Events

  • Candidate Seminar: AI at the Edge with Analog In-Memory Computation

    February 20, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
    454 Monteith Research Center

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/ai-at-the-edge-with-analog-in-memory-computation/

    The field of neural computation, started more than half a century ago, has known its ups and downs, but since 2012, it exhibits an unprecedented boom, triggered by the dramatic breakthrough in the development of deep neural networks. As a result, such networks have already started to be broadly used for image and speech recognition,...

    Speaker: Farnood Merrikh Bayat
    CTO and Co-founder
    Mentium Technologies Inc.

    Farnood Merrikh Bayat is now a CTO and Co-founder of Mentium Technologies Inc., a semiconductor startup dedicated to developing alternative computing solutions for AI applications. Prior to that, he has served as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara for about two years working on the designing, fabrication and testing of non-Von Neumann neuromorphic hardware using emerging memory device technologies. His current research interests include mixed-signal, bio-inspired, approximate and in-memory computation of data and memory intensive applications and algorithms, neuromorphic computing, and novel electronic devices and high-performance circuit architectures with the possibility of expansion to 3D structures. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, in 2006, and the M.Sc. and his first Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2012, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of California Santa Barbara, to pursue his second Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, from which he graduated in April 2015. His research has been chronicled in over 50 journal and refereed international conference papers including Nature, Nature Communications and Nature Electronics. Dr. Merrikh Bayat has been recognized through many awards and honors including the UCSB’s Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship (2014) and a Best Short Paper Award at IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (2013). He is a recipient of several U.S. patents, more than a million-dollar grants from federal agencies, and has served as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and conferences.

  • Cisco Info. Session

    February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Daniels Hall - Room 218

    Cisco representatives are coming to talk about our company, culture, Cisco trends relative to industry, and current Network Engineer Co-Op job opportunities for ECE and other Engineering majors.

  • IEEE IES Society Seminar - "5G and Beyond Spectral-Efficient Networks: A Case Study of Software-Defined Cyber-Physical Systems"

    February 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    EB2 - Room 2042

    Speaker: Dr. Shih-Chun Lin

    Topic: 5G and Beyond Spectral-Efficient Networks: A Case Study of Software-Defined Cyber-Physical Systems

    Abstract: Over the last few years, cyber-physical systems (CPS) with wireless connectivity have enabled a wide range of emerging applications, such as smart home, smart logistics, intelligent transportation, remote health care, precision agriculture, and many among others. However, the practical deployment of CPS faces fundamental challenges including utilizing limited network resources to serve an enormous number of devices and realizing scalable network management for heterogeneous devices. Moreover, regarding considerable wireless connection demands, existing commercial wireless networks rely on closed and inflexible hardware-based architectures, which imposes significant challenges in implementing new techniques to maximize the network capacity and according coverage and prevents provisioning of truly-differentiated services able to adapt to growing, uneven, and highly variable traffic patterns. For these reasons, as a case study of software-defined CPS, the research objective of this talk is to propose a new software-defined physical architecture for 5G and beyond wireless systems, to develop essential cyber-layer technologies to support and manage the proposed architecture, and to showcase its major benefits by designing novel AI-based resource orchestration solutions. In particular, a Wireless Software-Defined Network architecture is introduced, and its core architectural principles in both physical- and cyber-layers are studied, including the scalable design of software-defined radio access and core networks and new techniques to provide network virtualization. It is demonstrated how this new cellular architecture can guarantee essential properties, i.e., the programmability, cooperativeness, virtualizability, visibility, and openness, and thus serves as the cornerstone of next-generation spectral-efficient networks.

    Date: February 21, 2019 11:30am - 1:20pm

    Location: 2042, EB2

    Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/191140

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

  • Cirrus Logic Info. Session

    February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    EB2 - 1021

  • Live Interview with astronaut Christina Koch on NASA TV

    February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

    Watch live on YouTube

    8-8:30 a.m. – Video B-Roll Feed of International Space Station Expedition 59-60 astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA 

    8:30-9:30 a.m. – Live Interviews with International Space Station Expedition 59-60 astronaut Christina Koch of NASA from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia

  • ECE Faculty Meeting

    February 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    MRC-136-ENGR

    Friday, January 25th, 1:30-3:00PM, Joint Faculty & Staff, EB2 room TBD
    Friday, February 22nd, 2:00-3:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, March 21st, 10:00-11:30AM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, April 18th, 3:00-4:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2:00-3:00PM, Staff, EB2 3002

  • Candidate seminar: Design Strategies for Efficient and Secure Memory

    February 25, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
    454 Monteith Research Center

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/design-strategies-for-efficient-and-secure-memory/

    Distributed systems introduce a new set of security risks. When users compute on remote machines they become vulnerable to physical attacks. To protect against physical attacks, systems use secure memory, which provides confidentiality and integrity protection for data in memory. However, systems that run with secure memory, such as Intel SGX, suffer from significant delay...

    Speaker: Tamara Silbergleit Lehman
    Ph.D. Candidate
    Duke University

    Tamara Silbergleit Lehman is a Ph.D. candidate at Duke university advised by Andrew Hilton and Benjamin Lee. Her research interests lie on the intersection of computer architecture and security. She is also interested in memory systems, simulation methodologies and emerging technologies. Her thesis work focuses on reducing overheads of secure memory. Tamara has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Industrial Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Duke University. Her latest publication on understanding metadata access patterns in secure memory at ISPASS 2018, MAPS, won the best paper award. Her earlier work on developing a safe speculation mechanism for secure memory, PoisonIvy, published in MICRO 2016 got an honorable mention in Micro Top Picks.

  • Candidate seminar: Enabling Ubiquitous Artificial Intelligence with Algorithm-Hardware Co-design

    February 28, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
    454 Monteith Research Center

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/enabling-ubiquitous-artificial-intelligence-with-algorithm-hardware-co-design/

    “Can machines think?”, the question brought up by Alan Turing, has led to the development of the field of brain-inspired computing, wherein researchers have put substantial effort in building smarter devices and technology, that have the potential of human-like understanding. However, there still remains a large efficiency gap (for instance, several orders-of-magnitude energy gap) between...

    Speaker: Priyadarshini Panda
    Ph.D. Candidate
    Purdue University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

    Priyadarshini Panda is a final year PhD student at Purdue University in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department working with Prof. Kaushik Roy. She received her Bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics and Master’s in Physics from BITS Pilani, India in July 2013. Priya’s research interests span energy-efficient deep learning, neuromorphic computing and adversarial security of learning systems. She won the outstanding poster award for her work on ‘Opportunities and Challenges with Liquid State Machines’ in C-BRIC Annual Review 2018 and honorable mention for her work on ‘Efficient Gesture Recognition Learning’ in Intel Labs Intern Showcase 2017.

  • Fidelity Speaker Series: Devin Shackle, Director of Data Science, Advance Auto Parts

    February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    EB2 - Room 1231

    Spring 2019 - Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speaker Series

    Thursday, Feb 28, 6:30P in 1231 EB2
    Devin Shackle, Director of Data Science, Advance Auto Parts
    Topic "Innovating Inside Large Organizations: Lessons from a Trouble Maker"

    Tuesday, March 26, 6:30P in 1231 EB2
    Steve Grobman, SVP & CTO, McAfee
    Topic "Technology Has No Moral Compass"

  • Implantable Medical Devices as the future of therapeutic tools: designing miniature devices and local wireless platforms

    March 3, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
    454 Monteith Research Center

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/implantable-medical-devices-as-the-future-of-therapeutic-tools-designing-miniature-devices-and-local-wireless-platforms/

    Implantable medical devices (IMDs), which establish a direct communication pathway with our bodies, have been used to mitigate a multitude of illnesses that cannot be treated by medication alone. This is where electronic therapy comes in. With applications of medical monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, developing novel circuit topologies and system architectures will push us...

    Speaker: Yaoyao Jia
    Ph.D. Candidate
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Yaoyao Jia is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the guidance of Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo and Dr. Omer T. Inan. She joined the GT-Bionics Lab to pursue her Ph.D. degree in 2014. Her research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit and system design, wireless power/data transmission, and embedded hardware/firmware design for implantable and wearable medical devices and assistive bio-systems. She also worked on power management integrated circuit and power device design during her M.S. in the Department of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. She is the recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2018-2019 and the Best Live Demo Award at the 2015 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference. She serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.

  • Towards the Next-Generation of Wearable Body Area Sensor Networks

    March 4, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
    454 Monteith Research Center

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/towards-the-next-generation-of-wearable-body-area-sensor-networks/

    Body area sensor network (BodyNET) sets a new paradigm for the next-generation personalized and precision healthcare as it enables wireless transmission of multiple human physiological signals to the digital world in a continuous and accurate fashion. Integration of soft stretchable on-skin electronics and energy harvesting capability is the key to enabling the bodyNET with a...

    Speaker: Simiao Niu
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Stanford University

    Dr. Simiao Niu is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, under the supervision of Prof. Zhenan Bao. He received his Ph.D. degree in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. He earned his master of science degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 and his bachelor degree in the Institute of Microelectronics at Tsinghua University in 2011 with the highest honors and outstanding undergraduate thesis award. He is a receipt of the MRS graduate student award. His research interest includes flexible and stretchable electronic devices and systems, energy harvesting technologies towards self-powered system, cyber-physical systems, sensors and Internet of things.

  • Tech Project Expo (ECE & CSC)

    March 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    EB2 - 3001 & 3002

  • Spring break for students

    March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019 @ 

  • Expedition 59-60 Launch

    March 14, 2019 @ 3:14 pm - 4:14 pm
    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

    Watch Christina Hammock Koch (BS EE '01; MS EE '02) launch aboard a Soyuz MS-12 rocket to the International Space Station for Expeditions 59 and 60.
    NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are scheduled to launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a mission to the International Space Station as members of Expeditions 59 and 60.

    Watch on NASA TV

  • NCSU Graduate Research Symposium

    March 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    McKimmon Center

    The the 14th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held in the Jane S. McKimmon Center on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The poster session will be from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. This year, there will be over 200 poster presentations representing research being conducted in 70 graduate programs from all colleges.

    This event is co-sponsored and organized by the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School.

    The primary goal of the symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate research at NC State. This is a great opportunity for all to take a look at the interesting research projects being conducted at the graduate level.

    Undergraduates who are interested applying to graduate school will certainly benefit from talking to our graduate students about their research, and perhaps getting ideas as to how to present their research at conferences where they may participate in the future.

    The Symposium is open to the public! Parking is plentiful and free at McKimmon.

    Further information is available on the Symposium Web Site at: https://grad.ncsu.edu/professional-development/events/symposium/

  • ECE Faculty Meeting

    March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    MRC-136-ENGR

    Friday, January 25th, 1:30-3:00PM, Joint Faculty & Staff, EB2 room TBD
    Friday, February 22nd, 2:00-3:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, March 21st, 10:00-11:30AM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, April 18th, 3:00-4:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2:00-3:00PM, Staff, EB2 3002

  • Fidelity Speaker Series: Steve Grobman, SVP & CTO, McAfee

    March 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    EB2 - Room 1231

    Spring 2019 - Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Speaker Series

    Tuesday, March 26, 6:30P in 1231 EB2
    Steve Grobman, SVP & CTO, McAfee
    Topic "Technology Has No Moral Compass"

  • NC State Day of Giving

    March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • DVF Meeting

    March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    EB2 1226

    Friday, March 29th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 5th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 12th - Full Profs only
    Friday, April 26th - Full Profs / backup

  • Engineering Open House

    March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    EB2-3001-ECE, EB2-West-Atrium

  • DVF Meeting

    April 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    EB2 1226

    Friday, March 29th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 5th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 12th - Full Profs only
    Friday, April 26th - Full Profs / backup

  • DVF Meeting - Full Profs only

    April 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    EB2 1226

    Friday, March 29th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 5th - Entire DVF
    Friday, April 12th - Full Profs only
    Friday, April 26th - Full Profs / backup

  • ECE Faculty Meeting

    April 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    MRC-136-ENGR

    Friday, January 25th, 1:30-3:00PM, Joint Faculty & Staff, EB2 room TBD
    Friday, February 22nd, 2:00-3:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, March 21st, 10:00-11:30AM, Faculty, MRC136
    Thursday, April 18th, 3:00-4:30PM, Faculty, MRC136
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2:00-3:00PM, Staff, EB2 3002

  • Spring holiday - no classes

    April 19, 2019

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