Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Khaled Saleh

Topic

Protection Strategies for Low-Voltage Direct Current Grids

Supervisor

Ehab El-Saadany

Background subjects

  • Distribution System Protection
  • DC Distribution
  • Wavelet Transform
  • Microgrids
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Shihan Sajeed

Topic

Scrutinizing the security of practical quantum key distribution systems

Supervisors

Vadim Makarov (Physics and Astronomy) and Christopher Wilson

Background subjects

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum key distribution protocols
  • Mixed signal electronics
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Ramy Medhat

Topic

Adaptive Approaches to Power Management

Supervisors

Sebastian Fischmeister and Borzoo Bonakdarpour (Computer Science)

Background subjects

  • Core Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Embedded Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
Thursday, June 4, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Safoan Alhalali

Topic

Situation Assessment For Electric Distribution Systems

Supervisor

Ramadan El-Shatshat

Background subjects

  • Distributed Generation (DG)
  • Distribution Systems
  • State Estimation
  • Filtering
Thursday, June 4, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Fraser Cameron, University of Texas at El Paso, United States

Topic

The Artificial Pancreas: Algorithms, Results, and Considerations in Controlling Blood Glucose Levels in People with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — 1:30 PM EDT

Candidate

Shahin Solki

Title

Voltage-variation aware multi-mode timing closure of high-performance cores

Supervisor

Manoj Sachdev

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — 9:15 AM EDT

Candidate

Pansy Arafa

Topic

Time-aware Dynamic Binary Instrumentation

Supervisor

Sebastian Fischmeister

Background subjects

  • Real-time Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Program Instrumentation
  • Empirical Performance Analysis
  • Compilers
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 — 10:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Ameena Saad Sultan S. Alsumaiti

Title

Power Generation Shortage in Developing Countries: Restrictions, Challenges and Proposed Solutions

Supervisor

Magdy Salama

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost STUD, Singapore

Title

The Next Big Things in Education and Research

Abstract

The new challenges posed by an increasingly integrated world require a rethinking of how we address our current education system and future research directions. This talk begins with an introduction of Singapore University of Technology and Design, which was established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Muhammad Ali Martuza

Topic

Wearable Wireless Body Monitoring System Based on Passive LC Sensors

Supervisor

Andrei Sazonov

Background subjects

  • Semiconductor devices
  • Passive LC Sensors
  • Nano-scale Device fabrication
Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Prashant Doshi, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, on leave at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Topic

Generalizing Inverse Reinforcement Learning for the Real World

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Pengyu Zhao

Title

Collaborative Real-Time Interactive Billboard Networks

Supervisor

Pin-Han Ho

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM EDT

Speaker

Dr. Amany El Gouharyl

Topic

An analysis of phase noise in transformer-based dual-tank oscillators

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Brett H. Meyer, McGill University, Canada

Topic

Managing Multicore Power Integrity and Voltage Noise via Walking Pads C4 Placement

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Melissa Jane Chow

Topic

Optimizing Inkjet-Printed Organic Transistors for Circuits

Supervisors

William Wong and Peter Levine

Background subjects

  • Electronic Properties of Materials
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Electronic Circuits
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Mohammadreza Memarian

Title

Novel Finger-like Soft Pneumatic Actuators for Affective Movement

Supervisors

Dana Kulic and Robert Gorbet (Knowledge Integration)

Monday, May 11, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Rajan Joshua Gill

Title

Robust Spline Path Following for Redundant Mechanical Systems

Supervisors

Dana Kulic and Christopher Nielsen

Monday, May 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Dr. James Forbes, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, United States

Topic

Estimation and Control on the Special Orthogonal Group of Rigid-Body Rotations

Friday, May 8, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Luca Scardovi, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Topic

From Synchronization Analysis to Synchronization Control of Cellular Networks

Friday, May 8, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Alireza Doosthoseini

Title

Coordinated Path Following: A Nested Invariant Sets Approach

Supervisor

Christopher Nielsen

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Alireza Doosthoseini

Title

Coordinated Path Following: A Nested Invariant Sets Approach

Supervisor

Christopher Nielsen

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 11:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Mortaja Alqassab

Title

Human Performance and Cognitive Workload in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments

Supervisor

David Wang

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 11:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Reid Miller

Title

Analysis of Weather, Time, and Mandatory Time-of-Use Pricing Effects on Aggregate Residential Electricity Demand

Supervisors

Catherine Rosenberg and Lukasz Golab (Management Sciences)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Assistant Professor Puyan Mojabi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba

Topic

Electromagnetic Inversion

Monday, May 4, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Rodrigo Palma, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Chile

Topic

Challenges for the Chilean Solar Development

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