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Lytle Lecture Series

The Dean W. Lytle Electrical Engineering Endowed Lecture Series is the Department of Electrical Engineering’s premiere annual event, featuring internationally renowned researchers in the field of communications and signal processing. Lectures are free and open to the public.


Previous Lectures


Robert W. Heath Jr., Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

Millimeter Wave Communication: From Origins to Disruptive Applications

Millimeter Wave communication using out-of-band information


David Donoho, Professor, Stanford University

Compressed Sensing: From Theory to Practice

High-dimensional statistics in light of the spiked covariance model


David Tse, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

The Science of Information: From Pushing Bits Over the Air to Assembling World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzles

Haplotype Phasing, Convolutional Codes and Community Detection


Arogyaswami Paulraj, Emeritus Professor, Stanford University

Evolution of Mobile Air Interface Technology

Road to 5G


Stephen P. Boyd, Samsung Professor of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

The Science of Better: Embedded Optimization in Smart Systems

Convex Optimization: From Embedded Real-time to Large-Scale Distributed


Alan S. Willsky, Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Building a Career on the Kindness of Others

Learning & Inference for Graphical & Hierarchical Models: A Personal Journey


Ingrid Daubechies,  James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, Duke University

Can Image Analysis Detect the Hand of the Master? Wavelets and Applications to the Analysis of Art Paintings

Quantifying the (dis)similarity Between Surfaces


Thomas Kailath, Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University

From Radiative Transfer Theory to Fast Algorithms for Cell Phones | Technical Colloquium


Irwin Jacobs, co-founder, Qualcomm

From Cell Phones to Smart Phones to Smart Books — An Exciting Journey

Vince Poor


Vince Poor, Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Princeton University

Competition and Collaboration in Wireless Networks