Distinguished Lecture Series
One of the many benefits of our position in the heart of Silicon Valley is the incredible caliber of guest speakers our students have the opportunity to hear from on a regular basis. To this end, we have established a speaker series, in which we bring in experts from all over the valley to share their work and insights with our community. These lectures are open to faculty, staff, students and the public, and broadcast to colleagues at the Pittsburgh campus. Former guests have included the Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc., the Co-Founder of Pixar, and much more.
- October 9 — Alvy Ray Smith, "A Story from Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar"
- September 12 — Daphne Koller, "A Conversation with Daphne Koller"
- March 22 — Christoph Mueller, "A Conversation with Christoph Mueller"
- February 9 — Eric Schmidt, "A Conversation with Eric Schmidt"
- November 15 — Nir Eyal, "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products"
- October 18 — Yvonne Cagle, "Making Space for Innovation on Earth"
- September 14 — Alvy Ray Smith, "Innovation: A Quick Guided Tour of Moore's Law and the Group Now Known as Pixar"
- April 19 — Kenji Takahashi, "Global Cyber Threat Intelligence"
- April 12 — Ed Koch, "Telerobotics for Remote Asset Inspection"
- April 5 — Armand Makowski, "Degree distributions in large networks: A little theory and a counterexample"
- February 2 — Fred Baker, "The Internet: where, to what purpose, and why?"
- December 8 — Doug Lenat, "50 Shades of Symbolic Representation and Reasoning"
- November 10 — William Santana Li, "Predict and Prevent Crime with Autonomous Data Machines"
- November 4 — Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, "Set Cover at Web Scale"
- October 27 — Gerard Holzmann, "Proof or Consequences"
- October 6 — David McLellan, "A Systems Engineering Approach to the Car, its Driver and its Infrastructure in the Digital Age"
- September 29 — Forrest Shull, "Managing Technical Debt in Software Systems"
- September 22 — Timothy Chou, "Next Generation of Enterprise Software and How to Sell It"
- March — Tamer Başar, "Multi-Agent Networked Systems with Adversarial Elements"
- February — Vint Cerf, "Digital Vellum and the Expansion of the Internet into the Solar System"
- November — Miroslav Krstic, "PDE Control: Designs and Applications"
- October — Lip-Bu Tan, "Semiconductors: Engine of Technology Innovation"
- September — Don Knuth, "All Questions Answered"
- May — Philippe Kruchten, "Why is Software so bad? (Is it?)"
- April — Andrew Ng, "The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone"
- March — H. Vincent Poor, "Games, Privacy and Distributed Inference for the Smart Grid"
- February — Ticky Thakkar, "Pervasive Mobile Computing Vision"
Silicon Valley campus: Distinguished lectures are held
Pittsburgh campus: Please see event details to confirm time and location, as these may change for each lecture.
Web broadcasts: Each lecture is also broadcast live over the Web via Adobe Connect at cmusv.adobeconnect.com/distinguished for remote attendance. Recordings will be available the following week on CMU-SV's YouTube channel.