2017 Program

Thursday, March 30, 2017

 6:00 PM ECE Graduate Student Association Networking Event
Duncan Hall room 3092

Friday, March 31, 2017 – “From Devices to Data SCience”

8:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal, Affiliates Program Chair
9:15 AM ECE Faculty Research Talk: Photonics, Electronics & Nanodevices
Dr. Palash Bharadwaj– “Optical Antenna Mediated Light Emission from Two Dimensional Materials
Dr. Gururaj Naik – “A Golden Time for Clean Energy! – Brought to you by Nanophotonics
10:15 AM Keynote: “Robotics on the International Space Station and Lessons in Progress
Dr. Monica Visinsky ’90, ’92, ’94Senior Engineer, Oceaneering Space Systems
10:45 AM Keynote: “Front End Innovation: Iterative Steps to a Successful Business Model
Dr. Cristin Moran ’04Head of Front-End Innovation for Health Care, 3M
11:15 AM Boxed Lunch, served in Duncan Hall
12:15 PM Demo and Poster Session
2:30 PM Keynote: “Facebook Connectivity Lab and Project ARIES
Qi QuWireless Communications System Engineer, Facebook
3:00 PM Keynote: “Zen and the Art of Microprocessor Design
Suzanne Plummer ’89Senior Director, SCBU Engineering, AMD
3:30 PM Best Ph.D. Presenters:
Rajoshi Biswas: “Data-driven Modeling of Aerosol Drug Efficiency via behavior measurement and in-vitro experimentation
Amirali Aghazadeh “Universal Microbial Diagnostics
4:00 PM Fireside Chat: Rice Friends and Family
MC: Ramesh Neelamani ’03Seismology Supervisor, ExxonMobil Upstream Research
John Treichler ’70CTO, Raytheon Applied Signal Technology
John BurrussCEO, Metrocare
Fayé BriggsPresident & CEO, Niminq, Inc., Intel Fellow, ECE Adjunct Faculty Member
Stefanie Breyer ’95Vice President of R&D for Data Acquisition, National Instruments
5:00 PM People’s Choice Awards
5:15 PM Reception and Networking

schedule subject to change.