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Mariam Aly - How hippocampal memory shapes, and is shaped by, attention

Attention modulates what we see and remember. Memory affects what we attend to and perceive. Despite this connection in behavior, little is known about the mechanisms that link attention and memory…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Kevin Bock - Automating the Discovery of Censorship Evasion Strategies

Researchers and censoring regimes have long engaged in a cat-and-mouse game, leading to increasingly sophisticated censorship techniques and methods to evade them. Unfortunately, censors have long…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 1 plays 0  

Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal

Season 3 Redesigning Cities: the Speedwell Talks @ Georgia Tech kicked off on September 9 with Redesigning Cities with the Green New Deal. Nancy Levinson of Places led the conversation with Billy…

From  Carmen New on September 15th, 2020 5 plays 0  

Byron Wallace - Using rationales and influential training examples to (attempt to) explain neural predictions in NLP

Modern deep learning models for natural language processing (NLP) achieve state-of-the-art predictive performance but are notoriously opaque. I will discuss recent work looking to address this…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 10th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Ayse Coskun - Cross-layer Optimizations for Building Energy-Efficient 2.5D Systems with Silicon Photonic Networks

The design of today's leading-edge systems is fraught with power, thermal, and variability challenges. The applications in rapidly growing computing domains of cloud and HPC exhibit significant…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 10th, 2020 3 plays 0  

Sourav Banerjee - Biomimetic Understanding to Fabrication of Artificial Basilar Membrane, Blood-Brain Barrier Microchip, and SAW devices

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are gradually transforming at the interface of biology for multiple novel applications in the future. Integrated Material Assessment and Predictive Simulation…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on July 24th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Arden Moore - Heat Transfer Across Length Scales – Focus on Thermal Management and Advanced Sensing

The rapid development of faster, cheaper, and more powerful computing has led to some of the most important technological and societal advances in modern history. However, the physical means…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on July 13th, 2020 6 plays 0  

David Tavakoli - X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) for the Analysis of Thin Films

XRD is a powerful technique to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of materials and is most widely used for the identification of unknown crystalline materials. Determination of unknown…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on June 9th, 2020 29 plays 0  

Mikkel A. Thomas - Etching at GT-IEN: A Review of Processes and Equipment

Etching is one of the fundamental building blocks of microelectronic fabrication. Removing material through chemical or physical means is an essential skill found in most microelectronics…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on June 8th, 2020 15 plays 0  

Richard Shafer - Laser Micromachining at GT-IEN

The Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) Laser Micro-machining Laboratory has been in operation since 2014. The mission of the laser micro-machining laboratory is to provide the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on May 26th, 2020 16 plays 0  

Hang Chen - Photolithography at GT-IEN: An Overview of Processes and Equipment

Photolithography has always been the most important technique in microelectronics fabrication. It uses light to transfer a geometric pattern from a photomask (also called an optical mask) to a…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on May 18th, 2020 13 plays 0  

Devin K. Brown - Elionix ELS-G100 100 kV Electron Beam Lithography System - Enabling Nanotechnology

The Elionix ELS-G100 is a direct write electron beam lithography system that uses a 100 kV acceleration voltage and a 1.8 nm spot Gaussian beam to achieve nanometer scale resolution. The Elionix…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on May 11th, 2020 31 plays 0  

Nicholas Weaver - Reflections on Internet Surveillance

Six years ago Edward Snowden leaked a massive trove of internal NSA documents detailing the operation of the US government’s electronic surveillance system. The overall systems described a…

From  Timothy Hynes on April 27th, 2020 74 plays 0  

Daniel Russo - Global Optimality Guarantees for Policy Gradient Methods

Policy gradients methods are perhaps the most widely used class of reinforcement learning algorithms. These methods apply to complex, poorly understood, control problems by performing stochastic…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 13th, 2020 16 plays 0