Department of

Electrical Engineering

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EE 500 Colloquia Series

Each seminar will begin at 4:00 p.m. in 160 Willard Building unless otherwise noted.

Please be punctual as we don't want to interrupt the speakers.

As a requirement for the EE 500 course you are asked to complete a questionnaire after each presentation. You have one week after each seminar to complete and submit this questionnaire which can be accessed here.

Please contact Rob Sorbello for more information.

Colloquia Schedule

The table below lists the speakers for each week.

Day Location Speaker Colloquium Title
1 Thurs
Jan. 15
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Kenneth Jenkins “Future Research Directions in Adaptive Digital Signal Processing"
2 Thurs
Jan. 22
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Sven Bilen “Electrodynamic Tethers"
3 Thurs
Jan. 29
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
SherryDawn Jackson and Dave DeCapria “Information pertinent to MS and PhD progress to degree in Electrical Engineering" -Jackson "Job Safety and Health- It’s the law!" -DeCapria
4 Thurs
Feb. 5
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Kenji Uchino “Global Crisis/Sustainability Technologies In Actuator/Piezoelectric Devices"
5 Thurs
Feb. 12
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia “Mimumes"
6 Thurs
Feb. 19
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
7 Tues
Feb. 24
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Richard P. Martukanitz “Harnessing Optical Energy in Advanced Manufacturing"
8 Thurs
Feb. 26
160 Willard,
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Perry Edwards “The emergence of smartphone spectroscopy"
9 Fri
March 6
101 EE East, 8:30 a.m. Dr. Dan Schonfeld “Genomic Signal Processing: Evolution, Structure, and Regulation " DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
10 Thurs
March 19
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Felix Miranda “Recent Efforts in Advanced High Frequency Communications at the Glenn Research Center in Support of NASA Mission " DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
11 Thurs
March 26
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Aylin Yener “Energy Harvesting Wireless Communication Networks"
12 Thurs
April 2
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Goutam Chattopadhyay “Terahertz Technology and its Applications" DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
13 Thurs
April 9
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. John Hanold “Innocence Lost: The (Sometimes) Harsh Realities of Academic Research"
1.5 hours SARI credit
14 Thurs
April 16
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Bhaskar Prabhala “Making the Transition from Penn State to Silicon Valley"
15 Thurs
April 23
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Alan Wilson “How to Make a Good Direct Digital Frequency Synthesizer (DDFS)"
16 Thurs
April 30
160 Willard, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Zhou Wang “Objective Image Quality Assessment – Current Status and What’s Beyond"