Cornell University Computer Science Department 
Distinguished Lecture Series
Fall 2002
Link to Spring 2003 Schedule

Regular time and location:  Thursdays at 4:15PM in B17 Upson unless otherwise indicated.


August 29, 2002
    Beyond Perspective
Steve Seitz, University of Washington
    Host:  Ramin Zabih

September 5, 2002
    Algorithmic Problems Related to the Internet
    Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley
    Host:  Jon Kleinberg

September 12, 2002
No Colloquium
(Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming held this week in the Robert Purcell Union)       

September 19, 2002
Capturing the Content of Computer Science
    Michael Kohlhase, Carnegie Mellon University
    Host:  Christoph Kreitz

September 26, 2002
A Research Program for Information Science
    William Arms, Cornell University    

October 2, 2002 - "Special Colloquium",  Wednesday, 2:30 PM, 255 Olin Hall
    Can Databases Help Science?
    Jim Gray, MIcrosoft
    Host:  Johannes Gehrke

October 3, 2002
Minimal Surfaces for Stereo Vision, and Unfolding Surfaces to Create Geometry Images
    Steven Gortler, Harvard University
    Host:  Ramin Zabih

October 10, 2002
Why is Graphics Hardware so Fast?
    Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University
    Host:  Steve Marshner

October 17, 2002
Practical Byzantine Quorum Systems
    Lorenzo Alvisi, University of Texas at Austin    
    Visiting Assoc. Prof. at Cornell

October 24, 2002

October 25, 2002 - *Special Colloquium, Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, 255 Olin Hall*
A Progress Report on XQuery
    Don Chamberlin, IBM Almaden Research Center
    Host:  Jayavel Shanmugasundaram

October 31, 2002
     Animating Human Characters
     Jessica Hodgins, Carnegie Mellon University
     Host:  Kavita Bala

November 7, 2002
    Utilizing Prediction-Based Page Prefetching to Improve the Performance of Shared Virtual Memory Systems
    Evan Speight, Cornell University 

November 14, 2002
    Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach
    Joseph Halpern, Cornell University

November 21, 2002
Caching Technologies for Web Applications
    C. Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center 
    Host:  Jayavel Shanmugasundaram

December 5, 2002
Learning with Kernels
    Bernhard Schlkopf, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
    Host:  Thorsten Joachims

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