ISL Talks

ISL Colloquium

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

The Colloquium is organized by graduate students Chris Fougner, Hyeji Kim, Neal Master and Dor Shaviv. To suggest speakers, please contact any of the students.

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For winter and spring 2014, the ISL colloquium is hosting a Big Data seminar series to promote the diversity of research topics within ISL. The Big Data Series talks are bold-faced.

Spring 2014

4/3/2014Emina Soljanin (Bell Labs)[abstract]video
4/24/2014Andrea Montanari (Stanford)[abstract]video
5/8/2014Murti Salapaka (Minnesota)[abstract]video
5/15/2014Kevin Xu (Technicolor)[abstract]video
5/22/2014Yihong Wu (UIUC)[abstract]video
5/29/2014Jun Chen (McMaster)[abstract]video

Winter 2014

1/16/2014Christopher Re (Stanford)[abstract]video
1/23/2014Anna Scaglione (UC Davis)[abstract]video
1/30/2014Jure Leskovec (Stanford)[abstract]video
2/6/2014Dongning Guo (Northwestern)[abstract]video
2/13/2014David Tse (Berkeley)[abstract]video
2/20/2014Aslan Tchamkerten (Télécom ParisTech)[abstract]video
2/27/2014Balaji Prabhakar (Stanford)[abstract]video
3/6/2014Yuejie Chi (Ohio State)[abstract]video
3/13/2014Aylin Yener (Penn State)[abstract]video
3/20/2014Fei Sha (USC)[abstract]video

Special Seminar:
2/04/2014 Amin Shokrollahi (Kandou Bus) [abstract] video

Fall 2013

9/19/2013Haim Permuter (Ben-Gurion)[abstract]video
9/26/2013Young Han Kim (UCSD)[abstract][video]
10/10/2013Venkat Anantharam (UC Berkeley)[abstract]video
10/17/2013Syed Ali Jafar (UC Irvine) [abstract][video]
10/31/2013Ben Recht (Berkeley)[abstract][video]
11/7/2013Joel Tropp (Caltech)[abstract][video]
11/14/2013Sebastien Bubeck (Princeton)[abstract][video]
11/21/2013Robert Nowak (Wisconsin-Madison) [abstract][video]
12/5/2013Amir Ingber (Stanford) [abstract]video
12/12/2013Sewoong Oh (UIUC) [abstract][video]

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, we also welcome researchers from signal processing, learning and statistical inference, control and optimization to deliver talks at our forum. We also warmly welcome industrial affiliates in the above fields. The forum is typically held in Packard 202 every Friday at 1:00 pm during the academic year. For the schedule please visit