Undergraduate

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

EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium: Computational Epidemiology: The role of big data and pervasive informatics

Topic: 
Computational Epidemiology: The role of big data and pervasive informatics
Abstract / Description: 

Pandemics such as H1N1 influenza are global outbreaks of infectious disease. Human behavior, social contact networks, and pandemics are closely intertwined. The ordinary behavior and daily activities of individuals create varied and dense social interactions that are characteristic of modern urban societies. They provide a perfect fabric for rapid, uncontrolled disease propagation. During the course of an epidemic, individuals and institutions modify their normal behavior based on their perceived severity and risk. The resulting co-evolution of individual and collective behaviors, contact networks and epidemics must be taken into account while designing effective planning and response strategies.

Recent advances in high performance pervasive computing and big data have created new opportunities for collecting, integrating, analyzing and accessing information about evolving social interactions. The advances in network and information science that build on this new capability provide entirely new ways for reasoning and controlling epidemics.

In this talk I will overview of the state of the art in computational networked epidemiology with an emphasis on computational thinking and high performance computing oriented decision-support environments to support planning and response in the event of pandemics. I will describe our approach within the context of a specific recent application: modeling to support Ebola Outbreak Response in West Africa.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Gates B03

Majors Night

Topic: 
Considering EE as your major?
Abstract / Description: 

The EE Department will be at Majors Night! Come find out more about the major and chat with faculty and current EE undergraduate students. Freshmen and Sophomores encouraged to attend.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Paul Brest Hall (map link below)

EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Topic: 
TBA
Abstract / Description: 

I discuss using Google search data to analyze social issues. In particular, I suggest using Google search data on taboo subjects, where polls might give misleading information. For example, I compare area-level Google searches for racial animus to area-level vote information to calculate the effects of race on Barack Obama. I also discuss using Google search data to help measure child abuse and depression and predict election turnout.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Gates B03

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Cellular Interference Alignment

Topic: 
Cellular Interference Alignment
Abstract / Description: 

Despite the famous ''everybody eats half of the cake'' promise, schemes achieving 1/2 DoFs per user in general fully connected Gaussian networks require precoding over a signal space of asymptotically large diversity, e.g., over an infinite number of dimensions for time-frequency varying fading channels, or over an infinite number of rationally independent signal levels. In this talk we consider a recently proposed scenario inspired to the regular lattice-like topology of cellular systems where the promised optimal DoFs are achieved with linear ''one-shot'' precoding (i.e., over a single time-frequency slot). We consider the uplink of a symmetric cellular system, and consider both sectorization and isotropic cells, where interfrerence comes form the neighboring sectors (in the first case) or from the neighboring cells (in the second case). At the base station receiver side, we consider a message-passing scheme where nearby base stations can exchange already decoded messages. Notice that this network architecture is much simpler and involve much less backhaul rate requirements than the classical ''Wyner model'' type of networks, with fully centralized receiver processing. Our alignment & (local) interference cancellation solution achieves the optimal DoFs for the second configurations with M antennas at each transmitter and receiver, and in the isotropic cell scenario with M = 2 antennas. For the latter case, we also present non-trivial achievable DoFs schemes in the case where the mobiles have 2 antennas and the base stations have 3 and 4 antennas. Furthermore, in order to avoid signaling scheme relying on the strength of interference, we further introduce the notion of topologically robust schemes, which are able to guarantee a minimum rate (or DoFs) irrespectively of the strength of the interfering links. Towards this end, for the MxM sector case, we propose an alignment scheme which is topologically robust and still achieves the same optimum DoFs. Finally, we present a novel DoFs uplink-downlink duality result which proves that whatever DoFs can be achieved in the uplink the decoded message sharing and alignment scheme, they can be also achieved in the downlink through a ''dual'' precoding scheme that involves only cooperation among neighboring base stations, which are required to share ''quantized'' versions of their dirty-paper coded signals. In contrast to virtually any known result on downlink DoFs, this scheme required dirty-paper coding which cannot be replaced with the more familiar linear zero-forcing precoding.

This is joint work with Vasilis Ntranos (USC), and Mohammad Maddah-Ali (Bell Labs).

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Compressive Light Field Imaging and Display Systems

Topic: 
Compressive Light Field Imaging and Display Systems
Abstract / Description: 

With rapid advances in optical fabrication, digital processing power, and computational perception, a new generation of display technology is emerging: compressive displays exploring the co-design of optical elements and computational processing while taking particular characteristics of the human visual system into account. We will review advances in this field and give an outlook on next-generation compressive display and imaging technology. In contrast to conventional technology, compressive displays aim for a joint-design of optics, electronics, and computational processing that together exploit compressibility of the presented data. For instance, light fields show the same 3D scene from different perspectives - all these images are very similar and therefore compressible. By combining displays that use multilayer architectures or directional backlighting combined with optimal light field factorizations, limitations of existing devices, for instance resolution, depth of field, and field of view, can be overcome. In addition to light field display and projection, we will discuss a variety of technologies for compressive super-resolution and high dynamic range image display as well as compressive light field imaging and microscopy.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Why do Structured Codes help in Streaming Communication?

Topic: 
Why do Structured Codes help in Streaming Communication?
Abstract / Description: 

An increasing number of applications are streaming in nature. Information packets must be encoded and transmitted sequentially in real-time, and the receiver should reproduce the source stream under strict delay constraints. The study of fundamental limits and coding schemes in such communication systems is a fertile area of research. In this talk we will show how certain judiciously constructed structured codes can yield substantial gains over baseline schemes in streaming systems.

The first part of the talk will focus on channel coding over packet erasure channels. We will present a new family of streaming-codes that achieve significant performance gains over the practically relevant Gilbert-Elliott (GE) channel model. We will discuss how a certain “deterministic approximation” to the GE channel provides insights into the optimality of these codes. We will also discuss the operational significance of column-distance and column-span metrics in this setup, and show that our proposed codes achieve a near optimal tradeoff between these. In the second part of the talk we will study sequential coding of correlated sources over a packet erasure channel, using an information theoretic framework. We will discuss the performance of baseline schemes such as predictive coding and random binning, present a novel hybrid scheme, and discuss its optimality. If time permits I will also briefly discuss another recent work on broadcasting to multiple receivers with different demands over packet erasure channels.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Powering Implanted Microelectronic Devices

Topic: 
Powering Implanted Microelectronic Devices
Abstract / Description: 

The physics of wave propagation, emergent from Maxwell's equations, impose fundamental bounds on the efficiency of power transfer over biological tissue. Theoretical analysis of these bounds yields insight on performance that can be achieved in specific powering configurations as well as new design concepts that may enhance efficiency. Our approach is inspired by the ideas underlying Shannon's information-theoretic channel capacity. Shannon first defined abstract source and channel models, and then sought to find the maximum information rate that can be reliably transmitted without regard for the details of implementation. By analogy, we adopt an analytically simple model for the channel, source, and receiver; and solve for the optimal source structure, and derive a global upper bound on the efficiency of power transfer. For powering deep-tissue devices, the optimal solution exhibits the properties of an immersion lens. To synthesize the optimal source, we propose and demonstrate the concept of a planar immersion lens based on metasurfaces. In this talk, I will describe the journey of solving this optimal-source problem in the past six years. I will also discuss engineering and experimental challenges to realizing such interfaces in animal models, including a pacemaker that is smaller than a grain of rice. These tiny devices can act as bioelectronic medicines, capable of precisely modulating local activity, that may be more effective treatments than drugs, which act globally throughout the body. I will conclude the talk with my thoughts on how information theory can play a role in realizing such bioelectronic medicines.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Explicit and almost sure conditions for K/2 degrees of freedom

Topic: 
Explicit and almost sure conditions for K/2 degrees of freedom
Abstract / Description: 

It is well known that in K-user constant single-antenna interference channels K/2 degrees of freedom (DoF) can be achieved for almost all channel matrices. It is also known that almost all channel matrices admit K/2 DoF, but explicit conditions available guaranteeing K/2 DoF are satisfied only on a set of Lebesgue measure zero. We close this gap by identifying explicit conditions for K/2 DoF, which are satisfied for Lebesgue almost all channel matrices. We also provide a construction of corresponding asymptotically DoF-optimal input distributions. The main technical tool used is a recent breakthrough result by Hochman in fractal geometry. We conclude by discussing connections between interference alignment and additive combinatorics.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

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REU Seminar; REU Event

REU Student Application Deadline

Topic: 
EE undergraduate apps due for REU 2021
Abstract / Description: 

Electrical Engineering REU 2021 Student Application

This is a full-time, ten-week summer internship. For *EE REU 2021*, the program will run from *6/21/21-8/27/21*. With the advisement of an EE department faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor or Research Associate, REU interns will have the opportunity to not only conduct research, but also gain valuable experience in professional networking, project presentation, and most importantly, have fun doing it. The program provides participants with a stipend (amount TBD).

Are you eligible?
Students must declare EE as their undergraduate major if they participate in REU. With the exception of EE co-terms, in order to be eligible, students may not be seniors when they apply. In the event the number of applicants exceeds the number of available project positions, preference will be given to first time participants. Stanford internally funds the REU Program and as such, it is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. If you are not a Stanford student, please refer to Stanford's Office of Science Outreach <http://oso.stanford.edu/programs/audiences/9-undergraduates-from-other-schools/categories/5-research-internships> for additional research opportunities. Students are required to participate for the full 10 week program.

How to apply:
To apply, please visit the REU website at https://ee.stanford.edu/academics/reu/how-to-apply. The website provides detailed instructions on how to fill out the application. Due to the complex student/project matching process, once the application is submitted, you will not be able to make changes.

Before you fill out the application and submit your project preferences, please review the REU 2021 Project Descriptions at https://gradapps.stanford.edu/REU/.  You will be allowed to select UP TO EIGHT projects you are interested in (including your first/primary choice). First choice preferences are optional. If you pick more than eight choices, the dept. will randomly select 8 from your choices. If you have any questions, please email reu@ee.stanford.edu.

Additionally, you will need to answer several questions on the application and submit an unofficial transcript with your application, which you can obtain from AXESS. Applications missing any important information will not be reviewed, so please be prepared to complete the entire application.

REU application link: https://gradapps.stanford.edu/REU/

**Please note that if the form was incorrectly filled out, the attachments will disappear when the form is reloaded; therefore, you will need to upload the attachments again before you submit.*

Application Deadline:** Monday, February 1, 2021.

This deadline is firm and exceptions cannot be made. When the applications are being reviewed, project advisers and mentors may contact applicants to discuss individual projects in detail. Acceptance notifications will begin soon after the deadline.

If you have further questions or concerns about the REU Program, please see REU Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ <https://ee.stanford.edu/academics/reu/FAQ>) or contact Marisa Cheng at reu@ee.stanford.edu.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 1, 2021 (All day)

REU Final Presentation Day!

Topic: 
REU Final Presentation Day
Abstract / Description: 

You are Invited!

The REU Program's Final Presentations Day

~ hosted by the Electrical Engineering Department ~

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required. RSVP by August 21.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Thomas Freeland

Topic: 
“How to Make a Good Poster” Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Andrew Scheuermann

Topic: 
REU Seminar #5: Dr. Andrew Scheuermann
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Fred Gibbons

Topic: 
REU Seminar #4
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes grad student panel

Topic: 
REU Seminar Series
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Juan Rivas-Davila

Topic: 
REU Seminar #3
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series presents Guided Meditation Workshop

Topic: 
REU event
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Tom Lee

Topic: 
REU Seminar #2
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

REU Seminar Series welcomes Prof. Weissman

Topic: 
REU Seminar #1
Abstract / Description: 

The REU Seminar Series and Grad Student Panel Discussion

Weekly events are educational and developmental opportunities for REU Interns. Attendance is required for all REU interns. Social events such as Exploring downtown Palo Alto and REU Social are intended to give REU interns an opportunity to relax, mingle, and network with each other as well as mentors and faculties. Attendance is highly recommended. The "How to Make a Good Poster" workshop offers participants a unique opportunity to develop important postermaking skills. It will be very helpful in preparation for Presentation Day.

Attendance is required for all REU interns.

The REU program culminates in Presentation Day, when interns will share and enjoy their accomplishments over the ten-week program. Attendance is, of course, required for all REU interns.

For any questions, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu. Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

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lab64 PCB Workshop

Topic: 
PCB Workshop - First of the quarter!
Abstract / Description: 

Our first meeting will be Tuesday April 14th, 7PM - 8PM! We will send out a Zoom link about an hour before the meeting. We will be recording the entire thing so don't worry if you can't make it. In the meantime, please follow the setup instructions which will guide you through installing Kicad and bringing up a simple board.

During Tuesday's meeting, we will go through the second activity in case anyone has any issues. Feel free to start working on it as soon as you have a moment.

 

Also, if you have not signed up, please fill out this form so that we can add you to the list.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Zoom

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project workshop

Topic: 
Weekly Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Workshops for the EE125 art project are Mondays 1-4PM in Packard 001 (Wednesday if Monday is a holiday).

Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EE department are encouraged to participate.

The art project to celebrate the 125 anniversary of the EE department is coming along nicely. The piece will consist of 50-100 shapes hanging in the stairwell along the white interior wall and exterior glass in a stroke that starts in a point, broadens in the center, then comes to a point again. The individual shapes are inspired by the profile of the stairwell itself as seen from the sky above, and involve dichroic moving elements around a vacuum-formed body. The motion and illumination of each shape is individually programmable.

This quarter, the project is finalizing all of the engineering decisions of an individual shape and building them. The weekly workshops will focus on hands-on building activities to help with this. The current schedule of workshop projects is:

1/6 Strategic planning
1/13 Program wing animations
1/22 Make vacuum-formed bodies
1/27 Install body LEDs
2/3 Build wing mechanisms
2/10 Build communication circuit boards
2/19 Build wings
2/24 Install wings
3/2 Full assembly

Workshops meet 1-4PM in Packard 001.

This timeline may likely change a little as we encounter unforeseen problems. But generally speaking, you can show up to a workshop and expect to be able to take part in building the piece. For the latest schedule, please refer to the link below.

Date and Time: 
Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

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