Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering
Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) Schedule
Wednesdays, 16:30-17:45 in Shriram 104

The Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium (EE380) meets on Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 throughout the academic year. The Colloquium convenes with a live audience in Room 104 of the Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering on the Stanford Campus. (Use this interactive map to find the Shriram Center and locate parking on the Stanford Campus.)The live talks (and the videos hosted on Panopto and YouTube) are open to the public.

Stanford students may enroll in EE380 to take the Colloquium as a one unit S/NC class. All enrolled students are required to keep an electronic notebook or journal and 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 class. 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.

Speakers generally present Live from the Colloquium lecture hall. Some speakers present via a Remote video connection. Occasionally we will use a presentation from our Archive of past talks. We support questions from the live audience for both Live and Remote sources.

The videos of many past EE380 talks can be found on YouTube; see the EE380 Playlist which is updated regularly. All of the talks have Abstracts, but there usually is no link from the the YouTube version back to the Abstract. Generally the Abstract can be found at where YY is the 2-digit year, MM is the month, and DD the date of the live presentation. The Abstract often has a links to a copy of the slides and other ancillary information.

Date Speaker Affiliation Source Topic Title
Jan 8, 2020 Mark Ledwich Unaffiliated Remote Content Algorithmic Extremism: Examining YouTube's Rabbit Hole of Radicalization
Jan 15, 2020 Bert Wang-Chak Chan Unaffiliated Remote Artificial Life Lenia: Biology of Artificial Life
Jan 22, 2020 Mitch Stoltz Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF")
Live Legal Issues A Fight over the Law of Software APIs, and other war stories from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jan 29, 2020 Alan Karp Earth Computing Live Security Computer Security: The Mess We're In, How We Got Here, and What to Do About It
Feb 5, 2020 Dick Sites (semi-retired) Live CPU Measurement KUtrace 2020
Feb 12, 2020 Glenn Henry Centaur Technology Live Processor Architecture Centaur Technology's Deep learning Coprocessor
Feb 19, 2020 Jeremy Howard and Sylvain Gugger fastai and University of San Franciso Live ML Frameworks fastai: A Layered API for Deep Learning
Feb 26, 2020 Bryan Cantrill Oxide Computer Company Live Computer Systems The Soul of a New Machine: Rethinking the Computer
Mar 4, 2020 Jana B. Thayer SLAC, Stanford University Live Physics Data Analytics at the Exascale for Free Electron Lasers Project
Mar 11, 2020 Joe Touch
David Farber
Independent Consultant
Keio University
REMOTE Network Rebooting the Internet
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