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Overview of MEMS sensors and Industry Trends

Topic: 
Overview of MEMS sensors and Industry Trends
Abstract / Description: 

  In this talk, we will cover overview of MEMS market & products with primary focus on MEMS inertial sensors. We will go over miniaturization trend in MEMS sensors, technology challenges and solutions. We will identify areas that provide additional challenges for students & research community in MEMS area.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Huang 018
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Globalization of Startup Companies from China: Perspectives of a VC

Topic: 
Globalization of Startup Companies from China: Perspectives of a VC
Abstract / Description: 

Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV Capital, will share his perspectives of the evolution of innovation in China and the globalization of entrepreneurs in the world's fastest growing economy. Hans is one of the most influential venture capitalists in China and joined the 2013 Forbes Midas List as one of seven China VCs. In his upcoming talk, Hans will also provide insights into the China-Silicon Valley entrepreneur ecosystem.

 

Please join us on Thursday, November 20th for our eighth session of the quarter on "New Trends in Startup Company Acceleration: Toward the Rise of the Global Startup."

Immediately following the session, we'll have a short-networking reception from 5:30 – 6:15PM.

This session is presented by the US-Asia Technology Management Center, with support also from The Miner Foundation and the Stanford Silicon Valley – New Japan Project.

** Stayed tuned for additional details about our final session of the quarter:
- Thursday, December 4th - Garry Tan, Partner, Y Combinator

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Gates B01
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Context-Adaptive Communication Systems - A solution to the energy-gap for a smart connected world?

Topic: 
Context-Adaptive Communication Systems - A solution to the energy-gap for a smart connected world?
Abstract / Description: 

Through decades of scaling the size of computing has gone to virtually zero. In foreseeable future, computing will be all around us, in mostly invisible forms, leading to hundreds of billions of connected computing-devices, sensors, things and people. The future smart connected world relies on energy-efficient computing and communication systems to enable battery operated always on always connected devices. The need for multi-Gbps wireless communication with battery-operated devices and extremely low-power self-sustainable sensor nodes will create an energy-gap that calls for order-of-magnitude energy-efficiency improvements in communication systems. Today's mostly-static wireless systems are designed for worst case channel, process and use case conditions, leading to sub-optimal power consumption when the respective conditions are not at worst case. This talk will highlight the design of context-adaptive zero-margin communication systems that adapt itself to real-time channel conditions, manufactured process-variations and use-cases to always operate with minimum power possible.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Allen 101
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Navigating Optics Coursework at Stanford

Topic: 
Navigating Optics Coursework at Stanford
Abstract / Description: 

The panelists are optics PhD students and postdocs from various departments who will be discussing the influence of Stanford courses on their educational and research interests.

This event is mostly geared toward 1st and 2nd year graduate students interested in optics research. We are attempting to cover courses APPPHYS 203, 304, 387, PHYSICS 321, EE 134, 136, 223, 234, 236A-C, 331, 332, 336, 340, 346, MATSCI 199.

If you are planning on joining us, please RSVP at the link below, to give us an idea how many refreshments to prepare
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xyDQ9AS7a9LZJ7fBMz5MC-_kDTnvftC9_QPuxTBOBWM/viewform.

Sponsored by Stanford Optical Society and Stanford Photonics Research Center

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:50pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Spilker 317

SmartGrid: Trust-Tech: A Novel Paradigm for Nonlinear Optimization and Practical Applications

Topic: 
Trust-Tech: A Novel Paradigm for Nonlinear Optimization and Practical Applications
Abstract / Description: 

Optimization technology has practical applications in almost every branch of science, business and technology. Indeed, a large variety of the quantitative issues such as decision-making, design, operation, planning, and scheduling arising in science, engineering, and economics can be perceived and modeled as nonlinear optimization problems. The solution space (i.e. search space) of nonlinear optimization problems generally contains only one global optimal solution and many local optimal solutions. The values of an objective function at local optimal solutions and at the global optimal solution may differ significantly. Hence, from a practical viewpoint, there are strong motivations to develop effective methods for finding the global optimal solution. In this talk, I will present a novel paradigm, termed Trust-Tech, for nonlinear optimization. The theoretical basis for and practical applications of Trust-Tech to Optimal Power Flow of two major utilities will also be presented.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101
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Laser Khet Tournament (pls note time change)

Topic: 
Laser Khet Tournament
Abstract / Description: 

Ever wanted to defeat your most fearsome opponents with laser beams? Well, now you can! Join us for the first annual Laser Khet tournament in Packard atrium. For those who haven't played it before, Laser Khet is a variant of chess that includes beam splitters, mirrors, and lasers!

Drinks and snacks will be provided, and the winner of the tournament will walk home with his or her very own Laser Khet board game (batteries included)!

Even if you aren't interested in playing, feel free to drop by and cheer on your comrades!

This will be a single elimination tournament with two games running simultaneously. Each turn will be limited to 30 seconds. If you would like to have some practice before the games, feel free to come half an hour early, and we can go over the rules or play a quick friendly match.

For those that would like to enter, please sign up through the following link before Thursday at 11:59pm:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P3Hf5hSPOpIZ1dJVtq7RDAk9vmr3BG4PSFOndzOpZaM/viewform

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Packard Atrium
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ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider

Topic: 
ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider
Abstract / Description: 

SPRC Women in Science Seminar

The Large Hadron Collider, an accelerator in Switzerland which collides protons at the highest person-made energies in history, is trying to uncover the fundamental structure of matter and our universe. To do so, it produces roughly 100 terabytes of data per second. The experiments can only record 1 gigabyte per second. In this talk, I'll describe how we use fast algorithms in custom electronics to decide which of the 0.001% of collisions to keep and how we know that we aren't throwing away valuable Higgs bosons, dark matter particles or other messengers of new physics.


Lunch will be provided for registered attendees

RSVP here

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Spilker 143
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GSEE Afternoon Tea

Topic: 
EE Community
Abstract / Description: 

Take a break this Wednesday afternoon to enjoy some beverages, snacks, and conversation!

All members of the EE community - students, faculty, and staff - are welcome.

Don't forget to bring a reusable mug if you have one.

Hope to see you there!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Packard, 2nd floor kitchen
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EE Undergraduate Event

Topic: 
EE Undergraduate Event
Abstract / Description: 

Undergraduate Event

Please join us to hear presentations from undergraduates and discover if EE is right for you.

  • Presentations will be from 4:15pm-5:05pm in Packard 101 and the networking event will be held in the Packard Atrium from 5:05pm-6:00pm
  • Any undergraduate student is invited to attend the presentation about EE as an undergraduate major. There will be several student speakers and a Q&A session.
  • Dinner will be served from Cafe Taxim.
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

Statistics Seminar: Optimal Inference After Model Selection

Topic: 
Optimal Inference After Model Selection
Abstract / Description: 

To perform inference after model selection, we propose controlling the selective type I error; i.e., the error rate of a test given that it was performed. By doing so, we recover long-run frequency properties among selected hypotheses analogous to those that apply in the classical (non-adaptive) context. Our proposal is closely related to data splitting and has a similar intuitive justification, but is more powerful. Exploiting the classical theory of Lehmann and Scheffe (1955), we derive most powerful unbiased selective tests and confidence intervals for inference in exponential family models after arbitrary selection procedures. For linear regression, we derive new selective z-tests that generalize recent proposals for inference after model selection and improve on their power, and new selective t-tests that do not require knowledge of the error variance σ2.


This is based on joint work with Dennis Sun and Jonathan Taylor

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
Sloan Mathematics Building 380 Room 380C
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