Department Seminars

Every Friday from 2-4 p.m. during the academic year, the department organizes a Friday seminar, for which it typically brings in outside speakers. All seminars are open to anyone who wants to attend, and is followed by a social hour with drinks and snacks. The seminars are an excellent opportunity to be inspired by what others are doing, learn about the state of the art and interact with influential researchers from across the world.

Winter 2017 Seminar Videos:

Fall 2016 Seminar Videos:

    • December 2, 2016

      From Á rebours to Avatar: Some Varieties of the Virtual Since 1884

      Jonathan Alexander
      Chancellor’s Professor, English, Education, and Gender & Sexuality Studies
      UC Irvine

    • November 18, 2016

      Quality of Life: A Transformative Framework for Human-Centered Design

      Gerhard Fischer
      Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, Director, Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D)
      University of Colorado at Boulder

    • October 28, 2016

      Technology and Deception

      Judith Donath
      Writer, Designer, & Artist
      Trends In Society and Information Technology Speaker Series

    • October 21, 2016

      Creating, Sharing, and Privacy: Designing Social Technologies for Older Adults

      Anne Marie Piper
      Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
      Northwestern University

    • October 14, 2016

      Living/Learning/Leading in a White Water World

      John Seely Brown
      Chief Scientist (Retired)
      Xerox Corporation

    • October 7, 2016

      What Big Data Can’t Do

      Geof Bowker
      Professor, Department of Informatics
      Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, UC Irvine

    • September 30, 2016

      The Potential for Personalization in Web Search

      Susan Dumais
      Distinguished Scientist, Deputy Managing Director
      Microsoft Research Lab

    • September 23, 2016

      State of the Informatics Department

      André van der Hoek
      Professor & Chair, Department of Informatics
      Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, UC Irvine

    • Upcoming 2017 Schedule:

    • February 10
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Code Search within Large Repositories: Problems, Solutions, Dreams

      Otavio Lemus
      Assistant Professor, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

    • February 17
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Vernacular Visualization in the Management of Serious Mental Illness

      Jamie Snyder
      Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

    • February 24
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Sensing (and making sense of) Health: From Computational Ethnography to The UbiScope

      Nadir Weibel
      Assistant Research Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego

    • March 3
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Software Debugging: Past, Present, and Future

      Alex Orso
      Professor and Associate School Chair, College of Computing, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
      * Institute for Software Research Distinguished Speaker

    • March 10
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Uberization and the Future of Work

      Jacki O’Neill
      Human Computer Interaction Researcher, Microsoft, India

    • March 17
      DBH Rm. 6011

      Computational Craft: Lessons from Playful Experiences at the Intersection of HCI, Textiles, Games

      Gillian Smith
      Assistant Professor, Department of Art+Design and College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University