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Overview of Colloquium by Dr. Achim Rettberg

Architectural Modeling of Embedded Systems – Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker Dr. Achim Rettberg Carl von Osseitzky University Oldenburg
CECS Host Professor Rainer Doemer
Location Engineering Hall 3216
Date & Time June 12, 2012 Colloquium begins at 2:00PM 
Abstract Today embedded system design has to cover the increasing complexity and has to fulfil requirements.

PhD Final Defense by Zhiming Cheng

Location:Calit2 3355 Date and Time: March 8th, 2012, 10:00AM Committee: Professor Payam Heydari (Chair) Professor Filippo Capolino Professor A. Lee Swindlehurst Title: Silicon-Based Millimeter-Wave Circuits for W-band Applications Abstract: Historically, monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) have been designed using III-V semiconductor technologies, such as GaAs and InP. In recent years, the number of publications reporting silicon-based millimeter-wave (mm-wave) transmitter, receivers, and transceivers has grown steadily.

PhD Final Defense by Zhiming Cheng

Location: 2111 Engineering Hall Date and Time: March 8th, 2012, 2:00-3:30PM Committee: Professor Payam Heydari (Chair) Professor Michael Green Professor Peter Burke Title: Silicon-Based Integrated Circuits for W-Band Fully Integrated Passive Imaging Abstract: Silicon technology, with its superior integration capability and low cost, has changed the world dramatically during the past few decades and recently has entered the realm of millimeter-wave (MMW) system design that is used to be dominated by III-V compound semiconductor technologies.

PhD Final Defense by Chung-An Shen

Location: 2111 Engineering Hall Date and Time: February 23, 2012, 3:30pm – 5:30pm Committee: Professor Ahmed Eltawil (Chair) Professor Ender Ayanoglu Professor Fadi Kurdahi Title: Tree Search Based MIMO Detectors: Algorithms and VLSI Architectures Abstract: MIMO communication has been recognized as a promising technology to improve the quality of service and/or to achieve high data rate for wireless communication systems. However, the lucrative features of MIMO communications come along with the costs of significantly increased system complexity.

PhD Final Defense by Sehwan Kim

Energy Harvesting and Power Optimization for Remote Sensing Systems by Sehwan Kim Location: Engineering Gateway – CEE Conference Room Date and Time: October 27, 2011 2:00pm Committee: Prof. Pai Chou (Chair) Prof. Masanobu Shinozuka Prof. Maria Feng Abstract: The mobile and wireless micro-sensors suffer from short operational lifetimes because they lack space to store the energy that wireless transmission, signal conditioning, and monitoring require to operate across time.

Overview of Seminar by Dr. Jae-Hyun Park

Distributed Algorithms for the Self-organization of the Scale-free Network: Statistical Mechanics Inspired Methods

Speaker Dr. Jae-Hyun Park Chung-Ang University, Korea
CECS Host Professor Pai Chou
Location EH 3206
Date & Time October 27, 2011 Seminar begins at 11:00 AM
Abstract Recently, by physicists, it has been recognized that the scale-free network is made by a simple random process, if a kind of bias is given to purely random state of nodes in network.

Overview of Colloquium by Dr. Yuko Hara-Azumi

High-Level Synthesis Using Partially-Programmable Resources for Yield Improvement

Speaker Dr. Yuko Hara-Azumi
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
CECS Host Nikil Dutt
Location Donald Bren Hall (DBH) 3011
Date & Time October 18, 2011
Refreshments at 2:30PM, Colloquium begins at 3:00PM 
Abstract These years, there has been a considerable interest in practical techniques to improve the yield of LSIs at little sacrifice of performance and area.

PhD Final Defense by Amir Hossein Gholamipour

Comprehensive Multi-level Joint Optimization for Multi-mode FIR-like Structures
by Amir Hossein Gholamipour

Prof. Fadi Kurdahi (chair)
Prof. Ahmed Eltawil
Prof. Michael Dillencourt

An increasing number of digital systems, from wireless devices to multi-media terminals, are characterized by their multi-mode operation. This refers to the ability of a system to modify its characteristics or behavior based on user inputs or changes in the operational environment.