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Jehoshua Bruck
Michelle Effros
Ali Hajimiri
Babak Hassibi
Robert McEliece
P.P. Vaidyanathan

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Event Schedule

November 5, 2010
(Campus Maps)

Time Description (Location)
7:30-8:30 am Check-in and Refreshments
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91
8:30-9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps) [video]
Ares Rosakis, Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Jean-Lou Chameau, President; Professor of Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
Babak Hassibi, Professor of Electrical Engineering; Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering
  Morning Session
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps)
Moderator: Babak Hassibi, Professor of Electrical Engineering; Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering
9:00-9:25 am Caltech and the Entrepreneurial Journey
Sabeer Bhatia
, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sabse Technologies; Co-Founder, Former President and CEO of Hotmail Corp. [video]
9:25-9:50 am Amnon Yariv, Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Electrical Engineering [video]
9:50-10:15 am

Our Energy Choices
Arati Prabhakar
, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners; Former Director of National Institute of Standards & Technology [video]

10:15-10:45 am How a One Year Fulbright Scholarship at Caltech Turned Into a Lifetime Benefit
Lambertus Hesselink, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Stanford University [video]
10:45-11:00 am Break
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
  Panel Discussion on EE History
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps)
Moderator:
William Bridges, Carl F Braun Professor of Engineering, Emeritus [video]
11:00-12:30 am Thomas Everhart, Caltech Professor of Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics, Emeritus; Caltech President, Emeritus; Member of Board of Trustees at Caltech
Richard M. Murray, Caltech Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control & Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering
Louise Kirkbride, Member of Caltech Board of Trustees; Founder of Answer Systems, Inc.
Kumar N. Sivarajan, CTO of Tejas Networks

12:30-2:00 pm Lunch & Poster Session
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
  Afternoon Session
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps)
Moderator:
Pietro Perona, Allen E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering
2:00-2:25 pm Satellites, Automobiles and Energy
Harold Rosen
, "Father of the Geostationary Satellite"; Member of National Academy of Engineering [video]
2:25-2:50 pm Using Social Context to Understand Images of People
Tsuhan Chen
, Director, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University [video]
2:50-3:15 pm Memories of the Past (and Future)
Mark Kryder, University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon; Past Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Technology Officer at Seagate Corp. [video]
3:15-3:45 pm Quantum and Nanoscale Photonics
Jelena Vuckovic
, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University [video]
3:45-4:15 pm Break
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
4:15-5:15 pm Parallel EE Faculty Presentations

Session I
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77
Moderator: Michelle Effros, Professor of Electrical Engineering
John Doyle
Universal Laws and Architectures [video]
Pietro Perona
Giving Sight to Machines [video]
Tracey Ho
On Coding for Efficient and Secure Networks [video]
Michelle Effros Comunication Network Capacities [video]

Session II
Location: Baxter Hall, Bldg. #77
Moderator: Dave Rutledge, Kiyo and Eiko Tomiyasu Professor of Electrical Engineering
Azita Emami
Low-power Design for Advanced Integrated Systems, from Processors to Biomedical Implants [video]
Ali Hajimiri
The Future of High-Frequency Integrated Circuits [video]
David Rutledge
Wavestream, a Successful Student Electronics Startup Company [video]
Yaser Abu-Mostafa
The Art and Science of Machine Learning [video]

6:30-7:15 pm Reception at the Athenaeum
7:15 pm Dinner at the Athenaeum
Welcome and Introductions
Ares Rosakis, Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Jean-Lou Chameau, President; Professor of Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
Keynote:
Carver Mead
, Caltech Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering & Applied Science, Emeritus [video]

November 6, 2010

Time Description (Location)
8:30-9:00 am Check-in and Refreshments
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
  Morning Session
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps)
Moderator: PP Vaidyanathan
, Professor of Electrical Engineering
9:00-9:25 am Excitement and Challenges of Robotic Space Exploration
Charles Elachi, Caltech Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science; Caltech Vice President; and Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory

[video]
9:25-9:50 am The Web of Knowledge and Portable Concepts
David Luenberger, Professor of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University (abstract) [video]
9:50-10:15 am Machine Hearing, and the Legacy of John R. Pierce (PhD '36)
Richard F. Lyon, Research Scientist, Google Inc.; Inventor of the Optical Mouse [video]
10:15-10:45 am Reflections on my undergraduate years at Caltech
Avideh Zakhor
, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley [video]
10:45-11:00 am Break
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
11:00-12:00 pm Parallel EE Faculty Presentations
Session I
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77
Moderator: Shuki Bruck, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering
PP Vaidyanathan
Sparse Sampling in Time and Space [video]
Steven Low
From Internet to Power Network [video]
Babak Hassibi
Wireless Networks: Seamless Connectivity [video]
Shuki Bruck

Biological Circuits [video]
Session II
Location: Baxter Hall, Bldg. #77
Moderator: Yu-Chong Tai, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Changhuei Yang
Microscopic Microscopes [video]
Yu-Chong Tai
Biomedical Micro Implants [video]
Axel Scherer
Fabrication and Integration of Nanodevices [video]
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
  Panel Discussion on EE Future
Location: Ramo Auditorium, Bldg. #77 (Campus Maps)
Moderator:
Babak Hassibi, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering, and Associate Director of Information Science and Technology [video]
1:00-2:15 pm Charles Elachi, Caltech Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science; Caltech Vice President; and Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Shuki Bruck, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Computation and Neural Systems and Electrical Engineering
Ali Hajimiri
, Thomas G. Myers Professor of Electrical Engineering
Babak Hassibi
, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering, and Associate Director of Information Science and Technology
2:15-2:30 pm Closing Remarks
2:30-4:15 pm Student Projects & Lab Tours
Location: Lawn South of Beckman Auditorium, Bldg. #91 (Campus Maps)
Tour of Professor Low's lab (WAN-in-Lab)
Tour of Professor Hajimiri's Lab
Tour of Professor Yang's lab
Tour of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute
4:15 pm Alumni Association Reception
345 S. Hill Ave.


Poster Session

Jehoshua Bruck's Group

Zhiying Wang
Rebuilding for Array Codes in Distributed Storage Systems
Hongchao Zhou
Generating Random Bits from Markov Chains

Michelle Effros' Group

Mayank Bakshi
The role of feedback in Network Source Coding
Christopher Chang
Issues in peer-to-peer networking: A coding optimization approach

Azita Emami's Group

Matt Loh/Meisam Nazari
Ultra-Low Power Transceivers for High-Bandwidth Wireline Interconnect
Juhwan Yoo
A Random Modulation Pre-Integration Receiver Architecture for Sub-Nyquist Signal Acquisition

Ali Hajimiri's Group

Florian Bohn
Radio-Frequency Signal Generation Techniques for CMOS Integrated Circuits
Alex Pai/Steve Chapman
Label-Free Detection of DNA on a CMOS Chip

Babak Hassibi's Group

Elizabeth Bodine
Characterizing peer effects and stability in matching markets via social networks
Amin Khajeh
Reweighted LP decoding for LDPC codes

Tracey Ho’s Group

Theodoros Dikaliotis
On the Delay Advantage of Coding in Packet Erasure Networks
Derek Leong
Distributed Storage Allocations for Optimal Delay

Steven Low's Group

Jayakrishnan Nair
Scheduling for the tail: Optimality versus robustness
Javad Lavaei
Optimal design of very large-scale circuits: from ICs to antennas to the grid

Pietro Perona's Group

Mohamed Aly
Google Street View Goes Indoors
Michael Maire
Automatic Fly Behavior Analysis
Piotr Dollar
The Fastest Pedestrian Detector in the West

Axel Scherer's Group

Andrew Homyk
Integrated Silicon Photonics

Yu-Chong Tai's group

Wendian Shi
Blood Analysis On-a-Chip
Jay Chang
High-Density IC Chip Integration with Parylene Pocket

P.P. Vaidyanathan's Group

Ching-Chih Weng
Generalized Triangular Decomposition in Signal Processing Applications
Piya Pal
Nested Arrays: A Novel Approach to Array Processing with Increased Degrees of Freedom

Changhuei Yang's Group

Sean Pang
Fluorescence optofluidic microscope based on zone plate array
Ying Min Wang
Time reversal of acoustic-tagged light for deep tissue fluorescence tomography

Amnon Yariv's Group

Naresh Satyan
Optoelectronic swept-frequency semiconductor laser sources
Hsi-Chun Liu
Slow light in coupled grating resonators


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