Symeon Chatzinotas
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:00
- 11:00
Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119
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In this talk, I will present a vision of future research topics of long-term importance in the area of Satellite Communications and Non-Terrestrial Networks.
Tuesday, June 04, 2024, 11:00
- 13:00
Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119
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The Dual-function radar communication (DFRC) refers to an integrated system that performs both the functions of a radar and a communication system. It is designed by exploiting the tractability and reusability of both radar and communication systems' components, parameters, and spectrum to achieve an integrated system. This dissertation explores and exploits the flexibility in the transmit beampattern design in MIMO radar systems to implement the transmission of communication symbols.
Dr.Nasir Alfaraj, Department of Electrical and computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:00
- 12:00
Building 9, Level 3, Room 3128
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Recent developments in silicon-integrated plasmonics offer immense potential for miniaturized photonic circuits. In this work, we demonstrate a CMOS-compatible metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) plasmonic modulator based on a Schottky heterojunction. Our device integrates amorphous aluminum, silica, and indium tin oxide on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate.
Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 15:00
- 17:00
Building 4, Level 5, 5220
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Array antennas with reconfigurable frequency and polarization, as well as beam-steering capabilities, have become essential for modern wireless systems. Beyond potential cost and space savings, these versatile antennas are expected to enhance both the performance and the security of wireless communication. Traditional designs rely on a large number of active elements for this purpose, resulting in an expensive solution that also leads to complex feeding and biasing networks. Alternatively, reconfigurable operation in microwaves can be achieved through magnetic tuning of ferrite substrates, eliminating the need for active components. Further cost savings can be achieved if additive manufacturing is adopted. These two approaches will be utilized in this dissertation to develop a cost-effective and structurally simple phased array antenna with the desired level of versatility.
Wednesday, May 08, 2024, 11:00
- 13:00
Building 5, Level 5, Room 5220
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Organic mixed ion-electron conductors (OMIECs) have found themselves in the spotlight of the bioelectronics field because of their potential to bridge the gap between the worlds of biology and electronics. From the initial discovery of conductive polymers just a few decades prior, the evolution of OMIECs has been growing exponentially.
Monday, May 06, 2024, 14:30
- 16:30
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220
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IoT devices at the edge of the network are energy-constrained, and a significant portion of power is wasted on non-essential radiation when large coverage antennas are implemented. Additionally, continuous and uncontrolled electromagnetic (EM) radiation contributes to ambient EM pollution. When combined with the projected growth of IoT devices, this raises the chances of interference between devices, leading to potential information loss in dynamic scenarios.
Sunday, May 05, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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Nowadays, videos are omnipresent in our daily lives. From TikTok clips to Bilibili videos, from surveillance footage to vlogs recordings, the sheer volume of video content is staggering. Processing and analyzing the substantial volume of video data demands immense human effort. While computer vision techniques have made remarkable progress in automating video understanding in short clips, their effectiveness and efficiency when applied to long-form videos still fall short of the mark.
Thursday, May 02, 2024, 09:00
- 11:30
Building 4, Level 5, Room 5209
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The structural integrity of wellbore casings and transportation pipelines is a critical aspect in the oil and gas industry for operational efficiency and environmental safety. Traditional non-destructive testing methods, while effective, face significant challenges in accurately assessing and monitoring these crucial infrastructural components, especially under harsh operating environments. Furthermore, the inner volume of these tubular structures and the flow speed of transported liquids pose additional difficulties upon the performance of devices designed to inspect their structures for defects and deformations.
Prof. Francesca Gardini, Università di Pavia
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119
We will discuss the solution of eigenvalue problems associated with partial differential equations (PDE)s that can be written in the generalised form Ax = λMx, where the matrices A and/or M may depend on a scalar parameter. Parameter dependent matrices occur frequently when stabilised formulations are used for the numerical approximation of PDEs. With the help of classical numerical examples we will show that the presence of one (or both) parameters can produce unexpected results.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 10:00
- 12:00
Building 3, Level 5, Room 5220
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With the rapid development of wireless mobile communication technologies, there has been a growing demand for high data-rate communication in the mmWave range of 5G bands and future 6G bands due to their much larger available bandwidths. Despite their potential, these frequency ranges suffer from significant atmospheric attenuation, necessitating antennas with high gain and wide beam-scanning capabilities to ensure robust coverage. Thus, there is a need to develop compact, high gain, wideband, and wide beam-scanning mmWave antenna/array for 5G/6G applications.
Ahmed Mustaque, School of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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Malicious software or malware is a serious cybersecurity threat and the research community has explored it extensively for almost three decades. Since it is believed that people are often the weak link in cybersecurity, exploring malware attacks and defenses in the human context can provide new insights into how the threat posed by malware can be addressed.
Emeka Chukwureh, Customer Flexibility Solutions, an innovation implementation unit at ENOWA, NEOM
Sunday, April 21, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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A 100% renewable-based power system requires higher energy flexibility than conventional grids. ENOWA is developing an Energy Flexible Manufacturing Design Service in collaboration with OXAGON’s Advanced and Clean Manufacturing.
Sunday, April 14, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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This talk will provide a recent topic of the III-nitride-based visible light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The InGaN-based blue LEDs are very contributed to energy-saving for light sources all over the world. Therefore, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the inventors of blue LEDs.
Sunday, March 31, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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The traditional trajectory of electronic device scaling, guided by Moore's law, is currently encountering physical limitations. To address this, the "More-than-Moore" (MtM) trend has emerged, emphasizing the diversification of device functionalities to include sensing, storing, and processing data.
Prof. Edgard Pimentel, Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220
Hessian-dependent functionals play a pivotal role in a wide latitude of problems in mathematics. Arising in the context of differential geometry and probability theory, this class of problems find applications in the mechanics of deformable media (mostly in elasticity theory) and the modelling of slow viscous fluids. We study such functionals from three distinct perspectives.
Sunday, March 24, 2024, 12:00
- 13:30
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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The electric grid is the backbone of our society and economy. It powers our homes, businesses, and transportation systems. With the advances in technology and the increasing use of renewables, the 3D era (decarbonization, decentralization, digitization) of power systems is facing new challenges. I will discuss how such challenges drive power grid evolution and how the temporal fluctuations of renewable sources impact the grid’s vulnerability. I will also provide methods how we are addressing these threats to ensure that the grid remains secure and resilient. I will conclude my talk with a brief description of my future research plans and a few slides about my research supervision, teaching activities, and visibility of my research group.
Dr. Mohammad Vaseem and Dr. Sakandar Rauf, Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST
Sunday, March 24, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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The graduate seminar planned for March 24, from 12:00 to 13:00, has been canceled.
Yury Dvorkin, Associate Professor, Departments of Civil and Systems Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Sunday, March 17, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
B9, L2, R2325
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Advances in uncertainty quantification enable more nuanced exploration of decision-making under risk in complex environments.
Prof. Ahmed Kishk, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
B9, L2, R2325, LH2
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Traditional guiding structures and microwave packaging have limitations regarding losses or physical realization. Therefore, there is a need for efficient millimeter-wave guiding structures that overcome such limitations. Gap waveguide technology is found to overcome such limitations at millimeter-wave bands. Interest in such technology is increasing.
Prof. Silvia Bertoluzza
Tuesday, March 05, 2024, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5209
We present a theoretical analysis of the Weak Adversarial Networks (WAN) method, recently proposed in [1, 2], as a method for approximating the solution of partial differential equations in high dimensions and tested in the framework of inverse problems. In a very general abstract framework.
Emad Felemban, Department of Computer Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University.
Sunday, March 03, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
B9, L2, R2325
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Hajj is a very complex event that requires huge logistical organization. Mobility is one of the most important logistical services needed since Hajj rituals are based on movement from one location to another.
Prof. Christof Schmidhuber, ZHAW School of Engineering
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2322
Analogies between financial markets and critical phenomena have long been observed empirically. So far, no convincing theory has emerged that can explain these empirical observations. Here, we take a step towards such a theory by modeling financial markets as a lattice gas.
Monday, February 26, 2024, 17:00
- 19:00
Building 3, Level 5, Room 5209
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The research focuses on improving metal-GaN and dielectric-GaN interfaces for high-performance GaN-based electronics. For metal-GaN, the damage caused by e-beam evaporation was mitigated using Ti3C2Tx MXene films, achieving a record ION/IOFF current of 1013 and low subthreshold swing.
Suhail Shaik, Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325, Lecture Hall 2
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The conventional power system is transforming into a smart grid through the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT). The incorporation of advanced ICT in the smart grid enhances its control and operational efficiency.
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325
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Point-of-care (PoC) devices refer to portable and affordable diagnosing systems, mostly used in the field of healthcare. PoCs have garnered interest, particularly for detecting diseases that require multiple diagnostic tests and in resource-limited areas.