September 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016 — 1:30 PM EDT

Candidate

Maarten Aloys Jonkman

Title

Modified Differential Cascode Voltage Scale Logic Optimized for Sub-threshold Voltage Operation

Supervisor

Manoj Sachdev

Abstract

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Wentao Liu

Topic

No Reference Quality Assessment for Images and Videos

Supervisor

Zhou Wang

Background subjects

No Reference Image Quality Assessment H.264 Video Learning to Rank
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Dr. Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Topic

Connected Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract

Friday, September 9, 2016 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Sally Daif

Title

Condition Assessment of Power Transformer Winding Insulation Based on Partial Discharge Detection

Supervisor

Magdy Salama

Abstract

Friday, September 9, 2016 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Elahe Talaie Pashiri

Title

Manganese and Iron-Based Layered Oxide Positive Electrodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Supervisors

Linda Nazar (Chemistry) and Hany Aziz

Abstract

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Dr. Sudhakar Rao, University of Central Florida, USA

Title

Advanced Antenna Systems for 21st Century Satellite Communication Payloads

Abstract

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Abdul Muqtadir Abbasi

Title

Categorization and Detection of Energy Bugs and Application Tail Energy Bugs in Smartphones

Supervisor

Kshirasagar Naik

Abstract

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Yi Shan

Title

Fast Intra-frame Coding Algorithm for HEVC Based on TCM and Machine Learning

Supervisor

En-Hui Yang

Abstract

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 — 1:30 PM EDT

Candidate

Alireza Khosropour

Title

Fabrication and Characterization of Microcrystalline Silicon Near Infrared Photodiode Detector Pixel on Glass Substrate for Large Area Electronics

Supervisor

Andrei Sazonov

Abstract

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 10:30 to 10:30 AM EDT

Speaker

Professor Nei Kato, Tohoku University, Japan

Topic

VANET and Relay-by-Smartphone

Abstract

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT

Speaker

Professor Pingzhi Fan, Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Topic

Broadband Mobile Communications for High Speed Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract

Thursday, September 15, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Professor Yusheng Ji, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

Topic

Mining Contexts of Passive Entities from Radio Frequency Sources

Abstract

Friday, September 16, 2016 — 9:30 AM EDT

Chamath Palihapitiya (BASc ’99, Elect) and Brigette Lau (BASc ’99, Comp), founders of Social Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, are returning to campus to talk to Engineering students about two amazing opportunities that could change students' lives. 

Fireside Chat: Chamath and Pearl Sullivan, Dean of Engineering, will have a lively 40 minute Fireside Chat where they will discuss some of the amazing opportunities for Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. 

Monday, September 19, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Seyed-Rambod Hosseini-Salekdeh

Title

A Comparative Analysis of 6T and 10T SRAM Cells for Sub-threshold Operation in 65 nm CMOS Technology

Supervisor

Manoj Sachdev

Abstract

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Speaker

Lajos Hanzo, School of ECS, University of Southampton

Topic

Harnessing Quantum-Computing and Signal Processing in Wireless Communications

Please see the poster for Lajos Hanzo's seminar for the details.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — 5:30 PM PDT

You're invited to indulge in a slice of Canada in Seattle! Held at Microsoft, the evening features reminiscing about Canada and Waterloo, Canadian-inspired food and Canadiana prizes! This event is open to all engineering alumni and current engineering students living/working in the Seattle area.

Friday, September 23, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Walied Alharbi

Topic

Demand Side Flexibility Provisions in Smart Energy Hubs for Sustainable Future Energy Systems

Supervisor

Kankar Bhattacharya

Background subjects

Power system operation Power system planning Smart grid
Friday, September 23, 2016 — 1:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Dr. Muhammad Ismail, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Topic

Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Abstract

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — 9:30 AM EDT

Candidate

Mahmoud Salem

Topic

Anomaly Detection for Real-Time Embedded Systems

Supervisor

Fischmeister, Sebastian

Background subjects

Supervised Learning Operating Systems Principles Real-time Embedded Systems Network Calculus
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 — 10:00 to 10:00 AM EDT

Candidate

Alireza Khosropour

Title

Fabrication and Characterization of Microcrystalline Silicon Near Infrared Photodiode Detector Pixel on Glass Substrate for Large Area Electronics

Supervisor

Andrei Sazonov

Abstract

Thursday, September 29, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Candidate

Gangqiang Yang

Title

Hardware implementations and optimizations of the Warbler pseudorandom number generator

Supervisors

Guang Gong and Mark Aagaard

Abstract

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