Programming Molecules in the Age of Nanotechnology

Robyn Lutz

Thursday, 02 Mar 2017 at 8:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

When scientists combine computer science with the information-processing power of molecules, science fiction becomes a reality. Self-assembling, programmable systems at the nanoscale are poised to have a major impact on society, from personalized medical therapeutics to biosensors that could detect pollutants in our water or disease in your body. Iowa State professor of computer science Robyn Lutz will describe research aimed at using computer science and software engineering methods to design molecular programmed systems that are efficient, verifiably correct, and safe for use. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean's Lecture Series
Robyn Lutz has been a faculty member in computer science at Iowa State since 2000. She was also on the technical staff of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (1983-2012), most recently in the Software System Engineering group. Her research interests include safety-critical software systems, product lines, and the specification and verification of DNA nanosystems. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. She served as program chair of the 2014 International Requirements Engineering Conference, recently completed her second term as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and is on the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering Journal.

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  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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