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Peter Swire - The Growing Importance of the Non-Code Aspects of Cybersecurity

According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, half of the cybersecurity specialties now involve primarily non-code work. This lecture draws on the "Pedagogic Cybersecurity…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2019 8 plays 0  

Ambrose Kam - Simulation-Based Cyber Wargaming

Cyber threats are rampant and their potential damages to enterprises continue to soar over time. Hence, cyber resilience techniques need to be examined and assessed for their effectiveness before…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Adam Bates - Can Data Provenance Put an End to the Data Breach?

In a provenance-aware system, mechanisms gather and report metadata that describes the history of each data object being processed, allowing us to understand how objects came to exist in their…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 11th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Blair Brettmann - Expansion of Electrospinnable Materials Beyond High Molecular Weight Polymers

Electrospinning is a valuable production method for nanoscale polymeric fibers. However, a major limitation of the technology is the requirement for the use of high molecular weight polymers as a…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 7th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Igor Bargatin - Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and their Applications

Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 3rd, 2019 9 plays 0  

Julia Greer - Materials by Design: Three-Dimensional (3D) Nano-Architected Meta-Materials

The keynote speaker and IEN 2019 Meindl Lecturer is Julia Greer, Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering at CalTech, who will speak on “Materials by Design:…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 2nd, 2019 6 plays 0  

Margaret Loper - Trusting Smart Cities: Risk Factors and Implications

In the coming decades, we will live in a world surrounded by tens of billions of devices that will interoperate and collaborate in an effort to deliver personalized and autonomic services. This…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 19th, 2019 15 plays 0  

Monica Halka - The Elusive End of the Periodic Table: Why Chase It?

For more than half a century, dedicated and eager groups of scientists have contrived ways to introduce heavier and heavier elements into the universe. Their efforts finally completed the seventh row…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 19th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Yuxin Chen - Inference and Uncertainty Quantification for Noise Matrix Completion

Noisy matrix completion aims at estimating a low-rank matrix given only partial and corrupted entries. Despite substantial progress in designing efficient estimation algorithms, it remains largely…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 17th, 2019 15 plays 0  

Yuxin Chen - Random initialization and implicit regularization in nonconvex statistical estimation

Recent years have seen a flurry of activities in designing provably efficient nonconvex procedures for solving statistical estimation / learning problems. Due to the highly nonconvex nature of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 17th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Yuxin Chen - Spectral Methods Meets Asymmetry: Two Recent Stories

This talk is concerned with the interplay between asymmetry and spectral methods. Imagine that we have access to an asymmetrically perturbed low-rank data matrix. We attempt estimation of the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 9th, 2019 3 plays 0  

Yuxin Chen - Projected Power Method: An Efficient Algorithm for Joint Discrete Assignment

Various applications involve assigning discrete label values to a collection of objects based on some pairwise noisy data. Due to the discrete---and hence nonconvex---structure of the problem,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 9th, 2019 6 plays 0  

David Heath - Efficiently Computing with Private Data

Today, individual users and organizations often wish to contribute their private data to compute functions of interest. Unfortunately, when data is deemed too valuable or is legally protected, such…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 9th, 2019 33 plays 0  

Ivan Blasi - European Stories: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

Ivan Blasi, curator of awards and programs at the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, was born in Barcelona in 1976. He cofounded the architectural practice 100 arquitectura in 2003 with two partners and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 3rd, 2019 5 plays 0  

Yuxin Chen - [Lecture 1] The power of nonconvex optimization in solving random quadratic systems of equations

We consider the fundamental problem of solving random quadratic systems of equations in n variables, which spans many applications ranging from the century-old phase retrieval problem to various…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 3rd, 2019 23 plays 0  

Madhavan Swaminathan - System Scaling through Heterogeneous Integration

A combination of "Moore" (IC) and "More than Moore" (package) scaling has led to the shrinking of electronic systems over the last several decades. As scaling continues beyond…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 3rd, 2019 16 plays 0