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Intelligent Automation, Inc. Colloquia Series

The Intelligent Automation, Inc. Colloquia Series is a monthly showcase of ISR faculty research for students, post-docs, faculty and staff. Each talk features a high-level overview of a research area, followed by a more in-depth discussion and plenty of time for questions and answers.

All colloquia are on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in 1146 A.V. Williams Building unless otherwise specified.

This series is generously sponsored by Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Click on the links below to view abstracts and biographies associated with the lectures, and to view available videos.

   

Spring 2014

February 5
Bio-Inspired Flow Sensing and Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Associate Professor Derek Paley
Department of Aerospace Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research
| video |

March 12
Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications
Professor Sennur Ulukus
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Systems Research
| video |

April 2
Exploring Power Network Signatures for Information Forensics
Professor Min Wu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
| video |

May 7
Understanding and Mimicking How the Fly Hears
Associate Professor Miao Yu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate, Institute for Systems Research

| video |
 

Fall 2013

September 6
Joint presentation with the Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cortical Encoding of Auditory Objects at the Cocktail Party
Associate Professor Jonathan Simon
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Biology
Institute for Systems Research
| video (courtesy of ECE) |

October 9
Inkjet-printed fluidic paper SERS devices for chemical and biological analytics
Assistant Professor Ian White
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Affiliate, Institute for Systems Research
| video |

November 6
Current Status of Adaptive Optics Imaging through Deep Atmospheric Turbulence
Assistant Research Scientist Mathieu Aubailly
Director, Intelligent Optics Laboratory
Institute for Systems Research
| video |
 

December 4
Generalized Lagrangians: the Progress in Signal Processing and the Promise in Control
Assistant Professor Michael Rotkowitz
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research
| video |

Spring 2013

February 6
Network Equilibrium Models with a Focus on Energy
Professor Steven Gabriel
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliate, Institute for Systems Research
| video |

March 13
Scaling Down Robotics: Mobility, Mechanisms, and Motors for Microrobots
Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter
Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research
| video |

April 3
Towards Robot-Assisted Neurosurgery under Continuous MRI
Associate Professor Jaydev Desai
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate, Institute for Systems Research

Fall 2012

September 5
The Conundrum of Scheduling in Wireless Networks: Who Should Transmit What, to Whom, When?
Professor Tony Ephremides
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

October 3
Neural Models of 3D Spatial Orientation in Echolocating Bats
Associate Professor Timothy Horiuchi
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

November 7
Information and Influence Propagation on Social Networks: The Least Cost Influence Problem
Professor S. "Raghu" Raghavan
Institute for Systems Research
and Robert H. Smith School of Business
| video |

December 5
Transportation 2.0: Towards Highly Efficient and Ultra-Compact Power Electronics Converters
Assistant Professor Alireza Khaligh
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

Spring 2012

February 1
Information Visualization for Medical Informatics
Professor Ben Shneiderman
Department of Computer Science and UMIACS
| video |

March 7
Ants, Urns and Stochastic Approximations
Professor Armand Makowski
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

April 4
Control of Magnetic Drug Targeting
Associate Professor Ben Shapiro
Institute for Systems Research
and Fischell Department of Bioengineering
| video |

May 2
Current Research in the Space Systems Laboratory
Associate Professor David Akin
Department of Aerospace Engineering
| video |

Fall 2011

Sept. 7
Nanostructures and Systems for Electrical Energy Storage
Professor Gary Rubloff
Institute for Systems Research and
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
| video |

Oct. 5
UMD Contributions to the Next Generation Air Transportation System
Associate Professor David Lovell
Institute for Systems Research and
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
| video |

Nov. 2
Robots with Language
Professor Yiannis Aloimonos
Department of Computer Science and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Dec. 7
Reconstructing Collectives
Professor P. S. Krishnaprasad
Institute for Systems Research and
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

Spring 2011

February 2
Towards Simulation-Based Computational Synthesis
Professor S.K. Gupta
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Mechanical Engineering
| video |

March 2
Auditory Signal-Processing From Sound to Meaning—New Insights from Systems Neuroscience
Associate Research Scientist Jonathan Fritz
Institute for Systems Research
| video |

April 6
Component-based Architectures for System Synthesis (COMPASS)
Professor John Baras
Institute for Systems Research
and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

May 11
AESOP: A parallelizing compiler for high performance computing
Associate Professor Rajeev Barua
Institute for Systems Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

Fall 2010

September 1
Recent Research on Present and Future Air Traffic Management Challenges
Professor Michael Ball
Institute for Systems Research and Robert H. Smith School of Business
| video |

October 6
Systems Engineering Education at ISR and Ontology-Enabled Traceability Mechanisms
Associate Professor Mark Austin
Institute for Systems Research and Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
| video |

November 3
Energy and Thermal Issues in Modern Computer Systems
Associate Professor Ankur Srivastava
Institute for Systems Research
and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
| video |

December 1
Bio Chips: Learning from Biology
Associate Professor Pamela Abshire
Institute for Systems Research
and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
| video |

Spring 2010

February 3
Study of a Neuromechanical System: Going from Neurons to Vortices
Professor Avis Cohen
Institute for Systems Research and Department of Biology, Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Eric Tytell
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Biology, Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
| video |

March 3
Using Operations Research to Improve Planning for Public Health Emergencies
Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann
Institute for Systems Research and Department of Mechanical Engineering
| video |

April 7
Speech: The Holy Grail of User Friendliness in Computing
Professor Carol Espy-Wilson
Institute for Systems Research and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
| video |

May 5
Evolution of State-Dependent Risk Preferences in Social-Modeling Games
Professor Dana Nau
Institute for Systems Research and Department of Computer Science
| video |