Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering
Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) Schedule
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 in Gates B03

The Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) meets on Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 throughout the academic year. Talks are given before a live audience in Room B03 in the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building on the Stanford Campus. The live talks (and the videos hosted at Stanford and on YouTube) are open to the public.

Stanford students may enroll in EE380 to take the Colloquium as a one unit S/NC class. Enrolled students are required to write a short, pithy comment about each of the ten lectures and a short free form evaluation of the class in order to receive credit. Assignments are due at the end of the quarter, on the last day of examinations.

EE380 is a video classs. Live attendance is encouraged but not required. We (the organizers) feel that watching the video is not a substitute for being present in the classroom. Questions are encouraged.

  The EE380 web site is still under rennovation. As of the moment, the videos for most of the older talks are not available; we are working on making as many of the 30+ year backlog of videos as possible available on YouTube. Only the current Quarter's videos are being hosted by Stanford; the videos available on YouTube a day or so following the lecture. The videos are now in HTML5--you should be able to watch the videos on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. See the individual talk abstracts for links to their videos and ancillary materials, if any.

Schedule Changes and Modifications
  • Eric Horvitz's talk will not have a publically available video. Enrolled students and Stanford Community members can view the video online during the current Quarter. See the video section of the abstract for access information.
  • Michael Stonebraker's talk, scheduled for May 4, 2016, has been rescheduled for June 1, 2016. Mike was the 2014 ACM Turing Award Winner.
  • Jeri Ellsworth's castAR talk, scheduled for May 11, 2016, will be rescheduled for Fall 2016.
  • Whitfield Diffie, ACM Turing Award Winner for 2015, will speak May 4, 2016.

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Title  
March 30, 2016 Louay Eldada Quanergy LIDAR
Solid State LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles, Security, Industrial Automation, and 3D Mapping
April 6, 2016 David L. Christensen Stanford Robotics Micro but Mighty: Microrobots in an Macro World
April 13, 2016 Eliot Miranda and Clément Béra Cadence and INRIA Virtual Machines Sista: Speculative inlining, Smalltalk-style
April 20, 2016 Eric Horvitz Microsoft Artificial
The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence: An Enduring Study on AI and its Influence on People and Society This talk unavailable on YouTube at this time.
April 27, 2016 Geoffrey Hinton Google Machine
Can the brain do back-propagation?
May 4, 2016 Whitfield Diffie Cryptography and
Cryptology and Security: the view from 2016
May 11, 2016 Philip Wadler University of Edinburgh Theory Propositions as Types
May 18, 2016 Jonathan Mayer and Patrick Mutchler FCC and Stanford Cybersecurity The Privacy Properties of Telephone Metadata
May 25, 2016 Dan Nicolau McGill University Unconventional
Computation with Motile Biological Agents
June 1, 2016 Mike Stonebraker MIT Databases Big Data is (at least) Four Different Problems


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