Shutterstock Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Shutterstock DLS consisted of a number of talks by leading computer scientists from around the country. Below are summaries and scenes from some of the talks. Of course, everyone is welcome to join us for the 2018-2019 series which is once again sponsored by Shutterstock. 

Nov. 1 2017
Steven Salzberg, 
Johns Hopkins University
Transcriptome Assembly:
Computational Challenges of Next-Generation Sequence Data

Nov. 17 2017
Nir Shavit, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
High Throughput Connectomics:
The Making of a Brain Scope

Feb. 9 2018
Noah Smith, 
University of Washington
Syncretizing Linguistic and Learned
Representations in Natural Language Processing

Mar. 2 2018
Lydia Kavraki, 
Rice University
From Robots to Biomolecules:
Computing Meets the Physical World

Apr. 20 2018
Jon Oringer, 
The Art, Science, and Commerce of Image Search

May. 4 2018
Tuomas Sandholm, 
Carnegie Mellon University
Super-Human AI for Strategic Reasoning:
Libratus Beats Top Pros in Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'em