Joint Colloquium

This colloquium is dedicated to hosting presentations at the intersection of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The colloquium consists of a mix of short faculty presentations presenting their latest research results, with presentations of internationally distinguished speakers who are brought to campus to interact with our department's community.

The EECS Colloquium is sponsored by a generous donation from Hewlett-Packard.

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall (unless otherwise noted)

Spring 2012

January 18
Distinguished Lecture Series

The Supple Grid: Adapting to Variable and Distributed Resources

Alexandra von Meier
Co-Director, Electric Grid Research Program at the California Institute for Energy and Environment

January 25
Distinguished Lecture Series

Re-Configurable EXASCALE Computing

Steve Wallach
Founder of Convex Supercomputer Company (acquired by HP)

February 1
Distinguished Lecture Series

Exploring the Universe with Interactive Art

Scott Snibbe
Media artist, filmmaker, and researcher in interactivity

February 8
Distinguished Lecture Series

A Stretchy, Curvy Future for Electronics

John Rogers
Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

February 15
Distinguished Lecture Series

Connection Machines: The Science and Engineering of Rapport

Justine Cassell
Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

February 22
Distinguished Lecture Series

The Lytro Camera - Light Fields for Consumers

Ren Ng
Founder and CEO, Lytro

February 29
Distinguished Lecture Series

Scale: the Next Challenge for New Energy Solutions

Arati Prabhakar
Chair, the Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee (ERAC) for the U.S. Department of Energy

March 7
Distinguished Lecture Series

Racetrack Memory: A high-performance, storage class memory using magnetic domain-walls manipulated by current

Stuart Parkin
IBM Fellow and Manager of the Magnetoelectronics group at the IBM Research - Almaden, San Jose

March 14
Distinguished Lecture Series

Looking before you leap: The argument for data-driven security

Stefan Savage
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

March 21
Distinguished Lecture Series

Ultra-High Efficiency Grid-Connected Power Electronics for Distributed Photovoltaic Systems

Brandon J. Pierquet
Senior Design Engineer, Enphase Energy

March 28
Distinguished Lecture Series

Spring Break

April 4
Distinguished Lecture Series

Advancing the Impact of Research: The push for Open Access publishing

David Hodges and David Wagner, Professors, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

April 11
Distinguished Lecture Series

Wind Farms with DC Collection Networks using Bridge of Bridge Multilevel Converters

Daniel Ludois, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 18
Distinguished Lecture Series

Changing Classes and Inventing Elements: Developing a combined systems biology and engineering approach to designing complex function in cells

Adam Arkin, Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Director, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

April 25
Distinguished Lecture Series


May 2
Distinguished Lecture Series

Opportunities in Cancer Therapy: An Overview of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Surveillance and Directions for the Future

Mekhail Anwar, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Radiation Oncology University of California San Francisco, Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center