Hacking with the Homies – Downtown Detroit’s most diverse tech meetup event 🗓


Hacking with the Homies – Downtown Detroit’s most diverse tech meetup event

Hacking with the Homies – Detroit’s most diverse tech meetup event! An inclusive coworking space for anyone in the tech community in the Met

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Startup Detroit Meetup 🗓 🗺


Join us each month on the second Thursday of the month to meet new Detroit startups.

There will be five minute casual pitches, open Q&A and community updates. This is the landing spot to connect to Detroit’s growing startup community.

Then, grab a drink after at Downtown Louis.

Learn more about Detroit’s growing startup community: http://startupdetroit.co/ . To present please email the Startup Detroit team below: [masked].

Basic Parameters of the Normalized Site Attenuation method for Open Area Test Sites and Semi Anechoic Chambers 🗓 🗺

Louis Feudi of Raymond EMC

Basic Parameters of the Normalized Site Attenuation method for Open Area Test Sites and Semi Anechoic Chambers

This is intended to provide an understanding of the requirements for qualification of either an Open Area Test, Site Semi Anechoic chamber, for use in the measurement of radiated disturbances in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 1 GHz, This is referred to as Normalized Site Attenuation or NSA testing, as described in CISPR 16-1-4.


Lou Feudi has been a Product Safety, EMC, Telecom, and Bellcore Engineer, Engineering Manager, Salesperson, Sales Manager, and Corporate Trainer. He has worked at Underwriters Laboratories, Intertek, TUV Rheinland and U S Technologies. Lou has also been a Global and US Sales Channel Manager selling equipment for Keytek/Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Teseq/Ametek. He has a total of 37 years experience in the Compliance Testing Industry and has authored a number of articles for Compliance Engineering and In Compliance Magazine.

Lou is currently US Sales Channel Manager for Raymond EMC, the Anechoic and Semi Anechoic Chamber, Reverb Chamber, and shielded enclosure manufacturer.

Email: lfeudi@raymondemc.ca

Address:Georgia, United States


Observing Evolving Subglacial Conditions with Multi-Temporal Radar Sounding 🗓 🗺


Dustin Schroeder of Stanford University

Observing Evolving Subglacial Conditions with Multi-Temporal Radar Sounding

Airborne radar sounding is the primary geophysical method for directly observing conditions beneath ice sheets and glaciers at the catchment to continent scale. From single flow-lines to regional surveys to ice-sheet wide gridded topographic datasets, radar sounding profiles provide information-rich constraints on the englacial and subglacial environment. This can include roughness, lithology, hydrology, thermal state, melt, fabric, and structure for both grounded and floating ice. However, the snap-shot view provided by one-time soundings fails to capture subsurface processes across the time-scales over which they evolve and control ice flow. Doing so requires advancing multi-temporal radar sounding instruments, platforms, and data analysis. For example, point-measurements by ground-based or stationary sounder can be used to produce local time-series observations of englacial and subglacial conditions. However, low-cost, low-power active and/or passive radar-sounder networks can dramatically extend the reach and scope of such measurements. Further, repeat surveys by sled-drawn
or airborne sounders can capture seasonal and interannual subsurface variations. However, digitization of archival radar film is extending the temporal baseline for such comparison by decades, making multi-decadal studies of subsurface changes possible. Finally, the development of autonomous rover, drone, and satellite sounding platforms and systems promise to enable pervasive, stable, and frequent monitoring of subglacial conditions. Here, we discuss the advances, challenges, and the path forward to observing subsurface conditions across the full range spatial and temporal scales at which they occur.


Dustin Schroeder is an assistant professor of geophysics and (by courtesy) of electrical engineering at Stanford University.  His research focuses on advancing the scientific and technical foundations of geophysical ice penetrating radar and its use in observing and understanding the interaction of ice and water in the solar system. He is primarily interested in the subglacial and englacial conditions of rapidly changing ice sheets and their contribution to global sea level rise. However, a growing secondary focus of his work is the subsurface exploration of icy moons. He is also interested in the development and application of science-optimized geophysical radar systems. His group of instrument scientists strives to approach problems from both an earth systems science and a radar systems engineering perspective and are actively engaged with the flow of information through each step of the observational science process; from instrument and experiment design, through data processing and analysis, to modeling and inference. This allows them to draw from a multidisciplinary set of tools to test system-scale and process-level hypotheses.  Prior to joining, he was a radar systems engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.  He is also a science team member for the REASON radar sounder on NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission and is the chair of the Earth and Space Sciences Committee for the National Science Olympiad.


Code & Coffee 🗓 🗺



Code & Coffee is a monthly opportunity for you to practice your skills, meet new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems!

All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level, whether or not you’ve attended past Girl Develop It events. If you’re a beginner, we’ll be right there to help you work through your questions as needed.

Code & Coffee events are relaxed and informal, and are intended as a way for our community to work and play together while providing each other with ongoing support and feedback.

This event is free, though of course we encourage you to support our fantastic host, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.!

Feel free to come early, stay late, and/or drop in whenever you can. We are taking advantage of the community space so the normal traffic at the coffee shop may vary. We can’t wait to see you!

IEEE Callout 🗓



Come eat free pizza and learn about the Purdue IEEE Student Branch!


Event Date: January 22, 2020
Hosted By: IEEE
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: EE 170
School or Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stimulation-artifact-free, High-channel-count MicroLED Optoelectrodes 🗓 🗺




Kanghwan (Khan) Kim

Phoenix Memorial Laboratory 2000A


The work presented on this dissertation focuses on realization of stimulation-artifact-free, high-channel-count mLED optoelectrodes for high-resolution, large-scale opto-electrophysiology. Two main objectives of the work are (1) elimination of stimulation artifact on mLED optoelectrodes and (2) implementation of high-density, large-scale mLED optoelectrodes. For the first objective, sources of stimulation artifacts on mLED optoelectrodes were thoroughly studied and artifact of each type was addressed with an appropriate engineering scheme. For the second objective, an advanced photolithography technique for generation of sub-micron metal patterns was utilized to enable high-density integration of the components. Results from in vitro andin vivovalidation experiments are presented.Study of the intricate networks inside the brain requires techniques that can provide high-resolution, large-scale monitoring and manipulation capabilities. In vivoextracellular electrophysiology and genetic-engineering-assisted optical stimulation combined, or opto-electrophysiology, has proven its great potential to be one of the best tools for study of the intricate networks inside the brain. Micro-LED optoelectrodes enabled in vivoopto-electrophysiology at the highest spatial resolution to date. However, the temporal resolution and the scale of neuronal signal recording the prototype mLED optoelectrodes had been limited due to existence of stimulation artifacts and large feature sizes of integrated components.


Forward and Inverse Problems in Combating Fake News 🗓 🗺


Lei Ying Professor
University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


1005 EECS BuildingMAP


The proliferation of fake news on online social networks has eroded the public trust in news media and has become an imminent threat to the ecosystem of online social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Sina Weibo. This talk will review some forward and inverse problems in combating fake news, and will discuss two fundamental questions: (i) how to locate the source of fake news with partial observations? and (ii) how to quickly detect fake news at its early stage before it becomes viral?


Lei Ying received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and his M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently is a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. His research is broadly in the interplay of complex stochastic systems and big-data, including large-scale communication/computing systems for big-data processing, private data marketplaces, and large-scale graph mining. He coauthored books Communication Networks: An Optimization, Control and Stochastic Networks Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 2014; and Diffusion Source Localization in Large Networks, Synthesis Lectures on Communication Networks, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2018.

Communications and Signal Processing Seminar 🗓 🗺

Jeff Fessler Professor
University of Michigan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


1005 EECS BuildingMAP

Abstract coming soon.

Biography Jeffrey A. Fessler is the William L. Root Collegiate Professor of EECS.
He is a Professor in the ECE Division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the College of Engineering, located within the scenic North Campus of The University of Michigan in the terrific town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also affiliated with the Biomedical Engineering Department and with the Division of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Radiology.



Date:  December 5, 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Simone Bastioli of MTT


6055 Rockside Woods Blvd. N
Independence, Ohio
United States 44147

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
Event Details & Registration: (URL)


The innovative concept of nonresonating modes and how this has been exploited to extend the state-of-art of microwave filter technology will be presented in this talk. After a brief introduction highlighting the importance of microwave filters from a system perspective, the main concepts will be gradually explained by using some waveguide as well as planar SIW examples. The general multimode environment of these structures is described step-by-step with several animations, thus significantly easing the understanding of these concepts for both students and non-filter experts. The presentation is then extended to the most various filter technologies, such as conventional coaxial structures, dielectric resonators based architectures, as well as more original mixed technologies. Several manufacturing examples of actual products developed at RS Microwave (Dr Bastioli‘s affiliation) are going to be presented along this talk, thus also satisfying the more practical taste of an industry audience.


Simone Bastioli received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Perugia, Italy. He is the acting Chief Engineer at RS Microwave Company Inc. located in Butler (NJ), United States, where he is responsible for the design of innovative microwave filters, multiplexers, and switched filters banks for military and space applications. He was awarded the IEEE Microwave Prize in 2012, as well as the 2018 IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his contributions to the microwave filter technology. In 2008 he was also awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, and the Young Engineer Prize at the European Microwave Conference. He is an MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer, Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine, and Chair of the MTT-8 Technical Committee on Filters and Passive Components.