The Keller Colloquium in Computing + Mathematical Sciences is the main seminar series for the CMS department. It features cutting-edge technical talks from leaders in both academia and industry on a wide variety of topics ranging from applied mathematics to computer science.
The series is funded by an endowment established in memory of Herbert B. Keller, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology. A native of Paterson, New Jersey, Professor Keller earned his PhD in Mathematics from New York University in 1954. After working as a research scientist and associate professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, he arrived at Caltech in 1965 as a visiting professor. He became a full professor two years later. At Caltech, Keller served as an Executive Officer for Applied Mathematics and Director of Caltech's branch of the Center for Research on Parallel Computation. He retired in 2000, but remained an active researcher, attending seminars, workshops, and conferences related to his fields of interest.