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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 3 Days ago 8 views 0  

Jim Snyder - Project Management Profession – its Roots, Growth, and Future

Mr. Snyder is a founder of the Project Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute, and a past Volunteer Executive Director, President and Chairman of the Board. He is Chair Emeritus of the Board…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 4 Days ago 9 views 0  

Abigail Person - Neural Mechanisms of Movement Precision

How the brain makes movements fast, smooth and accurate has remained a mystery. In this talk I will discuss our studies identifying predictive, adaptively scaled activity in a cerebellar output…

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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…

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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 5 Days ago 7 views 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…

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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 A week ago 3 views 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,…

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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 A week ago 16 views 0  

Pinar Keskinocak - Quantitative Methods in Health and Humanitarian Systems

There are numerous opportunities in utilizing quantitative methods in health and humanitarian systems. There are often limited resources and multiple stakeholders in these settings, and efficient and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Weeks ago 11 views 0  

Christaan Richter - World’s First Commercial CO2 to Methanol Plant

The George Olah CO2 to methanol plant, commissioned in April 2012, currently produces ~ 5 million liters/year renewable methanol and capture and convert up to ~ 5600 ton CO2/year [Lim 2016, Nature,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Weeks ago 1 views 0  

Luis Sentis - Considerations on Productivity, Performance and Ergonomics of Human-Centered Robots

Human centered robots provide embodiments whose purpose is to increase human productivity and comfort in complex non-structured environments. On one hand, operating in such environments demands new…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Weeks ago 2 views 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 2 Weeks ago 2 views 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 2 Weeks ago 22 views 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 2 Weeks ago 4 views 0  

Sakis Meliopoulos - Energy System Cyber Security: An Overview

The electric energy grid is a recognized critical infrastructure. It is vulnerable to self-disturbances as well as cyber-attacks. In particular cyber-attacks can cause from mild disruptions to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 2 Weeks ago 4 views 0