A series of distinguished lectures which aim to present excellent speakers describing intriguing topics in an engaging style.
The Informatics Distinguished Lectures address a broad audience, that includes all members of the School of Informatics, members of the University and the general public. Invitations to provide a Distinguished Lecture are issued by the Head of School on the recommendation of the School's Director of Research and the Director(s) of the relevant Research Institute(s).
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- 28 May 2018 - David Dunson
- 15 February 2018 - Thomas G. Dietterich
- 27 January 2017 - David Blei
- 27 September 2016 - Robert Ambrose, NASA
- 24 June 2016 - Professor Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
- 16 October 2016 - Professor Serge Abiteboul - Senior Researcher, INRIA Saclay
- 13th May 2015 - Professor J Strother Moore
- 23 June 2014: Prof Dana Scott
- 28th April 2014: Bjarne Stroustrup
- 19th November 2013: Dr Charles Bennett, IBM
- 11th November 2013: Dr Dan Russell, Google
- 10th September 2013: Sir Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton
- 7th June 2013: Prof Nick Jennings, University of Southampton
- 13th July 2012: Scott Aaronson (MIT)
- 26 June 2012: Dr Lincoln Wallen (Dream Works Animation SKG)
- 21 March 2012: Thomas Hale, Lessons from the Formal Proof of the Kepler Conjecture
- 05 October 2011: Rick Rashid, It's a data driven world - get over it
- 04 May 2011: Dr. K. Rustan M. Leino, Program Verification: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
- 17 Nov 2010: Prof Luis Von Ahn, Human Computation: reCAPTCHA and The ESP Game
- 20 October 2010: Prof Benjamin Kuipers, "How can a robot learn the foundations of knowledge?"
- 4 March 2010: Michael Jordan, "Applied Bayesian Nonparametrics"
- 24 February 2010: Prof. Mitsuo Kawato, "Finding Common and Concise Representation for Brain, Body and Environment"
- 2 December 2009: Luiz André Barroso, "Warehouse-scale Computing"
- 18 November 2009: Don Syme, "F# - Bringing Functional Programming into the Mainstream"
- 23 March 2009: Pedro Domingos, "Unifying Logical and Statistical AI"
- 3 December 2008: Andrew Hopper, "Computing for the Future of the Planet"
- 8 October 2008: John Sowa, "Dynamic Ontology, A Wittgensteinian Method of Relating Language to the World"
- 11 June 2008: Gene Myers, "Whole Genome Sequencing and Imaging-Based Systems Biology"
- 14 May 2008: Jorge Cham, "The Power of Procrastination: Surviving Graduate School and Deciding What's Next"
- 20 February 2008: Peter Jackson, "Pure and Applied Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky"
- 6 February 2008: Diane Litman, "Spoken Dialogue for Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Opportunities and Challenges"