EECS Department Colloquium Series

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.

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

Spring 2015

January 21

Erasure Coding for Cloud Storage video

Parikshit Gopalan
Microsoft Research

January 28



February 4

EECS Colloquium - 3:00-4:00pm, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
(Refreshments served at 2:30pm in front of the Banatao Auditorium)

A Big World of Tiny Motions

William T. Freeman
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

CS Colloquium - 4:00-5:00pm, HP Auditorium

Building a Better Web Browser

James Mickens
Distributed Systems Group, Microsoft Redmond Lab

February 11

Community Cellular Networks in the Developing World video

Kurtis Heimerl
Postdoc Rearcher, TIER, UC Berkeley

February 18

Tightness of convex relaxations for certain inverse problems on graphs video

Afonso Bandeira
Graduate Student, Princeton University

February 25

Interaction as Manipulation

Anca Dragan
Carnegie Mellon University

March 4

Hardware and Software for Approximate Computing video

Adrian Sampson
University of Washington

March 11

Preventing Information Leaks with Jeeves

Jean Yang
Computer Science, MIT

March 18


Chunlei Liu
Duke University

March 25


Spring Break

April 1

April 8

Making a Web of Things: A System-of-Systems Perspective

Prabal Dutta
Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan

April 15



April 22



April 29

Learning Submodular Functions video

Maria Florina Balcan
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

May 6