ECE 2019 Speaker Series

Distinguished Lectures

Magnus Egerstedt, Steve W. Chaddick School Chair, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Long Duration Autonomy and Constraint-Based Coordination of Multi-Robot Systems” April 3, 2019, Details.



Peter R. Kinget, Bernard J. Lechner Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, “Connecting Bits to the Physical World”, September 26, 2019, Details.




Jelena Vuckovic, Professor of Electrical Engineering and by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford, Stanford University, “Optimized (Quantum) Photonics” January 29, 2019, Details.


Moshe Zioni, Director of Threat Research at Akamai Technologies, “Identifying Navigational Patterns in Website Traffic for Botnet Detection” February 28, 2019, Details.



Mark D. Hill, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Accelerator-level Parallelism”, October 28, 2019, Details.




 Prem Kumar, Professor, Department of Informations and Technology, Northwestern University, “All-Optical Switching for Photonic Quantum Networks”, November 14, 2019, Details. 





Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Head of Foundations of Trustworthy AI, Co-Director of IBM Science of Social Good, IBM, “Towards AI Systems we can trust,” December 5, 2019, Details. 



Seminar Speakers

Zhongming Liu, Assistant Professor, Perdue University, “Towards Postive Synergy of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence” January 31, 2019, Details.




Christopher Rozell, Professor/ Co-Director, Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center, “Computational Neuro-Engineering: Building the Algorithmic Foundations for Interacting with Neural Systems cross Multiple Scales” February 7, 2019, Details.



Dr. Feng Chen, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, University of Albany – SUNY, “Towards Automating Machine Learning or Pattern Discovery in Big Attributed Networks” February 27, 2019, Details.



Yixin Sun, Ph.D. Candidate in the Computer Science Department, Princeton University, “Providing Secure Internet Services with Insecure Infrastructure”, March 5, 2019, Details.



Stefano Panzeri, Senior Scientist with Tenure, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, “Mathematical Methods to Crack the Neural Code for Perceptual Decision-Making”, March 5, 2019, Details.



Dr. Dongyoon Lee, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech, “Saving Programmer Ryan From Concurrency Errors”, March 7, 2019.



Berkay Celik, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, “Automated IOT Safety and Security Analysis”, March 21, 2019, Details.



Eshed Ohn-Bar, Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, “Machines that Learn by Interacting with Humans”, March 28, 2019, Details.



Behnaz Arzani, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mobility and Networking Group at Microsoft Research, “Towards Networks that Manage Themselves”, April 1, 2019, Details.



Adam J. Aviv, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the United States Naval Academy, “Human Factors in Mobile Authentication”, April 3, 2019, Details.




Phillip (Donnie) Keathley, Research Scientist & Group Leader at Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Optical-Field-Driven Quantum Electronics”, April 5, 2019, Details.




Krzysztof Kulpa, Professor and Head of Radar Technology Research Lab, Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, “Passive Radar – New Technology for Target Tracking and Imaging”, April 17, 2019, Details.




Olgica Milenkovic, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Interdisciplinary Genomic Data Processing: From Machine Learning to Synthetic Biology”, April 25, 2019, Details.


Mohsen Imani, PhD Candidate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego, “Towards Learning with Brain Efficiency”, May 14, 2019, Details.




Carsten Fallnich, Institute of Applied Physics, University of Muenster, Germany, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Netherlands, “Tailoring Light Pulses in Space and Time within Third-Order Nonlinear Processes and Devices, May 16, 2019, Details.


Leonid Gurvits, Professor in the Computer Science Department at the City University of New York, “A Poly-Time Deterministic Algorithm for Simply Exponential Approximation of the Permanent of PSD and Other Cool Quantum Things”, June 19, 2019, Details.


Yoshitomo Okawachi, Research Scientist, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, “On-Chip Nonlinear Photonics”, July 10, 2019, Details. 




Feihu Xu, Professor, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), “Single-Photon Computational Imaging Over Long Ranges, August 7, 2019, Details. 




K.V.S. Hari, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, “Fusion Framework for Greedy Pursuit Algorithms in Sparse Signal Processing”, October 22, 2019, Details. 




Dingwen Tao, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama, “Keeping-Up with Scientific Data Explosion in the Era of Exascale Computing”, November 1, 2019, Details.




Mike McLernon, Development Manager for Communications and Software-defined Radio Products at MathWorks, “Real-World Wireless Signals in MATLAB”, November 8, 2019, Details.





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