Shutterstock Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) 2017-2018

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Shutterstock is now the sponsor of the Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS). Thank you Shutterstock!

The DLS is a notably successful annual program in the Department of Computer Science that attracts accomplished scientists to Stony Brook. DLS brings together undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to discuss current topics in computer science and the series motivates students to become involved in research initiatives. Distinguished lecturers from around the world share their knowledge with a broad constituency and the series bolsters the stature of the Department of Computer Science and the invited speakers. Since it began in the fall 2000, DLS has developed into a premier forum for innovators in computer science from around the world.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this year's series:

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