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Colloquia

Archives: Fall 2014

Halligan Hall, Tuesdays from 2:50 pm to 4:15 pm (refreshments at 2:50, talk begins at 3:00) unless otherwise noted.

All seminars are open to the public. Our seminars are a great opportunity to see the results of exciting new research by faculty, students, or other institutions, or just to get a sense of what the ECE Department is all about. For comments or questions, or if you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming colloquia, please send us an email.

Organizers: Shuchin Aeron and Tom Vandervelde

September 2, 2014
No Seminar. Intro session/class.

September 9, 2014
Halligan 102
Collective Behavior in Engineered and Social Systems
Speaker: Ali Jadbabaie, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Network Science, University of Pennsylvania

September 16, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Extended Coprime Sensor Arrays and Detection Performance
Kaushallya Adhikari, PhD Candidate, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

September 23, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Parameter Estimation in Compressive Sensing: The Delay/Doppler Case
Marco F. Duarte, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

September 30, 2014
No Seminar (Open Date)

October 7, 2014
A Method for Large-Scale Distributed Optimization
José Bento, Ph.D., Stanford University

October 14, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Cloud Storage Systems: Latency, Reliability, and Cost
Dr. Vaneet Aggarwal, AT&T Labs, Ph.D., Princeton University

October 21, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Camera Calibration and 3D Reconstruction with MATLAB
Dr. Dimitri Lisin, Mathworks, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

October 28, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Perspectives on Phase Retrieval and Phase Diversity in Astronomy
Robert A. Gonsalves Emeritus Professor, ECE Department, Tufts University

November 4, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Internet of Things: Evolution and Convergence of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Artyom Astafurov, MSc, St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics

November 18, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Ultimate Performance Limits of Graphene-based Tribology and Nanotube-based Electronic Technologies
Masa Ishigami, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

November 25, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Next-generation photovoltaics utilizing unconventional semiconductors for low-cost, large-scale electricity generation from the sun
Alexi C. Arango, Ph.D., MIT

December 2, 2014
No Seminar (Open Date)

December 9, 2014
3:00–4:15 pm
Halligan 102
Novel Materials and Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Seth Hubbard, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology