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Events for December 05, 2019

  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things and Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

    Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Lara Dolecek, University of California, Los Angeles

    Talk Title: Context-Aware Coding for Computing Memories

    Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things

    Abstract: Error correction and detection are the core components of all modern memory systems. Current computing memory systems use simple coding schemes to simultaneously meet the resiliency and latency requirements. In this talk, we review our recent results on context-aware coding for computing memories, an approach that explicitly takes into account various intrinsic side information for improved robustness to faults. We discuss both error correction and detection, codes' theoretical properties, and provide examples of how these solutions can be implemented in practice. We explicitly describe the special case of the error localization codes. We also discuss promising future directions, connections with classical information theoretic concepts, and other applications. Joint work with C. Schoeny, M. Gottscho, I. Alam, and P. Gupta.

    Biography: Lara Dolecek is a professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCLA. She received her BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EECS as well as an MA degree in Statistics, all from UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of several research and teaching awards including NSF CAREER, IBM Faculty Award, Intel Early Career Faculty Award, Okawa Research Grant, and UCLA Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. With her research group and collaborators, she received numerous best paper awards. Her research interests include coding methods with applications to memories and storage, computing, quantum systems, and machine learning.

    Host: Salman Avestmehr, avestime@usc.edu

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Dr. Rishee Jain, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Urban Informatics: Harnessing data to understand dynamics between people, buildings and energy systems in cities

    Abstract: See attachment

    Host: Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber

    More Information: R. Jain Abstract 12-5-2019.pdf

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 209

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Evangeline Reyes

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  • CS Colloquium: Melisa Orta Martinez (Stanford University) - Design and Analysis of Open-Source Haptic Devices for Educational Applications

    Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 03:30 PM - 04:50 PM

    Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Melisa Orta Martinez, Stanford University

    Talk Title: Design and Analysis of Open-Source Haptic Devices for Educational Applications

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Open-source hardware significantly impacts the development of technology by allowing communities of users with varied expertise to share, customize and collectively improve on designs. Most haptic hardware available outside of the research community is proprietary and expensive. This prevents communities of users from easily obtaining, building, modifying, and learning from the devices. I propose that the ability to easily obtain, assemble and customize a haptic device is especially important for educational applications. In this talk I present three open-source haptic devices, for which I carefully considered trade-offs in cost, ease of making, and performance -- toward making haptic devices more accessible for educational applications.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.


    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Computer Science Department

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  • CAIS++ Fall 2019 Showcase

    Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Alumni

    Student Activity


    Each semester, a new cohort is taught an introductory AI curriculum, complete with online lessons and in-person coding workshops.

    Once members go through the curriculum, they are placed into teams to apply their skills to help solve real world problems.

    By inviting speakers from both academia and industry, each cohort hopes to shed light on ways in which AI can be used to benefit society.

    More Information: CAIS Event Flyer.png

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - TCC 450

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Kristy Ly

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