ECEDHA Emerging Technologies Summit
June 15, 2021 | 10am - 1pm CT
June 16, 2021 | 10am - 1:40pm CT
Welcome & Introductions
Join us for a brief introduction to the ECEDHA Summit Series.
10:10 am - 11:00 am CT
We are pleased to present keynote addresses from following speakers.
Pramod Khargonekar received B. Tech. Degree in electrical engineering in 1977 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and M.S. degree in mathematics in 1980 and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1981 from the University of Florida, respectively. He has been on faculty at the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, The University of Michigan, and the University of California, Irvine. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1997 to 2001 and also held the position of Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science at The University of Michigan. From 2001 to 2009, he was Dean of the College of Engineering and Eckis Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida till 2016. He also served briefly as Deputy Director of Technology at ARPA-E, U. S. Department of Energy in 2012-13. He was appointed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as Assistant Director for the Directorate of Engineering (ENG) in March 2013, a position he held till June 2016. In this position, Khargonekar led the ENG Directorate with an annual budget of more than $950 million. In addition, he served as a member of the NSF senior leadership and management team and participated in setting priorities and policies. In June 2016, he assumed his current position as Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.
Emilio Frazzoli is a professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. Until March 2021, he was Chief Scientist of Motional, the current embodiment of nuTonomy, the startup he founded with Karl Iagnemma in 2013, and was acquired by Aptiv in 2017.
His main research interest are in robotics, autonomous systems, and intelligent mobility. In acknowledgement of his seminal work in these fields, Emilio has received several awards, including the the 2015 IEEE George S. Axelby Award and the 2017 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, and has been named an IEEE Fellow in 2019. A former full professor at MIT, he directed the research group that first demonstrated an autonomous mobility (“robotaxi”) service to the public, and performed the first analysis of the social and economic impact of such a service, based on real transportation data.
He holds a Laurea Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome, and a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
Data Science & AI
Session description to come.
Dr. Baraniuk received a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and a M.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992 under the supervision of Douglas L. Jones. After spending 1992-1993 at École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France, he joined Rice University.
Baraniuk has been active in the development of digital signal processing, image processing, and machine learning systems, with numerous contributions to the theory of wavelets, compressive sensing, and deep learning. The Rice "single-pixel camera" that he developed with Kevin Kelly was the first compressive imaging device and was selected by MIT Technology Review as a TR10 Top 10 Emerging Technology in 2007. Six of Baraniuk's currently 35 granted US and foreign patents on compressive sensing were licensed by Siemens in 2016 to accelerate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. He has served as Project Director for the ARO MURI on "Opportunistic Sensing" from 2013-2018, the ONR MURI on "Foundations of Deep Learning" from 2020-2025, the DOE "INCITE" project, and several DARPA projects, including "Analog to Information" and "Analog to Information Receiver".
Baraniuk is one of the founders of the Open Education movement. In 1999, Baraniuk launched "Connexions" (which was later re-named "OpenStax CNX"), one of the first initiatives to offer free, open-source textbooks via the web. OpenStax CNX continues to be one of the largest and most used open education platforms worldwide. Baraniuk's own OpenStax CNX textbook, "Signals and Systems," has generated 9 million page views including a very popular translation into Spanish.
OpenStax CNX provides the digital publishing platform for OpenStax (formerly called "OpenStax College"), a free and open library of college textbooks that as of May 2021 has saved 14 million US college students $1.2 billion. Baraniuk has been an active advocate and popularizer of open education – speaking at the TED 2006 conference – and was also one of the framers of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration.
Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory, and chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, and is a member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, machine learning, and finance.
Professor Boyd received an AB degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department. He has held visiting Professor positions at Katholieke University (Leuven), McGill University (Montreal), Ecole Polytechnique Federale (Lausanne), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Universite Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Kyoto University, Harbin Institute of Technology, NYU, MIT, UC Berkeley, CUHK-Shenzhen, City University of Hong Kong, and IMT Lucca. He holds honorary doctorates from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).
Professor Boyd has received many awards and honors for his research in control systems engineering and optimization, including an ONR Young Investigator Award, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the AACC Donald P. Eckman Award. In 2013, he received the IEEE Control Systems Award, given for outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science, or technology. In 2012, Michael Grant and he were given the Mathematical Optimization Society's Beale-Orchard-Hays Award, given every three years for excellence in computational mathematical programming. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, SIAM, and INFORMS, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK). He has been invited to deliver more than 90 plenary and keynote lectures at major conferences in control, optimization, signal processing, and machine learning.
Jelena Kovačević became the Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in August 2018. She is the first woman to head the school since its founding in 1854 as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute.
Since her arrival, she has garnered numerous accolades, including inclusion on the City & State “Higher Education Power 50,” “Tech Power 50,” and “50 over 50” lists, as well as Crain’s “Notable Women in Tech” rankings. She has also been appointed to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council Executive Board in which capacity she works with her fellow deans to provide vision and leadership on engineering research, education and engagement. Additionally, she is the founder and co-chair of the Northeast Regional Deans (NeRDs) council.
At Tandon, she is committed to getting more women interested in technology. Tandon's freshman class has more than double the national average of women in engineering and a quarter of its faculty are women, but Jelena works to make that number grow. She is focused on investing in research (Tandon recorded its highest single year research expenditures at $52M) and helping the school continue its historic rise in the college rankings (over 40 spots in a decade). She also oversees 12 research centers committed to advancing topics like AI, 5G, cyber security, and urban development.
During the pandemic, she maintained hybrid learning, creating in-person environments in Shanghai so students who couldn't fly to the U.S. could continue their studies.
Jelena received the Dipl. Electrical Engineering degree from the EE Department, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1986, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991-2002, she was with Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. She was a co-founder and Technical VP of xWaveforms, based in New York City, NY. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. In 2003, she joined Carnegie Mellon University, where she was the Hamerschlag University Professor, Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
She is a Fellow of the IEEE and EUSIPCO and a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli) of the book Wavelets and Subband Coding (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995) as well as a coauthor (with Martin Vetterli and Vivek K Goyal) of Foundations of Signal Processing (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Fourier and Wavelet Signal Processing (Cambridge University Press, 2015). She coauthored a top-10 cited paper in the Journal of Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, a top-100 downloaded paper on IEEE Xplore and the paper for which Aleksandra Mojsilović received the Young Author Best Paper Award. Her paper on multidimensional filter banks and wavelets (with Martin Vetterli) was selected as one of the Fundamental Papers in Wavelet Theory. She received the Belgrade October Prize in 1986, the E.I. Jury Award at Columbia University in 1991, the 2010 CIT Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award from the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and an IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award.
In her role as deputy dean, Ozdaglar is working on developing the Common Ground for Computing Education, an interdepartmental teaching collaborative that is bringing multiple departments together to develop and teach new courses and launch new programs that blend computing with other disciplines. Additionally, Ozdaglar is an active member of the Computing Council and the Undergraduate Student Advisory Group.
Ozdaglar received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996, and the S.M. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Her research expertise includes optimization theory, with emphasis on nonlinear programming and convex analysis, game theory, with applications in communication, social, and economic networks, distributed optimization and control, and network analysis with special emphasis on contagious processes, systemic risk and dynamic control.
She is the recipient of a Microsoft fellowship, the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching award, the NSF Career award, the 2008 Donald P. Eckman award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Class of 1943 Career Development Chair, the inaugural Steven and Renee Innovation Fellowship, the 2014 Spira teaching award, and the METU Recognition Award, among others. She served on the Board of Governors of the Control System Society in 2010 and was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
A principal investigator at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Ozdaglar’s educational contributions to MIT are substantial. She has developed a range of graduate and undergraduate courses, including a graduate-level game theory subject and an undergraduate course on networks that is jointly listed with the Department of Economics. She likewise served as a champion of curriculum innovations through her role in launching the new undergraduate major in 6-14: Computer Science, Economics and Data Science, and the creation of Course 11-6: Urban Science and Planning with Computer Science, a new program that offers students an opportunity to investigate some of the most pressing problems and challenges facing urban areas today.
Ozdaglar was the inaugural area co-editor for the area entitled “Games, Information and Networks” in the journal Operations Research. She is the co-author of the book entitled “Convex Analysis and Optimization” (Athena Scientific, 2003), is listed on three patents, and is the coauthor of well over two hundred chapters, papers, talks and seminars.
Professor Bardin received the PhD in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2009 and joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2010, where he is currently a Full Professor, His research group focuses on low noise cryogenic integrated electronics for radio astronomy, quantum computing, and quantum optics. Since 2017, he has also been with the Google Quantum AI team, where he currently leads efforts on integrated circuits for quantum computing. Professor Bardin is the recipient of numerous awards including a DARPA YFA, an NSF CAREER Award, an ONR YIP Award, and a IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award.
Dr. Celia Merzbacher is Executive Director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium. QED-C is supported by the government and more than 150 industry, academic and other members. Previously, Dr. Merzbacher was Vice President at the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a consortium of the semiconductor industry. In 2003-2008, she was Assistant Director for Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Merzbacher began her career as a materials scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C.
Mariia Mykhailova is a Senior Software Engineer on Microsoft Quantum Systems team. She drives the developer outreach and education work for Microsoft Quantum Developer Kit, figuring out new efficient ways to help people learn quantum computing. Mariia is the author of the Quantum Katas project – an open-source collection of hands-on tutorials and programming exercises on quantum computing – and of the Q# Coding Contests series. She has developed the programming assignments and other materials for the “Introduction to Quantum Computing” course taught by Microsoft Quantum Systems team at University of Washington in 2019, and taught a course on quantum computing at Northeastern University Seattle in 2020.
Ronald Walsworth earned his B.S. in Physics from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. His research interests are in developing precision measurement tools and applying them to diverse problems across the physical and life sciences. Walsworth is the recipient of the Francis Pipkin Award in Precision Measurements from the American Physical Society; the Smithsonian Institution Exceptional Service Award; and the Duke University Faculty Scholar Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and serves as a Distinguished Traveling Lecturer for the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society. Walsworth is also a Minta Martin Professor in the UMD Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of the Quantum Technology Center.
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm CT
We are pleased to present technology suites from the below partners.
Data Science & AI
We invite you to a session that provides an overview of training to enhance equity and inclusion in STEM. The session will include an introduction to an NSF-funded capacity-building workshop for STEM constituents that will be made available to ECEDHA members in April and will also include a reporting out by a panel of academic and industry engineers who participated in the training last month. Come learn about the broader framework being utilized, which incorporates an Anti-Racist lens, and the upcoming workshop that will incorporate includes skill-building exercises.
Chief Diversity Officer for The College
Arizona State University
Delia Saenz is a professor of psychology at Arizona State University where she also serves as chief diversity officer for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She has previously served in higher administration positions including vice president at Bennington College and vice provost at ASU. She is a social psychologist by training whose work focuses on the concept of difference and group productivity in diverse contexts. Her research has been supported by NSF, NIH, & USAID, among other agencies. One area of specialization in Delia's portfolio is broadening participation in STEM. It is this latter specialization that led to the connection with IEC. Indeed, Delia is very much aware and embedded in work that advances equity, inclusion, and diversity in engineering, as she also serves as director of diversity and inclusion for two NSF-funded ERC's, both anchored at ASU: QESST (quantum energy and sustainable solar technologies) and CBBG (center for biomediated and bioinspired geotechnics).
Program Director, EEC
National Science Foundation
Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Dr. Cruz-Pol received a Ph.D. degree (Suma Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University working with passive and active satellite sensors studying atmospheric gases and the sea surface emissivity. She worked in active remote sensing at UMass Amherst for her master’s degree (Suma Cum Laude). Her Bachelor’s degree (Suma Cum Laude) is from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM). She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UPRM in 1991 and then joined NSF as a Program Director for the Engineering Research Center (ERC) program and the ERC International Center-to-Center (C2C) Liaison. She was a member of U.S. National Academies (NAS) Committee on Radio Frequencies (CORF) from 2010 until 2019. She was also an appointed member of the NAS Active Spectrum Study. She was the Program Director for the EARS (Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum) program at NSF, where she was also a Spectrum Manager from 2014 to 2015. She is a member of the IEEE FARS (Frequency Allocations for Remote Sensing) Technical Committee. She was appointed by NSF as member of the U.S. Delegation for Spectrum Management to the ITU in Geneva and was the NSF Representative for the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and for several subcommittees including the one that deals with Frequency Allocations, FAS. She previously served as a rotator at NSF, from 2014-2015, during this time she was selected as the Federal Liaison for the U.S. National Committee for the International Union for Radio Science (URSI). She’s the author of several books on RF Spectrum Management, Antenna Theory, and Environmental Sustainability and coauthor on books on two RF Spectrum published by the National Academies (NAS). Her interests include microwave sensors, weather radars, atmospheric attenuation, RF spectrum, climate monitoring and sustainability. She received the NASA Faculty Award for Research in 2002. She was the Associate Editor for University Affairs for the IEEE GRSS Newsletter for 5 years. Dr. Cruz-Pol is a Senior member of the IEEE. She loves learning about different cultures and trying food from different countries. I also love dancing salsa, painting in acrylics, playing the drums, reading, and going to the beach. She is married with two daughter; one a psychology professor and one an environmental and civil engineer. https://sites.google.com/view/sandraxpol
Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
Stephen M. Goodnick is a professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the deputy director of ASU Lightworks in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He received his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1983. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Modena, Italy, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, in 1985 and 1986, respectively. He served as Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering with Arizona State University, Tempe, from 1996 to 2005. He served as associate vice president for research for Arizona State University from 2006 to 2008, and presently serves as deputy director of ASU Lightworks, and is Hans Fischer Senior Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Technical University of Munich. Professionally, he served as president (2012-2013) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and served as president of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society Board of Governors, 2011-2012. Some of his main research contributions include analysis of surface roughness at the Si/SiO2 interface, Monte Carlo simulation of ultrafast carrier relaxation in quantum confined systems, global modeling of high frequency and energy conversion devices, full-band simulation of semiconductor devices, transport in nanostructures, and fabrication and characterization of nanoscale semiconductor devices. He has published over 400 journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceeding, and is a fellow of IEEE (2004) for contributions to carrier transport fundamentals and semiconductor devices.
Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Shayla Sawyer is an associate professor in the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her Nano-Bio Optoelectronics research program expands the fundamental understanding, engineering processes, and potential applications of hybrid inorganic/organic materials for optoelectronic devices and sensors. This includes the fabrication of nanomaterials from bacteria, fabrication in a solution process, and the development of optoelectronic sensors and complimentary systems. The optoelectronic devices are comprised of hybrid inorganic/organic materials what may include semiconductor metal oxide nanostructures, conductive polymers, conductive nanostructures, and bio-chemical solutions. Her overall research goal is aimed at effectively fabricating and characterizing novel materials and sensors with consideration of systems that require sensitivity and/or selectivity to bring quantitative measurements in typically qualitative worlds. NSF Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications Research Center, NSF Divison of Biological Infrastructure, National Security Technologies/Department of Energy, NSF Division on Research and Learning, and the NSF GK-12 Community Situated Research Center are a few recent funding resources for her work.
Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Science, College of Engineering
University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Miguel Velez-Reyes is Professor and Chair of the UTEP Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research is in sensor and signal analytics.
Welcome & Awards Ceremony
Join us as we honor the 2019 Award Winners for the ECEDHA Innovative Program Award and ECE Technology Integration Award.
10:30 am - 11:30 am CT
Margaret Martonosi is the US National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Assistant Director for Computer and information Science and Engineering (CISE). With an annual budget of more than $1B, the CISE directorate at NSF has the mission to uphold the Nation’s leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research and education in computer and information science and engineering as well as transformative advances in research cyberinfrastructure. While at NSF, Dr. Martonosi is on leave from Princeton University where she is the Hugh Trumbull Adams '35 Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Martonosi's research interests are in computer architecture and hardware-software interface issues in both classical and quantum computing systems. Dr. Martonosi is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Chris Malachowsky founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has more than 40 years of industry experience. He currently serves as a member of the executive staff and a senior technology executive for the company.
He has been instrumental in managing, defining and driving NVIDIA’s core technologies as it has grown from a startup to the global leader in visual and parallel computing. At NVIDIA, Chris has led numerous functions, including IT, operations and all facets of the company’s product engineering and most recently, he was responsible for NVIDIA’S research organization, which is chartered with developing the strategic technologies that drive NVIDIA’s future growth.
Prior to NVIDIA, Chris held engineering and technical leadership positions at HP and Sun Microsystems. A recognized authority on integrated-circuit design and methodology, he has authored close to 40 patents. He holds a BSEE degree from the University of Florida and an MSCS degree from Santa Clara University where he as been honored with Distinguished Alumnus awards.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CT
5G and Future Wireless
Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU-Tandon) and is a professor of computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a professor of radiology at the NYU School of Medicine.
Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, the world's first academic research center to combine engineering, computer science, and medicine. Earlier, he founded two of the world's largest academic wireless research centers: The Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@ at Virginia Tech, in 1990.
Rappaport is a pioneer in radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies. His research has influenced many international wireless-standards bodies, and he and his students invented the technology of site-specific radio frequency (RF) channel modeling and design for wireless network deployment - a technology now used routinely throughout wireless communications.
Dipankar Raychaudhuri "Ray" is Distinguished Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Lab) at Rutgers University. As WINLAB's Director, he is responsible for an internationally recognized industry-university research center specializing in wireless technology. He is the principal investigator for several large multi-institutional projects supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) including: the “MobilityFirst” future Internet architecture (FIA) project, and the "ORBIT" open-access wireless network testbed. Dr. Raychaudhuri is also active in technology entrepreneurship and is a technical advisor to several government organizations and companies. Significant new technology contributions during his career include satellite data networks, HDTV, high-speed wireless LAN, ATM-based broadband technologies, cognitive radio, content delivery networks, the ORBIT radio grid testbed, and mobile Internet architectures & protocols.
Bio to come.
Dr. Aida Vera López works as a wireless standards research engineer at Intel Corporation, focusing on 5G new radio RF topics, within the 3GPP Radio Access Network 4 (RAN4) working group. Before working in standards, she worked in various groups at Intel as part of the Engineering Leadership Program.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez; and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research background includes mm-wave antenna design, package integration and material characterization at high frequencies. For the past five years, Dr. Vera López served as Publications Co-Chair for the Radio & Wireless Week Conference (RWS).
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
We are currently in the middle of a massive migration where robots are leaving their highly curated and confined workspaces in manufacturing environments and are entering many facets of our daily lives. From self-driving cars and autonomous drone delivery systems to smart vacuum cleaners and surgical robots, these robots must be able to sense and reason about their surroundings, learn from data, and coexist productively with humans. But, to achieve such levels of autonomy, new research and educational approaches are needed. This session investigates and discusses these issues, with a particular eye towards the central role that electrical and computer engineering will have to play in order to be able to build autonomous, safe, and useful robots working, playing, and even “living” among us.
Ken Goldberg is the William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley. Ken supervises research in Robotics and Automation. Ken holds dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1984) and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (1990). He joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1995 and is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, with secondary appointments in EECS, the School of Information, Art Practice, and the UCSF Dept of Radiation Oncology. Ken and his co-authors have published over 300 peer-reviewed technical papers on algorithms for robotics, automation, and social information filtering, and he holds ten U.S. patents. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), Co-Founder of the Berkeley Center for New Media, Co-Founder and CTO of Ambidextrous Robotics, Co-Founder of the Moxie Institute, and Founding Director of UC Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Lecture Series. Ken's art installations, based on his research, have been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial, the Berkeley Art Museum, the SF Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Buenos Aires Biennial, and the ICC in Tokyo. Ken has co-written three award-winning Sundance documentary films, "The Tribe", "Yelp", and "Connected: An Autoblogography of Love, Death, and Technology." He is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Ken was awarded the Presidential Faculty Fellowship by President Clinton in 1995, the National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship in 1994, the Joseph Engelberger Robotics Award in 2000, and was elected IEEE Fellow in 2005.
Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); and Deputy Dean of Research for Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT. Rus’ research interests are in robotics, artificial intelligence, and data science. The focus of her work is developing the science and engineering of autonomy, toward the long-term objective of enabling a future with machines pervasively integrated into the fabric of life, supporting people with cognitive and physical tasks. Her research addresses some of the gaps between where robots are today and the promise of pervasive robots: increasing the ability of machines to reason, learn, and adapt to complex tasks in human-centered environments, developing intuitive interfaces between robots and people, and creating the tools for designing and fabricating new robots quickly and efficiently. The applications of this work are broad and include transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, monitoring the environment, underwater exploration, smart cities, medicine, and in-home tasks such as cooking. Rus serves as Director of the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center, whose focus is the advancement of AI research and its applications to intelligent vehicles. She is a MITRE senior visiting fellow, serves as a USA expert member for GPAI (Global Partnerships in AI), a member of the board of advisers for Scientific American, a member of the Defense Innovation Board, and a member of several other boards of technical companies. Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Award from the Robotics Industries Association. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Angela Schoellig is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and a Faculty Member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. She holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Machine Learning for Robotics and Control and a Canada CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence. She is a principal investigator of the NSERC Canadian Robotics Network and the University’s Robotics Institute. She conducts research at the intersection of robotics, controls, and machine learning. Her team won the 2018, 2019 and 2020 North-American SAE AutoDrive Challenge sponsored by General Motors. She is a recipient of a Humboldt professorship (2020), a Robotics: Science and Systems Early Career Spotlight Award (2019), a Sloan Research Fellowship (2017), and an Ontario Early Researcher Award (2017). She is one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 (2017), a Canada Science Leadership Program Fellow (2014), and one of Robohub’s “25 women in robotics you need to know about (2013)”. Her PhD at ETH Zurich (2013) was awarded the ETH Medal and the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award. She holds both an M.Sc. in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart (2008) and an M.Sc. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2007).
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm CT
5G and Future Wireless