DET Talks

What is it?


DET talks are an initiative of the DET Department to facilitate scientific interaction, bringing people together to attend technical talks by either external or internal experts. PhD students of the EECE doctoral program with registered attendance to a DET talk (google form registration + signature on attendance sheet) receive one hour of "hard skills" counting towards satisfying the EECE requirements. Plus, a coffee break is offered at the end of the talk.

EECE PhD student registration link (same for all talks, be sure to insert the correct talk date): here


Upcoming Talks:


Title: Dynamic Distributed Computing for Autonomous Vehicles

Speaker: Prof. Marco Levorato, University of California, Irvine, USA

Abstract: Neural networks are becoming a central component of a broad range of applications. However, the complexity of the tasks, the diversity of operating contexts, as well as channel and computing resource scarcity challenge the effective deployment of neural models in many relevant scenarios. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the techniques and frameworks that my research group developed to allow flexible, efficient and resilient distributed neural computing for robotic perception and autonomous navigation. Our approaches deeply integrate system and machine learning to obtain practical solutions deployable on real-world hardware platforms and applications.

Speaker Bio: Marco Levorato is a Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of California, Irvine. He completed the PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, in 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher Jointly at Stanford and the University of Southern California. Prof. Levorato‚Äôs research interests are focused on distributed computing over unreliable wireless systems, especially for autonomous vehicles and robotic applications. In this area of research, he has more than 170 papers in IEEE and ACM venues. His work received the best paper award at IEEE GLOBECOM (2012). He received the UC Hellman Foundation Award in 2016, the Dean mid-career research award in 2019, and the UCI Innovator Award in 2024. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, Intel and Cisco. In 2020-2021, he was the vice chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications. He serves in the TPC of IEEE Infocom, IEEE Secon, IEEE Percom, IEEE ICDCS and ACM MobiHoc, is an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and was part of the organizing committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences. 

When & where: 26 June 2024, 11:00 AM, sala Maxwell, DET department (5th floor)

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Title: Implantable Electronics for a High-Fidelity Artificial Retina

Speaker: Dr. Dante Gabriel Muratore, TUDelft (The Netherlands)

Abstract: Electronic interfaces to the retina represent an exciting opportunity to restore or even enhance vision. Although proof of principle devices have been demonstrated, they provide limited visual function. This is because they only provide coarse control over the targeted neural circuitry and fail to respect its cellular and cell-type specificity. To achieve better results, future devices should be able to control a large population of neurons with cellular resolution. In this talk, I will present the design of a wireless bi-directional neural interface and discuss on the circuit and system challenges associated with the design of its implantable electronics.

Speaker Bio: Dante G. received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico of Turin, Italy in 2012 and 2013, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the University of Pavia, Italy in 2017 in the Integrated Microsystems Lab. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar at Microsystems Technology labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, USA. He is the recipient of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholar Award. Since 2020, he is an assistant professor in the Bioelectronics Section at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, where he leads the Smart Brain Interfaces group. His group investigates hardware and system solutions for high-bandwidth brain-machine interfaces that can interact with the nervous system at natural resolution. They contribute solutions for massively parallel bidirectional interfaces, on-chip neural signal processing, and wireless power and data transfer.

When & where: 18 June 2024, 10:00 AM, sala Luigi Ciminiera, DAUIN department (5th floor, entrance from Castelfidardo 34D)

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