Brown University School of Engineering

Events that begin in April, 2014

NeuroEngineering & Biomedical Engineering Master Lecture: Science and Technology of Deep Brain Stimulation: Brain Rhythms, Mechanisms of Action, and the Path to Generalized Brain-Machine Interfaces

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tim Denison, Ph.D., Director of Neural Engineering, Medtronic, Inc. As part of the Spring ‘14 NeuroEngineering 1220 (ENGN 1220) course, several visiting experts will introduce core neurotechnologies ...

Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00am - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

School of Engineering Honors Symposium

Friday, April 25, 2014 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Engineering Honors Thesis Presentations are presented by senior undergraduates. In addition to maintaining an excellent academic record and presenting a summary of their research, students submit a written thesis. The thesis is reviewed by the research advisor and a second reader. Students who meet the criteria for excellence in coursework and research are granted their bachelor’s degree cum honoribus (with Honors) in their respective concentration.

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Symposium

Monday, April 28, 2014 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Thesis Symposium Barus & Holley Building (184 Hope St.) Room 168

Joint Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Science Engineering Seminar: “Architectural Support for Virtual Memory on Next-Generation Heterogeneous Systems with Memory-Intensive Workloads”

Monday, April 28, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University. As systems run workloads with ever-increasing memory footprints and incorporate large amounts of on-die heterogeneity, maintaining programmer productivity and in tandem lowering memory access overheads becomes crucial.

Film Screening: Robot & Frank

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What happens when human-robot interactions become relationships? The film "Robot & Frank" offers the hilarious and heartwarming story about such a relationship, which results in finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health.