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Archives: Spring 2015

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

January 20, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers and Applications
Speaker: Claire Gmachl, Ph.D., Dept. of Electrical Engineering & MIRTHE, Princeton University

February 3, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
The entrepreneurial process of commercializing semiconductor Innovations
Speaker: Dr. Bunmi Adekore, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

February 10, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Robust Matrix Completion for Online Subspace Estimation and Tracking
Speaker: Hassan Mansour, Ph.D., University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

February 17, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Towards Large-Scale Zero-Shot Recognition in Similarity Spaces
Speaker: Dr. Ziming Zhang, Ph.D., Boston University

March 3, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Light Matters: Photonics for health, consumer, and communication
Speaker: Shrenik Deliwala, Ph.D., Analog Devices

March 10, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Adaptive Zero-Voltage-Switching Full Bridge DC-DC Converters with Reduced Conduction Losses
Speaker: Dr. Alireza Safaee, Ph.D., Osram Sylvania Inc.

March 24, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics at the Atomically Thin Limit
Speaker: Swastik Kar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Northeastern University

March 31, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Tackling Big Data with MATLAB
Speaker: Adam Filion, M.S., Mathworks

April 7, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Astronomy, Telescopes and Exoplanets
Speaker: Professor Robert A. Gonsalves, Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts

April 14, 2015
Halligan 102 | 3:00–4:15 pm
Wireless Power Transfer Research at MERL
Speaker: Bingnan Wang, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)