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Houston Section Chapter Chair:
Joseph Cavallaro, ECE Department, Rice University

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  • October 26-28, 2016
    IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS 2016)
    Technical Committee Co-Chair: Joseph Cavallaro
  • May 6, 2016
    IEEE Texas Workshop on Integrated System Exploration (TexasWISE) 2016
    Organizer: Joseph Cavallaro
  • February 1, 2016
    "Inter/Intra Chip Optical Networks: Opportunities and Challenges"
    Jiang Xu, Xilinx-HKUST
    Host: Lin Zhong
  • January 14, 2016
    "Addressing Spectrum Scarcity through Optical Wireless Communications"
    Mohammed-Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang
  • January 12, 2016
    "Brain-Inspired Computing: The Extraordinary Voyages in Known and Unknown Worlds"
    Yiran Chen, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Lin Zhong


  • October 6, 2015
    "Interdependency of Control and Communications: From Maxwell's Demon to Cyber Physical Sytems"
    Husheng Li, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang
  • September 21, 2015
    "Vertically Integrated Projects"
    Randal Abler, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro


  • December 15, 2014
    "VLSI Optimization for High-Speed Digital Communications"
    Zhongfeng Wang, Broadcom Corporation
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • November 17, 2014
    "Managing competition for (public) resources: Decision-making and some congestion cost cutting approaches"
    Ioannis Stavrakakis, University of Athens, Greece
    Host: Edward Knightly
  • February 5, 2014
    "Use-it or Lose-it: Wearout and Lifetime in Future Chip-Multiprocessor Interconnect"
    Paul V. Gratz, Texas A&M University
    Host: Farinaz Koushanfar
  • February 11, 2014
    "Computing in space with Open SPL"
    Georgi Gaydadjiev, Chalmers University, Sweden and Maxeler Technologies, London
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro


  • January 18, 2013
    "Digitally-Assisted Transceiver Linearization"
    Mikko Valkama, Tampere University of Technolo0gy, Finland
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • March 28, 2013
    "Efficient Sparse Projection with Application to Scene and Video Classification"
    shiv N. Vitaladevuni, Raytheon BBN Technologies
    Host: Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • October 22, 2013
    "Challenges in High-Temperature Embedded Systems Design"
    Thanh Tran, Halliburton
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • November 7, 2013
    "Public Access Wireless Networks: Vulnerabilities, Detection and Mitigation Strategies"
    Alan Marshall, The University of Liverpool, UK
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • November 8, 2013
    "Nonlinear Self-Interference Cancellation in Full-Duplex Transceivers"
    Lauri Anttila, Tamper University of Technology
    Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
  • November 25, 2013
    "Modeling, Architecture, and Applications for Emerging Memory Technologies"
    Yuan Xie, Pennsylvania State University
    Host: Lin Zhong
  • December 6, 2013
    "Multiuser Spatial Resource Allocation and Frequency Scheduling for Evolving Cellular Communications"
    Markku Juntti, University of Oulu, Finland
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro


  • April 24, 2012
    "Wire Routing in Electronic Design Automation"
    Martin D.F. Wong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Host: Farinaz Koushanar
  • May 1, 2012
    "Multiterminal Source Code under Logarithmic Loss"
    Thomas Courtde, UCLA Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
  • September 20, 2012
    "Toward Micro Vision Sensors"
    Sanjeev Koppal, Harvard University Host: Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • September 21, 2012
    "Augmenting 2D Animation with Physically Simulated 3D Effects"
    Eakta Jain, Carnegie Mellon University Host: Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • September 26, 2012
    "An Approach for Quantitative Optimization of Highly Effiient Dedicated Cordic Macros as SoC Building Blocks"
    Upasna Vishnoi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • October 25, 2012
    "Funding Opportunities in Wireless Networking and Communications"
    Min Song, National Science Foundation
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • November 8, 2012
    "Novel architectures and design tools for the implementation of complex DSP systems on FPGA-based technologies"
    Roger Woods, Queen's University Belfast
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro
  • November 14, 2012
    "Algorithms for privacy-preserving machine learning"
    Anand Sarwate, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
    Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
  • November 15, 2012
    "Overview of University Relations and Projects at Qualcomm Research"
    Mahesh Ramachandran, Qualcomm
    Host: Ashok Veeraraghavan
  • November 20, 2012
    "Investigation of Wi-Fi vulnerabilities and countermeasures"
    Bosheng Zhou, Queen's University Belfast
    Host: Joseph Cavallaro


  • March 1, 2011
    "Server Reliability and Mobile Energy Efficiency: Two Challenges and Two Solutions
    Murali Annavaram, University of Souther California
    Host: Lin Zhong
  • September 12, 2011
    "Trellisware Tech Talk:
    Mobile Ad hoc Network Design for Robustness, Scalability & Practical Application"

    Thomas Carter (Rice BSEE '76, MEE '77), President/CEO, Trellisware Technologies
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang
  • September 15, 2011
    "Wireless Channel Uncertainty in Relay-Assisted Communication and Distributed Detection Systems"
    Azadeh Vosoughi, University of Rochester
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang
  • September 29, 2011
    "Developing a Multi-Sensor Wearable Device for Assessment of Diet and Physical Activity"
    Mingui Sun, University of Pittsburgh
    Host: Tony Elam
  • December 5, 2011
    "Coded Multipath Routing for Wireless Networks"
    Brooke Shrader, MIT LIncoln Lab
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang
  • December 6, 2011
    "3GPP LTE-Advanced and 4G"
    "mmWave Mobile Comunication"
    Dr. Charlie Zhang and Sridhar Rajagopal, Samsung Dallas Technology R&D Center
    Hosts: Joseph Cavallaro and Aydin Babakhani
  • December 6, 2011
    "Having One's Cake and Eating it Too: The Problem of Joint Communication and Sensing"
    Urbashi Mitra, University of Southern California
    Host: Behnaam Aazhang


    • March 12, 2010
      "Diversity-based Multband Spectum Sensing Policy for Cognitive Radios"
      Visa Koivunen, Helsinki University of Technology
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • March 15, 2010
      "Random Finite Set Approach to Multi-Object Estimation and Tracking in Computer Vision"
      Reza Hoseinnezhad, University of Melbourne
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • March 19, 2010
      "Configurable Analog Signal Processing"
      Paul Hasler, Georgia Institute of Technology
      Host: Richard Baraniuk
    • March 25, 2010
      "Breaking the Barriers in Wireless Network Information Theory"
      Salman Avestimehr, Cornell University
      Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
    • April 8, 2010
      "Sampling of Social Processes to Understand Human Activity "
      Hari Sundaram, Arizona State University
      Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
    • April 8, 2010
      "Flexible Baseband Architectures for Wireless Communications"
      Gerald Sobelman, University of Minnesota
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • April 14, 2010
      "Should we decode or quantize?"
      Sae-Young Chung, KAIST
      Host: Ashutosh Sabharwal
    • April 14, 2010
      "Time-Based UWB Synthetic Imager (TUSI) for Medical Applications"
      Amin Arbabian, University of California at Berkeley
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • December 10, 2010
      "Half-Duplex Gaussian Relay Networks with Interference Processing Relays"
      Srikrishna Bhashyam, IIT-Madras
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro


    • January 15, 2009 - ECE Distinguished Lecture
      "Wireless Sensors Networks: The Art of Integration"
      Magdy Bayoumi, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
      Hosts: Yehia Massoud and Joseph Cavallaro
    • February 13, 2009
      "Computing with Things Small, Wet, and Random: Design Automation for Nanoscale Technologies and Biological Processes"
      Marc Riedel, University of Minnesota
      Hosts: Lin Zhong
    • March 13, 2009
      "Developing Safe, Secure and Sustainable Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems"
      Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • April 6, 2009
      "Visibile light communication"
      Sridhar Rajagopal, Samsung Telecommunications America
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • September 9, 2009
      "Design Challenges in Broadband Software Defined Radio Systems; A System and Circuits Perspective"
      Ahmed M. Eltawil, University of California - Irvine
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • September 17, 2009
      "A 32 Gbps 2048-bit 10GBASE-T Ethernet Energy Efficient LDPC Decoder with Split-Row Threshold Decoding Method"
      Tinoosh Mohsenin, University of California - Davis
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • September 29, 2009
      "Challenges and Drivers for Future Radio Access"
      Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu, Finland
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • October 16, 2009
      "Parameter Variations and Leakage in Nano-scale Technologies: Error Resiliency and Low-Power Design Methods"
      Kaushik Roy, Purdue University
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • October 16, 2009
      "Customer Reviews in Spectrum: Recommendation System in Wideband Cognitive Radio Networks"
      Husheng Li, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • October 28, 2009 - ECE Distinguished Lecture
      "The Technological Power of Communications + Content + Community"
      Fred Kitson, Motorola
      Host: Lin Zhong


    • January 25, 2008
      "Ultra Mobile Broadband: PHY and MAC overview"
      Mohammad Jaber Borran, Qualcomm
      Hosts: Behnaam Aazhang and Ashutosh Sabharwal
    • October 9, 2008
      "Restless Watchdog: Monitoring Multiple Channels in Cognitive Radio Systems"
      Husheng Li, University of Tennessee
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • November 5, 2008
      "Cooperation and Fairness of Wireless Networking using Game Theoretical Approaches"
      Zhu Han, University of Houston
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • November 11, 2008
      "Coding for Flash Memories"
      Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang, Texas A&M University
      Host: Lin Zhong


    • January 16, 2007 - CMC Young Guns Seminar
      "Field-Based Computational Tools for Addressing Complexity, Scaling, Variability, and Design in Microelectronics"
      Vikram Jandhyala, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
      Host: Yehia Massoud
    • January 24, 2007
      "Cooperation, Relay Selection, and the effects of Channel State"
      Aria Nosratinia, University of Texas at Dallas
      Hosts: Behnaam Aazhanag and Ashu Sabharwal
    • January 29, 2007
      "An Overview of MediaFLO - Mobile Multimedia Multicasting Technology"
      K. Kiran Mukkavilli, Qualcomm
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • February 22, 2007
      "Self-consistent Analysis of Chip Power, Voltage and Temperature
      (IBM ARL VLSI Seminar Series)"

      Emrah Acar, IBM Austin Research Laboratory
      Host: Kartik Mohanram
    • March 15, 2007 - ECE Distinguished Lecture
      "Key Technologies for Wireless Networking in the Next Decade"
      Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology Host: Edward Knightly
    • April 5, 2007 - CMC Seminar
      "State-Dependent Multiple Access Channels with Channel State Known to Some Encoders"
      J. Nicholas Laneman, University of Notre Dame
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • April 19, 2007
      "Why I Love the Looming Crisis in Computer Architecture"
      Mark Oskin, University of Washington
      Host: Peter Varman
    • April 27, 2007
      "Mobile2.0 - Enabling an Anytime, Anywhere Services Ecosystem"
      Venu Vasudevan, Motorola Labs
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • May 3, 2007
      "Integrated Biosensors"
      Khaled Salama, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Host: Yehia Massoud
    • May 18, 2007
      "BlueFS: Distributed Storage Meets Consumer Electronics"
      Jason Flinn, University of Michigan
      Host: Lin Zhong
    • May 31, 2007
      "The recent developments in cryptographic hardware"
      Naofumi Homma, Tohoku University, Japan
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • June 1, 2007
      "An Efficient Block Floating Point Realization of the Adaptive Decision Feedback Equalizer"
      Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, IIT-Kharagpur
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • November 1, 2007
      "Implementation Aspects of List Sphere Detector Algorithms for MIMO Communications"
      Markku Juntti, University of Oulu Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • November 8, 2007
      "Fixed-point Signal Processing: Fast Algorithms with Limited Resources"
      Wayne T. Padgett, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • November 13, 2007
      "Random Processes and Random Mixture"
      Giuseppe Abreu, University of Oulu
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang


    • January 26, 2006 - The William E. Brice Colloquium Series
      "Feedback, Erasures, Zero-Errors, and More"
      Prof.-em. Dr. James L. Massey, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Adjunct Professor, Lund University, Sweden, and Adjunct Professor, Technical University of Denmark
      Host: A.C. Antoulas
    • February 21, 2006
      "Overview of Indian Power System and Challenges Ahead"
      Janardan Nanda, Indian National Science Academy Senior Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Delhi
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • August 22, 2006
      "Analysis and Control fo Temporal Behaviors in Embedded and Networked Computing Systems"
      Xue Liu, CS Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • September 14, 2006 - CMC Young Guns Seminar Series
      "Hybrid Digital analog Coding for Broadcasting"
      Krishna R. Narayan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • September 21, 2006 - ECE Distinguished Lecture
      "Tracking people through gaps in observation"
      Larry S. Davis, University of Maryland
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • September 26, 2006
      "Joing Channel Estimation and Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction for OFDM"
      Ning Chen, Freescale Semiconductor
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • October 12, 2006 - CMC Young Guns Seminar Series
      "Network Coding Rates and Edge-Cut Bounds"
      Gerhard Kramer, Bell Labs
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • November 2, 2006
      "MIMO Receivers for 3G LTE"
      Markku Juntti, University of Oulu, Finland Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • November 9, 2006 - CMC Young Guns Seminar Series
      "Secure Communications over Wireless Channels"
      Hesham El Gamal, Ohio State University
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • December 14, 2006
      "Development of high-performance RF MEMS tunable filters and their system implications "
      Kamran Entesari, ECE Department, Texas A&M University
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • December 15, 2006
      "Disruption Tolerant Networks: UMass DieselNet and Capacity Building with Throwboxes"
      Mark Corner, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      Host: Lin Zhong


    • September 15, 2005 - Texas Instruments Leadership University Seminar Series
      "Subpixel information retrieval - applicaitons to image zooming and compression"
      Albert Cohen, Visiting Professor, ECE Department, Rice University and Laboratoire J.-L. Lions, Université P.&M. Curie, Paris
      Host: Richard Baraniuk
    • November 10, 2005 - Texas Instruments Leadership University Seminar Series
      "Analog to Digital Conversion: Why Sigma-Delta Modulation?"
      Ron DeVore, TI Visiting Professor, ECE Department, Rice University and Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina
      Host: Richard Baraniuk
    • November 28, 2005
      "Object Oriented Programming for Digital Design"
      Sergio R. Ramirez, Mentor Graphics Corporation
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro


    • January 15, 2004
      "Recent Results on Limited-Feedback Communication Techniques for MIMO Systems"
      Robert Heath, ECE Dept., University of Texas at Austin
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • January 22, 2004
      "Practical Communication over doubly-Dispersive Channels"
      Phil Schniter, The Ohio State University
      Host: Ashu Sabharwal
    • April 15, 2004
      "Digital, Analog, MEMS Systems-on-Chips"
      Richard Brown, University of Michigan
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro


    • January 31, 2003 - Seminar
      "Successive Interference Cancellation for Uplink CDMA"
      Jeff Andrews, ECE Department, University of Texas at Austin
      Host: Behnaam Aazhang
    • May 2, 2003 - Seminar
      "Design goals for wireless handset and infrastructure modems: A comparative study"
      Chaitali Sengupta, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • October 7, 2003
      "Energy Consumption in Mobile Devices: Why Future Systems Need Requirements-Aware Energy Scale-Down"
      Partha Ranganathan, Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA
      Host: Vijay Pai
    • October 9, 2003
      "Future Trends in the Electronics Industry: Gazing into the Cyrstal Ball"
      Mike Smayling, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA
      Host: Bill Wilson
    • October 9, 2003
      "Using Matlab and Simulink for System-level Design and Rapid Prototyping of an Adaptive Noise Canceller for Implementation on a TMS320C67"
      Darel Linebarger, The Mathworks, Natick, MA
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro
    • October 23, 2003
      "Discrete System on a Chip (SOC) Design"
      Thanh Tran, Texas Instruments
      Host: Joseph Cavallaro


    • April 16, 2002
      "Is Binary Signaling Dead at the PCB-interconnect level?"
      Dr. Howard Johnson, Signal Consulting, Inc.
    • October 3, 2002
      "Electronics for the Next Billion People -- Cost or Performance Driven?"
      Mike Smayling, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA
    • November 1, 2002
      "Interference Avoidance for Wireless Systems"
      Dimitrie Popescu, University of Texas at Austin


    • February 15, 2001
      "Data Synchronization with Timing"
      Navin Kashyap, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor


    • March 22, 2000
      "Architecture Enhancements and Arithmetic Units for Digital Signal Processing and Multimedia Systems"
      Michael Schulte, EECS Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    • April 5, 2000 - CMC Seminar
      "Practical Adaptive Processing for Weak Signal Detection"
      Raviraj Adve, Research Associates for Defense Conversion (RADC) Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY
    • April 6, 2000 - CMC Seminar
      "Do Something Phenomenal with Two Cores"
      Ray Simar, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments
    • April 6, 2000
      "Lessons from Wavelet-based Image Coding: New Directions in Image Modeling"
      Michael T. Orchard, Princeton University (TI Visiting Professor, ECE Department, Rice University)
    • May 19, 2000 - IEEE Distinguished Lecture
      "Wireless Systems-on-a-Chip Research at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center"
      Bob Broderson, EECS Department, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, University of California at Berkeley
    • June 13, 2000
      "Telecom and Internet in Developing Countries: Bottlenecks and Solutions"
      Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, EE Department, IIT Madras, Chenai, India
    • August 4, 2000
      "Rate Scalable Compression with application to internet streaming"
      Edward J. Delp, Purdue Multimedia Testbed, School of ECE, Purdue University
    • October 19, 2000
      "Filter Bank Design with Nilpotent Matrices for Audio Coding Applications"
      Gerald Schuller, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ
    • October 20, 2000
      "What Makes Rapid Prototyping Rapid?"
      Markus Rupp, Lucent Technologies


    • August 30, 1999 - CMC Seminar
      "Efficient Frequency Domain Speech Enhancement using a Recursive DCT"
      Michael Nowak, ICTech Inc.
    • October 7, 1999
      "An Introduction to Computational Imaging and Synthetic Aperture Radar"
      David Munson, TI Visiting Professor, ECE Department, Rice University
    • October 14, 1999
      "3-D Radar Imaging with Applications to Astronomy"
      David Munson, TI Visiting Professor, ECE Department, Rice University
    • October 29, 1999 - CMC Seminar
      "Wireless Consumer Products: Current Designs and Future Improvements"
      Jay Greenwood, Software Designer, Texas Instruments
    • December 13, 1999
      "Model-Based Bayesian Feature Matching with Application to Synthetic Aperture Radar Target Recognition"
      Lee Potter, Electrical Engineering Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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