April 17-23, 2017


April 17, 2017

Faculty News


Prof. David Broniatowski (EMSE) recently published the following paper: D. A. Broniatowski and C. L. Magee (2017). “The Emergence and Collapse of Knowledge Boundaries .” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 1–14.

During the months of March and April, Prof. Volker Sorger (ECE) published a number of conference proceedings:

1. K. Liu, A. Majumdar and V. J. Sorger. “Fundamental Physical Scaling Laws of Nanophotonics: Case Laser,” META 2017.
2. Z. Ma, R. Amin and V. J. Sorger. “Towards atto-Joule efficient Electro-optic Modulators,” META 2017.
3. H. Goektas, F. S. Goekhan and V. J. Sorger. “Inelastic-scattering tunnel electrons towards an electrically driven single-photon light source,” SPIE Optics & Photonics 2017.
4. V. J. Sorger. “Extra-ordinary modulators with 2D photonic materials,” SPIE Optics & Photonics 2017.
5. V. J. Sorger, K. Liu, S. Su and A. Majumdar. “Opto-electronic Device Scaling for atto-Joule Nanophotonics: Example Sub-1Volt Modulator,” CLEO-PR 2017.
6. S. Sun, V. Narayana, T. El-Ghazawi and V. J. Sorger. “Chasing Moore’s law with CLEAR,” CLEO OSA 2017.
7. M. H. Tahersima, M. D. Birowosuto, Z. Ma, W. C. Coley, M. Valentin, I. H. Lu, K. Liu, Y. Zhou, A. Martinez, I. Liao, B. N. Davis, J. Martinez, S. N. Alvillar, D. Martinez-Ta, A. Guan, A. E. Nguyen, C. Soci, E. Reed, L. Bartels and V. J. Sorger. “Optical Antenna Enhanced Spontaneous Emission from CVD-Grown Monolayer WS2,” CLEO OSA 2017.

Other News:

Prof. Lawrence Bennett (ECE) has been appointed editor-in-chief of the new peer-reviewed, open-access journal International Journal of Research Innovations in Electrical Engineering .

Prof. Joe Cascio (EMSE) is a co-signer with other ex-officials of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on a statement to the current Administration recommending the continuation of the long-standing agreement across three previous Administrations on greening Federal government operations. The statement, published April 13 in GreenBiz Newsletter, exhibits bipartisan consensus of the eight ex-officials on the value of various federal initiatives for recycling; for greening federal buildings, transportation, acquisition, and energy sources; for resource conservation; and for improving the efficiency of government operations.













On April 7, Profs. Chung Hyuk Park (BME) and Samer Hamdar (CEE) organized a field trip for pre-kindergarten students at the French International School (Lycée Rochambeau in Bethesda, MD) to the Transportation Laboratory and the Assistive Robotics and Tele-Medicine (ART-Med) Laboratory. The purpose of the field trip was to introduce students to very basic concepts of robotics, such as the definition of a robot.

Student News

Last weekend, nine members of GW’s IEEE Student Branch—Sebastian FoubertPaul Kennedy, Brandon WallerLauren Robinson, Tatum NorrisEmilie Lemieux, Devin JessupKristin Melling, and Sophia Martinez—along with the branch counselor, Prof. Nicholas Kyriakopoulos (ECE), participated in the Region 2 IEEE Student Activities Conference hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. The nine students broke up into groups of three and participated in the Ethics portion of the competitions. After a full day of activities, putting their minds to work, and making presentations, they participated in a banquet. During the banquet, the team of Devin Jessup, Sophia Martinez, and Lauren Robinson received a First Place award in the Ethics competition. The GW-IEEE Organization is proud to bring back a trophy and certificates and hopes to attend next year’s Student Activities Conference. The Branch intends to continue its strong presence at the IEEE Regional Conferences for years to come.

Other News

EMSE alumnus Thomas Bostick has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Bostick received his doctoral degree from GW.

SEAS Computing Facility Events

Raspberry Pi Workshop 4 —Group Projects: Home network attached storage, security system, firewall, and more
Saturday, April 22
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tompkins 201
This is the final Raspberry Pi workshop in the series sponsored by the SEAS Computing Facility (SEAS CF), in collaboration with GW’s ACM student chapter. No programming experience is required, and all work will be performed in groups. All necessary equipment will be provided by SEAS CF. Please register or email support@ticket.seas.gwu.edu with any questions or comments.

SEAS Events

2017 Frank Howard Distinguished Lecture: “Human Exploration from Inner to Outer Space”
Speaker: Dr. Dava Newman, aerospace engineer, professor, and former Deputy Administrator of NASA
Monday, April 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium
Registration is now closed. Those who are not yet registered may watch the lecture via live stream at: http://go.gwu.edu/2017frankhoward .

CEE Seminar: “On a Class of Multiscale Problems Arising in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes”
Speaker: Dr. Reza Malek-Madani, Office of Naval Research
Friday April 21
3:35 – 4:35 pm
SEH, 2000B

ECE Talk: “Exploiting and Mitigating Timing Channels in Microprocessors”
Speaker: Dr. Dmitry Ponomarev, SUNY Binghamton
Friday, April 21
New time: 5: 00 – 6:00 pm
SEH, B1270

ECE Distinguished Lecture Series: “Resource Management for Energy-Constrained Computing Systems”
Speaker: Dr. H.J. Siegel, Colorado State University
Wednesday, April 26
1:00 – 2:00 pm
SEH, B1220

Traffic and Granular Flow Conference (TGF17)
Wednesday – Saturday, July 19-22
TGF17 will be hosted at GW and chaired by Prof. Samer Hamdar (CEE). The conference is interdisciplinary, and faculty from all SEAS departments may submit abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is March 30. Authors of approved abstracts will have the opportunity to submit a manuscript that will be published as a book chapter by Elsevier. Selected manuscripts will be submitted to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, of which Prof. Hamdar is the special issue editor. All details of the conference can be found on the conference website.

Carreer Center Events

Spring 2017 SEAS Undergraduate Career Development
Walk-in hours (no appointment needed): Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm
And by appointment
SEH, 1630

Entrepreneurship Events

2017 GW New Venture Competition Finals
Thursday, April 20
5:30 – 8:30 pm (Reception to Follow)
MPA Building, Jack Morton Auditorium
Cheer on the SEAS student teams competing in the Finals Round of the 2017 GW New Venture Competition and find out who will win the 1st Place prize! The 12 finalists have battled it out through a grueling three months to make it to this point. Don't miss out!

2017 Distinguished Entrepreneurial Achievement Award
Thursday, April 20
Media & Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium
GW will award the 2017 Distinguished Entrepreneurial Achievement Award (DEAA) to SEAS alumni Vicki and Karl Gumtow (SEAS BS '91 and '92) at the GW New Venture Competition Finals on April 20. The event is open to the public. More information .

Other Events

Emerging Technologies Student Leaders Conference
Sunday-Wednesday, May 14-17
Gaylord National Convention Center, Washington, DC
The Student Leaders Conference brings together undergraduate nano and emerging technologies student group representatives from across the United States. It highlights undergraduate research and connects students with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and representatives of federal agencies funding research in emerging technologies. The conference is sponsored by TechConnect, in partnership with student groups from across the country. More information

Dissertation Defenses

Student Name: Amru Alqurashi
Dissertation Title: “Model Predictive Control Approach to Two-Stage Stochastic Power System Optimization Problems”
Advisor: Prof. Amir Etemadi (ECE)
Monday, April 17
1:00 – 3:00 p.m
SEH, 2000