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

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Join the Outstanding Faculty and Research at UW EE

The Department Faculty Search is Now Open! The Department of Electrical Engineering is currently accepting applications for tenure-track assistant and associate professorships and ExCEL (joint EE and CSE) faculty positions.

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Professor Shwetak Patel Named ACM Fellow

Endowed Professor Shwetak Patel was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Out of 53 computer scientists from a dozen countries, Patel is one of those selected for recognition.

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Professor Linda Bushnell is UW EE’s 26th IEEE Fellow

Research Associate Professor Linda Bushnell is the 26th UW EE faculty member to be elected as an IEEE Fellow. She is being recognized for her significant contributions to networked control systems.

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EE Alum, Kasey Champion, Forges Her Own Career Path at Microsoft

Because of her passion for and dedication to computer science education, Kasey Champion (BSEE '12) had a new position developed for her at Microsoft.

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EE-CSE Team Among Top for Amazon's Alexa Prize

The UW is one of 12 top teams from around the world to receive Amazon's sponsorship in The Alexa Prize. The sponsorship includes a $100,000 stipend towards the grand challenge of developing a socialbot with the ability to converse coherently and engagingly for 20 minutes.

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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 ) [1] => 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

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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

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When & Where

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

Speaker

Klaus Doppler

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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!

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When & Where

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More details to come!

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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

Speaker

Mahta Moghaddam

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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 ) [12] => 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. 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 ) [1] => 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 ) [2] => 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 ) [3] => 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 ) [4] => 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 ) [5] => 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 ) [6] => 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 ) [7] => 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 ) [8] => 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 ) [9] => 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 ) [10] => 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

Speaker

Mahta Moghaddam

University of Southern California [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] => 2016-12-20 09:17:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-12-20 17:17:37 [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 ) [11] => 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 ) [12] => 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] => 13 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => 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 ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 13 [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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