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...
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.
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.
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...
Quantum-Enhanced Imaging for Advanced Characterization
21 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Raphael C. Pooser
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...
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...
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...
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Big Data in Reliability and Security: Some Basics
30 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Bagchi
Big Data in Reliability and Security: Applications
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.
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...
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.