Spring 2013 EE Seminars

Limit of Detection for Silicon BioFETs

May 23, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Shepard
Speaker: Nitin Rajan , Ph.D. candidate (Dept. of Applied Physics, Yale University)

The Time/Space of Digital Communication: Using Time to Coordinate Actions in Distributed Systems

May 17, 2013
11:30am-12:30pm
CSB 453
Speaker: Prof. Yoram Moses (Technion)

Utilizing Physics Energy Efficient Computation

May 16, 2013
2:00pm-3:00pm
414 CEPSR
Hosted by: Columbia Integrated System Laboratory
Speaker: Prof. Jennifer Hasler (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Dynamic Power Management in Data Centers: Theory & Practice

May 10, 2013
10:00am-11:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Columbia University Joint CS/EE Networking Seminar Series
Speaker: Prof. Mor Harchol-Balter , Associate Professor (Computer Science Dept., Carnegie Mellon University)

Microcavity Exciton-Polariton Condensates: Physics and Applications

May 6, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Phillip Kim
Speaker: Dr. Na Young Kim (E.L. Ginzton Lab, Stanford University)

Computational Prototyping Power Electronics Systems

May 2, 2013
2:00pm-3:00pm
EE Conference Room
Speaker: Prof. Ali Davoudi , Assistant Professor (University of Texas, Arlington)

Wireless Medium Access: From Local Interactions to Global Efficiency

April 26, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Gil Zussman
Speaker: Javad Ghaderi, Ph.D. candidate (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Transconductance Linearization Techniques and Autonomic Biasing for Low Phase Noise VCOs

April 19, 2013
2:30pm-3:30pm
414 CEPSR
Hosted by: Columbia Integrated System Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. Bodhisatwa Sadhu , Post-doctoral Researcher (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY)

Quantum Capacitance in Graphene - What is it Really Good For?

April 19, 2013
1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: EFRC Special Seminar
Speaker: Prof. Steve Koester (University of Minnesota)

Congestion-Aware Traffic Routing for Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems

April 19, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Javad Lavaei
Speaker: Dr. Sejoon Lim , Senior Member, Technical Staff (Oracle Corp.)

Passive Acoustics for Cetacean Observation / Sound Generation in Mysticeti Whales

April 18, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
CEPSR 414
Hosted by: EESIP Seminar Series
Speakers: Prof. Olivier Adam, Dorian Cazau (University of Paris)

30 Years of TI's DSP: What's Next?

April 17, 2013
2:00pm-3:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Columbia Integrated System Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. Fernando Mujica , Director (Systems Architectures Lab, Systems and Applications R&D Center, TI, Inc.)

Continuous-Time Delta Sigma Data Converters with Reduced Clock Jitter Sensitivity and Enhanced Linearity

April 12, 2013
2:30pm-3:30pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: IEEE NY EDS/SSCS
Speaker: Prof. Shanthi Pavan (IIT Madras)

On Fundamental Limits of Information Transfer Through Networks with Interference

April 12, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Xiaodong Wang
Speaker: Dr. Bernd Bandemer , Postdoctoral Scholar (Information Theory and Applications Center, Univ. of California, San Diego)

Low-Noise CMOS ICs for Radiation Detectors in Space, Physics, and Medical Applications

April 5, 2013
2:15pm-3:15pm
633 Mudd
Hosted by: Columbia Integrated Systems Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. Shaorui Li (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Reverse Engineering Brain Computations Involved in Speech Processing

April 5, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Hosted by: Prof. Aurel Lazar
Speaker: Dr. Nima Mesgarani , Postdoctoral Scholar (University of California, San Francisco)

Robust Sparse Recovery and Applications: Order-Optimal Measurements and Complexity

April 2, 2013
10:30am-11:30am
CEPSR 1021
Hosted by: Columbia University Joint CS/EE Networking Seminar Series
Speaker: Prof. Sidharth Jaggi , Assistant Professor (Dept. of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Algorithmic Challenges for Managing the Cloud

March 29, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Debasis Mitra
Speaker: Minghong Lin (California Institute of Technology)

Design for Robustness in Extreme Scaling and 3D-IC

March 12, 2013
4:00pm-12:00pm
EE Conference Room
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Shepard
Speaker: Dr. David Z. Pan (University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Silicon-Based Optical Links - Can They be Economically Viable?

March 11, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Speaker: Prof. Andrew P. Knights (Dept. of Engineering Physics, McMaster University)

Catching Stem and Progenitor Cells with Boolean Logic

March 8, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Ken Shepard
Speaker: Prof. Debashis Sahoo (Stem Cell Institute, Stanford University)

Strong-Confinement Silicon Photonics from First Principles Explorations to VLSI Interconnects

March 1, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab (750 CEPSR)
Hosted by: Prof. Keren Bergman
Speaker: Prof. Miloš A. Popović, Assistant Professor (Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Univ. of Colorado Boulder)

More Than Moore Comes of Age

February 22, 2013
2:00pm-3:00pm
633 Mudd
Hosted by: Department of Electrical Engineering
Speaker: Prof. Simone Gambini , Assistant Professor (University of Melbourne)

Bayesian Nonparametric Models and Big Data

February 22, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Hosted by: Prof. Dan Ellis
Speaker: Dr. John Paisley (Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley)

Control for Smart Grids: Applications and Opportunities in the Industrial Sector

February 19, 2013
4:00pm-5:00pm
825 Mudd
Speaker: Dr. Tariq Samad , Corporate Fellow (Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions)

Ultra-Broadband Silicon Nanophotonics: From Exascale Computing to Mid-Infrared Sensing

February 14, 2013
3:00pm-4:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Hosted by: Prof. Richard Osgood
Speaker: Dr. William Green (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)

Superconductor Electronics and Digital-RF Technology

February 13, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
414 CEPSR
Hosted by: Prof. Ioannis Kymissis
Speaker: Dr. Deepnarayan Gupta , Vice President (HYPRES RF Circuits and Systems Business Division)

Active Nanophotonics: from Coherent Control Quantum Emitters to Plasmonic Nanolasers

February 5, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Hosted by: Prof. Chee Wei Wong
Speaker: Prof. Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih , Jane & Roland Blumberg Professor of Physics (Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin)

Radiation Effects in Carbon Nanomaterials and Devices

February 4, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Hosted by: Profs. R. Osgood and J. Kymissis
Speaker: Dr. Cory D. Cress (Electronics Science and Technology Division, US Naval Research Laboratory)

Millimeter- Wave Radiometers and THz Imaging Arrays (Distinguished Lecture Co-Sponsored by IEEE NY EDS/SSCS Chapter)

February 1, 2013
2:15pm-3:15pm
Mudd 633
Hosted by: IEEE New York EDS/SSCS Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz , Wireless Communications Industry Chair Professor (University of California, San Diego)

Frontiers of Variation-Aware Analog and Memory Design Tools, from Academic to Industry

January 11, 2013
11:00am-12:00pm
Interschool Lab, 750 CEPSR
Speaker: Dr. Trent McConaghy, CTO (Solido Design Automation)


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