Rice University 
Shell SeriesThe State of Programming Support Software for High Performance Computers