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Daniel Wood - Anthropocenitecture

How do we design in the age of the Anthropocene? How can we address issues and problems that seem so much bigger than architecture…despite architecture’s proven contributions to global…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 21st, 2020 1 plays 0  

Niranjan Balasubramanian - Question Answering, Event Knowledge, and other NLP Stuff: Forays into Reuse, Decomposition, and Control in Neural NLP Models

In this three-part talk, I will present some of our recent efforts that aim to control and adapt neural models to work more effectively in target applications. The first part will focus on how to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 21st, 2020 1 plays 0  

Brian German - The Local Character of Urban Air Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges​

Urban air mobility (UAM) with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is emerging as a promising aviation market for both cargo delivery and passenger travel. The rise of UAM is being…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 17th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Chandra Raman - Miniature atomic beams for integrated atomic quantum devices

Atomic sensors—devices that utilize individual atoms as the sensing mechanism—offer enormous prospects for high sensitivity, accuracy and immunity to environmental noise. This is because…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 15th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Katherine Skinner - Learning from the Field: Physically-based Deep Learning to Advance Robot Vision in Natural Environments

Field robotics refers to the deployment of robots and autonomous systems in unstructured or dynamic environments across air, land, sea, and space. Robust sensing and perception can enable these…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 13th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Benjamin Yang - Advancements in Photonics for Radio Frequency Electronics Systems

The application of photonics for the processing of radio frequency (RF) systems offer many potential advantages, such as low signal transport loss, large operating bandwidth, and potentially low…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 13th, 2020 0 plays 0  

Alberto Stolfi - Evolution and Development of a Minimal Nervous System in our Closest Invertebrate Relatives

Animal behavior depends both on the intrinsic properties of individual neurons and how these neurons connect to and modulate one another. A major focus of modern neuroscience is to dissect behavior…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 5 plays 0  

Nga Lee (Sally) Ng - Atmospheric Organic Aerosols: Sources, Chemistry, and Health Impacts

Organic aerosols constitute a significant fraction of submicron fine particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere. Secondary organic aerosols (SOA) formed from condensation of low-volatility species…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Zhangyang Wang - Learning Augmented Optimization: Faster, Better and Guaranteed

Learning and optimization are closely related: state-of-the-art learning problems hinge on the sophisticated design of optimizers. On the other hand, the optimization cannot be considered as…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 4th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Maryam Shanechi - Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks: From Motor to Mood

In this talk, I first discuss our recent work on modeling, decoding, and controlling multisite human brain activity underlying mood states. I present a multiscale dynamical modeling framework that…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 25th, 2019 16 plays 0  

Michael Stryker - Two Forms of Plasticity in Adult Visual Cortex

Michael Stryker's laboratory studies the development and plasticity of the central visual system. Most of his laboratory's effort focuses on the role of neural activity in the primary…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 11 plays 0  

Omar Alrawi - Security Evaluation of Home-Based IoT Deployments

Home-based IoT devices have a bleak reputation regarding their security practices. On the surface, the insecurities of IoT devices seem to be caused by integration problems that may be addressed by…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 15 plays 0  

David Bamman - The Data-Driven Analysis of Literature

Literary novels push the limits of natural language processing. While much work in NLP has been heavily optimized toward the narrow domains of news and Wikipedia, literary novels are an entirely…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 4 plays 0  

Don Ratliff - Digital Transformation of Last-Mile Delivery

Last-mile delivery (i.e., the delivery of merchandise to a store or end user), is a prime target for digital transformation. It is the most expensive and fastest growing leg of the supply chain and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2019 16 plays 0  

Stephen Buerger - Toward Dynamic, Tactical, Remote Robotic Ops: Active Perception and Other Key Technologies

Dynamic, tactical, remote operations in which unmanned systems must manage multiple, changing objectives in uncertain, evolving and potentially adversarial environments, without the benefit of prior…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2019 5 plays 0