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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 27 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 12 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 8 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 10 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 18 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 39 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 6 plays 0  

Yang Dan - A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Sleep is a fundamental biological process, and its disruption has profound impacts on human health. Using a variety of techniques including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and gene…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 23 plays 0  

Wanrong Zhang - Differentially Private Change-point Detection

The change-point detection problem seeks to identify distributional changes in streams of data. Increasingly, tools for change-point detection are applied in settings where data may be highly…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 22 plays 0  

Marcel Wilson - Bionic@X

Bionic is a landscape architecture and urban design practice in founded on the mandate to “enable life” in an increasingly complicated and changing world. After a decade of acting on…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Equity in Architecture Forum: Show, Tell, and Do

Equity in Architecture at Georgia Tech is hosting their second annual Forum. This year's theme is Show, Tell, and Do. Julia Gamolina, our keynote speaker, will speak on gender and minority…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 6th, 2020 4 plays 0  

Joyce Ho - Automation of Evidence Matching and Systemic Reviews Using Web-Based Medical Literature

Mining biomedical text can be useful for validating new disease subgroups or summarizing information to guide policies and decision making. Yet, existing work predominately focuses on efficient…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 5th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Sarah Myers West - Discriminating Systems: Gender, Race and Power in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence industry is in the midst of a crisis in diversity and inclusion: while the representation of women in computer science recently fell below levels in the 1960s, inclusion…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 3rd, 2020 15 plays 0  

Lisa Yaszek - A Brief History of Nanotechnology in Science Fiction

Physicist Richard Feynman is generally credited with formulating the concepts that seeded nanotechnology in his 1959 talk, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” In this talk,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 3rd, 2020 3 plays 0  

Sharbani Pandit - Fighting Voice Spam with a Virtual Assistant

Telephony has been a trusted channel in the past but technological advances have exposed it to abuse that is perpetrated by fraudsters and criminals. Mass robocalls, call source spoofing and voice…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 14 plays 0  

Matthew Rowan - Dissection of Neural Circuit Function and Degeneration from a Subcellular Perspective

How do neurons perform the set of signaling functions necessary for proper circuit function? We aim to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms that shape excitability among different mammalian…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 11 plays 0