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2011 ECE Affiliates Meeting Agenda 

New Initiatives for Rice ECE

Wednesday, April 6
Duncan Hall, Rice University

On-line registration is CLOSED.

Agenda (Download pdf)
8:00-8:50am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

  ECE Affiliates Program Update 
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Associate Professor of ECE
Chair, ECE Affiliates Program

  Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Highlights (pdf)
Behnaam Aazhang, J.S. Abercrombie Professor
Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  Energy: A Materials Research Agenda
Pulickel M. Ajayan, Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering 
Professor of MEMS, Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
10:00am   Break 

  From Cancer Therapy to Solar Energy 
Naomi J. Halas, Stanley C. Moore Professor
Director, Rice Quantum Institute
Director, Laboratory for Nanophotonics
Professor of ECE, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

  Neuroengineering: Striking a Nerve in ECE 
Richard Baraniuk, Victor E. Cameron Professor in Engineering, ECE

  ECE Affiliates Luncheon (Registration Required)
at Huff House 

  Demo and Posters
Featuring the work of ECE Graduate Students
Undergraduate Research Projects
Affiliate-sponsored Senior Design Projects

  Personalized Health: Just What the Doctor Recommended
Dr. Cliff Dacso, The Abramson Center for the Future of Health, Baylor College of Medicine
3:00pm   Engineering Personalized Health: Scalable and In Your Pocket
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Associate Professor of ECE
3:30pm   Break 
4:00pm   KEYNOTE - More than Cores and FLOPS: Computing Systems Technology Challenges 
Kevin Nowka
Director, IBM Research - Austin, Texas
5:00-5:15pm   People's Choice Awards

Reception immediately following awards ceremony
Brockman Hall
(Sponsored by the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department)