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.


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.

Thursday 12.02.10

Minimizing Communication in Linear Algebra
Host: David Bindel

Thursday 11.18.10

Computer Science as Social Science: The future of the Internet
Speaker: David Clark, MIT
Host: Emin Gun Sirer

Thursday 11.11.10

Speaker: Jim Larus, Microsoft Research
Host: Nate Foster

Thursday 10.07.10

Speaker: Monika Henzinger, University of Vienna, Austria
Host: Bobby Kleinberg

All lectures are presented in B17 Upson Hall, Cornell University.