Cray Distinguished Speaker Series

The Cray Distinguished Speaker Series was established in 1981 by an endowment from Cray Research. It continues to bring distinguished visitors to the Department of Computer Science & Engineering every year.

2021-2022

2020-2021

2019-2020

  • Thomas Funkhouser, Princeton University/Google
  • Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Tech
  • Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin/Facebook
  • Emmanuel Candes, Stanford University
  • Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University

2018-2019

  • Gail Murphy, University of British Columbia
  • John Martinis, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Steve Whittaker, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Irene Qualters, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Ajay Jain, University of California, San Francisco

2017-2018

  • Alex Aiken, Stanford University
  • Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

2016-2017

  • Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkley
  • Dexter Kozen, Cornell University
  • Michael Franklin, University of Chicago
  • Sven Koenig, University of Southern California
  • Thomas G. Dietterich, Oregon State University
  • Elizabeth Mynatt, Georgia Institute of Technology

2015-2016

  • Jim Kurose, National Science Foundation
  • David Brooks, Harvard University
  • C. Mohan, IBM
  • Kang Shin, University of Michigan
  • Daphne Koller, Stanford University
  • Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
  • Samuel Madden, MIT
  • Eric Horvitz, Microsoft
  • Daniela Rus, MIT
  • Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas at Austin
  • Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University

2014-2015

  • Michael J. Carey, University of California, Irvine
  • Pankaj Agarwal, Duke University
  • Yann LeCun, New York University/Facebook
  • Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin Pierce, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
  • Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Keshav Pingali, University of Texas at Austin
  • Tom M. Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University

2013-2014

  • Andrew Appel, Princeton University
  • Ron Kohavi, Microsoft
  • Jaiwei Han, University of Illinois
  • Jeffrey Dean, Google
  • Stephen Boyd, Stanford University
  • Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
  • Jim Larus, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania

2012-2013

  • Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Steven Feiner, Columbia University
  • John Ousterhout, Stanford University
  • Lori A. Clarke, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Joseph Mitchell, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Subhash Suri, University of California, Santa Barbara

2011-2012

  • Chris Johnston, University of Utah
  • Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Terry Winograd, Stanford University
  • Lionel Ni, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Dianne P. O'Leary, University of Maryland
  • Farnam Jahanian, National Science Foundation
  • Shang-Hua Teng, University of Southern California

2010-2011

  • Oussama Khatib, Stanford University
  • Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
  • David Keyes, KAUST and Columbia University
  • David Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Laura Haas, IBM

2009-2010

  • Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford University
  • Michael Reiter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Scott Shenker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Yahoo! Research
  • Margaret Martonosi, Princeton

2008-2009

  • Ken Birman, Cornell University
  • Moshe Vardi, Rice University
  • Joan Feignbaum, Yale University
  • Leslie Greengard, New York University
  • Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institute of Informatics

2007-2008

  • Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon University
  • William Scherlis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael I Jordan, University of California, Berkeley
  • Monica Lam, Stanford University
  • Stuart Card, Palo Alto Research Center

2006-2007

  • Tilak Agerwala, IBM
  • Larry Peterson, Princeton University
  • Margaret Wright, New York University
  • Richard Taylor, University of California Irvine
  • Hanan Samet, University of Maryland
  • Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania
  • Holly Rushmeier, Yale University
  • Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
  • Joel Emer, Intel Corporation

2005-2006

  • Michael T. Heath, University of Illinois
  • Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
  • Lydia Kavraki, Rice University
  • Leo Guibas, Stanford University

2004-2005

  • Dan Reed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois
  • John Leonard, MIT
  • George Bekey, University of Southern California
  • Pat Hanrahan, Stanford University
  • Francine Berman, University of California, San Diego

2003-2004

  • Ramesh Jain, Georgia Tech
  • John Canny, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robert Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University

2002-2003

  • Demetri Terzopoulos, New York University
  • Steve Cook, University of Toronto
  • Barbara Grosz, Harvard University
  • Donald Norman, Northwestern University
  • Randy Katz, University of California Berkeley

2001-2002

  • Gerald DeJong, University of Illinois
  • Tom Henzinger, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jim Foley, Georgia Tech
  • Dennis Gannon, Indiana University
  • Herbert Edelsbrunner, Duke University

2000-2001

  • Lawrence Rowe, University of California, Berkeley
  • Barbara Liskov, MIT
  • Juris Hartmanis, Cornell University
  • Shamkant Navathe, Georgia Tech
  • Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech

1999-2000

  • Oren Etzioni, University of Washington
  • Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Nancy Leveson, MIT
  • Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University

1998-1999

  • Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
  • Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford University
  • Richard Karp, University of Washington
  • Arvind, MIT

1997-1998

  • William Buxton, Alias/Wavefront, Inc
  • Gordon Bell, Microsoft
  • Chris Johnson, University of Utah
  • John Hennessy, Stanford University

 

1995-1996

  • David Culler, University of California, Berkeley
  • Hans P. Zima, University of Vienna
  • Geoffrey C. Fox, Syracuse University

1994-1995

  • Gene Golub, Stanford University
  • William Wulf, University of Virginia
  • Victor Basili, University of Maryland

1993-1994

  • David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley
  • Avi Kak, Purdue University
  • Tom Leighton, MIT

1992-1993

  • Andrew Yao, Princeton University
  • Tse-yun Feng, Penn State University
  • Gio Wiederhold, Stanford University
  • Guangye Li, Math/Software Group
  • Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Larry Snyder, University of Washington
  • K Chandy, California Institute of Technology

1991-1992

  • Ken Kennedy, Rice University
  • Robert Brayton, University of California Berkeley
  • David Kuck, University of Illinois