It is a hallmark of a Carnegie Mellon education to build a broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences. In this tradition, the Distinguished Lecture Series provides the CMU-Q community a glimpse into the depth and breadth of scholarship of the many academic experts who visit our campus.
A. Nico Habermann Distinguished Lecture in Computer Science
Distinguished lectures in computer science are named in honor of A. Nico Habermann, head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University from 1980 to 1988 and founding dean of the School of Computing Science.
Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University
Progress Toward an Engineering Discipline of Software
November 6, 2017
Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Google-tech to CMU-School of Computer Science-tech: Strategy around Data, Augmented Humans and Autonomy
February 3, 2016
U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Fun Research in Computer Vision: from robots, sports, face to medicine
February 19, 2013
Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University
Computer Technology in Service of Society
November 12, 2012
University Professor of Computer Science and Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Data-Intensive Scalable Computing
January 31, 2012
Bill Brown Distinguished Lecture in Biological Sciences
Distinguished lectures in biological sciences are named in honor of Bill Brown, head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University from 1995 to 2000. Brown was a visiting professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon Qatar in 2007.
Contributing correspondent for Science magazine
Gut Instincts, the Evolution of Diet: Do We Have Stone Age Bodies in a Fast Food World?
March 24, 2019
John Patrick Crecine Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Sciences
Distinguished lectures in social sciences are named in honor of John Patrick Crecine, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University from 1976 to 1983.
Director of the Center for Data Science, distinguished professor in the departments of Government and Mathematics and Statistics at American University, Washington, DC
The present and future of data science
February 4, 2020
Principal Investigator, Italian Institute of Technology
Social cognition in human-robot interaction
February 10, 2019
Dean, Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Learning Engineering: Using Psychology and Technology to Transform Education
September 10, 2015
Patrick Suppes Professor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University
Thinking, Computing, Thinking
November 15, 2015
John P. Lehoczky
Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Real-Time Computer Systems: The Mars Pathfinder, Driverless Cars and Video Streaming
March 8, 2016
Gloriana St. Clair Distinguished Lecture in 21st Century Librarianship
Distinguished lectures in 21st century librarianship are named in honor of Gloriana St. Clair, dean of libraries emerita, who served as dean of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries from 1998 to 2013.
Art Librarian (Librarian II), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Engaged Librarian: Fostering a Culture of Creativity and Play in Libraries
February 5, 2020
Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
‘Decentralization & Blockchain: Possibilities & Problematizations for Libraries’
February 21, 2018
Social sciences and undergraduate instruction librarian, University of California, Los Angeles
‘Preferring Print in a Digital World: Studies of Students’ Academic Reading Behaviors’
April 26, 2017
University Librarian and Deputy Provost for Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University
‘Studying Library Patrons to Improve Libraries’
October 13, 2015
Thomas M. Kerr, Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Ethics
Distinguished lectures in ethics are named in honor of Thomas M. Kerr Jr. for his lifelong commitment to teaching law, ethics and civil liberties at Carnegie Mellon University.
Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Professor of Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Cultural Comparative Advantage in the Global Economy
November 17, 2015
Paul P. Christiano Distinguished Lecture in Engineering
Distinguished lectures in engineering are named in honor of Paul P. Christiano, dean of the College of Engineering from 1989 to 1991 and provost of Carnegie Mellon University from 1991 to 2000.