2018 Program

Friday, March 23, 2018 


8:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal, Affiliates Program Chair
9:10 AM ECE Department Updates
Dr. Edward Knightly, ECE Department Chair
9:30 AM ECE Faculty Research Talks:
Toward Ultra-Energy Efficient Machine Learning Systems
Dr. Yingyan Lin, TI Visiting Research Assistant Professor, ECE
Robust Storage of Information in DNA Molecules
Dr. Reinhard Heckel, Assistant Professor, ECE
Physical Entity Authentication in Internet of Things (IoT)
Dr. Kaiyuan Yang, Assistant Professor, ECE
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Enabling Wireless Autonomous Systems
Dr. Nageen Himayat ’89, Intel
11:15 AM The Impact of Nanomaterials in a Data-Centric World
Dr. Steve Oldenburg ’99, nanoComposix
11:45 AM Boxed Lunch, Served in Duncan Hall
12:30 PM Demo and Poster Session
2:00 PM Data Centric Systems for the Cognitive Era
Jim Kahle ’83, Fellow, IBM
2:30 PM Text to Textiles: Integrating Domains for Fun and Progress
Tim Kennedy, NASA
3:00 PM Best Ph.D. Presentation: PulseCam: A new camera-based blood flow imaging modality
Mayank Kumar, graduate student in ECE
3:30 PM Awards Ceremony


4:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Sidney Burrus, Professor Emeritus, Rice University
4:10 PM Mid-Infrared Laser-based Trace Gas Sensor Technologies: Recent Advances and Applications
Dr. Frank Tittel, J.S. Abercrombie Professor, Rice University
4:30 PM Remarks from Frank’s colleague
Dr. Robert Curl, University Professor, Rice University
4:45 PM Remarks from Frank’s collaborator
Dr. Ulrike Willer, Energy Research Center
5:00 PM Remarks from Frank’s past student
Dr. Lihong Wang ’92, California Institute of Technology
5:10 PM Remarks from Frank’s past student
Dr. Clif Pollock, ’76, ’79, ’81, Cornell University
5:20 PM Presentation
Dr. John Graf ’89, Johnson Space Center
5:25 PM Presentation
Dr. Edward Knightly, ECE Department Chair, Rice University
5:30 PM Reception and Celebration
Toasting and songs from family and friends

schedule subject to change.