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All ECE Distinguished Lectures

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Stephen Forrest: ECE Bicentennial + Beyond Lecture
Speaker: Stephen R. Forrest: Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor; Paul G. Goebel Professor o
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 4:30pm in Gerald Ford Library

Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications
Speaker: Professor Chennupati Jagadish
Speaker Title: Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
Faculty Sponsor: Pallab Bhattacharya
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1303 EECS Bldg.
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Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
Going Small: The Advantage of Nanosatellites
Speaker: Hannah Goldberg
Speaker Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
10:30am - 11:30am in 1200 EECS

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
MICROELECTRONICS, MEMS, AND MICROSYSTEMS: A Sixty-Year Fantastic Voyage
Speaker: Kensall D Wise, William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 4:30pm in Gerald Ford Library, 1000 Beal Avenue

Friday, Oct 27, 2017
Evolution of a Career, Computers, and Cars: 40 Years of Change
Speaker: Andrew Farah
Speaker Title: Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:30pm - 3:30pm in Chrysler Center Chesebrough Auditorium, 220 Chrysler Center, North Campus


Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Technology for the Future
Speaker: Honorable Zachary J. Lemnios
Speaker Title: Vice President, Physical Sciences & Government Programs
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
10:30am - 11:30am in Lurie Robert H. Engin. Ctr GM Room, 4th Floor


Monday, Apr 10, 2017
Samsung Innovation
Speaker: Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, ECE Alumni Impact Award Winner
Speaker Title: President
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:30pm - 5:30pm in 1303 EECS

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Auto-adaptive digital circuits – Application to low-power Multicores and ultra-low-power Wireless Sensor Nodes
Speaker: Edith Beigne
Speaker Title: Senior Scientist
Event Type: MICL Seminar Series, Distinguished Lecture
Faculty Sponsor: Dennis Sylvester
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1005 EECS


Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs): The Coming Revolution in Displays and Lighting
Speaker: Stephen Forrest
Speaker Title: Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor, Paul G. Goebel Professor
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th Floor

Friday, Nov 11, 2016
High-Frequency Microwave Ablation Antennas for Minimally-Invasive Treatment of Cancer
Speaker: Prof. Nader Behdad
Speaker Title: Associate Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1500 EECS

Friday, Oct 21, 2016
The Art & the Science of Innovation- Journey of a Corporate Innovator
Speaker: Meera Sampath
Speaker Title: Vice President for Innovation and Business Transformation
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1500 EECS

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Professorship Lecture and Reception: The Future of Scientific Computing
Speaker: Eric Michielssen
Speaker Title: Assoc. VP, Advanced Research Computing
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 5:00pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd floor, LEC

Friday, Mar 25, 2016
Professorship Lecture and Ceremony: Signal processing methods for improving medical imaging
Speaker: Jeffrey Fessler
Speaker Title: William L. Root Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:45pm - 4:45pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd floor, LEC

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
The End of Moore’s Law: Are we Facing the Creation or the Apocalypse?
Speaker: Stephen Forrest
Speaker Title: Paul G. Goebel Collegiate Professor of Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 4:30pm in Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
ECE Dist. Lecture: III-V Quantum Structures for Infrared Detection
Speaker: Sarath Gunapala
Speaker Title: Director, Center for Infrared Photonics
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
Faculty Sponsor: Pallab Bhattacharya
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1005 EECS

Friday, Oct 9, 2015
Out of Control
Speaker: Rick Wallace
Speaker Title: CEO and President
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1200 EECS

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015
Leading Challenges and the Role of Transformation in the Fusion and Plasma Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Edmund Synakowski
Event Type: MIPSE Seminar, Distinguished Lecture
Faculty Sponsor: Mark J. Kushner
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1005 EECS

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Unavailable Innovation: Why You Must Make Your Ideas Accessible
Speaker: Garlin Gilchrist II
Speaker Title: Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 2150 DOW

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
An Academics Adventures in Business
Speaker: Stephen Forrest
Speaker Title: Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Stamps Auditorium in the Charles R. Walgreen, Jr.

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Taking Bipedal Walking Robots from Science Fiction to Science Fact
Speaker: Jessy Grizzle
Speaker Title: Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor of Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Rackham Amphitheatre

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Homecoming Lecture: Computers That We Can Wear
Speaker: Babak Parviz
Speaker Title: Vice President
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1500 EECS

Monday, Apr 21, 2014
The Economics of a Job: Why Starting or Joining a Start-up Might Make More Sense
Speaker: Abdur Chowdhury
Speaker Title: Co-founder and CEO, Pushd
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
10:00am - 11:00am in Johnson Room, LEC

Friday, Mar 14, 2014
Chemical – Electronic Coupling and the InAs Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (2DEG): Highly Sensitive and Selective Sensing of Surface- Based Biomolecule Interactions
Speaker: April S. Brown
Speaker Title: John Cocke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:00pm - 3:00pm in 1013 Dow

Friday, Oct 4, 2013
What it Takes to Lead in Technology
Speaker: Steve Mollenkopf
Speaker Title: President and Chief Operating Officer
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1303 EECS


Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
Curtis Ling: Founding to post-IPO: One Perspective on Technology Entrepreneurship and Fabless Design
Speaker: Curtis Ling
Speaker Title: CTO and co-founder
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1005 EECS

Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Daniel Moloney - ECE Alumni Award Winner Lecture
Speaker: Daniel Moloney
Speaker Title: Past President
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
10:30am - 11:30am in 1303 EECS

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
Cahit Akin - A Venture Capitalist/Entrepreneur Talks about Starting and Growing Technology Companies
Speaker: Dr. Cahit Akin
Speaker Title: CEO and co-founder
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1005 EECS

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
Materials and Mechanics for Bio-Integrated Electronics
Speaker: John A. Rogers
Speaker Title: Professor
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:00pm - 4:00pm in Beyster Building, Room 1670

Friday, Oct 28, 2011
From Michigan to NASDAQ
Speaker: Syed B. Ali
Speaker Title: President, CEO & Founder, Cavium, Inc.
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
11:00am - 12:00pm in 1303 EECS


Monday, May 23, 2011
Photonic Band Gap Materials: Light Trapping Crystals
Speaker: Sajeev John
Speaker Title: Professor, Department of Physics
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
11:00am - 12:00pm in 1311 EECS

Monday, Apr 4, 2011
Thinking Outside of the Box can be Over the Moon
Speaker: Dr. R. Keith Raney
Speaker Title: IEEE Life Fellow
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
11:30am - 12:30pm in 1311 EECS

Monday, Mar 21, 2011
Michal Lipson: Manipulating Light on Chip
Speaker: Michal Lipson
Speaker Title: Manipulating Light on Chip
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:30pm - 3:30pm in Gerald Ford Presidential Library Auditorium

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010
Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials
Speaker: Nader Engheta
Speaker Title: H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010
Semiconductor Nanowires: A Platform for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Speaker: Charles M. Lieber
Speaker Title: Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 5:00pm in 1200 EECS

Friday, Oct 15, 2010
Value Creation: The Role for EECS
Speaker: Rick Bolander
Speaker Title: Managing Director and Co-Founder
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:30pm - 2:30pm in 1200 EECS


Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010
Rick Wallace: From Bursley to the Boardroom
Speaker: Richard (Rick) P. Wallace
Speaker Title: President and CEO
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1013 Dow


Friday, Sep 25, 2009
Memories and Recollections: and How to Move a College
Speaker: Prof. Nino Masnari
Speaker Title: Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1311 EECS

Friday, Sep 25, 2009
Straight Down the Crooked Path: The Dynamic Process of Commercializing Research
Speaker: Dr. Michael McCorquodale
Speaker Title: CTO and Founder of Mobius Microsystems, Inc.
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
2:30pm - 3:30pm in 1200 EECS

Friday, Oct 3, 2008
Mehdi Hatamian: 30 Years in the Life of a Super Happy Michigan Alumnus
Speaker: Mehdi Hatamian
Speaker Title: ECE Alumni Society Merit Award Winner
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
1:00pm - 2:00pm in 1311 EECS

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007
Goff Smith Lecture - Amory Lovins
Speaker: Amory Lovins
Speaker Title: Cofounder, Chaiman, and Chief Scientist
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 6:00pm in Biomed. Res. Bldg. Auditorium - Medical Campus

Friday, Oct 12, 2007
Making Your First Million: and other tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
Speaker: Lee Boysel
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.


Thursday, Nov 9, 2006
The Power of Metamaterials: From Negative Refraction to Invisibility Cloaks
Speaker: Prof. and Augustine Scholar David R. Smith
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:30pm - 4:30pm in 1014 DOW

Friday, Oct 27, 2006
Lessons from Wearable Computing and Beyond
Speaker: Daniel P. Siewiorek
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
3:00pm - 4:00pm in 1670 Beyster Bldg.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006
Topics in Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing
Speaker: Dr. Jack Jakowatz, Sandia National Laboratories
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Monday, Apr 10, 2006
Silicon-chip-based optical resonators with Q factor> 100 million
Speaker: Professor Kerry Vahala, of CalTech
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
11:00am - 12:00pm in EECS 1005

Thursday, Apr 6, 2006
Real Time Signal Processing for Remote Sensing Applications
Speaker: Dr. John Ackenhusen, General Dynamics
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Thursday, Mar 30, 2006
Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff of MIMO fading channels: what's next? Advances and challenges in space-time coding design
Speaker: Prof. Giuseppe Caire, University of Southern California
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006
Network Coding for the Internet and Wireless Networks
Speaker: Dr. Philip Chou, Microsoft
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Thursday, Mar 9, 2006
On the Sufficiency of Ignorance: Recent Lessons from Information Theory
Speaker: Prof. Gregory Wornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006
Graphical Models, Distributed Fusion, and Sensor Networks
Speaker: Prof. Alan Willsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006
Is mathematics like biology? Is it like physics?
Speaker: Dr. Gregory Chaitin, IBM Research
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Thursday, Feb 9, 2006
Phase Retrieval for Imaging and Wave Front Sensing
Speaker: Prof. Jim Fienup. University of Rochester
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006
Quantum-Physical Theory of Communication
Speaker: Prof. Patrick Hayden, McGill University
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1500 EECS Building

Thursday, Apr 8, 2004
Some Analysis and Applications of Image Registration
Speaker: Prof. Peter Ramadge, Princeton University
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2004
COMPARING STRENGTH OF LOCALITY OF REFERENCE -- Popularity, majorization, and some folk theorems
Speaker: Prof. Armand Makowski
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004
PEDAMACS: Power Efficient and Delay Aware Medium Access Protocol for Sensor Networks
Speaker: Prof. Pravin Varaiya, University of California Ber
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Friday, Mar 19, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004
H Stands for Hydrogen . . . and Humility
Speaker: Dr. John Rigden, American Institute of Physics
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Monday, Mar 8, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Steve Seitz
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2004
Extrinsic Information Transfer Charts as a Design Tool for Inerative Processors
Speaker: Dr. Gerhard Kramer, Lucent Tecnologies
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Friday, Feb 20, 2004
DLS in Graphics
Speaker: Fredo Durand
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1005 EECS

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004
What is the Zeta Function?
Speaker: Dr. John Derbyshire
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Thursday, Feb 5, 2004
From Wireless and Sensor Networks to Convergence: Theory, Protocols, and Architecture
Speaker: Prof. P. R. Kumar, University of Illinois Urbana-C
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
8:00am - 8:30am in 1500 EECS

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2004
Simple, Scaleable Network Algorithms
Speaker: Prof. Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004
Network Coding: from Graph Theory to Algebraic Geometry
Speaker: Dr. Emina Soljanin
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:30pm in 1500 EECS

Friday, Oct 3, 2003
On-Line Science: The World-Wide Telescope as a Pro
Speaker: Jim Gray
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 7:30pm in Cheseborough Auditorium

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2003
Dow Professorship Lecture: Prof. Ken Wise
Speaker: Prof. Ken Wise
Event Type: Distinguished Lecture
4:00pm - 5:00pm in Michigan League, Hussey Room