The Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture Series

This lecture series honors Paris Kanellakis, a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of Brown CS. Paris joined us in 1981 and became a full professor in 1990. His research area was theoretical computer science, with an emphasis on the principles of database systems, logic in computer science, the principles of distributed computing, and combinatorial optimization. 

Previous Lectures

To see the abstract for a lecture, click its title. When a recording or other items are available, links are shown below the title. Click them to learn more.

Date Topic Speaker           
2016

Professor Donald Knuth Days At Brown: A Celebration Of Computer Science

Donald Knuth (Stanford)
2015

The Cryptographic Lens

Shafi Goldwasser (MIT)

2014

Laplacian Matrices of Graphs: Algorithms and Applications

Daniel Spielman (Yale)

2013

Bursts, Cascades, and Hot Spots: A Glimpse of Some On-Line Social Phenomena at Global Scales

Jon Kleinberg (Cornell)

2012

Differential Privacy: Thwarting Big Data's Evil Twin

Cynthia Dwork (Microsoft)

2011

Quantum Computing: A Great Science in the Making

Andrew Yao (Tsinghua University)

2010

From Philosophical to Industrial Logics

Moshe Vardi (Rice University)

2009

Safety on the Wild and Wooly World-Wide Web: Sandboxing Untrusted JavaScript

John C. Mitchell (Stanford)
2008

A Survey of Some Recent Research at the Border of Game Theory and Theoretical Computer Science

Anna Karlin (University of Washington)
2007

A hardware-design inspired methodology for parallel programming

Arvind (MIT)
2006

Whole Genome Sequencing and Imaging-Based Systems Biology

Eugene Myers (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
2005

Geiometric Optics, Linear Programming and Congestion in Sensornets

Richard Karp (UC Berkeley)
2004

Hyper-Encryption via Virtual Satellite

Michael Rabin (Harvard)

2003

Reconfigurable Atomic Memory for Dynamic Networks

Nancy Lynch (MIT- delivered by Alex Shvartsman)
2002

Algorithmic Problems in the Internet

Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley)
2001

Progress in System Modeling and Testing

Mihalis Yannakakis (Avaya Laboratories)