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The Gerard Salton Lecture Series 2008-2009

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.

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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.

November 13, 2008

Dan Reed

Microsoft Research

ManyCore, Clouds, Research and the Future

January 22, 2009

Eugene Charniak

Brown University

Statistical Parsing Fourteen Years Later

January 29, 2009

Ronald Rivest


Security of Voting Systems

February 12, 2009

Brewster Kahle

Internet Archive

Towards Universal Access to All Knowledge

It is presented in B17 Upson Hall, Cornell University.