Upcoming Seminars

May 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Electromagnetics and Communications
John R. Sanford, Ubiquiti Networks

This presentation outlines the techniques used to produce some of the most successful and widely sold products in broad band wireless industry. Many of the designs are non-intuitive and would be… Learn more

May 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
Optical Concentrators for Concentrating Solar Power Systems
Julius Yellowhair, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories

A new generation of power plants called Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) that uses the sun as a heat source to generate electricity is on the rise. The first subsystem in a CSP plant are large mirrors… Learn more

May 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Distribution Approximation Techniques for Security, Differential Privacy, and Learning
Paul Cuff, Ph.D., Dept. Of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

In a variety of settings, the performance of  a system can be assured or characterized by relating it to a distribution that closely approximates its behavior.  The approximating distribution may be… Learn more

May 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Network Models of Epilepsy
Dr. Andre Peterson, Dr. Dean Freestone

In this two-part talk we will demonstrate how various theoretical models of neural network can be used to develop new insights into epilepsy. The theme of the first part works towards a network… Learn more

May 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
Challenges of GaN Epitaxy for Power Electronics
Yu Cao

Wide bandgap materials have attracted great interest in the research and development of power electronic devices for energy conversion. GaN is a promising candidate material because of its high-… Learn more

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Data Analytic in Anonymized Networks: Is There Hope for Privacy?
Negar Kiyavash, Willett Faculty Scholar, Assoc. Prof. Industrial & Enterprise Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The proliferation of online social networks has helped in generating large amounts of graph data which has immense value for data analytics. Network operators, like Facebook, often share this data… Learn more

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:30pm
Ending Preventable Newborn Death in Africa: Can We Do it in a Decade?
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD

At current rates of progress, it will be 150 years before a baby born in Africa has the same chance of survival as one born in North America. We aim to reduce this to ten years by ensuring that… Learn more

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Diversity and Resilience in Robot Networks

Recent years have seen falling costs of communication and storage technologies and advances in fabrication methods. Sensors, actuators, and processors are being integrated into globally accessible… Learn more

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
Cover's Open Problem: "The Capacity of the Relay Channel’’
Ayfer Ozgur, Ph.D., Stanford University

Formulating the problem of determining the communication capacity of channels as a problem in high-dimensional geometry is one of Shannon’s most important insights that has led to the conception of … Learn more

Apr 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Tunable and Reconfigurable Plasmonics and Metamaterials for Beam Shaping
Yongmin Liu, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northern University, Boston, USA

Plasmonics has become a very vibrant research area in nano optics. It allows us to concentrate, guide, and manipulate light at the deep subwavelength scale, promising enhanced light-matter… Learn more