Events

Upcoming Events

Mon
Apr 27

Under existing grid operations, generation is dominantly in the purview of large fossil-fuel-driven generators and their collective rotational inertia forms a stiff backbone for the bulk power system. With increased integration of distributed energy resources, the energy infrastructure is expected to become increasingly distributed in both form and function. Advances in power semiconductors and their myriad applications in renewable energy imply that next-generation energy conversion interfaces will be predominantly power electronic rather than mechanical.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | UTA 7.532
Mon
Apr 27

Without a doubt, the importance of computing today is based on the use of the technology to a wide variety of application domains.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | ART 1.102
Mon
Apr 27

A number of exciting trends in technology have us all thinking about the future of space and our place in it. Entrepreneurial space companies are building rockets, earth-observation satellites, satellite-servicing platforms, and asteroid-mining robots. There are private plans to send people into orbit, to the Moon, and to Mars in the coming decade, most of which will happen with the support of venture capital, not the more familiar government funding.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM | JGB 2.218
Tue
Apr 28

Wide bandgap semiconductors, most notably SiC and the group III nitrides, have already enabled new technologies including solid state lighting and high voltage power electronics.  This talk overviews the development of GaN materials and the relation between growth by molecular beam epitaxy and metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, microstructure and morphology, physical properties, and device performance.  I highlight the development of molecular beam epitaxy of GaN-based materials, the evolution of nonpolar and semipolar nitrides, and the surprising role of intrinsic disorder i

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | NHB 1.720
Wed
Apr 29

Energy constrained computing has become an important design constraint for a wide range of computing paradigms. For example, the exascale goals of the DOE are for a system that achieves an ExaFLOP of performance in a 20MW power budget, setting an ambitious goal of 50 GFLOPS/W.DARPA’s PERFECT program has set an even higher goal of 75 GFLOPS/W for future embedded military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles.  At the same time the emergence of the Internet of Things has continued the need for energy and power constrained computing in the mobile marketplace.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM | POB 2.302
Wed
Apr 29

The Senior Design Open House will feature demonstrations of student capstone projects. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM.

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Texas Union Ballroom
Mon
May 04

A key challenge for modernizing our infrastructure is in capturing the close interplay of three major elements that affect their operations: physical control mechanisms, information technology, and economic and social aspects. This is essential for ensuring reliability of newly introduced control schemes. This talk examines this important challenge in the context of smart power and transportation systems coupled through electricity Demand Response (DR) programs. DR schemes offer electricity end-users the ability to have a more flexible and price-aware consumption behavior.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | UTA 7.532
Wed
May 06

TBA

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | ART 1.102

April 2015

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11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sasa Misailovic
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Adrian Sampson
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Moin Qureshi
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James S. Speck
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