Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Fri
Nov 17

While antenna and material engineering have been applied in every corner of modern electronics, it is becoming increasingly interesting to develop novel radiation structures based on fundamental physics. In this talk, we will discuss some of our new designs rooted in basic electromagnetic wave propagation and polarization manipulations. We will focus on three types of new structures: (1) The magneto-electric antenna, which employs both electric field and magnetic field of electromagnetic waves.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
POB 4.304
Wed
Nov 29
General Seminar

Real-time signal processing and decoding of brain signals are certainly at the heart of a brain-machine interface (BMI). Yet, this does not suffice for subjects to control a BMI. In the first part of my talk I will review a few recent studies, most involving users with severe motor disabilities, that illustrate additional principles of a reliable BMI. In the second part, I will show how BMI are not just opening the door to advanced assistive devices, but can also lead to innovative rehabilitation interventions to recover from brain lesions and augmented interaction.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
EER 3.646
Fri
Dec 01

Memory has become one of the bottlenecks in the development of intelligent computing systems with high bandwidth and low energy consumption. This seminar will address trends in the development of emerging memory, including resistive RAM (ReRAM), STT-MRAM, and phase-change memory (PCM) for intelligent electronics. The fundamental circuits of nonvolatile memory (NVM) and eNVM will be introduced. This seminar will explore the challenges faced by researchers in the circuit designs, circuit-device-interaction, and architecture-circuit interactions for emerging memory.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
EER 3.646
Wed
Dec 06
ECE Colloquia Seminar

This talk will address the latest developments in key building blocks for state-of-the-art IMDs, particularly on the analog front-end, RF back-end, and power management. The talk will include information about the example of a smart cage, which can wirelessly power, communicate with, and track sensors implanted in or attached to small freely behaving animals. Novel minimally-invasive methods explored for individuals with severe paralysis, involving wearable brain-tongue-computer interface (BTCI), also known as the Tongue Drive System (TDS) will be covered.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
EER 0.904 (Mulva Auditorium)
Wed
Dec 06

Wireless power transmission is on the rise for a variety of applications from electric vehicles to smartphone and implantable microelectronic devices (IMD). Unlike pacemakers, extreme size constraints and high power consumption prevent many IMDs such as cochlear and retinal implants from using primary batteries as their energy source. Moreover, such devices need to deliver a sizable volume of information from external artificial sensors to the nervous system while interfacing with large neural populations at high stimulus rates.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
EER 3.646
Fri
Dec 08

As one of the truly fundamental analog functions in any wireless/wireline application, the voltage-controlled oscillator keeps attracting a great deal of well-deserved attention. In this presentation, we will investigate the mechanisms of phase noise generation in harmonic oscillators, including some recently published general results, after which we will analyze both classical and emergent oscillator architectures, describing pros and cons for each. Various techniques to achieve a very wide oscillator tuning range will be illustrated as well.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
EER 3.646

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Ji Chen
 
 
 
 
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Satya Nadella
 
 
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Jaydeep Kulkarni
 
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Siddharth Ramachandran
 
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Li-Jun Jiang
 
 
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José del R. Millán
 
 
 
 
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