3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains. Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...

EECS Colloquium: Building Dynamic Robots

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics
Dynamics opens a world of opportunity for robotics. Robots that move dynamically can go where other robots can't go, handle larger payloads with smaller footprint and smaller robot mass, and move faster to get work done more quickly. This talk will give a status report on Boston Dynamics' work in this area, both its long-term effort to develop robots of the future and shorter-term efforts to...

Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way. Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE
Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed “remote epitaxy”, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.

Dissertation Talk: Optimizing for Robot Transparency

250 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Sandy Huang
As robots become more capable and commonplace, it is increasingly important that the policies they execute are transparent. For instance, engineers should have an idea of which situations their robot may act incorrectly in, and end-users should be able to anticipate how a robot they are interacting with will behave in various situations. This is essential for building trust, enabling seamless...

Between Shannon and Hamming: how bad can the channel be?: BLISS Seminar

540 Cory Hall
  • Anand Sarwate, Rutgers
The information theory community has traditionally studied two different models for communication. The Shannon-theoretic model treats the channel’s impact as random, so codes must correct almost all error patterns of a given weight; this is an average-case analysis. The coding-theoretic (Hamming-theoretic?) model treats the channel as adversarial, so codes must correct all error patterns of a...

EECS Student Awards

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Each year the EECS Student Awards Committee selects winners for each of our department awards, many based on nominations gathered from EECS students, faculty and staff.