September 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Professor Sorina Dumitrescu
McMaster University

Title

Bit-error Resilient Index Assignments for Multiple Description Scalar Quantizers

Abstract

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Roger Howe

Speaker

Professor Roger Howe

Title

Vacuum Nano-Systems for Energy Conversion

Abstract

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Niladri Sarkar

Title

Single-Chip Scanning Probe Microscopes

Abstract

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Behzad Esfandiarpour

Title

Integration of Nanostructured Antireflection Coatings to Spherical Silicon Solar Cells

Abstract

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Felipe Ramos-Gaete

Title

Effect of Price Responsive Demand on the Operation of Microgrids

Abstract

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Neil Sarkar

Title

Single-Chip Scanning Probe Microscopes

Abstract

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Yuqian Li

Title

Synchronized path following for a mobile robot, a Euler-Lagrange system and closed paths

Abstract

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

James Ching-Chih Ho

Title

Joint Source Channel Coding in Broadcast and Relay Channels: A Non-asymptotic End-to-End Distortion Approach

Abstract

Thursday, September 5, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Hany Kashif

Topic

Deployment and Debugging of Real-Time Applications on Multicore Platforms

Supervisor(s)

Sebastian Fischmeister and Hiren Patel

All are welcome.

Friday, September 6, 2013 — 9:04 AM EDT

Speaker

Fatma Kiraz

Title

Distance Measurement Based Cooperative Source Localization: A Convex Range Free Approach

Abstract

Friday, September 6, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Seyed Ghasem Razavipour

Title

Design, Analysis, and Characterization of Indirectly-pumped Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

Abstract

Monday, September 9, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Alireza Tari

Topic

Effect of Mechanical Strain and Constant bias Stress on the performance of Flexible a-IGZO TFTs

Supervisor

William Wong

All are welcome.

Monday, September 9, 2013 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Deepak Kumar

Title

Runtime Verification with Controllable Time Predictability and Memory Utilization

Abstract

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Saman Nasirahmadi

Title

Lossy Filter Synthesis

Abstract

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — 9:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Philip James McCarthy

Title

Cardinality Constrained Robust Optimization Applied to a Class of Interval Observers

Abstract

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 — 9:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Behzad Esfandiarpour

Title

Integration of Nanoscale Structures for Spherical Silicon Photovoltaics

Abstract

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 9:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Daniel Janse van Rensburg
Sales & Marketing Manager
Nearfield Systems Inc.

Title

An Overview of Near-Field Test Technology

Abstract

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Seyed Ghasem Razavipour

Title

Design, Analysis, and Characterization of Indirectly-Pumped Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

Abstract

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 10:45 to 10:45 AM EDT

Speakers

Keith Concessao
Strategic Account Manager – Electronic Measurement Group
Agilent Technologies

Jean-Marc Moreau
Senior RF and Microwave Application Engineer - Electronic Measurement Group
Agilent Technologies

Abstract

Measurement and discovery go hand in hand. The two have always been linked, from mankind’s earliest discoveries to today’s innovations in electronics, biological science and alternative energy. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Xiupu Zhang
Concordia University

Title

InP Quantum Dot Semiconductor Lasers

Abstract

InP quantum dot  (QD) lasers are emerging. This presentation reviews InP QD lasers, including muti-wavelength lasers, coherent frequency comb, DFB single-mode lasers, and mode-locked lasers, accomplished by NRC and Concordia.

Speaker's biography

Thursday, September 12, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Raj Mittra
Electrical Engineering Department
Pennsylvania State University

Title

New Challenges in Electromagnetic Communications: Antenna Design, High-speed Data Transfer and Energy Harvesting

Abstract

Friday, September 13, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Mac Schwager
Boston University

Title

Optimal Sensing of Dynamic Environments with Multiple Robots

Abstract

Monday, September 16, 2013 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Masoumeh Dadjou

Title

Analysis and Design of Clock-glitch Fault Injection within a FPGA

Abstract

Monday, September 16, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Zhao Ren

Title

Microwave Near-Field Probes to Detect Electrically Small Particles

Abstract

Monday, September 16, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Marco Pavone
Stanford University

Title

Fast Marching Trees: a Fast Marching Sampling-Based Method for Optimal Motion Planning in Many Dimensions

Abstract

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Rohit Verma

Title

Local Binary Pattern Approach for Fast Block Based Motion Estimation

Abstract

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Gaurav Jain

Title

ReserveTM: Optimizing for Eager Software Transactional Memory

Abstract

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Amin Olah Eftekharian

Title

Plasmonic Superconducting Single Photon Detector

Abstract

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 9:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Amin Olah Eftekharian

Title

Plasmonic Superconducting Single Photon Detector

Abstract

Friday, September 20, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

Candidate

Seyedeh Elham Akhavan Rezai

Topic

Grid-able Plug in Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids: Challenges, Impacts, and Benefits

Supervisors

Ehab El-Saadany and Fakhreddine Karray

Monday, September 23, 2013 — 2:30 PM EDT

Candidate

Zhao Ren

Title

Microwave Near-Field Probes to Detect Electrically Small Particles

Abstract

Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Takayoshi Yokota
Department of Information and Electronics
Graduate School of Engineering
Tottori University
Japan

Title

The Traffic Network Analysis Based on GPS Probe Data by a New Map Matching Algorithm and a Sensor Fusion Algorithm for Road Network Data Acquisition

Abstract

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