2011 ECE Affiliates Meeting Agenda

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					E lectr ica l & C o m p u t e r E n g i n eeri n g D epartm en t
A n n u al A ff i l i a t e s D a y

New Initiatives for Rice ECE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Duncan Hall, Rice University
Time                Event
8:00 AM             Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM             ECE Affiliates Program Update
                    Ashutosh Sabharwal, Associate Professor of ECE
                    Chair, ECE Affiliates Program
9:15 AM             ECE Department Highlights
                    Behnaam Aazhang, J.S. Abercrombie Professor
                    Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9:30 AM             Energy: A Materials Research Agenda
                    Ajayan Pulickel, Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor of Engineering
                    Professor of MEMS, Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
10:00 AM            Break
10:30 AM            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
11:00 AM            Neuroengineering: Striking a Nerve in ECE
                    Richard Baraniuk, Victor E. Cameron Professor in Engineering, ECE
11:30 AM            ECE Affiliates Luncheon (Registration Required)
                    at Huff House
1:00 PM             Demo and Posters
                    Featuring the work of ECE Students
                    Undergraduate Research Projects
                    Affiliate-sponsored Senior Design Projects
2:30 PM             Personalized Health: Just What the Doctor Recommended
                    Dr. Cliff Dacso, The Abramson Center for the Future of Health, Baylor College of Medicine
3:00 PM             Engineering Personalized Health: Scalable and In Your Pocket
                    Ashutosh Sabharwal, Associate Professor of ECE

3:30 PM             Break
4:00 PM             KEYNOTE
                    Kevin Nowka
                    Director, IBM Research - Austin, Texas
5:00 - 5:15 PM      People’s Choice Awards
                    Reception immediately following awards ceremony
                    Brockman Hall

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