Undergraduate

EE Colloquium presents "Local Geometric Spectral Data Analysis"

Topic: 
Local Geometric Spectral Data Analysis
Abstract / Description: 

Modern technological developments have enabled the acquisition and storage of increasingly large-scale, high-resolution, and high-dimensional data in many fields. Yet in domains such as biomedical data, the complexity of these datasets and the unavailability of ground truth pose significant challenges for data analysis and modeling. In this talk, I present new unsupervised spectral approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data. By looking deep within the spectrum of the graph-Laplacian, we define a new robust measure, the Spectral Embedding Norm, to separate clusters from background, and demonstrate its application to both outlier detection and data visualization. This measure further motivates a new greedy clustering approach based on Local Spectral Viewpoints for identifying high-dimensional overlapping clusters while disregarding noisy clutter. We demonstrate our approach on two-photon calcium imaging data, successfully extracting hundreds of individual cells. Finally, to address the computational complexity of applying spectral approaches to large-scale data, we present a new randomized near-neighbor graph construction. Compared to the traditional k-nearest-neighbors graph, using our near-neighbor graph for spectral clustering on datasets of a few million points is two orders of magnitude faster, while achieving similar clustering accuracy.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Allen 101X

Compression Forum Workshop 2019

Topic: 
Stanford Compression Forum (SCF) Workshop 2019
Abstract / Description: 

About the event:
The Stanford Compression Workshop 2019 will be held on 15 February 2019 at Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford. The Workshop is a gathering of people from academia and industry interested in new and improved ways to model, represent, store, compress, query, process, communicate and protect the data the world is amassing. Please register.

Talks:
The Workshop will include talks in diverse areas, including:

  1. Multimedia compression
  2. Genomic compression & Privacy
  3. Information theory & Learning
  4. Humans & Compression
  5. Machine learning & Compression
  6. Hardware & Compression
  7. Entertainment & Compression

Panel:
The workshop will include a panel discussion on "Compression via and for Machine Learning". The panel will include discussions on the emerging connections and interplay between machine learning and data compression with pioneers from this area.

Posters:
The Stanford Compression Workshop 2019 will include a poster session, showcasing recent research in the broad area of data compression and its applications.

More Details:
compression.stanford.edu/2019-stanford-compression-workshop

Date and Time: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 (All day)
Venue: 
Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford

Industry Lunch with Dr. Orly Liba (EE PhD '18)

Topic: 
Dr. Orly Liba (EE PhD) shares insights
Abstract / Description: 

Stanford WEE is organizing an Industry lunch with Dr. Orly Liba from Google. Dr. Liba has a PhD from Stanford EE and will be sharing her personal experiences of graduate school and working in industry.

Note: The event is limited to the first 20 students who sign-up. REGISTRATION LINK

 


READ Orly's EE Spotlight

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 204

Lab64 Party ~ Build a LED Snowflake

Topic: 
Lab64 Party~ Build a LED Snowflake
Abstract / Description: 

Celebrate the end of the quarter and the holidays!

Join us at the [lab64 CA, 'Max] HoLLiday' Party!

lab64 Snowflake Contest designs featured!

No prior experience needed – All are welcome to participate! Ask our very own lab64 CA, Max Holliday, anything!

 

Dinner will be provided (let us know of any dietary restrictions) - please RSVPPlease RSVP if you plan on coming to the event! Sadly, we ran out of skull PCBs for the HallowEEn Party, and would like everyone to leave with a beautiful snowflake PCB at the HoLLiday Party! 

 

 

Date and Time: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

Women in Business and Engineering Mixer

Topic: 
[RSVP required] Women in Business and Engineering Mixer
Abstract / Description: 

SWIB, SWE, WEE, and WiCs will be hosting a
Women in Business and Engineering Mixer
Tuesday, November 27th from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Freidenrich Hall

Please RSVP for a great dinner and a chance to meet other women interested in the intersection of technology and business!

 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

EE Undergrad Poster Showcase (REU 2018)

Topic: 
EE Undergrad Poster Showcase (REU 2018)
Abstract / Description: 

The Electrical Engineering Department will hold a poster session to showcase the research of our EE undergraduates who participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program this past Summer 2018.

 

This is a great opportunity for undeclared students to speak with peers and faculty about the EE-BS program.

Please consider atttending! 

Please RSVP by Friday, November 9th, 2018

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Everyone is welcome...We hope to see you there!

Hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering

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Date and Time: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Packard Atrium

Power Magnetics: Addressing the Bottleneck in Energy Systems

Topic: 
Power Magnetics: Addressing the Bottleneck in Energy Systems
Abstract / Description: 

Power conversion is a hidden hindrance to many of our most exciting and necessary developing technologies, including renewable energy, robotics, electrified transportation, and power-hungry artificial intelligence. At the same time, a new power technology landscape has emerged which has shifted the performance bottleneck to magnetic components. Indeed, inductors and transformers now routinely dominate both the size and losses in power converters, and converters in turn frequently limit the performance of the overall application. Improvements in power magnetics thus have a direct path to societal impact.

To relieve the magnetics bottleneck, we must improve materials, structures, and circuit architectures to take advantage of advanced components. To make an impact, we also need to enable industry to apply these important research conclusions. This seminar will present recent discoveries in high- performance magnetic materials, very low loss high-frequency inductor structures, and recent efforts to apply these advancements to current industrial applications. In addition, we will discuss how we are transforming these advancements from laboratory proofs-of-concept to profitable realities, with impact on systems at orders-of-magnitude different power levels.

 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium

lab64 HallowEEn Party!

Topic: 
HallowEEN Party for all Stanford students
Abstract / Description: 

Trick or Treat with lab64 – join us for A HallowEEN Party!

 

Bring your friedns and Halloween spirit! Wear a costume and join us Friday 10/26 at 6:30pm!

We'll have lots of candy and snacks... AND a skull PCB! All circuit components and tools will be prepared for you, and by the time you leave, you'll have this sinister, blinking LED skull.

No prior experience needed! 

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

lab64 informal "office hours" with TI

Topic: 
lab64 informal "office hours" with TI
Abstract / Description: 

Come to lab64 for an informal "office hours" session with TI's Jason Rubadue (TI's University Marketing Manager).

An informal, open, creative space for students to chat/ask questions about their projects.

Food will be provided, and the event will take place in the break room next to the lab64 makerspace in Packard.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

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REU Seminar; REU Event

EE Undergrad Poster Showcase (REU 2018)

Topic: 
EE Undergrad Poster Showcase (REU 2018)
Abstract / Description: 

The Electrical Engineering Department will hold a poster session to showcase the research of our EE undergraduates who participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program this past Summer 2018.

 

This is a great opportunity for undeclared students to speak with peers and faculty about the EE-BS program.

Please consider atttending! 

Please RSVP by Friday, November 9th, 2018

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Everyone is welcome...We hope to see you there!

Hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering

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Date and Time: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Venue: 
Packard Atrium

2018 REU Seminar Final Presentation Day

Topic: 
Final Presentations by REU participants
Abstract / Description: 

Elecctrical Engineering REU students present their research projects!

Please join us to hear their presentations and view their research posters.
The EE community is invited. Many faculty attend, as well as industry researchers.

 

Please join us!

PDF of REU presentors and titles

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium; Packard Atrium

2018 REU Mentor, Advisor & Researcher Social

Topic: 
Social Mixer for students researchers, advisors, and mentors
Abstract / Description: 

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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.


 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:30am
Venue: 
AllenX Patio

2018 REU Seminar Series, Graduate Panel

Topic: 
Graduate Panel
Abstract / Description: 

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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 REU Seminar Series, #5

Topic: 
Research-to-Startup-to-Facebook
Abstract / Description: 

Saara Khan earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford working on optical manipulation of dielectric particles under Professor Audrey Bowden and Olav Solgaard. She subsequently founded a sensors AI company targeted for self-driving cars, a venture-backed company developing advanced sensing platforms. After her startup, Saara now works as a Hardware Engineer at Facebook working on next generation Virtual Reality headsets. Saara also teaches the Creativity in Research Scholars Program at the Stanford Design School throughout the year to enable PhD students to push the boundaries of their research using design thinking. In this seminar, Saara will share her own experience moving from research to technology development to starting a company, and dive deep into any questions that people have.


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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 REU Seminar Series, #4

Topic: 
Apple HW Technologies Careers
Abstract / Description: 

Apple designs industry-leading products including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. In the heart of these devices are the Apple application processors designed by Apple's HW Technologies group.

In this talk we will give a brief history of the Apple application processors and how they have evolved over time. We will also highlight the HW Technologies careers at Apple that are contributing to the design and production of the Apple application processors. Apple's HW Technologies group is actively hiring and is interested in interviewing both current students and recent graduates.


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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 REU Seminar Series, #3

Topic: 
The future of wireless and what it will enable
Abstract / Description: 

Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play over the next several decades. Future wireless networks will support 100 Gbps communication between people, devices, and the "Internet of Things," with high reliability and uniform coverage indoors and out. The shortage of spectrum to support such systems will be alleviated by advances in large antenna array technology and moving to higher frequency bands like millimeter wave. Wireless technology will also enable smart and energy-efficient homes and buildings, automated highways and skyways, and in-body networks for monitoring, analysis and treatment of medical conditions. Breakthrough energy-efficiency architectures, algorithms and hardware will allow wireless networks to be powered by tiny batteries, energy-harvesting, or over-the-air power transfer. Finally, new communication systems based on biology and chemistry to encode bits will enable a wide range of new micro and macroscale applications. There are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality. This talk will describe what the wireless future might look like along with some of the innovations and breakthroughs required to realize this vision.


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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 REU Seminar Series, #2

Topic: 
Very-High-Frequency Power Electronics: Research Directions and New Applications
Abstract / Description: 

In this talk, I will explain the research directions of my group as well as some of the challenges we face designing converters in the HF and VHF frequency range. I will show some examples of RF converters implemented using air-core inductors embedded in the printed circuits board used to drive a plasma thruster for nano-satellites. I will also discuss some of our recent findings regarding the performance of Wide Bandgap power devices when operating at frequencies above 10MHz, and how we are leveraging this information to design dc-dc converters with large conversion ratios.


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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 REU Seminar Series, #1

Topic: 
Choosing a career path
Abstract / Description: 

Career paths are never linear. There are a lot of bumps, meanderings and uncertainty that come with choosing a job and/or career. The most important place to start is with you. Reflecting on what matters to you, how you want to live your values, experience your strengths (those things you're already good at), and apply your skills, is key to choosing where you want to go. In this program Pamela Paspa, M.A., Board Certified Career Coach, will walk you through an interactive exercise for thinking about what you know about yourself and how to apply that to meaningful work.


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 question 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 reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium

2018 EE REU Mixer

Topic: 
2018 EE REU Mixer
Abstract / Description: 

Planning what to do over the summer? Interested in AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning? Looking into VR/AR, Neuroscience, Medical Imaging, and Bioengineering? A die-hard fan of EE hot topics like Convex Optimization, Signal Processing, Electronics, and more?

You're all set! Come to our EE ReU Mixer to meet professors and graduate researchers and learn about 30 projects open to you this summer.

The mixer is open to all undergraduates; freshmen and sophomores who are exploring their major/minor options are especially welcome.

RSVP by Feb 7 (Wed)

 

This event is sponsored by Stanford IEEE Chapter and FUSE – EE Student Groups.


 

Date and Time: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Packard Atrium

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lab64 makerspace

Lab64 Party ~ Build a LED Snowflake

Topic: 
Lab64 Party~ Build a LED Snowflake
Abstract / Description: 

Celebrate the end of the quarter and the holidays!

Join us at the [lab64 CA, 'Max] HoLLiday' Party!

lab64 Snowflake Contest designs featured!

No prior experience needed – All are welcome to participate! Ask our very own lab64 CA, Max Holliday, anything!

 

Dinner will be provided (let us know of any dietary restrictions) - please RSVPPlease RSVP if you plan on coming to the event! Sadly, we ran out of skull PCBs for the HallowEEn Party, and would like everyone to leave with a beautiful snowflake PCB at the HoLLiday Party! 

 

 

Date and Time: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

lab64 HallowEEn Party!

Topic: 
HallowEEN Party for all Stanford students
Abstract / Description: 

Trick or Treat with lab64 – join us for A HallowEEN Party!

 

Bring your friedns and Halloween spirit! Wear a costume and join us Friday 10/26 at 6:30pm!

We'll have lots of candy and snacks... AND a skull PCB! All circuit components and tools will be prepared for you, and by the time you leave, you'll have this sinister, blinking LED skull.

No prior experience needed! 

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

lab64 informal "office hours" with TI

Topic: 
lab64 informal "office hours" with TI
Abstract / Description: 

Come to lab64 for an informal "office hours" session with TI's Jason Rubadue (TI's University Marketing Manager).

An informal, open, creative space for students to chat/ask questions about their projects.

Food will be provided, and the event will take place in the break room next to the lab64 makerspace in Packard.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Majors Night 2018

Topic: 
Undergrads interested in EE
Abstract / Description: 

Is EE the right major or minor for you?

Come to Majors Night and speak with EE (and other) undergrad students.

 

The EE Department will be at Majors Night! Come find out more about EE as a major, minor, honors program, and more.

Chat with faculty and current EE undergraduate students. Freshmen and Sophomores encouraged to attend.

See you there!

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Erikson Courts (ACSR)

Chibitronics - Democratizing Tech and Bridging the Gender Gap

Topic: 
Chibitronics - Democratizing Tech and Bridging the Gender Gap
Abstract / Description: 

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome noted hacker and engineer, Andrew "bunnie" Huang

Please join us for his talk, Chibitronics - Democratizing Tech and Bridging the Gender Gap


In this talk, bunnie will discuss some of the technical aspects behind the introduction of paper based electronics, and some process details used to manufacture at scale.

In addition, he will present initial results indicating that, by changing materials and approach, a broader swath of society can become engaged with technology.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

lab64 Speaker Series: Nothing Half Way - Being Fearless With Your Projects

Topic: 
Nothing Half Way - Being Fearless With Your Projects
Abstract / Description: 

Quinn has been making games for 36 years, on platforms ranging from the Apple II to all manner of newfangled things. She currently manages engineering for mobile games at Scopely. She also pursues consulting, independent development, mixed-media engineering projects, and writing. In her spare time she welds things, races cars, hacks electronics, and berates her friends with sarcasm.

www.quinndunki.com
www.quinndunki.com/blondihacks

Editorial comment: Quinn decided that if Steve Wozniak could make a computer in a garage, she should be able to do that too. She then embarked on a journey to build a computer from scratch (PCBs and all) in her kitchen / garage. The result, which she calls Veronica, is a truly homemade programmable computer. You can find out more about all this on her web sites.

 

Please RSVP for Quinn's talk (and free food) by 2/13/16.

Date and Time: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

Intro to Unity Workshop

Topic: 
Intro to Unity Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

From Rabbit Hole VR Club: Come build your own game from the ground up using Unity, the main game engine used for VR development in the industry. We will go over most aspects necessary for using Unity, including use of the Asset Store, basic programming structures of Unity scripts, creating user interfaces, and building a publishable exe.

The workshop will be lead by Khoi Le, a Rabbit Hole member who has been working with Unity for 2 years. The event will be held Saturday, 1/20 in Lab64 from 6-8 pm. Bring your laptop and make sure to download Unity before coming.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
lab64 (Packard 064)

lab64 workshop: Circuits, Devices, and Debugging!

Topic: 
Circuits, Devices, and Debugging!
Abstract / Description: 

Come learn about circuits and devices from Ron Quan! Ron is an expert in many things, including analog circuits, audio and video applications, and RF circuits.

 

WHAT IS lab64? We're a community-oriented makerspace designed to give students a free place to work on electronics projects outside the realm of traditional research labs. Our workshops, assistants, and tools are here to support a variety of project and skill levels. Everyone is welcome!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

lab64 workshop: Mechanical How-To Session 4

Topic: 
Mechanical How-To Session 4
Abstract / Description: 

MECHANICAL HOW-TO FALL QUARTER SESSIONS

This should be tons of fun and save lots of time and effort when you go to work on your projects.

This is Session 4; there will be 6 -7 sessions in all and we hope to get as far as building a simple robotic arm. You can attend any or all of these workshops

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 064

VR/AR Community presents 'Privacy and VR'

Topic: 
Privacy and VR
Abstract / Description: 

With widespread adoption of VR, what data could we collect about users, and what can we then extrapolate from that data? Where's the line between reasonable and unreasonable knowledge? This talk will cover potential risks and concerns about Privacy and VR and offer suggestions for developers and users.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 103

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