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  1. Designing a NISQ Reservoir with Maximal Memory Capacity for Volatility Forecasting

    28 Oct 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Samudra Dasgupta

    In this talk, we lay out the systematic design considerations for using a NISQ reservoir as a computing engine. We then show how to experimentally evaluate the memory capacity of various reservoir topologies  (using IBM-Q’s Rochester device) to identify the configuration with maximum...

  2. NASA’s Science and Education Outreach Efforts

    23 Oct 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Brandon Rodriguez

    This session will detail the science and education outreach efforts taking place at NASA in both the K-12 and internship programs.

  3. Toward a Thinking Microscope: Deep Learning-Enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing

    29 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Aydogan Ozcan

    In this presentation, I will provide an overview of some of our recent work on the use of deep neural networks in advancing computational microscopy and sensing systems, also covering their biomedical applications.

  4. Data Science and Machine Learning for Materials Science

    22 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Saaketh Desai

    This talk covers the fundamentals of machine learning and data science, focusing on material science applications. The talk is for a general audience, attempting to introduce basic concepts such as linear regression, supervised learning with neural networks including forward and back...

  5. Quantum-Enhanced Imaging for Advanced Characterization

    21 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Raphael C. Pooser

  6. Optical Hyperspace: Light in Hyperbolic Materials

    14 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Evgenii Narimanov

    Hyperbolic metamaterias are strongly anisotropic composite media that behave as either metals or dielectrics in different directions. They can be fabricated n many different ways, such as metallic layers that are separated from each other by thin dielectric spacers, or using arrays of parallel...

  7. Golden Opportunities: Gold Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

    14 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Catherine J. Murphy

    In this talk I will discuss how these nanoparticles are prepared, how their surface chemistry can be tuned, how apparent cytotoxicity can be traced back to reagents in the synthesis rather than the particles per se, how protein orientation can be controlled on their surfaces, how cells respond...

  8. Manufacturing Fit-for-Purpose Membranes from Nanostructured Polymers

    11 Dec 2019 | | Contributor(s):: William Phillip

    This presentation will discuss how to produce block polymers membranes that contain a high density of well-defined nanoscale pores using facile and scalable techniques. Furthermore, we will describe how the performance profile of the membranes can be tailored to effect selective separations...

  9. Opportunities, Limitations and Challenges to the Broad Commercialization of Thermoelectric Technology

    13 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Lon Bell

    This talk explores the state of thermoelectrics in light of materials and systems currently available, material properties, design and usage criteria and concludes with prospects for future broader commercialization.

  10. Introduction to Thermoelectricity

    17 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, Ali Shakouri

    A short course designed to introduce semiconductor scientists and engineers to thermoelectric science and technology. The first module (by Lundstrom) is on the theory of thermoelectricity with the goal of understanding the thermoelectric transport coefficients. The second module (by Shakouri)...

  11. Soft Materials for Studying Hard Biological Problems

    15 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kristi S. Anseth

     This talk will illustrate how we leverage these and other reversible chemistries to create biologically responsive hydrogel matrices, and employ them to study the effects of matricellular signaling on diverse cellular functions and processes.  For example, we exploit...

  12. Kirkman’s Schoolgirls and Quantum Spin Pairs: A 175 Year Long Thread Through Mathematics and Physics

    15 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: A. Ravi. P. Rau

    A recreational puzzle posed 175 years ago of 15 schoolgirls to walk three abreast to school for seven days of the week so that no girl sees a friend repeated in her row has links to many areas of mathematics: combinatorics, finite projective geometries, design and coding theory, etc.

  13. Perspectives on High-Performance Computing in a Big Data World

    30 Sep 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Fox, Geoffrey C.

    This course was deleivered at ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC).High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Cyberinfrastructure have played a leadership role in computational science even since the start of the NSF computing centers program. Thirty...

  14. How do we solve big science problems using all the modern tools and technologies at our fingertips?

    06 Jul 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey A. Nichols

    Exascale is on the horizon and ORNL just announced our next new system called Frontier to be delivered in 2021 – another order of magnitude more powerful! I will discuss the technologies used in Summit and Frontier.

  15. Certainties and Uncertainties in Our Energy and Climate Futures

    06 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Steven E. Koonin

    I’ll first discuss the certainties and uncertainties in our understanding of the earth’s changing climate and its response to human influences. The historical record, climate models, and projections through the next century will be reviewed in ways not usually covered in...

  16. Big Data in Reliability and Security: Some Basics

    30 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Bagchi

  17. Big Data in Reliability and Security: Applications

    30 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Bagchi

  18. Quantum Channel Capacities

    24 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Shor

    The lecture discusses the capacities of a quantum channel, focussing on the basics, but also mentions some recent developments.

  19. Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin

    23 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: John A. Rogers

    This talk describes the key ideas, and presents some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, skin-like electronic 'tattoos' for continuous monitoring of vital signs in neonatal intensive care, microfluidic/electronic platforms that can capture, store and perform...

  20. The Interfacial Chemistry of Organic Aerosols and Cloud Droplets

    10 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kevin R. Wilson

    I will highlight our efforts to use nanoparticles and droplets in the laboratory to understand heterogeneous reaction mechanisms and the underlying physical chemistry of cloud droplet formation.