Dissertation Talk: Towards Privacy-Preserving and Regulation-Compliant Data Analysis

  • Lun Wang
Data analysis has become an indispensable part of today’s society and is greatly impacting our everyday life. At the same time, a variety of privacy attacks are threatening data sovereignty and safety in each step of data analysis from data collection to result release. Preservation of data privacy has been studied through various lens, and can be roughly classified into two categories: the...

AudioXD: Audio Across Domains

University of Pittsburgh
AudioXD: Audio Across Domains is a cross-disciplinary meeting of audio data scientists that will give professionals from all audio-related research fields the opportunity to connect, share ideas, and develop collaborations. This first AudioXD meeting is a collaborative effort of the Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, the Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA), and the...

Better Imaging of 3D Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. José A. Rodriguez, UCLA, Biochemistry
Electron diffraction of 3D nanocrystalline molecular assemblies is an increasingly popular alternative to conventional crystallographic approaches. My group is focused on the investigation of tools and methods that facilitate the rapid and accurate determination of atomic molecular structures from 3D nanocrystals. Our recent work involves the use of 4D STEM to map nanoscale changes in...

Strong Light-Matter Interaction in the Deeply Sub-wavelength Regime: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Eric Y. Ma, UC Berkeley, Physics & EECS
The interaction between light – or more broadly, electromagnetic fields – and condensed matter underpins an extremely broad range of modern technology. As devices shrink into the nanoscale, we inevitably enter the deeply sub-wavelength regime for optical frequencies and below. In this talk, I will present two examples of strong light-matter interaction in such a regime: Terahertz (THz)...

Ultracoherent Nanomechanical Oscillators for Quantum Optomechanics: Joint CIQC / Nano Seminar

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Tobias J. Kippenberg, EPFL Lausanne / Physics & EE
The reduction of mechanical dissipation increases force sensitivity of mechanical oscillators and decreases the thermal decoherence rate of mechanical quantum states. Concomitantly, reduced size allows stronger coupling to other degrees of freedom such as electromagnetic fields. These two demands are conflicting: due to surface losses, smaller size typically leads to increased dissipation....

Heavy Element Biological Coordination: A Fundamental Take on the Intersection of Waste Management, Decontamination and Nuclear Medicine: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Rebecca Abergel, UC Berkeley, Nuclear Engineering
From potential contamination of individuals with radioactive fission products after a nuclear accident to the therapeutic use of radio-isotopes for cancer diagnostics and treatment, the coordination and biological chemistry of actinides have become increasingly relevant to a number of applied problems. Understanding the fundamental bonding interactions of selective metal assemblies presents a...

Physics-Inspired Machine Learning Methods: A Status Report on Predictive Chemistry and Nanoscience Applications: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley, Chemistry / BioE / CBE
The combinatorial size of chemical molecule space, which compounds under variable synthetic, catalytic, and/or non-equilibrium conditions, is vast. This makes application of first principles quantum mechanical and advanced statistical mechanics sampling methods to identify binding motifs, conformational equilibria, and reaction pathways extremely challenging, even when considering better physical...

Algorithm-Driven Paradigms for Freeform Photonic Metamaterials: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Jonathan Fan, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering
In this talk, I will discuss advances in photonic engineering in which algorithmic approaches to device implementation unlock new functional capabilities for wavefront engineering. In the first part, I will discuss the utilization of freeform optimization for metamaterials in which non-local, multiple scattering dynamics enable new regimes of device efficiency and multi-functionality. These...

Engineered Materials Evolution that Colored the Ancient World at the Submicron Scale, and Beyond: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Ioanna Kakoulli, UCLA, MSE & Conservation
Invention and the processes of innovation in technology in ancient societies is revealed through surviving ancient engineered materials that played a significant role in human experience and life. Notable examples include the production of stable and durable colorants, such as ceramic pigments involving high heat treatment, namely Egyptian blue (CaCuSi4O10) and Chinese blue (BaCuSi4O10) employed...