University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering



Spring 2014

1/27/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Nam Sung Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/3/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
FinFETs: Novel Circuit-Architecture Design Opportunities
Prof. Niraj K. Jha, Princeton University

2/10/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Distributed Storage Systems: Issues, Performance Analysis and Code Design
Prof. Vinay Vaishampayan,Rutgers University

2/24/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
On a Niche for Engineers in Stock Trading Research
Prof. B. Ross Barmish, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Making Accelerators Efficient and Easier to Program
Prof. Tor M. Aamodt, University of British Columbia

3/3/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
HSX and the Quest for Fusion Energy
Robert Wilcox, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3/10/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Quantum interference noise in graphene
Nina Markovic, Johns Hopkins

3/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Die Stacking is Happening!
Brya Black, AMD

3/31/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Optimal absorption engineering of ultra-thin films using metamaterial and nanocavity resonances
Qiaoqiang Gan, University of Buffalo

4/7/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Cross-Correlation Imaging: Classical and Quantum
Bahaa Saleh, University of Central Florida

4/14/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
See glass in a new light - Novel glass materials and devices for on-chip photonic integration
JJ Hu, University of Delaware

4/21/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106

Michael Taylor, UCSD

4/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Ranveer Chandra

Fall 2013

9/16/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Dielectric Liquid Lenses
Dr. J. Andrew Yeh, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan


9/23/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Intellectual property and WARF’s disclosure, patenting, and licensing processes
Leah Haman, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)


9/30/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Foundations for Heterogeneous Datacenter Design and Management
Prof. Ben Lee, Duke University


10/7/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
7 (Information) Habits of Highly Effective Graduate Students
Jody Hoesly, UW-Madison Wendt Commons


10/14/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Electric Fields for Effective Non-Contact Power Transfer and Torque Production
Prof. Daniel Ludois, UW-Madison


10/21/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Application of Nanophotonics in Energy Conversion
Prof. Zongfu Yu, UW-Madison

10/28/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
0.15 μm GaN HEMT on SiC Manufacturing Technology for Ka-band MMIC Applications
Sabyasachi Nayak, TriQuint


11/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Novel RF/Microwave Circuits and Systems for Lab on-Chip/on-Board Chemical Sensors
Prof. Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M


11/11/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
GaN, III-V and 2D-Crystals in Tomorrow's Electronics
Prof. Huili Grace Xing, University of Notre Dame


11/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Oracle inequalities and minimax rates for non-local means
Prof. Rebecca Willett, UW-Madison


11/25/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Designing High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Networks-on-Chip
Prof. Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto

Spring 2013

1/28/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Dan Botez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Perspectives on Internet of Mobility
Prof. Bin Ran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/11/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Processing and Characterization of Structural and Functional Materials
Prof. Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Stitching it all together - using network coding in heterogeneous settings
Prof. Muriel Medard, MIT

2/25/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Enabled by Acousto-Opto-Fluidics
Prof. Tony (Jun) Huang, Penn State University

3/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Intellectual Property Basics and Technology Transfer
Leah Haman, Intellectual Property Associate, WARF

3/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Optimization over graph with application to power systems
Prof. Javad Lavaei, Columbia University

4/15/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Human/Computer Vision: Visual Attention Modeling from Basic Research to Commercialization
Dr. Brian Stankiewicz, 3M Corp.

4/22/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
A micro-architectural analysis of switched photonic multi-chip interconnects
Dr. Herb Schwetman, Oracle Labs

4/29/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Highly Agile and Robust Robotic Bipedal Locomotion Through Nonlinear Geometric Control
Prof. Jessy Grizzle, University of Michigan

5/6/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Semiconductor Diode Laser Evolution: 1967 to 1990
Prof. Peter S. Zory, University of Florida

Fall 2012

9/10/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/17/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
An Overview of Wireless Technology Research and Development at Qualcomm
Dr.Tamer Kadous, Qualcomm

10/1/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
The 7 (Information) Habits of Highly Effective Engineering Graduate Students
Jody Hoesly, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10/15/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Phonon Transport in Nanostructures: Development of a Nanoscale Phonon Spectrometer and Thermoelectric Nanomaterials
Prof. Richard Robinson, Cornell University

10/29/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Can Control Theory Beat the Stock Market?
Professor Jim Primbs, University of Texas, Dallas

11/12/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Enabling Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Prof. Xinyu Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11/19/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Room Temperature THz Quantum Cascade Laser Sources
Prof. Mikhail Belkin, University of Texas, Austin

11/26/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Physics and Math for Smart (Power) Grids
Dr. Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory

12/10/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Human/Computer Vision: Visual Attention Modeling from Basic Research to Commercialization
Brian Stankiewicz, 3M

Spring 2012

1/30/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/6/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
TFT vs. ULSIC - from Nano to Giga Electronics
Prof. Yue Kuo, Texas A&M University

2/13/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Exploiting Saliency in Compressive and Adaptive Sensing
Prof. Jarvis Haupt, University of Minnesota

2/20/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Introduction to 3GPP LTE/LTE-A Standards and 4G Mobile Networks
Dr. Charlie Zhang, Samsung

2/27/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Porting Performance across GPUs and FPGAs through Multilevel Granularity Synthesis
Prof. Deming Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3/12/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Analysis of Complex Modulation in Fiber
Prof. Dan van der Weide, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4/16/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Electrons in Unusual Flatlands
Prof. Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University

4/23/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Silicon Nanomembrane based Photonic Crystal Nanostructures for On-chip Open Sensor Systems
Prof. Ray Chen, University of Texas-Austin

4/30/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
The Next Wireless Frontier: Challenges and Opportunities at mm-wave and Higher Frequencies
Prof. Akbar Sayeed, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2011


9/12/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/19/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
ECE Library Resources to Save You Time and Money
Jody Hoesly, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/26/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Measuring gas properties using custom-built lasers in the telecommunications band
Prof. Scott Sanders, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10/3/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Space-from-Time Imaging: Acquiring Reflectance and Structure Without Lenses
Prof. Vivek Goyal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10/10/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Silicon-Based Resonant Microsensors
Prof. Brand, Georgia Institute of Technology

10/17/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
At the boundaries of high-frequency analog & RF ICs: Speed, energy and uncertainty
Prof. David S. Ricketts, Carnegie Mellon University

11/7/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
CMOS Compatible Electro-Optic Transmitter Design and Considerations for Efficient Data Transport
Dr. Douglas Gill, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

11/14/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
CMOS Reliability Challenges in Nanometer-Scale Integrated Circuits
Prof. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, University of Minnesota

11/21/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
High efficiency III-V multi-junction solar cells technology
Prof. Jaejin Lee, Ajou University, Korea



Spring 2011


5/2/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Adaptive Liquid and Liquid Crystal Photonic Devices
Prof. Shin-Tson Wu, University of Central Florida


4/11/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Circuits and Passive Components for Radio-Frequency Power Conversion
Prof. Yehui Han, University of Wisconsin-Madison


4/4/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Invisible Traces in Pixels and Bits
Prof. Min Wu, University of Maryland


3/28/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Super-Resolving, Biomimetic Electrically Small Antennas and Their Applications
Prof. Nader Behdad, University of Wisconsin-Madison


3/7/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Ultra-wide Bandwidth Energy Harvesting: Design with Orthogonal Thinking
Sang-Gook Kim, MIT


2/14/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
ECE Library Resources to Save You Time and Money
Jody Hoesly and Amy Kindschi, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2/7/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800 
Robust Optimization of Digital Integrated Circuits: Progress and Challenges
Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, IBM Systems and Technology Group


1/31/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Prognostics in a Particle Filtering Framework
Dr. Bhaskar Saha, Mission Critical Technologies, Inc., NASA Ames Research Center

Fall 2010


12/06/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
The Role of CAD in Solving Intel’s Power/Performance Challenges: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Steven Burns, Intel Corp.

































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































11/15/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Microsystem Pathways to a Greener World
Prof. Amit Lal, Cornell University
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































11/08/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Microsystems for Health-Care, Environmental Sensing, and Infrastructure Monitoring
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, University of Michigan
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































10/25/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
UP from the BOTTOM
Prof. XuRichard Muller, University of California, Berkeley
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































10/18/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Optofluidic Ring Resonator Technology Platform for Rapid and Sensitive Biological and Chemical Sensing
Prof. Xudong (Sherman) Fan, University of Michigan
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































10/11/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Device Physics and Applications of Intersubband Transitions in Wide-Bandgap Nitride Semiconductors
Prof. Roberto Paiella, Boston University
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































10/04/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
The Carbon-Silicon Bond - How the Humans Came to Love Their Electronic Devices
Prof. Richard Blahut, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































9/20/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Biologically Inspired MEMS Sensors for Medical Applications
Prof. Chang Liu, Northwestern University