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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

Information Systems Lab Colloquium: Relative Entropy Relaxations for Signomial Optimization

Topic: 
Relative Entropy Relaxations for Signomial Optimization
Abstract / Description: 

Signomial programs (SPs) are optimization problems specified in terms of signomials, which are weighted sums of exponentials composed with linear functionals of a decision variable. SPs are non-convex optimization problems in general, and families of NP-hard problems can be reduced to SPs. In this paper we describe a hierarchy of convex relaxations to obtain successively tighter lower bounds of the optimal value of SPs. This sequence of lower bounds is computed by solving increasingly larger-sized relative entropy optimization problems, which are convex programs specified in terms of linear and relative entropy functions. Our approach relies crucially on the observation that the relative entropy function – by virtue of its joint convexity with respect to both arguments – provides a convex parametrization of certain sets of globally nonnegative signomials with efficiently computable nonnegativity certificates via the arithmetic-geometric-mean inequality. By appealing to representation theorems from real algebraic geometry, we show that our sequences of lower bounds converge to the global optima for broad classes of SPs. Finally, we also demonstrate the effectiveness of our methods via numerical experiments. (Joint work with Parikshit Shah)

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:15pm
Venue: 
Packard 101

SmartGrid: Sakis Meliopoulos (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

SmartGrid: Michael Caramanis (Boston University)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

SmartGrid: Sila Killicote (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

SmartGrid: Tim Heidel (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

SmartGrid: Javad Lavaei (Columbia University)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

SmartGrid: Yilu Liu (University of Tennessee)

Topic: 
Smart grids and energy systems
Abstract / Description: 

LECTURE SERIES - FALL QUARTER OF 2014

Our speakers will discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, scheduled to be held approximately every Thursday, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1 p.m. approximately every other Thursday.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 26, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Y2E2 101

IT-Forum: What is quantum information theory?

Topic: 
What is quantum information theory?
Abstract / Description: 

Quantum information theory is the generalization of Shannon’s information theory to the realm of quantum mechanics. The basic questions are the same as for standard information theory: What is uncertainty? What is the best method for sending information through a noisy channel? The theory, however, is full of surprises. Random variables don’t commute. Correlation of the quantum variety increases channel capacities. Conditional entropy can be negative. Secrecy can be certified. I’ll give a brief introduction to quantum information theory, highlighting some of the key similarities and striking differences with Shannon theory.

 


The Information Theory Forum (IT-Forum) at Stanford ISL is an interdisciplinary academic forum which focuses on mathematical aspects of information processing. With a primary emphasis on information theory, we also welcome researchers from signal processing, learning and statistical inference, control and optimization to deliver talks at our forum. We also warmly welcome industrial affiliates in the above fields. The forum is typically held in Packard 202 every Friday at 1:00 pm during the academic year.

The Information Theory Forum is organized by graduate students Jiantao Jiao and Kartik Venkat. To suggest speakers, please contact any of the students.

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Packard 202

IT-Forum: A tale of two uncertainties

Topic: 
A tale of two uncertainties
Abstract / Description: 

We discuss two separate results, related only through the list of authors.

First, we consider bounding the mutual information for distributions p(x,y) with "sparse" supports. To that end, we introduce the notion of "intrinsic uncertainty", which measures the uncertainty remaining as to which "action" has been taken by the channel p(y|x) after observing both its input and its output. Using the Donsker-Varadhan variational principle, we derive a lower bound for the intrinsic uncertainty that depends only on the marginals and support of p(x,y). This bound easily translates into a bound on the mutual information. We apply this method to the binary deletion channel, and show that for the special case of an i.i.d. input, our bound outperforms the best known lower bound for the mutual information over a wide range of deletion probabilities.

Next, we consider the AWGN channel with noisy feedback. Schalkwijk and Kailath have shown that for noiseless feedback, capacity can be attained via a simple scalar linear scheme. This elegant scheme fails however in the presence of arbitrarily low feedback noise, essentially since the uncertainty at the transmitter regarding the receiver's state grows rapidly, decoupling the terminals. In fact, a general negative result of Kim, Lapidoth and Weissman indicates that linear encoding schemes cannot attain any positive rate with asymptotically vanishing error. Is there nevertheless a "simple" scheme robust to feedback noise in some sense? We move away from the asymptotic approach, and present a simple scalar interactive scheme that can operate close to capacity with a finite (but very small) error probability, in a small number of rounds. Our scheme is a variation on the Schakwijk-Kailath theme with active feedback, where transmitter uncertainty growth is curbed using modulo arithmetic. For example, for an error probability of 1e-6, if the feedback SNR exceeds the forward SNR by 20dB, our scheme operates 0.8dB from capacity with only 19 rounds of interaction. In comparison, error correcting codes attaining the same performance require two orders of magnitude increase in delay and complexity, and a minimal delay/complexity uncoded system is bounded 9dB away from capacity.

Joint work with Or Ordentlich and Assaf Ben-Yishai.

 

The Information Theory Forum (IT-Forum) at Stanford ISL is an interdisciplinary academic forum which focuses on mathematical aspects of information processing. With a primary emphasis on information theory, we also welcome researchers from signal processing, learning and statistical inference, control and optimization to deliver talks at our forum. We also warmly welcome industrial affiliates in the above fields. The forum is typically held in Packard 202 every Friday at 1:00 pm during the academic year.

The Information Theory Forum is organized by graduate students Jiantao Jiao and Kartik Venkat. To suggest speakers, please contact any of the students.

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 1:00pm to Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:55pm
Venue: 
Packard 202

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REU Seminar; REU Event

REU Final Presentation Day, part 2

Topic: 
Research Experience for Undergraduate Program Presentation Day
Abstract / Description: 

You are invited to attend the 2021 REU Final Presentations

 

The poster titles TBA soon.

Please feel free to forward the invite to anyone interested.

 

 

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

~REU Administrator

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Register before 20 August

REU Final Presentation Day, part 1

Topic: 
Research Experience for Undergraduate Program Presentation Day
Abstract / Description: 

You are invited to attend the 2021 REU Final Presentations

 

The poster titles TBA soon.

Please feel free to forward the invite to anyone interested.

 

 

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

~REU Administrator

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
Register before 20 August

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 - 12:00am to 11:55pm

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 to Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 9:55am
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 to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 9:55am
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 to Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 9:55am
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 to Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 9:55am
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 to Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:55am
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 to Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 12:55pm
Venue: 
Zoom meeting ID: 943 8668 6914; password required.

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lab64 makerspace

lab64's Winter Break PCB Assembly Party

Topic: 
Winter Break PCB Assembly Party
Abstract / Description: 

This is one of lab64's traditional build-a-board workshops. Custom boards are welcome but *not* required; we'll have some cute kits to build so everyone leaves with a super-excellent holiday gizmo!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

Lab64's Winter Holiday PCB Design Workshop

Topic: 
Winter Holiday PCB Design Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Winter Holiday PCB Design Workshop 

... snowflakes, snowpeople, reindeer, gingerbread house shapes... anything you can imagine!

 

This is a workshop where we provide the schematic and you provide the board SHAPE. Once we have your PCB shape in the layout software, we'll help you place the components, check for manufacturability, and send it out for fabrication! In a few days you'll have your very own custom PCB ready for assembly!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (lab64)

Lab64: Halloween PCB Assembly Party

Topic: 
Halloween PCB Assembly Party
Abstract / Description: 

Halloween Soldering / PCB Assembly Workshop

This is one of lab64's traditional build-a-board workshops. Custom boards are welcome but *not* required; we'll have some cute kits to build so everyone leaves with a super-excellent Halloween gizmo!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (Lab64)

Lab64: Halloween PCB Design Workshop

Topic: 
Halloween PCB Design Workshop
Abstract / Description: 

Halloween themed PCB DESIGN Workshop

This is a workshop where we provide the schematic and you provide the board SHAPE. We're talking pumpkins, ghosts, etc. Once we have your PCB shape in the layout software, we'll help you place the components, check for manufacturability, and send it out for fabrication! In a few days you'll have your very own custom PCB ready for assembly!

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Packard 064 (Lab64)

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 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:55pm
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 to Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:55pm
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 to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:55pm
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 to Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:55pm
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 to Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:55pm
Venue: 
Packard 001

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