Computer Science

Computer Science Events

The Department of Computer Science hosts a variety of lectures, seminars, and other events throughout the academic year.

Friday Afternoon Lecture Series, AY 2020-21

All lectures take place via Zoom online meeting from 3 to 4 p.m.

Tim Frick, MightyBites

April 9: Tim Frick, Mightybytes

"People, Planet, Pixels: Toward Sustainable Digital Products and Practices"

Join the Zoom lecture here.

Learn more: Tim Frick, MightyBites


Alina Zare

April 16: Alina Zare, University of Florida

A Distinguished Lecture presented by the Institute of Computing and Systems

"Multiple Instance Learning for Plant Root Phenotyping"

Learn more: Alina Zare, Univ. of Florida


Qun Li

April 23: Qun Li


Previous Lectures in this Series

Kelly Steelman

March 19: Kelly Steelman, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

"Keeping Up with Tech"

Learn more: Kelly Steelman, CLS


Hongyu An

March 5: Hongyu An, ECE

"Designing an Energy-Efficient Neuromorphic System through Two-Layer Memristive Synapses."

Learn More: Hongyu An, ECE


Meryl Spencer

February 26: Meryl Spencer, Research Scientist, MTRI

"Advancing Robotics through competition"

Learn More: Meryl Spencer, MTRI


Vijay Garg

February 19: Vijay Garg, UT Austin

"Applying Predicate Detection to Discrete Optimization Problems"

Learn More: Vijay Garg, University of Texas Austin


Beth Veinott

February 12: Beth Veinott, Associate Professor, CLS

Beyond the system interface:  Using human-centered design to support better collaborative forecasting

Learn more: Beth Veinott, CLS


Shane Mueller

January 22: Shane Mueller, Associate Professor of Psychology, CLS

"Explainable AI, and principles for building human-centered XAI systems"

Learn More: Shane Mueller, CLS


Jim Bezdek

January 29: James Bezdek

A Distinguished Lecture presented by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Learn more: James Bezdek, ICC Distinguished Lecturer


Lan Zhang

January 15: Lan Zhang, Assistant Professor, ECE

"Augmenting Radio Environments for Better Wireless Ecosystems"

Learn more: Lan Zhang, Assistant Professor, ECE


Sidike Paheding

December 11, 2020: Sidike Paheding, Assistant Professor, AC 

Learn more: Sidike Paheding, Applied Computing


Joel LeBlanc

December 4, 2020:  Joel LeBlanc, Sr. Research Scientist, MTRI

Learn more: Joel LeBlanc, MTRI



Richard Ladner

November 13, 2020:  Richard Ladner, Univ. of Washington

Presented by the ICC and the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) research group.

Learn more: Richard Ladner, Univ. of Washington.


Junqiao Qiu

November 6, 2020:  Junqiao Qiu, Assistant Professor, CS

Learn more: Junqiao Qiu, Computer Science