Colloquium on Computer Systems


Stanford School of Engineering


Learn about cutting edge research in the design, implementation, analysis and use of computer systems from industry leaders. Topics range from integrated circuits to operating systems and programming language. Gain firsthand knowledge of important present and future opportunities as well as challenges in the computer systems field.

Topics include

  • Cryptography
  • Device physics
  • Integrated circuits
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Venture Capital
  • Patent and copyright law
  • Computer security



Seminar videos are available at one week after the lecture occurs on campus and on-demand on Youtube. Streaming will require an HTML5 supported web browser and a high-speed internet connection. You can watch on the go with iOS, Android, Windows Phone and any smartphone/tablet that supports HTML5.

Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate education section.

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Dates:March 29 - June 4, 2021
Units: 1.00
Instructors: Dennis Allison
Delivery Option:
For Credit $1,352.00
Notes: Pre-registration Dates: February 1, 2021 at 9:00am to March 12, 2021 at 5:00pm

Pre-registration for this course will secure your enrollment request and ensure timely processing of your application for potential course approval. Please note: course enrollment will be confirmed after March 19, 2021; after completing your pre-registration, no further action is required on your part.


This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.