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Smart Grid Seminar: Decarbonizing a Public Utility

Topic: 
Decarbonizing a Public Utility
Abstract / Description: 

This is the final Smart Grid Seminar of our Fall 2021 series. On Thursday, November 18, join us to learn from Dr. Lena Perkins about the City of Palo Alto Utilities' strategy to equitable decarbonization.


The seminar is open to the public. Stanford students enrolled in CEE 272T/EE 292T: SmartGrids and Advanced Power Systems Seminar must attend in person. All others, please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 1:30pm

Smart Grid Seminar: Physics-aware and Risk-aware Machine Learning for Power Systems Operations

Topic: 
Physics-aware and Risk-aware Machine Learning for Power Systems Operations
Abstract / Description: 

This is the fourth Smart Grid Seminar of our Fall 2021 series, where we are featuring women in the power and energy sector. On Thursday, November 11, join us to learn from Hao Zhu how to bridge physics-aware and risk-aware machine learning advances into efficient and reliable grid operations.


The seminar is open to the public. Stanford students enrolled in "CEE 272T/EE 292T: SmartGrids and Advanced Power Systems Seminar" will attend the event in person. All others, please register to attend on Zoom via the RSVP link.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

Smart Grid Seminar: Experiments to Reduce GHG Emissions in Time to Save the Planet: Demand Response & EV Charging

Topic: 
Experiments to Reduce GHG Emissions in Time to Save the Planet: Demand Response & EV Charging
Abstract / Description: 

Learn about the work being done by Lara Pierpoint at Actuate Climate around systems innovation that breaks through technical and institutional roadblocks to accelerate mass emissions reductions.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

SystemX Alliance seminar: Autonomous Miniaturized Distributed Space Systems

Topic: 
Autonomous Miniaturized Distributed Space Systems
Abstract / Description: 

Two key trends are revolutionizing the way humans conduct spaceflight, namely, the miniaturization of satellites (e.g., micro- and nano-satellites) and the distribution of payload tasks among multiple coordinated units (e.g., formation-flying, on-orbit servicing, fractionation, swarms). The combination of these approaches promises breakthroughs in space science (e.g., imaging of earth-like planets, characterization of gravitational waves), remote sensing (e.g., synthetic aperture radar interferometry, aeronomy, gravimetry), and space exploration (e.g., lifetime extension, assembly of structures, space debris removal). Irrespective of the specific application, future miniature distributed space missions require a high level of autonomy to maintain and reconfigure the relative motion of the participating vehicles within the prescribed accuracy and range of operations. Especially on small spacecraft, these requirements are hard to meet due to the limited resources, and the chief goal of current research and development is to pave the way for the autonomous Guidance, Navigation, & Control (GN&C) of "self-driving nanosatellites". This presentation addresses the new miniature distributed space instruments and the related GN&C algorithms under development at the Stanford's Space Rendezvous laboratory.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Huang 018

SystemX Alliance presents Blockchain technologies: the good, the bad, and the future

Topic: 
Blockchain technologies: the good, the bad, and the future
Abstract / Description: 

Dr. Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University where he heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the center for blockchain research (CBR). Dr. Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, cryptography for blockchains, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over a 150 publications in the field and is a recipient of the 2014 ACM prize and the 2013 Godel prize. In 2016 Dr. Boneh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 5:30pm

Tech Talk: Apple’s Sensor Software and Prototyping team within the Hardware Technologies

Topic: 
Tech Talk: Apple’s Sensor Software and Prototyping team within the Hardware Technologies
Abstract / Description: 
What’s a tech talk?
A tech talk is an information session presented by a thought leader or senior engineer to talk about industry-leading and cutting edge trends, concepts, and technology.
 
What’s the benefit for attending?
Tech talks are a great opportunity to stay up to date, learn new concepts, and express interest in a field or company that you’re curious about. It’s also a good way to explore internship/full time opportunities and increase your exposure. 
 
Interested? Please register for the event. 
You’ll receive an email confirmation with the virtual link prior to the event.
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Reframing the EE Graduate Student Experience

Topic: 
Promoting a sense of belonging during a particularly vulnerable time in graduate school and providing students with tools to help them succeed.
Abstract / Description: 

Students for UnderRepresented Groups in EE in collaboration with Computer Forum present

Reframing the EE Graduate Student Experience -  a one-day event to benefit graduate students in EE.

The event promotes a sense of belonging during a particularly vulnerable time in graduate school and will provide students with tools for success. Students will reflect on their definitions of a successful graduate school career, reframe their current challenges as being surmountable, and be empowered to use available resources for help. Lunch is provided during the event. Randomized lunch seating will allow students to meet others in their department outside of their previous friends or research group.
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Allen and Packard Buildings

2021 Dresselhaus Lecture, MIT.nano

Topic: 
Inverse designed photonics: Are computers better than humans in designing photonics?
Abstract / Description: 

Photonics—manipulation of the flow of light on a chip—has many exciting applications, including new computing and communication platforms that are faster, more compact and more energy efficient, and a variety of sensors for medicine, autonomous vehicles, and environment. Despite great progress in photonics over the past few decades, we are nowhere near the level of integration and complexity in photonic systems that would be comparable to those of electronic circuits, which prevents use of photonics in many applications.

This lag in integration scale is in big part a result of how we traditionally design photonics: by combining building blocks from a limited library of known designs, and by manual tuning and tweaking of few parameters. Unfortunately, the resulting photonic circuits are very sensitive to errors in manufacturing and to environmental instabilities, bulky, and often inefficient.

In this lecture, Vučković will show how a departure from this old fashioned approach can lead to optimal photonic designs that are much better than state of the art on many metrics (smaller, more efficient, more robust). This departure is enabled by development of inverse design approach and computer software that designs photonic systems by searching through all possible combinations of realistic parameters and geometries.

One of the most surprising results is that optimal designs are often completely different from traditional ones, and non-intuitive to photonic designers. Vučković will show how this inverse design approach can enable new functionalities for photonics, including compact particle accelerators on chip that are 10,000 times smaller than traditional accelerators (going from miles to inch in size).

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

TomKat Innovation Showcase

Topic: 
TomKat Innovation Showcase
Abstract / Description: 

Join us for a one-hour webinar featuring three of our Innovation Transfer teams. They will talk about the sustainable energy problems they are tackling, the technologies underpinning their solutions, and new developments for their products.

Presentations from:
Edison Ding and Janna Wandzilak Colucci @Bundle
One-stop shop for building materials procurement; builders save time and money and access health/sustainability information.

Neal Spackman @Regenerative Resources
Rejuvenating degraded landscapes and turning them into ecosystems that attract biodiversity and financial wealth for rural communities.

Jason Poon @Vellex Computing
A software accelerator platform for advanced analytics and computation that enables more intelligent, resilient, and secure industrial systems.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 4:00pm

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