Fall 2015 Seminars


August

Week 1

Thursday, Aug 27 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Carlos Alberto Dorao, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Two Phase Flow Instabilities in Single and Multiple Channels
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Aug 28 Computer Engineering
Dr. S. Jay Yang, Department Head of Computer Engineering
Introduction to CE Graduate Seminar
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Aug 28 ENGR-C
Dr. A. Kwasinksi, Computer Engineering
Introduction
Mobil Conference Room, GLE-2030, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

September

Week 2

Wednesday, Sep 2 Microsystems Engineering
Mert Corbaci, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
Kyle Crompton, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Sep 3 Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Members, Mechanical Engineering
ME Research Forum
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Sep 4 Computer Engineering
Faculty Members, Computer Engineering
Introduction to CE Faculty Research
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Aug 28 ENGR-C
Dr. A. Kwasinksi, Computer Engineering
Practices for good presentations
Mobil Conference Room, GLE-2030, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 3

Wednesday, Sep 9 Microsystems Engineering
Hector Flores and Rauncie Ryan; Dean and A]associated Dean for graduate studies, RIT.
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-1555, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Sep 10 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Hitomi Mukaibo, Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
Micro-Structured Materials for Interfacing Plant Cells
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Sep 11 Computer Engineering, ENGR-C
Daniel Fava, CE Alumnus, UC Santa Cruz PhD Student
Bhushan Mehandale, Microsoft
Doctoral Research in Computer Engineering
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 4

Mondays, Sep 14 - Dec 14 CQAS Professional Development Event
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
Open Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training
Register at
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 15 CQAS Professional Development Event
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
Open Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
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Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Sep 16 Microsystems Engineering
Riaz Haque, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
Xiang Li, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Sep 17 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Matthew McCarthy, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
Engineered Surfaces for Boiling Enhancement
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Sep 18 Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Edward Hensel, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, PhD Program Director
Ethics in Engineering Research
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Sep 18 ENGR-C
Dr. A. Kwasinksi, Computer Engineering
Grand challenge view of critical communications research problems
Mobil Conference Room, GLE-2030, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 5

Thursday, Sept 24 Dean's Alumni Speaker Series
Clayton Turner (BS EE '90), Deputy Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center
Title to be Announced
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Sep 25 Electrical Engineering, ENGR-C
John MacDonald, Vice President and General Manager,Linear Photonics, LLC
Director, Advanced Product Development Linearizer Technology, Inc., Princeton, NJ.
RIT EE Alum (1989) and Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar
Microwave over Fiber: Applications and Performance
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Sep 25 Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Alumni Panel
Careers in Computer Engineering
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 6

Wednesday, Sep 30 Microsystems Engineering
Dr. Chieh-Min Cheng, Xerox Fellow / Area Manager, Xerox, Inc.
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Sep 30 - Oct 2 CQAS Professional Development Event
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
Open Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training at Dixon University
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Dixon University in Harrisburg, PA, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

October

Thursday, Oct 1 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ian Dickerson, University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Research
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Oct 2 Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Ms. Linette Koren, RIT Libraries
Using RIT Library Resources to Conduct Engineering Research
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Oct 2 Industrial and Systems Engineering, Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
Dr. Bankole K. Fasanya, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Quantitative Analysis of Acceptable Noise Level for Air Conduction Listening
Garelick Conference Room, GLE-3119, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Oct 2 Mechanical Engineering, Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
Ms. Kristin M. Warren, PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Microalgae Biomechanics – Algal Mechanical Properties for Efficient Industrial Use
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Friday, Oct 2 Biomedical Engineering, Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
Dr. Michael J. Mitchell, Postdoctoral Associate, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nucleic Acid Delivery to Bone Marrow and Brain
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Friday, Sep 18 ENGR-C
Open at this time

Week 7

Tuesday, Oct 6 CQAS Professional Development Event
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
Introduction to Quality Tools and Corrective Action Plans
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Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct 7 Microsystems, Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
INTEL Team
Corporate R&D Career Opportunities for Doctoral Engineers at INTEL Corporation
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Thursday, Oct 8 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Daniel Mruzek, University of Rochester Medical Center
Medical Research
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, 2015 Oct 9 ENGR-C, Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Dr. Gonzalo Mateos, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
statistical learning from Big Data, network science, wireless communications, and signal processing
Location To Be Announced, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 8

Wednesday, Oct 14 Microsystems Engineering
Ms. Linette Koren, RIT Libraries
Using RIT Library Resources to Conduct Engineering Research
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Oct 15 Dean's Alumni Speaker Series
Speaker to be Announced
Title to be Announced
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Oct 16 KGCOE Computer Engineering Academy Induction
Inductees to be Announced
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Friday, Oct 16 KGCOE Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering Academy Induction
Inductees to be Announced
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Friday, Oct 16 KGCOE Mechanical Engineering Academy Induction
Inductees to be Announced
Location and Time - To Be Determined
Friday, Sep 18 ENGR-C
Breton Minnehan, ENGR PhD Student
Doctoral Research
Location TBD, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Saturday, Oct 17 Brick City Homecoming
Speaker to be Announced
Title to be Announced
Location and Time - To Be Determined

Week 9

Thursday, Oct 22 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Alfonso Fuentes-Aznar, Mechanical Engineering, RIT
Gear Research at RIT
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Oct 23 Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, ENGR-C
Steve Sasson, Kodak
The Beginning of the Digital Camera
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 10

Wednesday, Oct 28 Microsystems Engineering
Andrew Bucossi, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
Nicholas Conn, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Oct 29 Mechanical Engineering
Mr. Mert Ozgur, Microsystems PhD Student, RIT
PhD Research at RIT
Mr. Yashar, Microsystems PhD Student, RIT
PhD Research at RIT
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Oct 30 Computer, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, ENGR-C
NVIDIA Corporation Visit
Tech Talk on Deep Learning
Carlson Auditorium, CAR-1125, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

November

Week 11

Thursday Nov 5 Dean's Alumni Speaker Series
Speaker to be Announced
Title to be Announced
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Nov 6 ENGR PhD Seminar (Communications)
Tentative - Breton Minnehan, Second Year, ENGR Student
Doctoral Research in Video Processing for UAVS or Previous QE Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Nov 6 Microelectronic Engineering
The Rochester Section of the IEEE Electron Devices Society
39th annual EDS Activities in Western New York State Symposium
CIMS-2240, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, Nov 6 Electrical Engineering, ENGR-C
Dr. Majid Rabbani, Kodak
Image Processing and Image Understanding
Xerox Auditorium, GLE-2580, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 12

Wed-Thur, Nov 11-12 CQAS Professional Development Event
Center for Quality and Applied Statistics
Internal Auditing ISO 9001:2008
Register at
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov 11 Microsystems Engineering
Yushuai Dai, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
Rong Fan, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Thursday, Nov 12 ENGR PhD Seminar (Energy)
Tentative - Pruthvik Raghupathi, Second Year, ENGR Student
Doctoral Research in Microscale Heat Transfer or Previous QE Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2575, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Nov 13 ENGR PhD Seminar (Communications) ENGR-C
Tentative - Shitij Kumar, Second Year, ENGR Student
Doctoral Research in Robotics for Assistive Technology or Previous QE Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 13

Thursday, Nov 19 ENGR PhD Seminar (Energy)
Tentative - Chaitanya Mahajan, Second Year, ENGR Student
Doctoral Research in 3-d Printing or Previous QE Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Nov 20 ENGR PhD Seminar (Communications) ENGR-C
Tentative - Fatemeh Shah Mohammadi, Second Year, ENGR Student
Doctoral Research in Sustainable Energy Management for Cell Phone Base Stations or Previous QE Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Wednesday, Nov 25 Microsystems Engineering
Masoud Golshadi, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
Ankit Kalani, Microsystems Engineering PhD Student
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm

Week 14

Monday, Nov 30 ENGR PhD Seminar (Mon IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Alex Kibbe
Al Knebel
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am

December

Wednesday, Dec 2 ENGR PhD Seminar (Wed IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Marty Gordon
Aman Aftatul
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am
Thursday, 2015 Dec 3 Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Carlos Escobedo, Queen's University, Kingston
Research Seminar
Webb Auditorium, BOO-1350, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Thursday, Dec 3 ENGR PhD Seminar (Energy)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Teju Ananthanarayana
Andrew Greeley
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Carey Hall Training Room, CAREY-2585, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Friday, Dec 4 ENGR PhD Seminar (Fri IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Olivia Scheibel
Trevor Smith
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am

Week 15

Monday, Dec 7 ENGR PhD Seminar (Mon IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Karen Soule
Prasanth Ganesan
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am
Wednesday, Dec 9 ENGR PhD Seminar (Wed IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Amir Jalali
Pritam Poddar
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am
Wednesday, Dec 9 Microsystems Engineering
Dr. Scott Tsai, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
James Gleason Hall, Bldg 09, GLE-2149, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Friday, Dec 11 ENGR PhD Seminar (Fri IRM Class)
Two First year ENGR PhD Students
Anita Aghair
Jose Luis Gonzalez Hernandez
Mock Qualifying Exam Presentation
Kelly Conference Room, GLE-2255, 11:00 - 11:50 am

Final Exam Week


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