Brown University School of Engineering

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Engineering Seminar: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Edward L. Cussler, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, will present a talk: "Distributed Ammonia Synthesis". Abstract: We are developing a small-scale ammonia synthesis plant powered by wind energy. This is a major departure, because ammonia is currently made with energy from fossil fuels, especially natural gas. In contrast, the wind energy used here is sustainable but stranded, far from urban population centers but near locations of ammonia fertilizer demand.

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, January 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Maryam Ghazisaeidi, Asst. Professor Material Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, will present a talk: "Phase Transformation Strengthening in 'High-Entropy' Alloys". Abstract: Simultaneous increase in strength and ease of plastic deformation is the ultimate goal for most structural materials, but is usually mutually exclusive. Here we present a phase transformation strengthening mechanism in NiCoCr, a ternary derivative of the NiCoCrFeMn high entropy alloy (HEA).

HW/SW Interface Seminar Series, jointly sponsored by Engineering and Computer Science

Monday, January 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Margaret Martonosi, Department of Computer Science, Princeton, will present a talk: "End of Moore’s Law Challenges and Opportunities: Computer Architecture Perspectives”. Abstract: For decades, Moore’s Law and its partner Dennard Scaling have driven technology trends that have enabled exponential performance improvements in computer systems at manageable power dissipation. With the slowing of Moore/Dennard improvements, designers have turned to a range of approaches for extending scaling of computer systems performance and power efficiency.

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Monday, January 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
> Other location: see description for details

Join us in the Engineering Research Center, Room 125 Dr. Vikas Srivastava, Mechanics Team Lead, Senior Technical Advisor Mechanics of Materials, ExxonMobil Upstream Research will present a talk: "Thermo-Mechanics of Amorphous and Shape Memory Polymers with Applications in Biomedical Engineering". Abstract: Amorphous polymers are important engineering materials with applications ranging from automotive, electronics, optical devices and medical technology. However, their nonlinear, strongly temperature- and rate-dependent elastic-viscoplastic behavior is not well understood.

Founder Fridays: How Cliff Weitzman '16, Forbes 30 Under 30 ‘17, built 36 products while at Brown

Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for our first Founder Fridays of the semester with Cliff Weitzman '16, a former Peer Entrepreneur In Residence at the Nelson Center and now the founder of Speechify. Speechify is used in thousands of schools around the world for auditory learners who prefer to scan a book with their phone and listen, instead of sitting and reading.

SRP Seminar: James Celenza

Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Superfund Research Program Seminar Series welcomes James Celenza, director of the RI Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, who will be discussing "Resiliency and Mitigation: Worker Safety and Health in a Changing Climate".

Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:00am - 12:00am
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Classes of the second semester begin. Web registration begins at 8:00 am. Theses of candidates for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in May (on Semester I registration fee) due.

Beyond Deep Learning

Friday, January 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us as we attempt to discover what lies Beyond Deep Learning! CVR, HCRI and the Brown Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind invite you to a two-part workshop series. The series will explore ...

Engineering Seminar: From Cellphone Transceivers to Wireless Brain Implants – a Designer's Journey

Friday, January 19, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm

Smartphones are arguably the most beloved gadget of our times. Having designed generations of RF (radio frequency) transceiver ICs used in a vast majority of cellular phones today, I will recount some of the architecture and circuit design advancement that help to fuel the wireless revolution. We will see that over the years, we managed to pack more functionalities into smaller chip area while maintaining superb RF performances, essentially achieving Gb/s wireless communication.

Final examinations. Wintersession ends.

Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00am - 12:00am
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Final examinations. Wintersession ends.

BEYOND DEEP LEARNING

Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us as we attempt to discover what lies Beyond Deep Learning! CVR, HCRI and the Brown Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind invite you to a two-part workshop series. The series will explore ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.

Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00am - 12:00am
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Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. No University exercises.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Friday, January 12, 2018 10:15am - 1:15pm

Ph.D. candidate Alireza Khorshidi will present his dissertation defense: "Methods and Theories in Atomistic Reaction Engineering". The presiding officer will be Andrew A. Peterson.

Call for Applications - 2018 Hassenfeld Summer Scholars Program

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 10:00am - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:00am
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The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute is pleased to invite applications for its 2018 Scholars Summer Program. Brown undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students are eligible to ...

Wintersession begins (On-Campus and Destination courses)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:00am - 12:00am
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Wintersession begins (On-Campus and Destination courses)

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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PhD candidate Adam R. Wichman will present his PhD dissertation: "Spread Spectrum Methods for Lowpass-Equivalent Volterra Kernal Identification in Weakly Nonlinear Passband Systems". The presiding officer will be Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering Larry Larson. Engineering Research Center, Room 250.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Monday, December 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ph.D. candidate Alison Engwall will present her dissertation defense: "Kinetic Modeling of Intrinsic Stress: The Effects of Processing Parameters and Microstructure Evolution". The presiding officer will be Eric Chason.

Study Break with Graduate Women in Science and Engineering

Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Study break during finals for junk food and socialization.

School of Engineering Dissertation Defense

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ph.D. candidate Ravi Kumar will present his dissertation defense: "Effects of Li-Induced Volume Changes on the Mechanical Integrity of Silicon-Based Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries". The presiding officer will be Brian W. Sheldon.

John Havens

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ethically Aligned Design: Values and Well-Being in the Intelligent Age John Havens, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Host: Bertram Malle/HCRI

Final Examination Period.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00am - Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:00am
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Final Examination Period.

Engineering Seminar: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Andre D. Taylor, Associate Professor, Yale University, will present a talk: "Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices". Abstract: One of the key challenges facing the widespread use and commercialization of promising energy devices (i.e. fuel cells, batteries, organic solar cells etc.) is the high cost of the electrocatalytic and electrolyte materials and inefficiencies in their assembly and utilization.

AI Documentary

Monday, December 11, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CIT 165

AlphaGo Moving Screening A fascinating documentary about one of the most exciting results in AI in the last five years, followed by a Q&A with Computer Science professor Michael Littman Host: ...

Engineering Seminar: Joint Materials/Solid Mechanics

Monday, December 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lorna Gibson, Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and MacVicar Fellow, MIT, will present a talk: "Feathers: Hierarchical Structure and Multifunctionality". Abstract: ...

BREAKTHROUGH LAB ALUMNI PANEL AND INFO SESSION

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Petteruti Lounge, Campus Center (Faunce)

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship's Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Each ...

Engineering Seminar: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michel A. Kinsy, Asst. Professor, Boston University will present a talk: "Designing Secure Heterogeneous Multicore Systems from Untrusted Components." Abstract:The emergence of general-purpose system-on-chip (SoC) architectures has given rise to a number of significant security challenges. The current trend in SoC design is system-level integration of heterogeneous technologies consisting of a large number of processing elements such as programmable RISC cores, memories, DSPs, and accelerator function units/ASIC.

BDW Project Showcase

Friday, December 08, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm

Visit the Brown Design Workshop in Prince Laboratory and see awesome projects! Project submissions (built in the BDW this semester) accepted at: tinyurl.com/bdw-showcase-form Questions: designworkshop@brown.edu ...

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

Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00am - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00am
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Reading Period (optional and at the discretion of the instructor).

Engineering Seminar: Biomedical Engineering

Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Professor Antonio J. Salgado, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal will present a talk: "Shaping CNS Repair through the Combinatory Action of Stem Cells Secretome and ECM-like Hydrogels." Abstract: The low regeneration potential of the central nervous system (CNS) represents a challenge for the development of new therapeutic strategies. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proposed as a possible therapeutic tool for CNS disorders, namely due to the beneficial actions of their secretome.

Ben Sawyer

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

"Engineering Robust Robot and Autonomy Design in the Face of the Prevalence Paradox" Ben Sawyer, MIT AgeLab Host: Elizabeth Phillips/HCRI