Upcoming Events

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Physics 128
Speaker: Michael Troxel (The Ohio State University)
"Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Gravitational Lensing in the Dark Energy Survey" - The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a five-year, 5000 sq. deg. observing program using the Dark Energy Camera on the 4m Blanco telescope at CTIO. I will describe the recent cosmological analysis... Read More »
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
Physics 298
Speaker: Steven Gardiner, University of California, Davis
The next generation of large neutrino detectors has the potential to shed light on a number of exciting topics in fundamental physics, such as the origin of the matter/antimatter imbalance in the universe, the dynamics of core-collapse supernovae, and possible new physics processes like proton... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Chelsea MacLeod (Harvard)
"Quasar Variability in the LSST Era" - In the era of time domain astronomy, repeat photometric andspectroscopic observations spanning over a decade are revealing intriguing variability in quasars, or active galactic nuclei (AGN). This time dependence presents a challenge for our physical and... Read More »
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Wolfgang Losert (University of Maryland)
"Guided Cell Migration - A Dynamical Systems Perspective" - The guided migration of cells is a complex dynamical process involving carefully regulated polymerization and depolymerization of the elements of the cellular scaffolding, in particular actin. Recent work has shown that polymerizing and... Read More »
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Teer 203
Speaker: Junier Oliva, Ph.D. candidate in the Machine Learning Department at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
A great deal of attention has been applied to studying new and better ways to perform learning tasks involving static finite vectors. Indeed, over the past century the fields of statistics and machine learning have amassed a vast understanding of various learning tasks like clustering,... Read More »
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466
Speaker: Serena Yeung, PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Artificial Intelligence Lab
Artificial intelligence has begun to impact healthcare in areas including electronic health records, medical images, and genomics. But one aspect of healthcare that has been largely left behind thus far is the physical environments in which healthcare delivery takes place: hospitals and assisted... Read More »
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Teer 106
Speaker: Nirupam Roy, Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The recent proliferation of acoustic devices, ranging from voice assistants to wearable health monitors, is leading to a sensing ecosystem around us - referred to as the Internet of Acoustic Things or IoAT. My research focuses on developing hardware-software building blocks that enable new... Read More »
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:30am
Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330
Speaker: Pengyu Zhang, Postdoc researcher at Stanford University
Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices serve as gateways connecting the digital world to the physical world. Although we already have powerful tools to understand various data in the digital world, IoT devices are currently insufficient for capturing and processing large amounts of physical world data.... Read More »
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Teer 106
Speaker: Tiffany Bao, PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
To protect the billions of computers running countless programs, security researchers have pursued automated vulnerability detection and remediation techniques, attempting to scale such analyses beyond the limitations of human hackers. However, although techniques will mitigate, or even eliminate... Read More »
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Raleigh, NC
Speaker: Carlos Sa De Melo (Georgia Tech)