ECE Seminar – “Control and Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems: Some Recent Trends”

Stéphane Lafortune University of Michigan-Ann Arbor When: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.Where: Warnock 1250 Abstract We will present an overview of recent research trends in control and diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems (DES) that are motivated by challenges arising in cyber-physical systems. In the first part of the talk, we will review the basic theory

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“Spatially Distributed Structural Health Monitoring using Electrical Impedance Tomography”

Bryan R. Loyola, Steven Paradise, Christopher Hall Sandia National Laboratories When: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The United States is facing a two-pronged infrastructure problem. Many new structures are being built with state-of-the-art materials that do not perform like traditional engineered materials, while the remainder of America’s civil infrastructure is deteriorating at

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“Single Pixel Compressive Imaging with Metamaterials”

Dr. Willie Padilla, Professor Dept. of Physics, Boston College When: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Metamaterials are artificial electromagnetic materials which have realized exotic electromagnetic responses including negative index of refraction and invisibility cloaking. As the underlying physics of these fascinating materials continues to be uncovered, effort is now shifting toward demonstration

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“The Telecommunication Network”

Mr. Tom Armstrong, Chief Technologist for Broadband Communication Systems Applied Signal Technology – Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems When: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The Global Telecommunication Network touches our lives daily, and many do not appreciate the complexity of the network. This talk introduces fundamental engineering concepts of the network in

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“Toward Internet-like Energy Systems”

Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari, Post Doctoral Fellow Georgia Institute of Technology When: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract In this talk, I will first discuss needs for transforming today’s fossil-fuel dependent and highly polluting electric power systems into sustainable, efficient, and reliable electric energy systems, which have functionalities similar to Internet. Next, I

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“Sparsity and Low Rank for Robust Social Data Analytics and Networking”

Dr. Gonzalo Mateos, Visiting Scholar Carnegie Mellon University When: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The information explosion propelled by the advent of personal computers, the Internet, and the global-scale communications has rendered statistical learning from “Big Data” increasingly important for analysis and processing. Along with data adhering to postulated models, present in

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“Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks”

Dr. Harpreet Dhillon, Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Southern California – Los Angeles When: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract The increasing complexity of heterogeneous cellular networks (HetNets) due to the irregular deployment of small cells demands significant rethinking in the way cellular networks are perceived, modeled and analyzed. In addition to threatening

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“Topics in Communications”

Guest Speaker When: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230

“Topics in Power Engineering”

Guest Speaker When: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230

“Using Differential Power Processing Converters in Photovoltaic Systems to Improve Lifetime Energy Production”

Ms. Katherine Kim, PhD Candidate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign When: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:05 p.m.Where: Warnock 1230 Abstract Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are gaining popularity in both residential and commercial markets. Traditionally, PV panels are connected in series to a central inverter that maximizes power production and delivers energy to the power grid. When

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