Introducing the John V. Carlis Memorial Lecture Series

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is proud to announce a new lecture series. The John V. Carlis Memorial Lecture is dedicated to the advancement of education and inclusion in the field of computing, and is named in honor of Professor John Carlis, who passed away in February 2018.

A faculty member with the department since 1981, Carlis benefitted generations of students, colleagues, and staff with his tireless mentoring, coaching, and humor. He brought joy to the people he touched and effortlessly found ways to amuse and befriend whoever he worked with—whether they be students looking for direction, faculty looking for advice, or leadership looking for guidance.

The first Carlis Memorial Lecture will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:15am in 3-180 Keller Hall. Cynthia Lee of Stanford University will be giving a talk entitled "What can I do today to create a more inclusive community in CS?".

Learn more about the legacy of John Carlis.