Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Micro-Architectural Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
KEC 1007

Speaker Information

Heechul Yun
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Kansas


Micro-architectural attacks are a class of software attacks that targets hardware. Modern high performance computing hardware employs a variety of sophisticated microarchitectural components---multiple levels of caches, prefetchers, out-of-order speculative out-of-order execution engine, etc.---to improve performance. Micro-architectural attacks target the weaknesses in these microarchitectural components and can be used to leak secret, alter data, or delay the execution times of the critical real-time tasks. As safety-critical cyber-physical systems (CPS) are increasingly relying on high-performance hardware, microarchitectural attacks are becoming an important and serious threat to their safety and security. In this talk, I will present examples of microarchitectural attacks and our solutions to defend against these attacks in the context of CPS.

Speaker Bio

Heechul Yun is an associate professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas. His research interests include OS, computer architecture, and real-time embedded systems with special emphasis on addressing real-time and security issues on safety-critical cyber-physical systems. His work has appeared in top embedded real-time systems venues such as RTAS, ECRTS and Transactions on Computers; and received multiple awards and honors (Outstanding Paper Award at RTAS'19, Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper Award at RTAS'16, Editor's Pick of the Year Award from IEEE Transactions on Computers in 2016, Best Student Paper Nomination at RTCSA'16, and Best Paper Nomination at ECRTS'10). He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked at Samsung Electronics as a senior software engineer.

Special Seminar: MaxLinear - Products and Technologies

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am
KEC 1007

Speaker Information

Curtis Ling
Chief Technical Officer


The silicon which is enabling network bandwidth expansion relies heavily on a tight coupling between digital and analog design on the same chip. In this presentation, we’ll review MaxLinear’s most recent communications SOCs supporting the roadmaps for data centers, wireless and home networking infrastructure, discussing some of the technical challenges we’ve faced and their solutions.

Blending engineering and medicine: novel analyses of electrocardiogram for prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac death

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Gilfillan Auditorium

Speaker Information

Larisa Tereshchenko
Associate professor of medicine
Knight Cardiovascular Institute


Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Sudden cardiac death is a major contributor to cardiovascular mortality and a tragic event for a community and family members. Understanding mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias is a key factor for further reduction of cardiovascular disease burden and mortality. For initiation of arrhythmia, two components are necessary: trigger and the susceptible electrophysiological substrate. Advances in computer science, digital signal processing, and understanding of cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms led to the development of novel mechanistic electrocardiographic and vectorcardiographic measures. We use a widely available, inexpensive, and non-invasive tool (resting 12-lead ECG) to characterize the electrophysiological substrate of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Then, we study associations of electrocardiographic phenotype with genomics to understand underlying biology of the electrophysiological substrate. In my talk I will present my translational program, my effort of building Big Data resource (ECGome consortium) and outline opportunities for our collaboration/opportunities for students.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Tereshchenko is an associate professor of medicine in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. She received MD degree with Honors from the Tyumen Medical School (USSR) in 1986. She was the first-prize winner of the Internal Medicine Competition of the Russian Federation in 1985-86. Dr. Tereshchenko completed Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship and received a Ph.D. degree from Novosibirsk Medical School in 1994. Dr. Tereshchenko was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Tyumen Medical School in 1994-2004.

In 2004, Dr. Tereshchenko joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine, where she initiated and conducted a prospective cohort study of ICD patients (ICD-EGMs study). After completion of cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division. She established translational electrophysiology laboratory and developed several novel methods of electrocardiogram analyses, such as dynamic vectorcardiography, global electrical heterogeneity, and measurement of inapparent ventricular conduction. In 2013 Dr. Tereshchenko was awarded NIH R01 award “Novel ECG measures and risk of sudden cardiac death” and moved to the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She maintains NIH funding of her laboratory.

Dr. Tereshchenko is a Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology. She was the President of the International Congress of Electrocardiology hosted in Portland in 2017, and a member of a Board of Directors (Treasurer) of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology in 2014-2017. She was awarded the DelMar Junior Investigator Award, awarded by the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology. Dr. Tereshchenko is an inventor on two patents, an author of more than 100 manuscripts, 3 book chapters, and a member of an Editorial Board of the leading electrophysiology journals (Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm, among others).

Past Colloquia

Ian Galton
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:00am to 11:50am
Julie A. Adams
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Xiao (Simon) Li
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Sam Felton
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Jeffrey Walling
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Tarik Taleb
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Xusheng Xiao
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Marek Petrik
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am