The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s 2019 Dean W. Lytle Endowed Lecture Series was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The Lytle Lecture Series is the department’s premier annual event, featuring internationally renowned researchers in the field of communications, signal processing, control systems and machine learning. This year we were extremely excited to have the world-renowned applied mathematician and research scientist, Dr. Stéphane Mallat, as our guest speaker. Dr. Mallat is known for his fundamental work in wavelet theory, with major impact in machine learning, signal processing, music synthesis, harmonic analysis and image segmentation.
Professor Mallat gave not one but two amazing lectures at UW ECE on December 3. In the morning, he presented on “Interpretable Deep Networks for Classification, Generation and Physics” for the ECE Colloquium Series, followed later that same evening by his talk, “Mathematical Mysteries of Deep Neural Networks” at the Lytle Lecture. Click here to read the lecture’s Abstract.
The Lytle Lecture Series was hosted by ECE Professor Les Atlas and ECE Professor and Associate Chair for Research and Entrepreneurship, Maryam Fazel. The lecture series was made possible by a generous endowment from the Lytle family in honor of the late ECE Professor, Dean W. Lytle.