The REU Seminar Series is an educational and developmental opportunity for REU participants. Attendance at the seminars is required for all REU interns. Speakers will discuss their research or work, provide educational and career advice, and share their knowledge with you. There will be a questions and answer period at the end of each talk. Light refreshments are provided at each seminar. If you believe you may need accommodations during the seminar series, please contact us at email@example.com so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 REU Seminar Series!
In this talk, entrepreneur, writer and Stanford alumnus Bob Zeidman, President of Zeidman Consulting, will discuss the importance of intellectual property protection, and his experience founding and managing a company. He will begin with an overview of intellectual property—specifically copyrights, patents and trade secrets. He will then discuss how IP laws protect your inventions, how to utilize them to your advantage, and include personal experiences on some of the largest cases of the last few decades. He will also talk about the challenges and rewards of starting your own company, and give advice on entrepreneurship.
Anyone who has been around small children knows they won't hold still for long. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the patient must remain motionless for several periods of 5 to 10 minutes each. As a result, children are often studied with X-Ray CT, which comes with a dose of ionizing radiation, or the MRI is performed under anesthesia. Both of these have their risks. At Stanford, we have been collaborating with Pediatric Radiology to develop faster MRI methods that only require a few minutes for the entire study. This presentation will describe the compressed sensing method, one of several recent advances in MRI, which allows images to be reconstructed from a fraction of the data that would otherwise be required. This is currently being used clinically here at Stanford, and has resulted in a significant increase in the use of MRI, the reduction of the need for anesthesia, as well as a reduction in the diversion of these patients to CT.
There will be an optional tour of the MRI facilities at Stanford from 11am-12pm after the talk, led by Professor Nishimura. Space is limited to the first 12 students who sign up. If interested, please RSVP to David Hsu at REUworkshopcoord@ee.stanford.edu.
The explosion of social data in recent years has dramatically altered the map of decision making. In this talk, Andreas Weigend, director of the Social Data Lab and previously the Chief Scientist at Amazon.com, will talk about the social data revolution that is taking place around us. The concept of social data, and its differences to transactional data, will be introduced. He will then discuss a broad range of topics relating to social data, including how it is collected, how it can be leveraged for analytics and decision-making, and provide examples of companies which have leveraged social data to great success.
With over 350 Ph.D consultants, Exponent Consulting has one of the largest groups of expert technical consultants anywhere on the planet. Dr. Jared Starman, a Stanford alumnus who obtained his Ph.D in advanced X-Ray imaging systems, will talk about how Exponent operates, the ins and outs of consulting, and how a Ph.D degree has contributed to his career. Past cases that he has worked on, including failure analysis, patent litigation support, and safety reviews, will be discussed. He will conclude with advice on how interested undergraduate and graduate students can start planning for a career in consulting.