EE 6971/6991: Research Seminar/Special Problems

Spring 2018 – EE 6971/6991: Research Seminar/Special Problems

Course Description and General Information

EE 6971 Special Problems: An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, may be applied to the degree

EE 6991 Research Seminar: Organized research lectures and seminar presentations. The grade report for this course is either “CR” (satisfactory participation in the seminar) or “NC” (unsatisfactory participation in the seminar). This course may include a written component. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 1 hour will apply to the Master’s degree, regardless of discipline.

  • Time: Fridays, 14:00 – 14:50
  • Location: BB 3.03.24
  • Presentations will be regularly updated on UTSA’s blackboard
  • Office Hours:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 13:00 – 14:00
    • Or by appointment

Course Syllabus and Course Schedule

Week Date Location Title Speaker Flyer Presentation Research Talk?
1 1/12 AET 0.214 Introduction to Course Ahmad F. Taha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UTSA
Syllabus N/A No
2  1/19 N/A N/A  N/A  N/A N/A N/A
3 1/26 BB 3.03.24 Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore Jalyn Kelley
IEEE Client Services Manager
Here Here  No
4 2/2 BB 3.03.24 Emerging and Non-conventional 2D Materials, Devices & Applications Deji Akinwande, Ph.D.
David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering,
Associate Professor, UT Austin
Here Here Yes
5 2/9 BB 3.03.24

HackingLab – Teaching Ethical Hacking

Reiner Creutzburg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Informatics and Media, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg, Germany
 Here Here Yes
6 2/16 BB 3.03.24 An Evolutionary Algorithm Approach to Generate Distinct Sets of Non-Dominated Solutions for Wicked Problems Marcio Giacomoni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UTSA
Here Here  Yes
7 2/23 BB 3.03.24 Data-Driven Estimation of Frequency Response from Ambient Synchrophasor Measurements Hao Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin
Here Here Yes
8 3/2 BB 3.03.24 Cherry-Picking Sensors/Actuators in Dynamic Networks Ahmad F. Taha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, ECE, UTSA
 Here Yes
9 3/9 BB 3.03.24 Inertial Measurement Units as traffic flow sensors: auto-calibration, trajectory estimation and context detection Christian Claudel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
UT Austin
Here Yes
10 3/23 BB 3.03.24 3D Printed Toys, Entertainment Humanoids, and Video Games: Challenges in Design and Control  Pranav Bhounsule, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UTSA
Here  Here  Yes
11 3/30 BB 3.03.24 Molecular Computing Machines Realized through Plasmonic Arrays and Laser Spectroscopy Michael A. Miller, Ph.D.  Here Yes
12 4/6 BB 3.03.24 The Cortical Interface Between Vision and Language Alexander Huth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Neuroscience and Computer Science
UT Austin
Here  Here Yes
13 4/13 BB 3.03.24  Some Optimization Problems in Smart Grids  Steven Low, Ph.D.
Frank J. Gilloon Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Here Here Yes
14 4/20 BB 3.03.24 Collaborative All-Weather Sensing for Automated Vehicles Todd Humphreys, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, William J. Murray, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering,
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
UT Austin
 Here  Here Yes
15 4/27 BB 3.03.24 Challenges and Opportunities in Advanced R&D at a Global Private Technology Company Jian Li, Ph.D.
Technical Executive, Research Program Director, Technology Strategist
Huawei Technologies
Here  Yes