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The Gerard Salton Lecture Series 2007-2008

This lecture series honors our former colleague with speakers who similarly are innovators in their fields. It is brought to you with the support of Amit Singhal, PhD '97.

photo by Edgar Rosenberg
Gerard Salton (1927- 1995)
A towering figure in the field of information retrieval, Gerard Salton synthesized ideas from mathematics, statistics, and natural language processing to create a scientific basis for extracting semantics from word frequency. The impact of his contribution is profound - five textbooks, over 150 research papers, and dozens of Ph.D. students. The modern information science research scene, with its terabyte databases, Web, and related technologies, owes a great deal to Gerry's pioneering efforts.


September 6, 2007

Tom Leighton

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Akamai Story: From Theory to Practice

September 27, 2007

Michael J. Black

Brown University

Directly Connecting Brains and Machines:
The Development of a Human Neural Interface System

November 15, 2007

M. Satyanarayanan

Carnegie Mellon University

Intearctive Data Exploration with Diamond

February 28, 2008

Jeannette Wing

Carnegie Mellon University
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Confidentiality Policy Extraction

It is presented in B17 Upson Hall, Cornell University.