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Hannaford and Klavins have joined a community of innovators – The Amazon Catalyst Fellows. In a partnership with the University of Washington, Amazon Catalyst supports bold solutions to world problems.

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Professor Shwetak Patel Delivers NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture on Health Mobile Apps

In the lecture, Patel introduced his groundbreaking research in smartphone health monitoring.

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Professor Matt Reynolds Works with Intellectual Ventures to Power Drones Wirelessly

The researchers are using metamaterials to develop new approaches to wireless power transmissions, improving current systems in use.

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Professor Jay Giri Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

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Researcher Tamara Bonaci Describes the Next Frontier of Brain Hacking

Ars Technica sat down with Bonaci to discuss the next generation of hacking - the brain. As we evolve our technical efficiencies, brain hacking becomes a probable next step in the development of computer hacking capabilities.

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New AccessMap Offers Seattle Pedestrians More Accessible Routes

UW EE doctoral students Nick Bolten and Sumit Mukherjee are working alongside other researchers on AccessMap, which offers suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes.

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Researchers Raise $1.2M for the Development of Breakthrough Passive Wi-Fi

The $1.2 million funding will support the UW-based start-up, Jeeva Wireless. This company seeks to revolutionize the way devices communicate by enabling breakthrough transmission efficiency.

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Two Alums Receive the COE Diamond Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Early Career Achievement

CJ Hwang and Jean Wang have been awarded the UW College of Engineering’s 2017 Diamond Award. Hwang and Wang will be honored at a special ceremony this spring, recognizing them for their significant contributions to their respective fields.

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Alum, Vamsi Talla, Receives the WAGS/UMI Innovation and Technology Award

Talla receives the award for his innovative application of technology to scholarship in his doctoral dissertation.

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An Alum's Journey to Tackle Energy Poverty

Henry Louie, Ph.D. '08, received a year-long Fulbright Award to work on improving energy systems in Zambia.

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Professors Majumdar and Xu Discover an Important First Step Towards Building Electrically Pumped Nano-Lasers

These lasers are critical in improving the performance and energy-efficiency of these data centers.

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New Hire, Michael Taylor, Brings Expertise in Computer Engineering Research

UW Electrical Engineering is pleased to welcome leading computer engineering researcher, Michael Taylor.

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Ph.D. Student Rahil Jain Receives Third at GIX Innovation Competition

SmartDx app improves the accuracy of infectious disease rapid tests by combining crucial contextual information with the physical test.

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EE Student, Evan Wang, Receives UW High Scholarship

UW EE senior, Evan Wang, received the 2015-2016 Junior Medal for High Scholarship. The Junior High Scholarship is awarded to the highest-performing junior at the university.

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Building Secure-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Optimization Approach"

The rapidly increasing dependence on cyber-physical systems (CPS) in building critical infrastructures — in the context of smart cities, power grids, medical devices and self-driving cars — has opened the gates to increasingly sophisticated and harmful attacks with financial, societal, criminal or political effects. While a traditional cyber-attack may leak credit-card or other personal sensitive information, a CPS-attack can lead to a loss of control in nuclear reactors, gas turbines, the power grid, transportation networks and other critical infrastructure, placing the nation’s security, economy and public safety at risk. I will start this talk by motivating for the differences between CPS-security and cyber-security. To this end, I will show experimental results on non-invasive sensor spoofing attacks targeting the anti-lock brake systems (ABS) in automobiles. As the need for CPS-security becomes evident,  I will focus on a problem known as "secure state estimation.” It aims to estimate the state of a dynamical system when an adversary arbitrarily corrupts a subset of its sensors.  Although of critical importance, this problem is NP-hard and combinatorial in nature since the subset of attacked sensors is unknown. I will show that the "secure state estimation" is a special case of a larger class of logic formulas, termed satisfiability modulo convex (SMC) formulas. I will present then a new satisfiability modulo convex procedure that uses a lazy combination of Boolean satisfiability solving and convex programming to provide a satisfying assignment or determine that the formula is unsatisfiable. I will finish by showing, through multiple experimental and simulation results that SMC solvers outperform other techniques when used to solve the secure state estimation problem.

Speaker

Yasser Shoukry

Yasser Shoukry (UC Berkeley)

Yasser Shoukry is a postdoctoral scholar at the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, the EE Department at UCLA and the ESE Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2015 where he was affiliated with both the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab as well as the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab. Before joining UCLA, he spent four years as an R&D engineer in the industry of automotive embedded systems. His research interests include the design and implementation of secure- and privacy-aware cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT) by drawing on tools from control theory, optimization theory, embedded systems and formal methods. Shoukry is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016. He is also the recipient of the UCLA EE Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2016, the UCLA Chancellors prize in 2011 and 2012, UCLA EE Graduate Division Fellowship in 2011 and 2012 and the UCLA EE Preliminary Exam Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, Shoukry led the UCLA/Caltech/CMU team to win the first place in the NSF Early Career Investigators (NSF-ECI) research challenge. His team represented the NSF-ECI in the NIST Global Cities Technology Challenge, an initiative designed to advance the deployment of IoT technologies within a smart city. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Yasser Shoukry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-yasser-shoukry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 16:32:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 00:32:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9831 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9829 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-02-02 13:32:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-02 21:32:40 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Nanophotonics in Systems of Large Sizes"

Over the past decade, there have been numerous achievements in nanophotonics in successfully molding the flow of light. Recently, there has been great interest in studying nanophotonics in large-scale systems, which not only allows the demonstration of novel physical phenomena, but also enables important applications including displays, energy and high-power lasers. In this talk, I will focus on two topics as examples: bound states in the continuum and exceptional points. Bound states in the continuum (BICs) are resonances but with theoretically infinitely long lifetimes. The existence of such states was first proposed back in 1929, yet has never been clearly demonstrated in electronic systems until now. Here, I will present our experimental results in demonstrating such states in large-area nanophotonic systems, our theoretical understanding of these states being fundamentally topological defects, their relations to singular optics and vector beams, as well as their applications in sensing and lasing. In the second part, I will focus on an exotic type of degeneracy unique to non-Hermitian systems – exceptional points: at these points, not only the eigenvalues of a system but also their corresponding eigenstates coalesce. Here, I will present our recent experimental results in spawning a ring of exceptional points out of a single Dirac point, as well as why the traditional Purcell factors have to fail at these points and how this failure leads to new opportunities in light-matter interactions, in both linear and nonlinear regime.

Speaker

Bo Zhen

Bo Zhen (MIT)

Bo Zhen received his B.S. degrees (mathematics and physics) in 2008 from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. degree (physics) in 2014 from MIT. Since then, he has been working as a joint postdoctoral associate with Prof. Marin Soljacic at MIT and Prof. Mordechai Segev at Technion, Israel. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Bo Zhen [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-bo-zhen [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 14:23:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 22:23:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9829 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9800 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 13:08:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:08:07 [post_content] =>

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • EEB 303 (For directions, download this PDF.)
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Are you an engineering, math or physical sciences student interested in graduate school in electrical engineering? Please join us to learn more about the daytime MSEE and Ph.D. programs in electrical engineering. Current UW EE graduate students and advisers will be available to answer questions!

Topics

  • Preparation and admissions
  • Master’s vs. Ph.D. programs
  • Degree requirements
  • Research groups
  • And more!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • EEB 303 (For directions, download this PDF.)
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On-campus information sessions give prospective students an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the Professional Programs Advising Office and faculty. Sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the Electrical Engineering Professional Master’s Program, including admissions requirements, deadlines, PMP curriculum and the PMP community. We invite you to attend!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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On-campus information sessions give prospective students an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the Professional Programs Advising Office and faculty. Sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the Electrical Engineering Professional Master’s Program, including admissions requirements, deadlines, PMP curriculum and the PMP community. We invite you to attend!

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Stay Updated

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Next-Generation Computing using Spin-Based and 2D Materials"

We are at a time where the electronics industry is feeling pressure from two sides: on the small scale we are facing the fundamental physical limits of silicon, and on the large scale we are facing new big-data applications, such as for the internet of things. The future of computing will require both more energy-efficient electronics and more big-data-driven, application-specific designs. Magnetic devices are a promising candidate for future electronics, due to their low voltage operation, nonvolatility and low thermal budget, which can open up new energy-efficient, normally-off, memory-in-computing, 3D monolithic architectures. Magnetic materials are one of the few materials systems that can be more energy efficient than silicon transistors for memory and logic, and have been shown to be more energy efficient and faster than other emerging resistive memories. Additionally, the emerging class of 2D materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have little to no surface roughness with monolayer thickness, and thus 2D transistors can be scaled without sacrificing mobility. They have the benefits of flexibility and low thermal budget, and new physics we can utilize such as the valley Hall effect. Thus, spin-based and 2D materials are very important classes of materials to explore for beyond-CMOS devices and systems. I will present experimental results using three-terminal spin switches to build practical magnetic logic devices and circuits and show they satisfy the requirements for beyond-CMOS devices. We show a single device can act as an inverter, and we are able to propagate bits between the spin switches to build up circuits. I will also show our work on voltage control of the spin and valley Hall effect in TMD materials, which could be used for future 2D-magnetic hybrid devices. I will discuss the future directions of this work, including building energy-efficient 3D monolithic systems of these emerging technologies, and looking further to quantum computing.

Speaker

Jean Anne Incorvia

Jean Anne Incorvia (Stanford University)

Jean Anne C. Incorvia is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University in electrical engineering and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science. She received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2015, cross-registered at MIT, where she was a Department of Energy Graduate Student Fellow. She received her bachelor’s in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008. Her research focuses on emerging materials and devices for nanoelectronics. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Jean Anne Incorvia [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-jean-anne-incorvia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-23 10:53:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-23 18:53:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9677 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9648 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-01-13 15:43:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-13 23:43:53 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Connectivity Meets Computing: A Wireless Networking Perspective"

Networks of tomorrow are more about “user quality of experience” than they are about “network quality of service.” Wireless mobile networks, being an integral part of such a vision, will need to evolve from their current generation (4G LTE) to a more radical one (5G) to cater to such expectations. While connectivity will continue being a key enabler in such a transformation, one cannot ignore the confluence of connectivity and computing that is pervading the mobile ecosystem, both on the user side (e.g. smart phones, wearables) as well as on the network side (e.g. software-defined mobile networks). This talk will draw from some of my works that aim to push the envelope in connectivity as well as its confluence with computing from the perspective of wireless networks. In the space of connectivity, I will motivate the need for a radically new wireless access paradigm called “Access Asynchronously, Transmit Synchronously” (A2TS) to meet the demands of future 5G networks. A2TS brings together the best of two highly disparate wireless technologies — asynchronous Wi-Fi that enables scalable, coexistence-friendly deployments and synchronous LTE that delivers superior performance through advanced wireless techniques. I will discuss how to design the A2TS access paradigm from first principles, and then illustrate its real-world potential by building a scalable, network MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) system using 802.11ac access points. In leveraging the synergy between connectivity and computing, I will highlight the growing importance of clouddriven radio access networks (C-RANs), especially for dense deployments (e.g. event centers, stadiums, urban hot-spots); then introduce the notion of a “software-defined front-haul” (SDF) network that we developed for C-RANs. I will show why SDFs are the key to unlocking the true potential of SDN in wireless access and how they can be dynamically orchestrated to not only optimize individual user and traffic performance, but also contribute to green (energy-efficient) computing in the network. I will conclude by sharing some thoughts on how mobile connectivity and computing need to evolve to support the heterogeneous demands and diversity of future mobile services that range from massive scale IoT to mobile augmented/virtual reality.

Speaker

Karthik Sundaresan

Karthik Sundaresan (NEC Labs America)

Karthikeyan Sundaresan is a senior researcher in the mobile communications and networking research department at NEC Labs America. He received his MS and Ph.D. From the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research interests are broadly in wireless networking and mobile computing, and span both algorithm design as well as system prototyping. He is the recipient of several best paper awards at prestigious ACM and IEEE conferences (MobiHoc, CoNEXT, ICNP, SECON), and is the recipient of ACM Sigmobile’s Rockstar award (2016) for early career contributions to the field of mobile computing. He holds over twenty patents and received a business contribution award from NEC for the technology commercialization of a wireless interference management solution for LTE small-cells. He is a senior member of IEEE and currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Karthik Sundaresan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-karthik-sundaresan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-13 15:45:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-13 23:45:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9648 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8778 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 13:16:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 21:16:15 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Grad Showcase

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Rafael Piestun

University of Colorado [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Rafael Piestun [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-rafael-piestun [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8777 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8776 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:22:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:22:23 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Aydin Babakhani

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Mei-Yuh Huang

Mobvoi [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Mei-Yuh Huang [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-mei-yuh-huang [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8775 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8774 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:19:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:19:25 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Klaus Doppler

Nokia [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Klaus Doppler [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-klaus-doppler [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8774 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8720 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Electrical Engineering Building

More details to come!

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When & Where

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • HecEd

More details to come!

[post_title] => UW EE Graduation Ceremony [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uw-ee-graduation-ceremony [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8721 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8723 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-09 12:59:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:56 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More details to come!

[post_title] => UW EE Capstone Fair [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uw-ee-capstone-fair [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-09 12:59:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8723 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8722 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 16:01:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 00:01:54 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More details to come!

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Harnessing Microwave Signals of Opportunity for Addressing the Water Puzzle"

Quantifying stores of fresh water is of ever-increasing importance because of the rapid increase in world population while the relatively small supplies of fresh water remain fixed at best. With evident changes in the global climate, water-related issues have been identified by the intelligence community as an important factor in the US world-wide threat assessment. The first order of business is to know where and how much water there is (and where there is not). Only then will it be possible to predict the future trends in water availability and to develop adaptation strategies. The principle of microwave remote sensing has long been established as a means to quantify water resources because of the strong dependence of electromagnetic scattering in the microwave regime to the presence of water. Much of the environmental sensing work in our group has been motivated and designed based on the above recognition.  But numerous technical challenges remain in developing an affordable and capable water observing system. This talk starts by a brief description of some of the critical problems in the remote sensing of water resources today, and discusses how our research addresses several components of these problems by developing new spaceborne and airborne radar sensor technologies, as well as in-situ sensor networks. A major focus of the talk will be on the opportunistic and shared use of the microwave spectrum for devising novel water sensing systems. The emerging research for mapping profiles of soil water content (‘soil moisture’), variations in permafrost properties in the arctic and boreal regions, and ground water in arid/semiarid environments are discussed.

Speaker

Mahta MoghaddamMahta Moghaddam (University of Southern California)

Mahta Moghaddam is professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, as well as the vice dean for research of Viterbi School of Engineering for academic year 2016-2017. Until 2011, she was on the faculty at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1991. From 1991 to 2003, she was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California. During the past ~25 years of active involvement in environmental remote sensing, Moghaddam has introduced new approaches for quantitative interpretation of synthetic aperture radar imagery. Her most recent contributions include the development of new radar measurement technologies for subsurface and subcanopy characterization, development of forward and inverse scattering techniques for layered random media with rough interfaces, developing sensor web technologies for in-situ environmental sensing and transforming concepts of radar remote sensing to high-resolution medical imaging and therapy. She is a member of the NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission Science Team, member of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Science Team and the PI for AirMOSS NASA Earth Ventures Suborbital 1 Mission. She is a Fellow of IEEE and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Mahta Moghaddam [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-mahta-moghaddam [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 16:31:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 00:31:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8718 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [18] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8717 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 15:35:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-08 23:35:38 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Recent Developments in Fiber and Wireless Broadband Access Communications"

The field of broadband communications has seen tremendous growth in the last several years, driven by over-the-top video streaming, cloud computing, upcoming internet of things and 5G wireless networks.  In this presentation, we start from the internet transformation driven by datacenter networks, followed by an introduction of the Google Fiber project, our achievements and the challenges faced by the Google Fiber project.  We will also review the latest development in wire-line and wireless broadband access networks and the enabling technologies.

Speaker

Cedric Lam

Cedric Lam 林 峯 (Engineering Director, Google Access)

Cedric F. Lam was a founder of Google Fiber.  He is currently engineering director at Google Access, responsible for the planning and development of scalable and cost-effective next generation access technologies to provide diverse and abundant bandwidths.  Prior to Google Fiber, he was working on transport and interconnect technologies for Google datacenters.  Before joining Google, Lam was chief system architect at Opvista which made ultra-high density WDM transport systems.  Prior to Opvista, Lam was senior technical staff member at AT&T Labs, Broadband Access Research Department.  Lam is a Fellow of OSA.   He has a Ph.D. from UCLA and B. Eng. (First Class Honors) from University of Hong Kong, both in electrical engineering.   [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Cedric Lam (林 峯) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-cedric-lam [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-11 16:15:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-12 00:15:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8717 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [19] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8716 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 15:34:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-08 23:34:27 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Research journey: Scaling-up thin film solar cells and on-chip magnetic inductors for dc-to-dc power conversion"

The global energy demand is predicted to reach 28 Terawatts by 2050. Solar energy can meet a sizeable fraction of this demand. The cost of solar energy has reached 3cents/KWh, making it competitive with traditional energy choices. To harvest this energy, we propose the fabrication of thin solar cells from thin films of direct bandgap semiconductors composed of CuInGaSe2 and of earth-abundant, environmentally friendly materials. Another promising material for low cost, thin film, solar cell absorber layers is the quaternary compound of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS), the equivalent of CuInS2 with Sn and Zn replacing In that is scarce and expensive. Electrodeposition of nanoscale metallic films and annealing in a selenium/sulfur atmosphere is one of the most promising, low cost methods of synthesis. Solar thin film panels are scaled to m2. We demonstrated scalability of thin film solar cells using a CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) absorber on 30 cm x 60 cm and full panel size of 60cm x 120 cm. This work enabled a 1m2/min continuous industrial scale line with 14% solar conversion efficiency panels. Monolithically integrated dc-dc power converters are enabling technologies for fine-grain power management of high performance microprocessors. Power efficiency of 90% or more is needed for many mainstream applications where the power dissipation is 100W or higher. Integrated buck converters need to be operated in a frequency range of 50-250 MHz and a very high inductor Q≥17@100MHz is required for the magnetic inductor. We have achieved magnetic inductors with the highest Q ever reported that are suitable to be used in 90% efficient silicon power converters.

Speaker

Lili Deligianni (IBM Research)

Lili DeligianniLili Deligianni is a Principal investigator & Research Scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Deligianni’s recent research interests include biosensors and bioelectronics, on-chip magnetic inductors and thin film solar cells. These are game-changing technologies which can be used in bioelectronics and power electronics with applications in digital health, mobile phones and IoT, and electric cars. Deligianni played a leading role in the successful introduction of electrochemical processes in the solder bump technology. The process became the standard in the electronic industry for joining of silicon chips to packages. She also co-invented the copper electrodeposition process for on-chip interconnects. The introduction of electroplated copper wire on silicon wafers has revolutionized the capability of computer chips. For the patents associated with the copper interconnect process, she received the 2006 Inventor of the Year Award of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and two IBM Corporate Awards. She has co-authored 52 peer-reviewed publications and more than 130 patents and patent applications.  Lili Deligianni received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and has been with IBM ever since.  She is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Deligianni served on the Board of Directors, and is the past-Secretary of the ECS.  She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and has been the recipient of the Electrochemical Society Electrodeposition Research Award. She is a senior member of IEEE and of AIChE.  She is a member of AAAS.  Deligianni is also the past chair of the Watson Women’s Network and leads Engineer’s Week outreach in K-12 schools. 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When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Building Secure-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Optimization Approach"

The rapidly increasing dependence on cyber-physical systems (CPS) in building critical infrastructures — in the context of smart cities, power grids, medical devices and self-driving cars — has opened the gates to increasingly sophisticated and harmful attacks with financial, societal, criminal or political effects. While a traditional cyber-attack may leak credit-card or other personal sensitive information, a CPS-attack can lead to a loss of control in nuclear reactors, gas turbines, the power grid, transportation networks and other critical infrastructure, placing the nation’s security, economy and public safety at risk. I will start this talk by motivating for the differences between CPS-security and cyber-security. To this end, I will show experimental results on non-invasive sensor spoofing attacks targeting the anti-lock brake systems (ABS) in automobiles. As the need for CPS-security becomes evident,  I will focus on a problem known as "secure state estimation.” It aims to estimate the state of a dynamical system when an adversary arbitrarily corrupts a subset of its sensors.  Although of critical importance, this problem is NP-hard and combinatorial in nature since the subset of attacked sensors is unknown. I will show that the "secure state estimation" is a special case of a larger class of logic formulas, termed satisfiability modulo convex (SMC) formulas. I will present then a new satisfiability modulo convex procedure that uses a lazy combination of Boolean satisfiability solving and convex programming to provide a satisfying assignment or determine that the formula is unsatisfiable. I will finish by showing, through multiple experimental and simulation results that SMC solvers outperform other techniques when used to solve the secure state estimation problem.

Speaker

Yasser Shoukry

Yasser Shoukry (UC Berkeley)

Yasser Shoukry is a postdoctoral scholar at the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, the EE Department at UCLA and the ESE Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2015 where he was affiliated with both the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab as well as the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab. Before joining UCLA, he spent four years as an R&D engineer in the industry of automotive embedded systems. His research interests include the design and implementation of secure- and privacy-aware cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT) by drawing on tools from control theory, optimization theory, embedded systems and formal methods. Shoukry is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016. He is also the recipient of the UCLA EE Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2016, the UCLA Chancellors prize in 2011 and 2012, UCLA EE Graduate Division Fellowship in 2011 and 2012 and the UCLA EE Preliminary Exam Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, Shoukry led the UCLA/Caltech/CMU team to win the first place in the NSF Early Career Investigators (NSF-ECI) research challenge. His team represented the NSF-ECI in the NIST Global Cities Technology Challenge, an initiative designed to advance the deployment of IoT technologies within a smart city. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Yasser Shoukry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-yasser-shoukry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 16:32:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 00:32:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9831 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9829 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-02-02 13:32:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-02 21:32:40 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Nanophotonics in Systems of Large Sizes"

Over the past decade, there have been numerous achievements in nanophotonics in successfully molding the flow of light. Recently, there has been great interest in studying nanophotonics in large-scale systems, which not only allows the demonstration of novel physical phenomena, but also enables important applications including displays, energy and high-power lasers. In this talk, I will focus on two topics as examples: bound states in the continuum and exceptional points. Bound states in the continuum (BICs) are resonances but with theoretically infinitely long lifetimes. The existence of such states was first proposed back in 1929, yet has never been clearly demonstrated in electronic systems until now. Here, I will present our experimental results in demonstrating such states in large-area nanophotonic systems, our theoretical understanding of these states being fundamentally topological defects, their relations to singular optics and vector beams, as well as their applications in sensing and lasing. In the second part, I will focus on an exotic type of degeneracy unique to non-Hermitian systems – exceptional points: at these points, not only the eigenvalues of a system but also their corresponding eigenstates coalesce. Here, I will present our recent experimental results in spawning a ring of exceptional points out of a single Dirac point, as well as why the traditional Purcell factors have to fail at these points and how this failure leads to new opportunities in light-matter interactions, in both linear and nonlinear regime.

Speaker

Bo Zhen

Bo Zhen (MIT)

Bo Zhen received his B.S. degrees (mathematics and physics) in 2008 from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. degree (physics) in 2014 from MIT. Since then, he has been working as a joint postdoctoral associate with Prof. Marin Soljacic at MIT and Prof. Mordechai Segev at Technion, Israel. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Bo Zhen [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-bo-zhen [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 14:23:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 22:23:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9829 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9800 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 13:08:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:08:07 [post_content] =>

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • EEB 303 (For directions, download this PDF.)
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Are you an engineering, math or physical sciences student interested in graduate school in electrical engineering? Please join us to learn more about the daytime MSEE and Ph.D. programs in electrical engineering. Current UW EE graduate students and advisers will be available to answer questions!

Topics

  • Preparation and admissions
  • Master’s vs. Ph.D. programs
  • Degree requirements
  • Research groups
  • And more!

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • EEB 303 (For directions, download this PDF.)
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On-campus information sessions give prospective students an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the Professional Programs Advising Office and faculty. Sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the Electrical Engineering Professional Master’s Program, including admissions requirements, deadlines, PMP curriculum and the PMP community. We invite you to attend!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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On-campus information sessions give prospective students an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with the Professional Programs Advising Office and faculty. Sessions provide a comprehensive overview of the Electrical Engineering Professional Master’s Program, including admissions requirements, deadlines, PMP curriculum and the PMP community. We invite you to attend!

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Next-Generation Computing using Spin-Based and 2D Materials"

We are at a time where the electronics industry is feeling pressure from two sides: on the small scale we are facing the fundamental physical limits of silicon, and on the large scale we are facing new big-data applications, such as for the internet of things. The future of computing will require both more energy-efficient electronics and more big-data-driven, application-specific designs. Magnetic devices are a promising candidate for future electronics, due to their low voltage operation, nonvolatility and low thermal budget, which can open up new energy-efficient, normally-off, memory-in-computing, 3D monolithic architectures. Magnetic materials are one of the few materials systems that can be more energy efficient than silicon transistors for memory and logic, and have been shown to be more energy efficient and faster than other emerging resistive memories. Additionally, the emerging class of 2D materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have little to no surface roughness with monolayer thickness, and thus 2D transistors can be scaled without sacrificing mobility. They have the benefits of flexibility and low thermal budget, and new physics we can utilize such as the valley Hall effect. Thus, spin-based and 2D materials are very important classes of materials to explore for beyond-CMOS devices and systems. I will present experimental results using three-terminal spin switches to build practical magnetic logic devices and circuits and show they satisfy the requirements for beyond-CMOS devices. We show a single device can act as an inverter, and we are able to propagate bits between the spin switches to build up circuits. I will also show our work on voltage control of the spin and valley Hall effect in TMD materials, which could be used for future 2D-magnetic hybrid devices. I will discuss the future directions of this work, including building energy-efficient 3D monolithic systems of these emerging technologies, and looking further to quantum computing.

Speaker

Jean Anne Incorvia

Jean Anne Incorvia (Stanford University)

Jean Anne C. Incorvia is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University in electrical engineering and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science. She received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2015, cross-registered at MIT, where she was a Department of Energy Graduate Student Fellow. She received her bachelor’s in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008. Her research focuses on emerging materials and devices for nanoelectronics. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Jean Anne Incorvia [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-jean-anne-incorvia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-23 10:53:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-23 18:53:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9677 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9648 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-01-13 15:43:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-13 23:43:53 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Connectivity Meets Computing: A Wireless Networking Perspective"

Networks of tomorrow are more about “user quality of experience” than they are about “network quality of service.” Wireless mobile networks, being an integral part of such a vision, will need to evolve from their current generation (4G LTE) to a more radical one (5G) to cater to such expectations. While connectivity will continue being a key enabler in such a transformation, one cannot ignore the confluence of connectivity and computing that is pervading the mobile ecosystem, both on the user side (e.g. smart phones, wearables) as well as on the network side (e.g. software-defined mobile networks). This talk will draw from some of my works that aim to push the envelope in connectivity as well as its confluence with computing from the perspective of wireless networks. In the space of connectivity, I will motivate the need for a radically new wireless access paradigm called “Access Asynchronously, Transmit Synchronously” (A2TS) to meet the demands of future 5G networks. A2TS brings together the best of two highly disparate wireless technologies — asynchronous Wi-Fi that enables scalable, coexistence-friendly deployments and synchronous LTE that delivers superior performance through advanced wireless techniques. I will discuss how to design the A2TS access paradigm from first principles, and then illustrate its real-world potential by building a scalable, network MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) system using 802.11ac access points. In leveraging the synergy between connectivity and computing, I will highlight the growing importance of clouddriven radio access networks (C-RANs), especially for dense deployments (e.g. event centers, stadiums, urban hot-spots); then introduce the notion of a “software-defined front-haul” (SDF) network that we developed for C-RANs. I will show why SDFs are the key to unlocking the true potential of SDN in wireless access and how they can be dynamically orchestrated to not only optimize individual user and traffic performance, but also contribute to green (energy-efficient) computing in the network. I will conclude by sharing some thoughts on how mobile connectivity and computing need to evolve to support the heterogeneous demands and diversity of future mobile services that range from massive scale IoT to mobile augmented/virtual reality.

Speaker

Karthik Sundaresan

Karthik Sundaresan (NEC Labs America)

Karthikeyan Sundaresan is a senior researcher in the mobile communications and networking research department at NEC Labs America. He received his MS and Ph.D. From the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research interests are broadly in wireless networking and mobile computing, and span both algorithm design as well as system prototyping. He is the recipient of several best paper awards at prestigious ACM and IEEE conferences (MobiHoc, CoNEXT, ICNP, SECON), and is the recipient of ACM Sigmobile’s Rockstar award (2016) for early career contributions to the field of mobile computing. He holds over twenty patents and received a business contribution award from NEC for the technology commercialization of a wireless interference management solution for LTE small-cells. He is a senior member of IEEE and currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Karthik Sundaresan [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-karthik-sundaresan [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-13 15:45:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-13 23:45:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9648 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8778 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 13:16:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 21:16:15 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Grad Showcase

[post_title] => Research Colloquium: Grad Showcase [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-grad-showcase [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-28 09:47:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-28 17:47:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8778 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8777 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:24:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:24:27 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Rafael Piestun

University of Colorado [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Rafael Piestun [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-rafael-piestun [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8777 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8776 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:22:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:22:23 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Aydin Babakhani

Rice University [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Aydin Babakhani [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-aydin-babakhani [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8776 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8775 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:20:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:20:54 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Mei-Yuh Huang

Mobvoi [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Mei-Yuh Huang [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-mei-yuh-huang [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8775 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8774 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-20 09:19:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:19:25 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Speaker

Klaus Doppler

Nokia [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Klaus Doppler [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-klaus-doppler [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-20 09:32:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:32:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8774 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [13] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8720 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Electrical Engineering Building

More details to come!

[post_title] => Alumni Event: Discovery Days Breakfast [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => alumni-event-discovery-days-breakfast [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8720 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [14] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8721 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • HecEd

More details to come!

[post_title] => UW EE Graduation Ceremony [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uw-ee-graduation-ceremony [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-09 12:59:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8721 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [15] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8723 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-09 12:59:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:56 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More details to come!

[post_title] => UW EE Capstone Fair [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => uw-ee-capstone-fair [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-09 12:59:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 20:59:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8723 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [16] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8722 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 16:01:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-09 00:01:54 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 / 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

More details to come!

[post_title] => Engineering Discovery Days [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => engineering-discovery-days [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-08 16:36:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-09 00:36:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8722 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [17] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8718 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 15:36:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-08 23:36:47 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Harnessing Microwave Signals of Opportunity for Addressing the Water Puzzle"

Quantifying stores of fresh water is of ever-increasing importance because of the rapid increase in world population while the relatively small supplies of fresh water remain fixed at best. With evident changes in the global climate, water-related issues have been identified by the intelligence community as an important factor in the US world-wide threat assessment. The first order of business is to know where and how much water there is (and where there is not). Only then will it be possible to predict the future trends in water availability and to develop adaptation strategies. The principle of microwave remote sensing has long been established as a means to quantify water resources because of the strong dependence of electromagnetic scattering in the microwave regime to the presence of water. Much of the environmental sensing work in our group has been motivated and designed based on the above recognition.  But numerous technical challenges remain in developing an affordable and capable water observing system. This talk starts by a brief description of some of the critical problems in the remote sensing of water resources today, and discusses how our research addresses several components of these problems by developing new spaceborne and airborne radar sensor technologies, as well as in-situ sensor networks. A major focus of the talk will be on the opportunistic and shared use of the microwave spectrum for devising novel water sensing systems. The emerging research for mapping profiles of soil water content (‘soil moisture’), variations in permafrost properties in the arctic and boreal regions, and ground water in arid/semiarid environments are discussed.

Speaker

Mahta MoghaddamMahta Moghaddam (University of Southern California)

Mahta Moghaddam is professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, as well as the vice dean for research of Viterbi School of Engineering for academic year 2016-2017. Until 2011, she was on the faculty at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1991. From 1991 to 2003, she was with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California. During the past ~25 years of active involvement in environmental remote sensing, Moghaddam has introduced new approaches for quantitative interpretation of synthetic aperture radar imagery. Her most recent contributions include the development of new radar measurement technologies for subsurface and subcanopy characterization, development of forward and inverse scattering techniques for layered random media with rough interfaces, developing sensor web technologies for in-situ environmental sensing and transforming concepts of radar remote sensing to high-resolution medical imaging and therapy. She is a member of the NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission Science Team, member of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) Science Team and the PI for AirMOSS NASA Earth Ventures Suborbital 1 Mission. She is a Fellow of IEEE and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Mahta Moghaddam [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-mahta-moghaddam [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 16:31:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 00:31:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8718 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [18] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8717 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 15:35:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-08 23:35:38 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Recent Developments in Fiber and Wireless Broadband Access Communications"

The field of broadband communications has seen tremendous growth in the last several years, driven by over-the-top video streaming, cloud computing, upcoming internet of things and 5G wireless networks.  In this presentation, we start from the internet transformation driven by datacenter networks, followed by an introduction of the Google Fiber project, our achievements and the challenges faced by the Google Fiber project.  We will also review the latest development in wire-line and wireless broadband access networks and the enabling technologies.

Speaker

Cedric Lam

Cedric Lam 林 峯 (Engineering Director, Google Access)

Cedric F. Lam was a founder of Google Fiber.  He is currently engineering director at Google Access, responsible for the planning and development of scalable and cost-effective next generation access technologies to provide diverse and abundant bandwidths.  Prior to Google Fiber, he was working on transport and interconnect technologies for Google datacenters.  Before joining Google, Lam was chief system architect at Opvista which made ultra-high density WDM transport systems.  Prior to Opvista, Lam was senior technical staff member at AT&T Labs, Broadband Access Research Department.  Lam is a Fellow of OSA.   He has a Ph.D. from UCLA and B. Eng. (First Class Honors) from University of Hong Kong, both in electrical engineering.   [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Cedric Lam (林 峯) [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-cedric-lam [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-11 16:15:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-12 00:15:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8717 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [19] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8716 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2016-12-08 15:34:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-08 23:34:27 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Research journey: Scaling-up thin film solar cells and on-chip magnetic inductors for dc-to-dc power conversion"

The global energy demand is predicted to reach 28 Terawatts by 2050. Solar energy can meet a sizeable fraction of this demand. The cost of solar energy has reached 3cents/KWh, making it competitive with traditional energy choices. To harvest this energy, we propose the fabrication of thin solar cells from thin films of direct bandgap semiconductors composed of CuInGaSe2 and of earth-abundant, environmentally friendly materials. Another promising material for low cost, thin film, solar cell absorber layers is the quaternary compound of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS), the equivalent of CuInS2 with Sn and Zn replacing In that is scarce and expensive. Electrodeposition of nanoscale metallic films and annealing in a selenium/sulfur atmosphere is one of the most promising, low cost methods of synthesis. Solar thin film panels are scaled to m2. We demonstrated scalability of thin film solar cells using a CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) absorber on 30 cm x 60 cm and full panel size of 60cm x 120 cm. This work enabled a 1m2/min continuous industrial scale line with 14% solar conversion efficiency panels. Monolithically integrated dc-dc power converters are enabling technologies for fine-grain power management of high performance microprocessors. Power efficiency of 90% or more is needed for many mainstream applications where the power dissipation is 100W or higher. Integrated buck converters need to be operated in a frequency range of 50-250 MHz and a very high inductor Q≥17@100MHz is required for the magnetic inductor. We have achieved magnetic inductors with the highest Q ever reported that are suitable to be used in 90% efficient silicon power converters.

Speaker

Lili Deligianni (IBM Research)

Lili DeligianniLili Deligianni is a Principal investigator & Research Scientist at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Deligianni’s recent research interests include biosensors and bioelectronics, on-chip magnetic inductors and thin film solar cells. These are game-changing technologies which can be used in bioelectronics and power electronics with applications in digital health, mobile phones and IoT, and electric cars. Deligianni played a leading role in the successful introduction of electrochemical processes in the solder bump technology. The process became the standard in the electronic industry for joining of silicon chips to packages. She also co-invented the copper electrodeposition process for on-chip interconnects. The introduction of electroplated copper wire on silicon wafers has revolutionized the capability of computer chips. For the patents associated with the copper interconnect process, she received the 2006 Inventor of the Year Award of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and two IBM Corporate Awards. She has co-authored 52 peer-reviewed publications and more than 130 patents and patent applications.  Lili Deligianni received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and has been with IBM ever since.  She is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Deligianni served on the Board of Directors, and is the past-Secretary of the ECS.  She is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and has been the recipient of the Electrochemical Society Electrodeposition Research Award. She is a senior member of IEEE and of AIChE.  She is a member of AAAS.  Deligianni is also the past chair of the Watson Women’s Network and leads Engineer’s Week outreach in K-12 schools. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Lili Deligianni [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-lili-deligianni [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-12-28 10:02:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-28 18:02:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=8716 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 20 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9831 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2017-02-02 14:19:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-02 22:19:32 [post_content] =>

When & Where

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 105 EEB

Talk

"Building Secure-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Optimization Approach"

The rapidly increasing dependence on cyber-physical systems (CPS) in building critical infrastructures — in the context of smart cities, power grids, medical devices and self-driving cars — has opened the gates to increasingly sophisticated and harmful attacks with financial, societal, criminal or political effects. While a traditional cyber-attack may leak credit-card or other personal sensitive information, a CPS-attack can lead to a loss of control in nuclear reactors, gas turbines, the power grid, transportation networks and other critical infrastructure, placing the nation’s security, economy and public safety at risk. I will start this talk by motivating for the differences between CPS-security and cyber-security. To this end, I will show experimental results on non-invasive sensor spoofing attacks targeting the anti-lock brake systems (ABS) in automobiles. As the need for CPS-security becomes evident,  I will focus on a problem known as "secure state estimation.” It aims to estimate the state of a dynamical system when an adversary arbitrarily corrupts a subset of its sensors.  Although of critical importance, this problem is NP-hard and combinatorial in nature since the subset of attacked sensors is unknown. I will show that the "secure state estimation" is a special case of a larger class of logic formulas, termed satisfiability modulo convex (SMC) formulas. I will present then a new satisfiability modulo convex procedure that uses a lazy combination of Boolean satisfiability solving and convex programming to provide a satisfying assignment or determine that the formula is unsatisfiable. I will finish by showing, through multiple experimental and simulation results that SMC solvers outperform other techniques when used to solve the secure state estimation problem.

Speaker

Yasser Shoukry

Yasser Shoukry (UC Berkeley)

Yasser Shoukry is a postdoctoral scholar at the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, the EE Department at UCLA and the ESE Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2015 where he was affiliated with both the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab as well as the Networked and Embedded Systems Lab. Before joining UCLA, he spent four years as an R&D engineer in the industry of automotive embedded systems. His research interests include the design and implementation of secure- and privacy-aware cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT) by drawing on tools from control theory, optimization theory, embedded systems and formal methods. Shoukry is the recipient of the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016. He is also the recipient of the UCLA EE Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2016, the UCLA Chancellors prize in 2011 and 2012, UCLA EE Graduate Division Fellowship in 2011 and 2012 and the UCLA EE Preliminary Exam Fellowship in 2012. In 2015, Shoukry led the UCLA/Caltech/CMU team to win the first place in the NSF Early Career Investigators (NSF-ECI) research challenge. His team represented the NSF-ECI in the NIST Global Cities Technology Challenge, an initiative designed to advance the deployment of IoT technologies within a smart city. [post_title] => Research Colloquium: Yasser Shoukry [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => research-colloquium-yasser-shoukry [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 16:32:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 00:32:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.ee.washington.edu/?post_type=event&p=9831 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 20 [max_num_pages] => 0 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => 1 [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => 1 [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 1ed8b97f0d2d9ad50ff42e6f2d720a68 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) ) )

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