Computer Systems Colloquium (Spring 2010)
by Stanford University
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The Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium is the regular, weekly colloquium of the Computer Systems Laboratory. At each session, a guest lecturer examines some topic on current research and developments in computer systems. Speakers are drawn from industry, government, research, and educational institutions around the world. The topics touch upon all aspects of computer science and engineering including logic design, computer organization and architecture, software engineering, computer applications of all sorts, public policy, and the social, business, and financial implications of technology. Frequently the Colloquium provides the first public forum for discussion of new products, discoveries, or ideas.
|1||Video1. Qualcomm R&D Project Neo - Biologically Inspired Machine Learning (March 31, 2010)||Venkat Rangan, a hardware engineer at Qualcomm Incorporated, discusses hardware, software, and networking challenges that humans will face in a creating a neuromorphic computer. (March 31, 2010)||7/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Video2. Smart Endpoints vs. Smart Networks, A video Case Study & Cisco's Medianet Initiative (April 7, 2010)||Guido Jouret, CTO of the Emerging Technology Group at Cisco, Inc., discusses how video and other emerging technologies are greatly increasing network traffic and how Cisco is attempting to address this through their Medianet initiative. (April 7, 2010)||7/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||Video3. Snowmelt Runoff, The Fourth Paradigm, And the End of Stationarity (April 21, 2010)||Jeff Dozier discusses how computational modeling and new environmental technology applications can be used to reliably predict snowmelt runoff and other environmental changes due to climate change and other factors. (April 21, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||Video4. Another Go at Language Design (April 28, 2010)||Rob Pike discusses possible reasons why new computer languages keep appearing and why they led Google engineers to define yet another language, Go. (April 28, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Video5. HipHop Compiler for PHP? Transforming PHP into C (May 5, 2010)||Haiping Zhao discusses how PHP, an easy to use programming language, can be transformed into semantically equivalent C++ to solve performance problems associated with the language and speed up PHP execution. (May 5, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||Video6. BigDog, the Rough-Terrain Robot: Where We've Been and Where We're Going (May 12, 2010)||Marc Raibert gives an overview of BigDog, a quadruped robot designed to operate in rough terrain, describes progress so far and outlines plans for what is coming next. (May 12, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||Video7. Enabling Paper-Like Displays: Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Display Backplanes (May 19, 2010)||Carl Taussig discusses the advantages of paper-like displays and the approach that Hewlett-Packard Laboratories has taken to make them a reality for consumers. (May 19, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||Video8. The $99 Laptop Revolution: How "Internet for Everyone" is Changing the World (June 2, 2010)||Max Seybold discusses how his most recent company, Cherrypal, has utilized new hardware and software design principles to make inexpensive and low-power consuming internet access to everyone. (June 2, 2010)||7/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|