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The Gene Brice Colloquium Series

The Gene Brice Colloquium Series is supported by contributions to the Gene Brice Colloquium Fund.

The Gene Brice Colloquium Fund for Electrical Engineering was established in 1991 in memory of William E. (Gene) Brice, B.S.E.E. '37.


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The 2014 Gene Brice Colloquium Series Speaker is Leonard Kleinrock, of UCLA.
McMurtry Auditorium
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reception to follow.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA. He developed the mathematical theory of packet networks, the technology underpinning the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT in the period from 1960-1962. The birth of the Internet occurred in his UCLA laboratory (3420 Boelter Hall) when his Host computer became the first node of the Internet in September 1969 and it was from there that he directed the transmission of the first message to pass over the Internet on October 29, 1969.

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January 23, 2013 - "Optics at the Nanoscale: Shedding new light on cross-cutting science and technologies" 

Naomi J. Halas, Rice University
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April 19, 2012 - "Challenges in Cyberphysical Systems" 

P.R. Kumar, Texas A&M University


April 1, 2011 - "Statistical methods in cancer biology" 

Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, The University of Texas at Dallas 

April 9, 2009 - "The Communication Cost of Distributed Computing" 

Abbas El Gamal, Stanford University


March 12, 2009"Forces out of Nothing: Vacuum Fluctuations, Quantum Levitation and the Future of Nanomachines" 

Federico Capasso, Harvard University


January 26, 2006 - "Feedback, Erasures, Zero-Errors, and More"  

James L. Massey, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland


September 19, 2002 - " Signal Representations: From Fourier to Wavelets and Beyond"  

Martin Vetterli, Department of Communications, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland


February 8, 2001 - "Not-So-Secret Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurship"  

Milton Chang, New Focus, Inc. and iNCUBiC LLP


April 29, 1999 - "The automation of computer architecture:  Yet another consequence of Moore's Law" 

B. Ramakrishna Rau, Hewlett-Packard Labs


March 10, 1998 - "DSPs, Gigachips & Internet Made for Each Other"  

Pallab Chatterjee, Texas Instruments, Inc.


September 19, 1996 - "Approaching the Shannon Limit: Theorist's Dream and Practitioner's Challenge" 

Andrew Viterbi, QUALCOMM Incorporated


April 12, 1994 - "Professor Katz Goes to Washington"  

Professor Randy H. Katz, Computer Science Division, EECS Dept., UC-Berkeley


April 6, 1993 - "The Photonics Revolution in Telecommunications"  

Dr. Herwig Kogelnik, Director, Photonics Laboratory, AT&T Laboratory