ECE Speaker Series, 2011

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ECE Distinguished Lectures

Rajesh K. Gupta, Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego “The Variability Expeditions: Exploring the Software Stack for Under-Designed Computing Machines” January 26 Event Flyer || Lecture slides || News story

Nick Bowen, Vice President of Software Appliances, IBM “Technology Disruptions and Trends: The Next Decade” February 16 Event Flyer|| News story

Mark J. T. Smith, Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University “Improved Models for Accent Detection and Voice Synthesis” March 2 Event Flyer || Lecture slides || News story

Professor Alok N. Choudhary, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University “Discovering Knowledge from Massive Data and Social Networks” September 14 Event Flyer || News story

Professor Behnaam Aazhang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Multimedia Communication (CMC), Rice University, Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu “Context Aware Wireless Networks: A Physical Layer Perspective” October 12 Event Flyer || News story

Professor Diederik S. Wiersma, Director, The European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, Research Director at the National Institute for Optics, CNR, Italy “Trapping the Light Fantastic” November 29 Event Flyer

ECE Colloquia

  • 3/10 Professor Venu Veeravalli, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “Distributed Inference in Wireless Sensor Networks”
  • 3/23 Professor David Albonesi, Cornell University
    “Nanophotonic Interconnect Architectures for Many-Core Microprocessors”
  • 4/4 Professor Niraj K. Jha, Princeton University
    “Bridging the ASIC/FPGA Gap with NATURE: A Fine-Grain Dynamically Reconfigurable Architecture” ||  Lecture slides
  • 4/6 Professor Antonio Ortega, University of Southern California
    “Wavelets on Graphs: Theory and Applications” ||  Lecture slides
  • 10/3 Professor Dean Tullsen, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of California, San Diego
    “Data Triggered Threads — Eliminating Redundant Computation”
  • 10/13 Dr. Sani R. Nassif, IBM Austin Research Laboratory (ARL), Silicon Analytics Department
    “The Light at the End of the CMOS Tunnel” ||  Lecture slides
  • 11/2 Professor Nasir Memon, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
    “Photo Forensics – There Is More to a Picture Than Meets the Eye”

ECE Seminars

  • 1/19 Dr. John Wright, Researcher in the Visual Computing Group, Microsoft Research
    “Robust Analysis of High-Dimensional Data”
  • 1/20 Dr. Arnand Sarwate, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, San Diego
    “Learning from Sensitive Data: Balancing Accuracy and Privacy”
  • 1/31 Dr. Jeffrey Kash, IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
    “Optical Interconnects in Exascale Supercomputers”
  • 2/23 Dr. Hariharan Narayanan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    “Testing the Manifold Hypothesis”
  • 2/28 Professor Seth Hutchinson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “Partitioned and Hybrid Methods for Visual Servo Control”
  • 3/7 Dr. Brian Kulis, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    “Learning for Search and Adaptation in Large-Scale Data”
  • 3/9 Ethan Katz-Bassett, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
    “Improving Internet Performance and Availability with Reverse Traceroute”
  • 3/18 Dr. Allen Tannenbaum, Georgia Institute of Technology
    “Controlled Active Vision/Image Processing with Various Applications”
  • 3/28 Dr. Alex Shye, Senior Research Engineer, Qualcomm Bay Area Research & Development Center
    “Power to the People: Incorporating the End User in Mobile Architecture Research” 
  • 4/15 Professor Yogesh B. Gianchandani, University of Michigan
    “Emerging Research in Microsystems: Opportunities and Challenges for Societal Impact”
  • 4/19 Assistant Professor Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
    “Energy-Efficient Optical Interconnects in Computing Platforms”
  • 4/20 Dr. Urs Niesen, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent
    “The Degrees of Freedom of Compute-and-Forward”
  • 4/21 Dr. Daniel W. Bliss, The Advanced Sensor Techniques Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    “MIMO Wireless Communication with Applications to Ad Hoc Networks”
  • 4/27 Dr. Pier Luigi Dragotti, Reader (Associate Professor), Imperial College London
    “On the Sampling and Compression of the Plenoptic Function”
  • 4/28 Professor Hesham El Gamal, Ohio State University
    “Proactive Mobile Content Distribution: Theory and Practice”
  • 5/4 Dr. Moti Freiman, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Computational Radiology Laboratory, Children’s Hospital Boston
    “Computational Radiology of the Abdomen: From Volumetric Measurements to Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers”
  • 5/16 Professor Hans-Erik Nilsson, Mid-Sweden University
    “Printed Wireless Sensor Solutions”
  • 5/19 Assistant Professor Hatice Altug, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
    “Metamaterials, Nanoplasmonics, and Nanofluidics for Ultrasensitive Spectroscopy and Biodetection”
  • 5/27 Dr. Russell D. Dupuis, Center for Compound Semiconductors, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    “Advances in the MOCVD Growth of III-V Optical and Electronic Devices”
  • 6/30 Christian Conrad, Ph.D. Student, University of Frankfurt
    “Learning Multi-View Correspondences from Temporal Coincidences”
  • 7/14 Professor Zygmunt J. Haas, Wireless Networks Lab, Cornell University
    “New Directions and Challenges in Information Assurance with Application to Sensor Networks”
  • 7/28 Gyemin Lee, Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
    “Automatic Gating of Flow Cytometry Data”
  • 8/30 Professor Catherine Rosenberg, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
    “How Can the Internet Help Smarten the Grid?”
  • 9/1 Professor Aydogan Ozcan, Electrical Engineering Department, California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
    “Photonics Based Telemedicine Technologies Toward Smart Global Health Systems”
  • 9/15 Gowtham Bellala, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan
    “A Coding-Theoretic Approach to Active Diagnosis”
  • 9/26 Professor Ali H. Sayed, Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles
    “Adaptive Networks and Bio-Inspired Cognition”
  • 10/19 Dr. Scott Backhaus, Los Alamos National Laboratory – Co-sponsored by CEESI
    “Smart Grid Monitoring and Control Concepts”
  • 11/16 Dr. Svetlana V. Boriskina, Chemistry Department, Boston University
    “Superlenses for Optoplasmonic Nanocircuits”
  • 11/22 Professor Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Tufts University
    “The New Silk Roads for Technology”
  • 12/2 Dr. Ingmar Hartl, IMRA America, Inc.
    “Frequency Comb Spectroscopy: From Mid-IR to XUV”
  • 12/5 Henry Hoffman, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
    “SEEC: A Self-Aware Framework for Managing Goals and Constraints in Modern Computing Systems”