Distinguished Lecturer Series

The College of Information and Computer Sciences has been inviting influential computer science researchers and faculty to UMass Amherst since 1989, encouraging thought-provoking conversations and broadening educational opportunities for our students and community. 

All lectures are free and open to the public.


Complete schedule to be announced in September 2017. 

October 18, 2017
Nick Feamster (Princeton University)
Title: TBA

October 25, 2017
Muriel Medard (MIT)
Title: TBA

November 9, 2017
Ronitt Rubinfeld (MIT)
Title: TBA


October 17, 2016
Venkatesan Guruswami (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Progress in Error-Correction: New Codes for Old Noise Models"

October 26, 2016
Dieter Fox (University of Washington)
"Toward Robots that Understand People and their Environment"

November 4, 2016
Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

November 10, 2016
Daniel Jackson (MIT)
"Towards a Theory of Software Design"

November 16, 2016
Robert Calderbank (Duke)
"Codes for Data Storage"

Distinguished Lecture Series Archive