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Rising Stars Workshop for Women

An academic career workshop for women
Abstract / Description: 

Rising Stars is a career-building workshop for women electrical and computer engineers and computer scientists interested in careers in academia. The workshop brings together the best and brightest female graduates in the fields of electrical and computer engineering and computer science for two days of scientific interactions, career-oriented discussions, and networking. Stanford is proud to host the 2017 Rising Stars workshop and looks forward to welcoming you to the Farm.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

2016 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Symposium

Third Annual Symposium
Abstract / Description: 


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Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford University
Connie Cepko, Harvard University
Tom Dean, Google Brain
Keith Humphreys, Stanford University
Mark Schnitzer, Stanford University
Tony Wyss-Coray, Stanford University

Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Neuroscience & Policy
Neural Coding
Brain Rejuvenation

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day)
Li Ka Shing Conference Center, Stanford University

Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium

Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium
Abstract / Description: 

The Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Program, produced by the Japan Society of Northern California in cooperation with the US-Asia Technology Management Center, has announced that Ms. Ari Horie, Founder & CEO of Women's Startup Lab, an acclaimed accelerator that promotes innovation through start-up company success and "intrapreneur" development, will deliver the keynote speech for the Innovation Awards Symposium at Stanford on July 22.

Ms. Horie was named one of CNN's Top 10 visionary women of 2014 and was included in the 2015 Forty Over 40 list of women making an impact. A frequent speaker on gender diversity, including recent appearances at SXSW (2014, 2015), the New Economy Summit in Japan (2015), and Slush Asia (2016), Ms. Horie will talk on the topic of "Breathing New Life into Innovation" by including more diverse voices, skills, and collaboration in the innovation systems of Japan and Silicon Valley. Her vision will focus on the role of people and problem solving in the future of U.S. – Japan ties in innovation.

The Symposium will also include the following program highlights:

  • Welcoming remarks by former US Ambassador to Japan and Founder and General Partner of Geodesic Capital John V. Roos.
  • Presentation of the Emerging Leader Awards to one U.S. and one Japanese company that are alreadybeginning to have a transformative effect on some market or industry.
  • A panel discussion with the CEOs of five exciting Japanese start-up companies in the Innovation Showcase: Axelspace Corporation (low cost micro-satellites), Floadia Corporation (embedded nonvolatile memory), Preferred Networks, Inc. (deep learning-based data analysis for IOT systems), Spiber, Inc. (mass production of spider silk using genetic engineering technology) and Xenoma, Inc. (fully customized wearable electronic apparel).

Symposium attendees will have an invaluable opportunity to experience first-hand the exciting products offered by each Innovation Showcase company, as well as unmatched opportunities to network with thought-leaders who are active at the intersection of Japanese creativity and Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and innovation.

More details to be announced shortly including our 2016 Emerging Leader winners!

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street

SystemX Spring Conference

Spring Conference
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Tuesday, May 17 (Day 1) - starts with a SystemX overview given by Prof. Boris Murmann and Prof. Philip Wong, SystemX's faculty directors. This will be followed by overviews of our Focus Areas by their respective faculty leaders. Breakout sessions for Heterogeneous Integration and Internet of Everything will follow in the afternoon. The day concludes with an FMA student poster session / industry mixer, reception from 4:45 - 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 18 (Day 2) - begins with updates from Stanford's Mechanical Eng Department and Neurosciences Institute, followed by technology talks on Nanophotonics and Quantum Encryption. The afternoon will hold breakout sessions for the Computation and Bio Interfaces Focus Areas, after which member company representatives will assemble for our Business Meeting. The day concludes with the SystemX Dinner at the Stanford Faculty Club.

Thursday, November 19 (Day 3) - will hold the breakout sessions for the Energy/Power Management Systems and the Design Productivity Focus Areas. The day will end at noon.


Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

2016 Annual Meeting of the Stanford Compression Forum

Day 1: The science of information-new directions; Day 2: Data compression
Abstract / Description: 

The Stanford Compression Forum (SCF) is a group of researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs from academia and industry working to advance the theory and practice of data compression.

The 2016 annual meeting will be a 2-day event sponsored by the Center for Science of Information.

The first day will be dedicated to new directions in the science of information at large, while the second day will be focused on data compression. 

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The meeting is open to anyone interested. Students, post-doctoral resaerchers, and faculty are encouraged to REGISTER and attend.


For information on SCF, please contact the Forum Administrator, Douglas Chaffee:

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, February 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Bechtel Conference Center

SystemX Headlights Workshop

Frontiers in Wireless Connectivity
Abstract / Description: 

SystemX annual Headlights Workshop this year focuses on advances in wireless technologies and their applications.

The opening day covers the evolving wireless communications technology itself (5G, Wi-Fi, PAN/BAN) and their arising new challenges: efficient spectrum use, the movement to higher frequencies of operation, challenges in concurrency. We are honored to have Dr. Chih-Lin I, China Mobile's Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, lead off that day with a keynote talk.

The second day topics are on the deployment, proliferation of wireless connectivity. Sessions will cover the rapidly developing wireless infrastructure, the emergence of new connected devices/new services, and some of the system technology challenges both have created. We are delighted to have Dr. Ken Stewart, Intel's Chief Wireless Technologist for Mobility, open the second day with a keynote. We are ending the conference with a panel on deployment opportunities and challenges that includes Dr. Craig Barratt, responsible for Access and Energy at Google; and Vijay Sammeta, San Jose's CIO.


SystemX annual Headlights Workshop, this year focused on advances in wireless technologies and their applications.

The event is by invitation only. Please contact SystemX for more information.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Huang Engineering Center

Kailath Lecture and Colloquium 2015

More than 30 speakers to Celebrate Prof. Kailath's 80th Birthday
Abstract / Description: 

This year's event is a celebration of Professor Kailath's 80th birthday! We welcome more than 30 speakers – many are his former students.

The keynote speaker is:

  • Professor Stanley Osher, Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA, Director of Special Projects, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Title: What Mathematical Algorithms Can Do for the Real (and Even Fake) World
  • Abstract: When I entered the Courant Institute at NYU in 1962, applied mathematics used techniques such as asymptotic analysis, special functions, and separation of variables. The language was partial differential equations, functional analysis and perhaps complex analysis. Numerical analysis was just emerging from the shadows and many regarded it as the last refuge of scoundrels. The notion that I could have a research career based on devising algorithms that would be widely used in computer programs with applications ranging from supersonic flow to image processing to computer graphics to sparse recovery to chip design would have been as suprising to me as hearing that people using my algorithms would win academy awards.

    In this talk I will try to give a personal overview of the role of mathematics in designing algorithms that domain scientists find useful, and how new applications emerge serendipitously.

Please join us Thursday and Friday! 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:30pm
Clark Center Auditorium


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