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Spring 2020

Jan. 24

No Seminar


Jan. 31

The sparse manifold transform

Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley

Host: Miguel Carreira-Perpiñán


Feb. 7 

Unleashing the power of Synthetic Aperture Radar for commercial applications

Julie Baker, COO and co-Founder of Ursa Space Systems




Advanced software stack to increase performance portability and efficiency on emerging large-scale systems

Gokcen Kestor, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Host: Dong Li


Feb. 21

Towards automated data science: automating feature extraction and feature selection

Yanjie Fu, University of Central Florida

Host: Wan Du


Feb. 28

Multiview representation learning with canonical correlation analysis

Weiran Wang, Salesforce Research

Host: Miguel Carreira-Perpiñán


March 6 

Multi-modality remote sensing data acquisition and analysis for high throughput phenotyping in agriculture

Melba Crawford, Purdue University



March 13

Distributed optimization and learning for intelligent interdependent networks

Hadi Amini, Florida International University

Host: Shijia Pan


March 20

GPU-based methods and representations for path planning and multi-agent navigation

Renato Farias, EECS, UC Merced

Host: Marcelo Kallmann


March 27

Cesar Chavez Holiday


April 3

Towards optimal 3D reconstruction of caves using RGB-D cameras

Guoxiang Zhang, EECS, UC Merced

Host: YangQuan Chen


April 17 

Learning structure with limited annotation

Wei-Chih Hung, EECS, UC Merced

Host: Ming-Hsuan Yang


April 24

Agricultural land classification and crop water use: the importance of ground truthing for calibration and validation

Joel Kimmelshue, Land IQ



May 1

Generative models for content creation

Hsin-Ying Lee, EECS, UC Merced

Host: Ming-Hsuan Yang



Fall 2020

Dec. 11 

Title: TBD

Speaker: Yan Li (Western Digital)

Host: Prof. Dong Li


Dec. 4

Title: Planning Algorithms for Robots Operating in Vineyards

Speaker: Thomas Thayer

Host: Prof. Stefano Carpin


Nov. 20

Title: PHY-aware Cross-layer Protocol and Application Design for Cellular Networks

Speaker: Dr. Yaxiong Xie (Princeton University)

Host: Prof. Wan Du


Nov. 13

Title: Markov Chain-Based Stochastic Strategies for Robotic Surveillance

Speaker: Prof. Francesco Bullo (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Host: Prof. Stefano Carpin


Nov. 6

Title: Understanding the Diverging Trajectories of “Twin” Online Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Dr. Jason Zhang (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

Host: Prof. Shijia Pan


Oct. 30

Title: PEER Hub ImageNet (ϕ-Net) and Deep Learning in Image-based Structural Damage Recognition

Speaker: Dr. Yuqing Gao (University of California Berkeley)

Host: Prof. Shijia Pan


Oct. 23

Title: Elastic-honeypot: Malicious Content Sniffers for Social Networks

Speaker: Prof. Xu Yuan (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Host: Prof. Wan Du


Oct. 16

Title: Batteries Not Included: Reimagining Computing for the Next Trillion Devices

Speaker: Prof. Josiah Hester (Northwestern University)

Host: Prof. Shijia Pan


Oct. 9

Title: Portable Laser Cutting

Speaker: Thijs Roumen (Hasso Plattner Insitute)

Host: Prof. Marcelo Kallmann


Oct. 2

Title: Improved Camera Sensing Systems using Multimodal Sensor Fusion

Speaker: Shiwei Fang (the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Host: Prof. Shijia Pan


Sept. 25

Title: Scalable Deep Learning on Supercomputers
Speaker: Dr. Zhao Zhang (Texas Advanced Computing Center)

Host: Prof. Dong Li


Sept. 18

Title: Human Gait Health Monitoring using Structural Vibration Sensing

Speaker: Jonathon Fagert (Carnegie Mellon University)

Host: Prof. Shijia Pan


Sept. 11

Title: My Experience on Ubiquitous Computing System Research

Speaker: Prof. Hua Huang (UC Merced)


Sept. 4

Title: Secret Key Agreement for Data Dissemination in Platoon-based Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems

Speaker: Dr. Kai (Lukas) Li (CISTER)
Host: Prof. Shijia Pan



Aug. 28
Title: Online Learning to Act in Structured Problems with Multimodal Data
Speaker: Dr. Tong Yu
Host: Prof. Shijia Pan