Two faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering have been selected to deliver lectures as part of ASU’s Last Lecture Series.
Subbarao Kambhampati, professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, will present “You can’t do that, Dave! Collateral lessons from a computational quest to design HAL.”
Kambhampati’s focus is artificial intelligence. He teaches students to design computer agents that can perceive, plan, act and learn in complex environments. He sees this lecture as an opportunity to share observations from these endeavors and show that “the computational accounts of agent design can, and do, shed considerable light into our own all too human predicaments.”
Linda Chattin, a lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, will present “Lessons I have learned from music of the 1970s and 1980s.”
Kambhampati and Chattin are two of the three ASU faculty members chosen for the 2011 series. The honor is based on student nominations of outstanding faculty and the creativity of the nominees’ lecture proposals.
ASU’s Last Lecture Series is now in its 16th consecutive year. Nominated faculty are asked to answer: “If you were to give your last lecture ever, what would it be?”
Chattin’s lecture is on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 pm in the Pima Auditorium at the Memorial Union (MU230).
Kambhampati’s lecture is on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm in the Pima Auditorium at the Memorial Union (MU230).
More information: www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/mu/mupa/last_lecture.htm