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Interested in giving a talk? Please contact the series coordinator Matt Barnett ( or faculty sponsor Dr. Scott Rixner.





January 9

first day of classes



January 11

Nathan Richards

President, Entrance Software

B.A. Computer Science 2001

January 18

Syd Polk

QA Architect, Coverity, Inc.

B.A. Computer Science 1988

January 25

Daniel Posada

Manager, Pariveda Solutions

B.S. Computer Science 2005
MCS 2009

February 1

Ketan Gangatirkar

Technical Lead,

B.A. Computer Science 2000

February 8

Sebastian Good

Owner, Palladium Consulting

B.A. History 1998
MCS 1998

February 15

Tim Harvey

Research Scientist, Rice University

B.A. Computer Science 1988
M.S. Computer Science 1998
Ph.D. Computer Science 2003

February 22

Bryan Hassin

Adjunct Lecturer, Rice University

B.S. Computer Science 2001
B.S. Electrical Engineering 2001
MCS 2002

February 29

spring break



March 7

no speaker



March 14

Nicholas Collins

Principle Applications Systems Analyst,
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

B.A. Computer Science, 2000
MCS 2002

March 21

Rakesh Agrawal

Founder, SnapStream

B.A. Computer Science, 1998 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1998

March 28

Ted Torous


B.A. Computer Science, 2008

April 4

CS Club Elections



April 11

Ian Wells
Patrick Reed

Rational Systems

B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2006
B.S. Computer Science, 2008

April 18

CS Senior Presentations

Daniel Podder, Jarred Payne, Dennis Qian


April 19

cs department lunch



April 20

last day of classes