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Volume 9, Issue 13
February 7, 2007

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Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

Several faculty members have recently received Faculty Early Career Development grants from the National Science Foundation:

  • Asst. Prof. Wilkins Aquino, CEE, "A Simulation Environment for Studying Aging and Degradation of Structures and Materials"
  • Asst. Prof. Kavita Bala, CS, "Scalable Rendering for Visual Realism in Scale-Complex Scenes"
  • Asst. Prof. Sunil Bhave, ECE, "Dielectrically Transduced MEMS Resonators for Communication and Computation"
  • Asst. Prof. Aaron Wagner, ECE, "A New Look at the Fundamental Limits of Lossy Network Compression"

NSF established the CAREER awards to emphasize the importance the foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating discovery process, in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.

Changes in Info Update distribution

Engineering Information Update is now distributed as an official announcement mailing list to all faculty and staff of the College of Engineering and to all graduate students affiliated with the college, using e-mail addresses provided by the offices of Human Resources and the Registrar.

Please continue to send news announcements for publication in the newsletter to (not to individual net IDs or to the list).

Friends of the college who wish to receive the newsletter may also send requests to that address.

IGERT lists opportunities for grads and undergrads

IGERT -- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship -- provides interdisciplinary graduate training for students who wish to pursue careers in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, or technology. IGERT programs, which generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support through the National Science Foundation, are now recruiting.

The IGERT web site also lists summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Graduate School IGERT Opportunities:

Undergrad Summer Research:

Mark your calendar to attend BOOM

BOOM (Bits On Our Minds) 2007, the annual research conference showcasing students' efforts and creativity in digital technology and applications, will be held February 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Duffield atrium. The event, hosted by Computing and Information Science and sponsored by Cisco, Credit Suisse, and FAST, is open to the public; members of the engineering community are encouraged to attend.

Guest speakers and seminars

>>CAM Colloquium
Fridays, 3:30 p.m. 253 or 655 Rhodes Hall
Refreshments following in 657 Rhodes Hall.

Feb 16 (Rm 655)
Eric Weisstein, Wolfram Research: "MathWorld: Communicating Mathematics on the Internet"

>>CS Colloquium
Thursdays, 4:15 p.m., B17 Upson Hall, 4:15 PM

Feb 8
Asst. Prof. Amy Greenwald, Computer science, Brown University: ""Autonomous Bidding Agents: Strategies and Lessons from TAC Travel"

Feb 15
Research Assoc. Prof. Kevin Knight, University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute and Language Weaver: "Language Translation = Automata Theory + Probability Theory + Linguistics"

>>Enterprise Engineering Seminar Series
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., 101 Phillips Hall
(Refreshments at 4:15 p.m.)

Feb 7
Patrick Gordon, M.Eng. '88 EE, Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath: "Case Study: Product Development in Mobile Electronics Equipment Company"

Feb 14
Christopher Mazzei '95 ORE, Ernst & Young: "An Engineer's Role in Corporate Strategy: Helping the Organization Make Better Decisions"

>>Financial Engineering Seminar
(Joint with Department of Statistical Science)

Feb 7, 4 p.m., 406 Malott Hall
Professor Alexander Schied, Mathematics, TU Berlin: "Some Aspects of Model Uncertainty in Finance"

>>MSE Seminar
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., 140 Bard
(Refreshments at 4:00 p.m. in 260 Bard)

Feb 8
Asst. Prof. Jon-Paul Maria, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University: "Thin Film Dielectrics for Embedded Applications

Feb 15
Rachel Segalman, Charles Wilke Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley: "Controlling Nanoscale Structure in Functional Polymers"

>>MAE Colloquium Series
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., B11 Kimball Hall or 111 Upson Hall
(Refreshments at 4:15p.m. in Upson Lounge

Feb 13, B11 Kimball
Assoc. Prof. Krishnan Mahesh, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota: "Turbulent Jets in Crossflow"

>>TAM Seminar
Wednesdays, 4:30p.m., 205 Thurston Hall
(Refreshments at 4:15 in 206 Thurston)

Feb 7
Assoc. Prof. Doug James, Department of Computer Science, Cornell: "Toward Multi-Sensory Physical Simulation"

Feb 14
Gerrit Huber, MIT:"Miniscule Forces of No Little Importance"

Online Update: Jun Ye to deliver Sack Memorial Lecture

The School of Applied and Engineering Physics will host the Henri Sack Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.

This year's featured speaker is Jun Ye, Fellow of JILA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and associate professor adjoint of the Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, whose topic is "The Art of Light-based Precision Measurement."

The lecture series honors the memory of Professor Henri S. Sack, a founding member of the engineering physics program at Cornell, which established a format for the introduction of post World War II physics into engineering curricula throughout the country.

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