May 9-15, 2016

Newsletter

May 09, 2016

Faculty News

Honors & Awards:

Dr. Jin-Hee Cho (CS, adjunct faculty) is one of 105 scientists and engineers recently selected for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Cho attended the award ceremony, which was held May 4 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and visited the White House on May 5 to take part in the photo with President Obama and the other awardees.

Publications:

Prof. Megan Leftwich (MAE) and her Ph.D. student Colin Parker have had the following journal paper published: C. M. Parker and M. C. Leftwich. “The effect of tip speed ratio on a vertical axis wind turbine at high Reynolds numbers,”Experiments in Fluids, 57(5), 1-11.

Prof. Claire Monteleoni (CS) and her graduate student Cheng Tang have published the following paper: C. Tang and C. Monteleoni. “On Lloyd’s Algorithm: New Theoretical Insights for Clustering in Practice,” Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) Workshop and Conference Proceedings, vol. 51, pp. 1280–1289, 2016. Cheng will present the paper at the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2016), to be held May 9-11 in Cadiz, Spain.

SEAS Events

Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, May 10
4:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium

SEAS Senior Projects Showcase and Pelton Award Competition
Thursday, May 12
12:00 – 2:00 pm: Senior Projects Showcase (SEH, First Floor)
3:00 pm: Pelton Award Competition opens to the public (SEH, Lehman Auditorium)

BME Seminar: “Perception and Paradigms for Medical Imaging”
Speaker: Dr. Francine Jacobson, Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital
Tuesday, May 17
2:00 – 3:00 pm
SEH, B1220

Entrepreneurship Events

IP Roundtable for Startups Lunch Discussion
Wednesday, May 18
12:00 – 1:00
1425 K Street, NW
Register
We are excited to announce that Amita Shukla, founder and CEO of Vitamita and the author of Enduring Edge: Transforming How We Think, Create and Change, will be joining our DC startup team to discuss “Mastering the Startup Mindset.” One of the most important factors in a startup’s success is the founder’s mindset, which drives how he or she tackles failure, adapts to disruption, sparks innovation, and creates the future. Join us to understand how great entrepreneurs think differently—and how you can learn to think like them to accelerate your startup’s success. Dress code is casual. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Research Training & Events

Confocal Microscopy Workshop: Bring Your Samples and Demo
Register and schedule time to try out your samples and collect images.
Through Tuesday, May 10 (various times are available)
GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (SEH, B2800)
 

Export Control: What You Need to Know
Learn more about doing research in accordance with Export Control requirements.
Tuesday, May 17
12:00 – 1:00 pm
SEH, 2000
RSVP to jjavois@gwu.edu
More information

Doctoral Dissertations

Student’s Name: Wei Lei
Dissertation Title: “Truthful Auction Design and Analysis in Heterogeneous Secondary Spectrum Markets”
Advisor: Prof. Xiuzhen Cheng (CS)
Monday, May 9
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
SEH, 4605

Student’s Name: Weimo Liu
Dissertation Title: “Aggregate Estimations Over the Deep Web”
Advisor: Prof. Nan Zhang (CS)
Monday, May 9
1:30 – 2:30 pm
SEH, 2000B

Student’s Name: Jiguo Song
Dissertation Title: “Predictable, System-Level Fault Tolerance in a Component-based RTOS”
Advisor: Prof. Gabriel Parmer (CS)
Wednesday, May 11
2:00 – 4:00 pm
SEH, 2000B