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Brendan David-John — Providing Privacy for Eye-Tracking Data with Applications in XR

Eye-tracking sensors track where a user looks and are being increasingly integrated into mixed-reality devices. Although critical applications are being enabled, there are significant possibilities…

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Daniel Epstein — Towards More Meaningful Personal Tracking

Personal tracking through digital technologies like pedometers, mood monitoring apps, and food journaling apps has great potential to help people begin to change their behaviors, understand their…

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Alfred Rizzi - Developing Robots that are Smart in both Body and Mind

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Marina Bedny - The role of cortical pluripotency in human cognition

Humans are unique among animals not only in their shared cognitive capacities but also in their remarkable adaptability to diverse environments. Studies with people born blind provide insights into…

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Mazen Farhood - Robust Control Tools for Validating UAS Flight Controllers

This talk presents a framework based on robust control theory to aid in the certification process of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flight controllers. Uncertainties are characterized and quantified…

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Sara Seager - The Hunt for Planet B

For thousands of years, inspired by the star-filled dark night sky, people have wondered what lies beyond Earth. Today, the search for signs of life is a key factor in modern-day planetary…

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Jeffrey Markowitz - Dopamine specifies the statistics of spontaneous behavior

Spontaneous animal behavior is built from action modules that are concatenated by the brain into sequences. However, the neural mechanisms that shape the composition of self-motivated behavior…

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Akanksha Menon - Thermally Responsive Materials for Clean Water and Energy

The global demand for energy and water is projected to increase by 40% and 55%, respectively, by 2050. Meeting these targets in an efficient, affordable, and sustainable manner necessitates…

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Chengzhi Shi - Ultrasound for Brain Imaging and Therapy

The development of acoustic metamaterials and the resulted manipulation of ultrasound wave propagation have led to many important technologies that can potentially be applied in medical diagnostics…

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Zachary Manchester - Composable Optimization for Robotic Motion Planning and Control

Contact interactions are pervasive in key real-world robotic tasks like manipulation and walking. However, the non-smooth dynamics associated with impacts and friction remain challenging to model,…

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John Tuthill - Neural Mechanisms of Limb Proprioception in the fruit fly (Drosophila)

Proprioception, the sense of self-movement and body position, is critical for the effective control of motor behavior. Humans lacking proprioceptive feedback, such as patients with peripheral nerve…

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Fikri Birey - In vitro Modeling of Human Cortical Assembly in Health and Disease

Assembly of inhibitory and excitatory neurons into networks represents a critical period in the development of the cerebral cortex during which early principles of circuit formation and function are…

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Ralph Hollis - Ballbots

Who would want to make a mobile robot that has only a single spherical wheel? Well, I did! My talk will trace the development of the first successful “ballbot,” beginning in 2004. Now,…

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Younan Xia - Biomimetic Scaffolds for Tissue Repair and Regeneration

We are seeking to augment rotator cuff repair and peripheral nerve regeneration by developing biomimetic scaffolds capable of recapitulating the compositional, structural, mechanical, and cellular…

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Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world

Four artists from the Extension of Self exhibit sit on a panel with Birney Robert to discuss their art practice and how they navigate the digital world and identity. They question the role that…

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Rena Youngblood — Computer Museum of America – What, When, Where, Why

This seminar is presented by Rena Youngblood, Executive Director of Computer Museum of America (CMoA) located in Roswell, GA. Rena will share how and why the museum was started, how they managed the…

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