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.
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.
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.
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.
Prof. Dr. Victorita Dolean, Mathematics and Computer Science, Scientific Computing, TU Eindhoven
Tuesday, February 06, 2024, 16:00
- 17:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220
Wave propagation and scattering problems are of huge importance in many applications in science and engineering - e.g., in seismic and medical imaging and more generally in acoustics and electromagnetics.
Wedyan Babatain, Postdoc, MIT
Tuesday, February 06, 2024, 10:30
- 11:30
Building 9, Level 4, Room 4225
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Liquid metal(LM)-based electronics have the potential to shape the future of intelligent systems, soft robotics, and wearable technologies by leveraging their sensing, actuation, and computational capabilities. This talk will discuss methods to harness the unique properties of liquid metal for applications in wearable sensors, soft actuators, and reconfigurable electronic platforms.
Prof. Zhiming Chen, Academy of mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 14:30
- 16:00
Building 4, Level 5, Room 5220
In this short course, we will introduce some elements in deriving the hp a posteriori error estimate for a high-order unfitted finite element method for elliptic interface problems. The key ingredient is an hp domain inverse estimate, which allows us to prove a sharp lower bound of the hp a posteriori error estimator.
Sunday, July 16, 2023, 16:00
- 18:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220
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Food loss and waste present a significant challenge to global sustainability, with approximately 1.3 million tonnes of food being lost or wasted each year. This not only leads to the depletion of resources but also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. This dissertation focuses on the development and implementation of non-invasive solutions to extend the shelf life and monitor the quality of fresh foods, with the ultimate goal of reducing food loss and waste.
Thursday, July 06, 2023, 15:00
- 17:00
Building 4, Level 5, Room 5220
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On-site sensing systems provide fast and timely information about a myriad of applications ranging from chemical and biological to physical phenomena in the environment or the human body. Such systems are embedded in our daily life for detecting pollutants, monitoring health, and diagnosing diseases. This dissertation focuses on the design, development, and implementation of miniaturized PoC devices for achieving high sensitivity, selectivity, and reliability through a combination of hardware and software strategies at the edge.
Prof. Christian Claudel, The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, November 28, 2022, 13:15
- 14:00
Building 2, 5220
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Flash floods are one of the most common natural disasters worldwide, causing thousands of

Prof. Ahmed Eltawil, Prof. Charalambos Konstantinou, Prof. Khaled Nabil Salama
Sunday, November 27, 2022, 08:00
- 17:00
Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220
The workshop aims to bring together experts to present their latest research efforts related to Embedded and Cyber Connected Systems architectures and platforms that can scale efficiently, as well as operate securely and resiliently to provide the necessary resources demanded by current and future network applications.
Pamela Abshire, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2322
This talk will provide a brief overview of LoCMOS systems, the technologies used to construct them, and their application to novel applications in biosensing, medical diagnostics, and neuroscience. The integration of integrated circuits into LoCMOS devices poses a number of distinct and vexing challenges, increasing complexity while reducing the need for external instrumentation.
Sunday, September 25, 2022, 12:00
- 13:00
Building 9, Level 2, Room 2322 (Lecture Hall 1)
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In this talk we will present the design and implementation of hybrid integrated sensors using integrated circuits. We will discuss the advantages and shortcomings of sensors built in silicon-based fabrication processes and examine, in detail, their integrated circuit topologies. We will conclude with examples of solutions that worked in the field which we domnetarted at KAUST.
Thursday, February 03, 2022, 13:30
- 15:00
B3, L5, R5209
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Mobile devices for the personalized detection of health and environmental hazards are becoming the basis for futuristic sensing technologies. In recent decades, air and environmental pollution levels have risen globally. Therefore, environmental protection must be strengthened by developing sensors that detect pollutants. The monitoring of these pollutants with high spatial coverage requires inexpensive electronic gas sensors and self-sustainable sensing systems that can be deployed everywhere. This dissertation reports on technological developments to provide solutions for inexpensive, compact, power-efficient, and easily deployable toxic gas sensors and integrated systems using semiconducting metal-oxide thin-film transistors (TFTs).
Abdullah Almansouri, PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAUST
Thursday, April 01, 2021, 16:00
- 17:00
The next technological revolution, Industry 4.0, is envisioned as a digitally connected ecosystem where machines and gadgets are driven by artificial intelligence. By 2025, more than 75 billion devices are projected to serve this revolution. Many of which are to be integrated into the fabrics of everyday life in the form of smart wireless sensors. Still, two major challenges should be addressed to realize truly wireless and wearable sensors. First, the sensors should be flexible and stretchable, allowing for comfortable wearing. Second, the electronics should scavenge the energy it requires entirely from the environment, thus, eliminating the need for batteries, which are bulky, create ecological problems, etc. By addressing these two challenges, this dissertation paves the way for truly wearable sensors.
Maysam Ghovanloo, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 09:00
- 10:00
B3 L5 Room 5209
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Implantable medical devices (IMD) and neuroprostheses are finding applications in new therapies thanks to advancements in microelectronics, sensors, RF communications, and medicine, which have resulted in embedding more functions in IMDs that occupy smaller spaces down to millimeters and consume less power, while offering therapies for more complex diseases and disabilities. I will address the latest developments in key building blocks for state-of-the-art IMDs.
Monday, February 25, 2019, 07:00
- 23:00
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
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The “KAUST Research Conference on New Trends in Biosensors and Bioelectronics” aims to give an overview of the most recent efforts in bioelectronics that tackle the “interface” problem and overcome the limits of the current technologies by generating new materials/architectures/device components. With its truly interdisciplinary nature, this conference will bring scientists from different disciplines together.