Distinguished Speaker Colloquium

col-lo-qui-um [kuh-loh-kwee-uhm]; Latin from colloquī, to talk together: An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.

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Created and hosted by the NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the ECE Distinguished Speaker Colloquium is our flagship seminar series, featuring presentations from distinguished speakers drawn from both academia and industry who will address a wide variety of topics of interest to our community. Everyone is invited to attend, from undergraduates on up to faculty and industry friends -- the level of the presentations will be for non-specialists and accessible to students.

The Distinguished Speaker Colloquium is sponsored by our friends at Fluor.

All talks are scheduled to take place at 1 pm in Room 1021 at Engineering Building II (unless noted otherwise), the department's state-of-the-art research and teaching home on NC State's award-winning Centennial Campus. Each talk will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served 30 minutes before each presentation.

Directions to Engineering Building II may be found online. Parking is available in the nearby Partners Way Deck located on Partners Way (approximately 200 spaces; follow pay lot signs). It is a "pay and display" self-pay system; purchase anticipated parking time, pay and display receipt on windshield. Note: This deck ONLY accepts credit card payment - Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Upcoming and Current Speakers

Past Speakers

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Photo of Jayant Baliga

Creating a Sustainable Society

Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Jayant Baliga spoke on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1021

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Photo of Josep Torrellas

Variation-Tolerant Computer Architectures

Josep Torrellas, Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Josep Torrellas spoke on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 2:20PM in Engineering Building I, Room 1011

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Cyberphysical Systems

P.R. Kumar , Franklin W. Woeltge Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
P.R. Kumar spoke on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1021

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Photo of Joseph DeSimone

Co-opting Moore’s Law: Vaccines, Medicines and Interfacially-Active Particles Made on a Wafer

Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph DeSimone spoke on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1021

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Photo of Andreas Savakis

Intelligent Vision Algorithms for Interactive Display Applications

Andreas Savakis
Department of Computer Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andreas Savakis spoke on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1021