EE Seminars

Following is a list of popular department seminars. For current dates, times, and speakers, please refer to the department events calendar.

Distinguished Lectures

Multi-disciplinary talks from invited speakers hosted by the EE Department. Lecture videos are viewable and/or downloadable by the Stanford community only (SUNet ID and password required).

Information Theory Forum

The Information Theory Forum (IT-Forum) at Stanford ISL is an interdisciplinary academic forum which focuses on mathematical aspects of information processing. With a primary emphasis on information theory, researchers from signal processing, learning and statistical inference, control and optimization are also welcome to deliver talks. The forum is typically held in Packard 202 every Friday at 1:00 pm during the academic year.

Information Systems Lab (ISL) Colloquium 

The Information Systems Laboratory Colloquium (ISLC) is typically held in Packard 101 every Thursday at 4:15 pm during the academic year.

SmartGrid Seminar

Themes include optimizing transmission and distribution systems, including new energy resources like distributed generation, energy storage, deferrable demand and intermittent renewable power. The hour-long seminars are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Kailath Lecture

An annual lecture with mathematical engineering topics.

Computer Systems Colloquium (EE 380)

Meets on Wednesdays 4:15PM-5:30PM throughout the academic year. Talks are given before a live audience in Room B01 in the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building. The live talks (and the videos) are open to the public.

Computer Science Department Lecture Series (CS 300)

Offered to incoming first-year PhD students in the Autumn quarter. The seminar gives CS faculty the opportunity to speak about their research, which allows new CS PhD students the chance to learn about the professors and their research before permanently aligning.