Industrial Speaker Series: Kushal Datta 🗓 🗺

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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Kushal Datta, Intel Corporation
Location: Borg Warner Auditorium, Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building (IAVS), Dearborn, MI 48128
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://umdearborn.edu/events/all-events/industrial-speaker-series-kushal-datta

Deep Neural Networks in Action – An Industry Perspective on Emergence, Adoption and Evolution of DNNs


Kushal Datta is a Senior Research Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation. He specializes in accelerating deep learning training and inference on Intel Architecture. His noteworthy achievements include optimization of Multiscale CNN training time on Multi-Node Xeon® and INT8/VNNI quantization of the Transformer model. In his previous roles, he worked on Intel® Graph Analytics Toolkit, Genomics Analytics Toolkit-4.0 (from Broad Institute) and TileDB (a multi-dimensional array store). Dr. Datta received his PhD in ECE from University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he created a famous cycle-accurate micro-architecture simulator called Casper. His doctoral work used statistical machine learning and Casper to improve power efficiency of simultaneous multi-threading SPARCV9 very large-core microarchitectures.

Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 19 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Prof. Hari Srikanth of University of South Florida

Location:
9700 S. Cass Ave,
Lemont, Illinois
United States 60439.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

Magnetic nanoparticles have been building blocks in applications ranging from high density recording to spintronics and nanomedicine [1]. Magnetic anisotropies in nanoparticles arising from surfaces, shapes, and interfaces in hybrid structures are important in determining the functional response in various applications. In this talk I will first introduce the basic aspects of anisotropy and discuss resonant radio-frequency (RF) transverse susceptibility, which we have used extensively, as a powerful method to probe the effective anisotropy in magnetic materials. The tuning of anisotropy has a direct impact on the performance of functional magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical applications such as contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic hyperthermia for cancer therapy. I will focus on the role of tuning surface and interfacial anisotropy with a goal to enhance specific absorption rate or heating efficiency. Strategies going beyond simple spherical structures to include exchange coupled core-shell nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, can be exploited to increase heating efficiency in magnetic hyperthermia [2], [3]. In addition to biomedical applications, composites of anisotropic nanoparticles dispersed in polymers pave the way to a range of electrically and magnetically tunable materials for RF and microwave device applications [4]. This lecture will combine insights into fundamental physics of magnetic nanostructures along with recent research advances in their application to nanomedicine and electromagnetic devices.

[1] E. A. Périgo, G. Hemery, O. Sandre, D. Ortega, E. Garaio, F. Plazaola, and F. J. Teran, “Fundamentals and advances in magnetic hyperthermia,” Appl. Phys. Rev., vol. 2, 041302, 2015.
[2] Z. Nemati, J. Alonso, H. Khurshid, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth, “Core/shell iron/iron oxide nanoparticles: Are they promising for magnetic hyperthermia?” RSC Advances, vol. 6, 38697, 2016.
[3] H. Khurshid, M.-H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and H. Srikanth, “Tuning exchange bias in Fe/g-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles: Impacts of interface and surface spins,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 104, 072407, 2014.
[4] K. Stojak, S. Pal, H. Srikanth, C. Morales, J. Dewdney, T. Weller, and J. Wang, “Polymer nanocomposites exhibiting magnetically tunable microwave properties,” Nanotechnology, vol. 22, 135602, 2011.

Biography:

Prof. Hari Srikanth

Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF). He received the Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from the Indian Institute of Science. After postdoctoral research for several years, he joined USF in 2000, where he established the Functional Materials Laboratory. His research spans a wide range of topics including magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic refrigerant materials, spin calorics, and complex oxides. He has published about 250 journal articles and given numerous invited talks. Dr. Srikanth is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics. He has been closely involved with the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and INTERMAG conferences for more than 15 years, serving as editor, publications chair, and as a member of program committees.

CryptoCurrencies and the economy at large 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 18 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Nilesh Dudhaia of University College of Dublin.

Location:

    • 118 Library Drive
      Oakland University
      Rochester, Michigan
      United States 48309-4479

Cost: Free
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Summary:

We hear a lot of buzz about bitcoin and its impacts on markets across the globe. Today, in 2019, the question of whether or not digital money can actually become a useful and secure part of the world economy is being seriously debated. This talk is to discuss the various aspects of this “new-comer” at different levels.

Biography:

Nilesh D

Nilesh is an experienced Mechanical engineer specializing in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) techniques and methods. He has significant experience in engineering technical support roles, having spent more than 10+ years with Fortune 500 clients for complete CAE project life cycle, i.e. from project execution to project management. He had considerable expertise in multiple domains including Automotive, Construction and Agriculture machines, Industrial Products. These days he enjoys creating Automation, Scripting and Development for CAE software. He is also pursuing a masters in Engineering management at Oakland University.

Optimizing power system operations – Methods to manage the impact of renewable energy on electric grids 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 09 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Roald of University of Wisconsin.

Location:

1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53706

Cost: Free
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Summary:

How can transmission system operators ensure secure and reliable operation of the electric grid when renewable energy generation is uncertain? How can rooftop solar PV be a resource rather than a problem when managing voltage unbalance in distribution grids? To answer these and other questions related to renewable energy integration, new tools for power systems operations are required. This presentation will discuss our research aimed at developing such new tools. In particular, we will discuss how data-driven, optimization-based methods can help manage renewable energy variability and harness the flexibility available in the grid.

Biography:

Line A. Roald is an Assistant Professor and Grainger Institute for Engineering Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining UW Madison, she obtained her PhD at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Her research interests include optimization, probabilistic methods and data analytics for electric power systems.

LENR Replication 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 04 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Bob Greenyer

Location:

56 Cory Street
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53704

Cost: Free
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Summary:

LENR — Low Energy Nuclear Reactions — may provide the world with limitless, inexpensive, carbon-free energy.  Once called “Cold Fusion” and debunked as “Junk Science”, LENR has recently become a hot topic.  Recently, Google invested $10Million in an MIT Lab attempting duplication.  The Department of Defense and US Government has patented several devices, one of which is being commercialized by Global Energy Corporation, a spin-off of DoD Researchers.  NASA has orsders a compact Fission/Fusion reactor based on LENR technology. LENR has now progressed from fiction to fact as a number of scientists and engineers around the world work on the technology.

A number of organizations around the world are attempting to duplicate LENR reactions.  Bob Greenyer, a volunteer with the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, has studied many of the approaches and will be available to talk about the details of replication.  Bob has either been a direct part of replication efforts, or has visited replicators around the world. Come and join a discussion with Bob on replication efforts. His in-depth knowledge of the technology can help replication efforts get a fast start. Here are some of the efforts he has been involved with:

Dog-Bone:  A MFMP replicaton effort to duplicate Andrea Rossi’s LENR Reactor.
LION: An independent replication of a nickel-diamond deuterium fueled reactor.
LION-2: A duplicate of the LION Reactor.
Parkhomov: A Russian Research Lab’s replication of Andrea Rossi’s reactor.
Suhas Relkar: A High Power Ultrasonic/Electrical Discharge LENR fueled reactor.
OHMASA Gas: A Japanese Researcher’s LENR Charge-Cluster generator exhibiting LENR reaction signatures.
Mizuno: A Nickel-Deuterium Reactor with detailed plans available.

Biography:

Bob Greenyer

Bob studied manufacturing engineering at Brunel University, West London, during which time he also worked at the Electrical Engineering Department of Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline Plc) at their largest UK factory which produced Augmentin and conducted primary research including that focussed on anti-bacteria and anti-viral solutions.

During his time there, he updated all of the Electrical Engineering standards documentation, developed a portable system to monitor the over 100 electrical meters on site, helped specify a factory wide modern alarm system and developed a database to track maintenance on the sites 4000 industrial electric motors.

On leaving university he launched his then new media studio and developed cutting edge websites, animations and interactive solutions for a range of industries and FTSE 100 companies. Later he worked at the highest levels of one of the worlds largest international banks, developing all of their major client and investor facing media, analysing complex data sets and presenting the resulting conclusions in words, graphs and moving images.

This skillset and operation was moved to India where it was intended that the operation would be scaled, however, a combination of the financial crisis and proceduralisation of what once was stimulating problem solving led him to explore one of his other greatest passions, the science of energy.

In 2012, he took himself to South Korea to ICCF-17 the semi-annual conference of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, where he and 4 other like-minded individuals set up the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project to try and see if a new approach to science could stimulate more engagement in a maligned and poorly understood frontier of energy research.

Since then, he has had the opportunity to converse and work with some of the leaders in this field across the world and be a part of designing, conducting and analysing a range of experiments both in house and conducted by third parties.

IEEE – A Secret Society? 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 19 2019.
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:50 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Don Herres

Location:

313 Monroe Avenue (Parking and Public Safety Pavilion)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
United States 18510

Cost: Free
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Summary:

For most of the world, especially in business, we engage in strange activities that defy explanation in a presentation. As a mechanical engineer friend of mine once put it, she does not delve into the black arts.
In business meetings, EMI is something that we should resolve, preferably without impacting project cost or schedule. ROI (return on investment) is the dominant acronym.
This presentation will focus on three topics:

An overview of IEEE globally, who we are and what we do. We are multibillion dollar corporation among other things.
Electrical, electronics and software engineering and how we are seen in the business environment.
How can IEEE add value for new graduates to enhance their careers? The best way to do so is ask the younger members who attend.

Biography:

Don is currently IEEE Region 2 East Area Chair and a past chair of the Lehigh Valley Section.  He is an IEEE Senior Life Member.

He is a consultant for electrical, electronic, and embedded software design for consumer products, sharing knowledge and mentoring based on more than 35 years of successful product introductions. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania and earned his BSEE from SUNY Buffalo and MSEE from Syracuse University.

Understanding the Biological Basis of Alternating Electric Field Therapy on Breast Cancer Metastasis 🗓 🗺

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Date: August 28 2019.
Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Mia Zhang

Location:

4445 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
United States 43213

Cost: Free
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Biography:

Mia Zhang is a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student at Ohio State University. She is the Ambassador and Vice President of OSU IEEE student chapter and has been a facilitator of networking events between student and WIE for the past two years.
She has been working on a research project which utilizes electric fields to prevent metastasis on breast cancer for the last 2 years.  Her research had been presented at OSU’s Denman Forum where she received 1st place for Pelotonia Fellowship Award.  She was selected to present her research paper to the 41stInternational Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Berlin Germany this past July 22-27, 2019.

Cyber-Physical Security through Information Flow 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 26 2019.
Time: 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Bruce McMillan

Location:

4976 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States 15237.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

A Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is an engineered physical system with a significant cyber component and consists of many interacting distributed cyber and physical components. CPSs are deployed in critical applications, such as advanced power electronics in a green electric power system, vehicles in an automated highway system, distributed aircraft navigation systems, chemical process plants, and consumer components of a smart house in which correct operation is paramount. Unintended or misunderstood interactions among the components of a CPS cause unpredictable behavior, leading to serious errors. While each component may independently function correctly, their composition may yield incorrectness due to Interference. Interference that violates correctness or security is well-understood in the purely software (cyber) domain. In the CPS domain, interference is much less understood. Security and confidentiality problems are particularly vexing. Attacks such as Stuxnet show how formal security properties can be violated through physical interference with the cyber components. To add to the difficulty, CPS security is difficult to specify in terms of traditional “high” and “low” security.

Biography:

Bruce McMillan

Bruce McMillin received a PhD in computer science in 1988 from Michigan State University and a BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a Senior Member and a Golden Core awardee of the Computer Society and received its Outstanding Contribution Award. He is a professor and interim chair of computer science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UM–Rolla) and director of its Center for Information Assurance. His work involves fault-tolerant, secure, distributed, embedded systems for critical infrastructures, and he participates in smart-grid–related standards activities. He is extending this core work in computing and engineering into a Smart Environment focus that blends computing with the social sciences.
McMillin is the current vice chair of Membership and Geographical Activities for the Special Technical Communities (STCs), whose mission this year is expanding outreach from the 20+ STCs. He also serves as member at large of the Technical and Conferences Activities Board Executive Committee. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and has served as program chair and committee member on IEEE conferences. He is an ABET program evaluator for both the Computing and Engineering Accreditation Commissions.

Toward a More Reliable and Efficient Electric Power System 🗓 🗺

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Date: Aug 07 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Xiu Yao

Location:

1700 South Patterson Blvd, Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
United States 45409.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

The continued development of power electronics is significantly reshaping the modern power industry from generation, transmission, to distribution systems. The widespread use of power electronics presents both challenges and opportunities in these applications. This presentation will demonstrate methods and techniques for a more reliable and efficient operation of power electronics based modern electric systems, focusing on high power electronics devices and the protection of dc power systems. From the device level, the characterization and potential application of ultra-wide band gap Ga2O3 devices will be discussed, along with device series connection techniques. These developments will enable the implementation of power electronics devices in high voltage/high power applications such as high voltage dc transmissions and pulse power. From the system level, the detection of dc arc faults in modern dc distribution systems with constant power loads will be also presented.

Biography:

Dr. Xiu Yao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University at Buffalo since Fall 2015. She received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, in 2015. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. She was a recipient of the 2016 and 2019 US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship award to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. In 2012, she was a research intern at the power electronics group at ABB Corporate Research Center. Her current research interests include dc microgrid control and protection, high voltage dc transmission, modular multilevel converter, and high power electronics devices.

Regulatory Aspects of Implementing Advanced Technology 🗓 🗺

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Date: July 25 2019.
Time: 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian

Location:

8100 Walton Parkway
New Albany, Ohio
United States 43054

Cost: Free
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Summary:

Would deploying energy storage and/or other innovative technology alter business models and the utility of the future? We are experiencing significant changes in energy supply due to a number of factors, including the increased availability of natural gas; the growth in renewable, demand-side and storage technologies; and new environmental requirements. This lecture provides an overview of US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders that shaped energy industries we have today. In addition, the lecture offers insights of why energy industries moved from traditional cost-based regulation to competitive markets in an open access environment, and how regulators encourage the use of advanced technology in new transmission projects. Advanced transmission technologies increase the capacity, efficiency, or reliability of an existing or new transmission facility while continuing to ensure that consumers have access to sustainable energy at a reasonable cost.

Biography:

Dr. Jessica Bian

Dr. Jessica Bian is a visionary leader and architect. She has spearheaded electric industry’s reliability metrics and grid risk assessment. She is currently with Grid-X Partners. Before that, she was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC. Previously, she was the Director of Performance Analysis at North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under her leadership, a total of 18 industry-wide reliability indicators were established to determine grid reliability, adequacy, and associated risks.  She is widely recognized as a pioneer and trusted world leader in the field.

Before joining NERC, Dr. Bian was with PJM, ERCOT and Westinghouse Electric. She published over 70 articles and received the 2014 IEEE PES Wanda Reder Pioneer in Power award for her technical achievements. She has been the PES Secretary since 2016, and is a candidate for the PES President-Elect, 2020-2021.