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Colloquium Series

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

Towards Realizing Energy Proportional High-Speed Wireline Systems

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 8:45am to 9:45am
KEC 1007
Speaker Information
Tejasvi Anand
PhD Candidate
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Intra- and inter-chip communication links in both high performance compute systems and mobile platforms consume significant fraction of the system power. Technology scaling combined with techniques such as near-threshold operation and dynamic voltage and frequency scaling have greatly improved energy efficiency of computation kernels. As a result, the fraction of power consumed by communication links is bound to increase steadily. In view of this, there have been many efforts to aggressively improve the energy efficiency of links.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Tejasvi Anand is a PhD Candidate at UIUC working on wireline and sensor systems. He received his M.Tech. degree (with Distinction) in electronics design and technology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as an Analog Design Engineer at Cosmic Circuits (now Cadence), Bangalore, India. At Cosmic Circuits he was involved in designing pipeline analog to digital converters, for wireless receivers. From 2010 to 2011, he worked as a Project Associate at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he was involved in designing SAR analog to digital converters for neural recording systems. Tejasvi is a recipient of IEEE Solid State Circuit Society Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award, M. E. Van Valkenburg Graduate Research Award from the University of Illinois, Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award, and CEDT Design (Gold) Medal from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Wireless Health: From Childhood Obesity to Elderly Falls and Everything in Between

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:45am to 9:45am
KEC 1007
Speaker Information
Navid Amini
Postdoctoral Fellow
UCLA Stein Eye Institute
UCLA Wireless Health Institute

The rapid advancement of sensing, computing, and wireless communication technology has given rise to the emerging field of Wireless Health, which transforms healthcare services from a paradigm based on episodic examination, diagnosis, and treatment to one with continuous monitoring, prediction, and prevention. Wireless health-monitoring systems hold the promise of revolutionizing the accessibility, quality, financing, and delivery of healthcare in much the same way that low-cost cellular telephone technology dramatically changed telecommunications worldwide.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Navid Amini is a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA Stein Eye Institute and a researcher at UCLA Wireless Health Institute. His research interests lie broadly in medical informatics with emphasis on innovative sensing and computing technologies for wireless health applications. He received his B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from Sharif University in 2007. He earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees both in computer science from UCLA in 2010 and 2012. He is a principal investigator of an NIH-funded proposal, where he investigates different wearable sensing technologies and machine learning techniques to quantify the behavior of non-visual sensory system and the impact of low vision on daily activities and quality of life. He has served on the Technical Program Committee for several conferences in the field of medical informatics. He is one of the organizers of the ACM International Workshop on Smart Health Systems and Applications. He is a named inventor on three US patents, two of which have been licensed and moving towards commercialization. He is the current recipient of the Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award at UCLA and he has received unrestricted gifts from influential companies such as Google and Symantec for pursuing end-to-end collaborative research.

Designing with Online Crowds

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Brian Bailey
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois

Feedback is a critical component of creative work but receiving effective feedback can be surprisingly hard. In this talk, I will describe the concept, design, and implementation of a new genre of crowd-based technology that enables designers to receive formative feedback on preliminary visual designs that is personalized, timely, and low-cost. The system provides scaffolding for generating feedback on the designer’s goals, principles in the domain, points of emphasis, and first impressions.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Brian Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, where he has been on the faculty since 2002. He conducts research and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on user interface design and human-computer interaction. Dr. Bailey was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research in 2008-2009. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1993 and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1997 and 2002, respectively. His current research interests include creativity support tools, studies of design and innovation processes, and crowdsourcing. He holds affiliate academic appointments in the Beckman Institute and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Dr. Bailey received the NSF CAREER award in 2007. His research has been supported by the NSF, Microsoft, Google, and Ricoh Innovations. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies and the journal Behavior & Information Technology.

Past Colloquia

Jim de Broekert
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Yuriy Brun
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Irwin Kwan
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Alexandra Meliou
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:40am to 1:00pm
Andrew Dove
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Seung Geol Choi
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:40am to 11:00am
Stephen McCamant
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9:40am to 11:00am
Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:40am to 11:00am
Ben Moseley
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:40am to 11:00am