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Testing Thousands of Nanoparticles In Vivo - James E. Dahlman

James Dahlman is a chemical and bioengineer whose work lies at the interface of nanotechnology, genomics, and gene editing. He studied in vivo gene editing at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT;…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 9th, 2018 14 plays 0  

Revealing nonlinear computation by analyzing choices - Xaq Pitkow

The sensory data about most natural task-relevant variables is confounded by task-irrelevant sensory variations, called nuisance variables. To be useful, the sensory signals that encode the relevant…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 11th, 2018 45 plays 0  

Black Holes, Firewalls, and the Limits of Quantum Computers - Scott Aaronson

Quantum computers are proposed devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to solve certain specific problems dramatically faster than we know how to solve them with today's computers. In the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 11th, 2018 13 plays 0  

The crumpled state: crumpling dynamics and the evolution of damage networks - Shmuel Rubinstein

The simple process of crumpling a sheet of paper with our hands results in a complex network of interconnected permanent creases of many sizes and orientations. Sheet preferentially bends along these…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 11th, 2018 9 plays 0  

Patrick McDaniel - Tracing the Arc of Smartphone Application Security

The introduction of smart phones in the mid-2000s forever changed the way users interact with data and computation--and through it prompted a renaissance of digital innovation. Yet, at the same time,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 11th, 2018 21 plays 0  

Inverse Microstructure and Processing Design and Homogenization - Hamid Garmestani

The field of materials and microstructure design and characterization techniques has progressed significantly in the past two decades. Materials and processing design methodologies effectively…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 11th, 2018 22 plays 0  

Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life - Robert Hazen

Earth’s 4.5 billion year history is a complex tale of deterministic physical and chemical processes, as well as "frozen accidents." This history is preserved most vividly in mineral…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 17 plays 0  

A characterization of $L_p$ mixing, cutoff and hypercontractivity via maximal inequalities and hitting times - Jonathan Hermon

There are several works characterizing the total-variation mixing time of a reversible Markov chain in term of natural probabilistic concepts such as stopping times and hitting times. In contrast,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 19 plays 0  

Search Levitation by Casimir forces in and out of equilibrium - Mehran Kardar

Equilibrium fluctuation-induced forces are abundant in nature, ranging from quantum electrodynamic (QED) Casimir and van der Waals forces, to their thermal analogs in fluctuating soft matter. …

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 64 plays 0  

Social Information Processing and Learning in Rodents - Robert Liu

There is an increasing appreciation that mental health disorders often include social-specific deficits, motivating research into the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie natural, social…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 30 plays 0  

Scene Recognition: How and Why? - Danny Dilks

Our ability to perceive the visual environment is remarkable: we can recognize a place or “scene” (e.g., a kitchen, a beach, Georgia Tech) within a fraction of a second – even if we…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 14 plays 0  

Performance Modeling, Design, and Benchmarking for Beyond-CMOS Devices and Circuits - Azad Naeemi

A diverse set of novel materials, physical phenomena, interconnects, logic and memory devices, and circuit/system concepts are being studied globally to sustain the exponential growth of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2017 32 plays 0  

Boosting the Role of Nuclear Technology - Vedant Mehta

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From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2017 38 plays 0  

Einstein's Cosmos and the Quantum: Origin of Space, Time, and Large-Scale Structure of the Universe - Abhay Ashtekar

For over two millennia, civilizations have pondered over the questions of cosmogenesis. But serious attempts to address them began only with Einstein's discovery of general relativity a century…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2017 32 plays 0  

The New Frontier of Data-Driven Price Optimization - He Wang

In practice, firms are often faced with pricing challenges including high demand uncertainty, limited inventory, and restrictions to conduct price experimentation. In this talk, I will discuss models…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2017 139 plays 0  

Holly M. Dragoo - What Constitutes an Act of War in Cyberspace?

Is cyberspace merely another domain for 21st Century kinetic battles to operate in, or does it merit special consideration and unique rules of engagement? In this talk, Holly Dragoo will explore the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2017 57 plays 0