Annual Research Review 2019 – Registration Now Open!

Annual Research Review 2019 – May 3, 2019
preceded by Afternoon With Industry – May 2, 2019

The UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering 2019 Annual Research Review (ARR) will be held this year on Friday, May 3, 2019.

As we did last year, we are hosting our “Afternoon with Industry” on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and the formal ARR with technical talks on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. These events showcase our Department’s research, including students’ presentations and posters, distinguished plenary talks, and offers opportunities for interactions with academic and industry researchers.

There was a great turn-out for 2018 with excellent participation. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors for this event, and look forward to seeing you all here in May.

Registration for ARR is now open! Please click the link on the right-hand side of the page.

 

The intent of the ThursdayAfternoon with Industry” is to provide an informal venue for industry representatives, research scientists, and alumni to mingle with students and faculty. This event allows more time to engage in deeper discussions on topics such as specific project experience of students, research collaborations, or educational support.

This year, we will feature 2 key components:

(1) A TechTalk by Professor Dejan Markovic on his neural interface research.

(2) A poster session of research by our graduate/undergraduate students throughout the entire afternoon. This addition, addresses the feedback from prior ARRs that suggested more time should be allotted for visitors to spend on the research posters.

While the event is not toward formal talent acquisition, this provides an opportunity for students to learn more about industry ahead of the Fall recruiting season. Similar to last year, a student resume book will be available to help industry recruiting representatives to align any discussions with specific students prior to the event.

Because this event is held at a different location and one-day prior to the main ARR event on Friday May 3, we are asking attendees to register separately for this portion of the event so we can properly account for parking, food, and other logistics. Our students will also be able to know in advance which companies are participating. Please do not forget to register for the main ARR Friday event itself.

Time slots are available at the adjacent Mong Auditorium for industry information sessions. Additional rooms within the Engineering School are available as well to hold separate information sessions or candidate interviews. If you would like to inquire about availability of the time slot or rooms please contact: Tricia Senate (ecechair@seas.ucla.edu ).

If interested in attending or presenting, please register separately for the AWI, by clicking here.

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Click here for 2018 Photos:

ARR19 Co-Chair – Prof. Ankur Mehta
ARR19 Co-Chair – Prof. Sam Emaminejad
Gregory Pottie, Department Chair


Registration
Map and Directions

Agenda

7:30am – 8:00am Registration/Breakfast [Centennial CD]
8:00am – 8:30am Chair’s and Dean’s welcome messages [Centennial AB]
8:30am – 9:00am A Sampling of Multi-disciplinary Research at UCLA [Centennial AB]
9:00am – 9:30am New Faculty Spotlight
  1. Achuta Kadambi
  2. Anthony Chen
9:30am – 10:30am Plenary Talk, Dr. Ralph Etienne-Cummings, Professor & Chair, ECE, John Hopkins University [Centennial AB]
10:30am – 11:00am Networking and Coffee
11:00am – 12:00pm Parallel student talk sessions:  1, 2 and 3 [Centennial AB, Pinnacle & Pathways]
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch and plenary talk, Dr. Gary Patton, CTO, GlobalFoundries [Centennial CD]
1:30pm – 2:30pm Parallel student talk sessions:  4, 5 & 6 [Centennial AB, Pinnacle & Pathways]
2:30pm – 3:00pm Networking and Coffee [Centennial Pre-Function Area]
3:00pm – 4:20pm Parallel student talk sessions:  7, 8 and 9 [Centennial AB, Pinnacle & Pathways]
4:30pm – 5:30pm Closing Remarks, Professor Mani Srivastava [Centennial AB]

 

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Parallel Student Talk Sessions


Session 1.  Printable and Wearable Technology [Chair:  Prof. Candler] [Pinnacle Room]

11:00am – 11:20pm   Precision Enhancement of 3D Printing via In Situ Metrology and Geometry-Inspired Deep Learning

Ling Li; Advisor:  Rob Candler

11:20am – 11:40am   Towards Autonomous Printable Robotics: Design and Prototyping of Mechanical Logic

Wenzhong Yan; Advisor:  Ankur Mehta

11:40am – 12:00pm   A Non-invasive and Wearable Molecular Diagnostic Technology for Monitoring of Patients at Risk for Sepsis

Yichao Zhao; Advisor:  Sam Emaminejad

Session 2.  TBD [ Chair:  Prof. Jonathan Kao] [Pathways Room]

11:00am – 11:20am  Instruction, Microarchitecture and Compiler for a FPGA based CNN Processor

Yunxuan Yu and Chen Wu; Advisor:  Lei He

11:20am – 11:40am   TBD

Michael Kleinman; Advisor:  Jonathan  Kao

11:40am – 12:00pm   WaferScale GPUs

Saptadeep Pal; Advisor:  Puneet Gupta

Session 3.  TBD [Chair:  Prof. Greg Pottie] [Centennial AB]

11:00am – 11:20am   Distributed UAV Placement Optimization for Cooperative Line-of-sight MIMO Communications

Samer Hanna; Advisor:  Danijela Cabric

11:20am – 11:40am   Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of 350/650 GHz Indoor Wireless Channels

Heng Zhao; Advisor:  Greg Pottie

11:40am – 12:00pm  A 0.55nW/0.5V 32kHz Crystal Oscillator Based on a DC-Only Sustaining Amplifier for IoT

Hani Esmaeelzadeh; Advisor:  Sudhakar Pamarti

Session 4.  Advanced Photonics Technology [Chair:  Prof. Ben Williams] [Centennial AB]

1:30pm – 1:50pm      Broadband and High Power Terahertz Metasurface Lasers

Christopher Curwen; Advisor:  Benjamin Williams

1:50pm – 2:10pm     Ultrafast Time-lens Imaging of Laser Frequency Microcomb Bursts

Xinghe Jiang; Advisor:  Chee Wei Wong

2:10pm – 2:30pm      High-Power Terahertz Generation from Bias-Free, Telecommuncation-Compatible Photoconductive Nanoantennas

Deniz Turan; Advisor:  Mona Jarrahi

Session 5.  TBD [Chair:  Prof. He] [Pinnacle Room]

1:30pm – 1:50pm      Infrastructure Aided Communications Networking for Autonomous Transportation

Yulia Sunyoto; Advisor:  Izhak Rubin

1:50pm – 2:10pm      Don’t Trust Smartphone Time for Distributed Sensing: Quantifying and Mitigating Poor Quality-of-Time

Joseph Noor and Sandeep Sandha; Advisor:  Mani Srivastava

2:10pm – 2:30pm     On Unconditional Security for Transmittng Private Messages Over Networks

Gaurav Kumar agarway; Advisor:  Christina Fragouli

Session 6.  TBD  [Chair:  Samatha Benedict] [Pathways Room]

1:30pm – 1:50pm      Magnetic Memory

Armin Razavi; Advisor:  Kang Wang

1:50pm – 2:10pm     SI IF Reliability

  Niloofar Shakoorzadeh; Advisor:  Subu Iyer

2:10pm – 2:30pm      A Digital RF Transmitter with Background Nonlinearity Correction

 Seyed Mehrdad babamir; Advisor:  Behzad Ravavi

Session 7.  TBD  [Chair:  Prof. Yang] [Centennial AB]

3:00pm – 3:20pm      Qsparse-SGD: Communication Efficient Distributed SDG

 Debraj Basu; Advisor:  Suhas Diggavi

3:20pm – 3:40pm     Multidimensional Spatially Coupled Codes

Homa Esfahanizadeh; Advisor:  Lara Dolecek

3:40pm – 4:00pm      Information-Optimum LDPC Decoder

Linfang Wang; Advisor:  Richard Wesel

4:00pm – 4:20pm    An Exterior Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) Algorithm and It’s Applications

Tonmoy Monsoor; Advisor:  Vwani Roychowhury

Session 8.  TBD [Chair:  Prof. Kadambi] [Pinnacle Room]

3:00pm – 3:20pm      A Camera that can Predict the Future

Yunhao Ba; Advisor:  Achuta Kadambi

3:20pm – 3:40pm      Machine Learning-Based Design of Spectral Sensors

Zach Ballard; Advisor:  Aydogan Ozcan

3:40pm – 4:00pm      Integrated RF Spectroscopic Sensors Enables Scientific Advancement

Yan Zhang; Advisor: Frank Chang

4:00pm – 4:20pm     Live Cell Tracking with Phase Stretch Transform

Madhuri Suthar; Advisor: Bahram Jalali

Session 9.  TBD  [Chair:  Abidi] [Pathways Room]

3:00pm – 3:20pm      Coupling Electromagnetic Waves to Spin Waves: A Compact Model for Frequency Selective Limiters

Han Cui; Advisor:  Yuanxun Wang

3:20pm – 3:40pm     Beam Controllable Patch Antenna

Haozhan Tian; Advisor:  Tatsuo Itoh

3:40pm – 4:00pm      A Novel Deployable Flat Lens Antenna Based on Gradient-Index Metamaterials

Anastasios Papathanasopoulos; Advisor:  Yahya Rahmat-Samii

 

Graduate Student Posters

Last Name First Name Advisor(s) Title
Anwar Fatima Srivastava Securing Time in Untursted Operating Systems with TimeSeal
Ba Yunhao Kadambi Polarization-based Surface Recovery using Physics-based AI
Ba Yunhao Kadambi Rethinking Physics in the AI Era
Biedka Matthew Wang, Y. TBD
Boo Hyunpil Wong Planar Diffractive Optical Elements for Advanced Displays: Theory
Brown Dustin Rahmat-Samii Antenna Systems for Infrastructure-Aided Communications for Networked Vehicles
Cai Yubin Rahmat-Samii Design of Wideband Frequency Reconfigurable Electrically Small Loop Antennas with MEMS Switch
Chang Kai-Chi IWong Seven Qubit Entanglement in Biphoton Frequency Combs
Chang Tsang-Kai Mehta TBD
Chen Li-Yang Yang A 19-GHz Pulsed-Cohrent ToF Receiver for Laser Ranging Systems
Chen Shengkang Mehta TBD
Chu Eugene Gupta TBD
Cox Jonathan Iyer TBD
Ezhilarasu Goutham Iyer High Yield Laser Lift-Off & Assembly of Blue GaN microLEDs Using Thermoplastic Adhesive Bonding
Ezzeldin Y Fragouli TBD
Feng Chaojie Mehta TBD
Fereidooni Foad Wang, Y. TBD
Flores Jaime Flor Wong Laser-driven Photonic Crystal Cavity Optomechanics for Sensing at the Thermodynamical Limits
Gu Hongyan Chen TBD
Gu Wei Wang, Y. TBD
Hedayati Maziar Wang,Y. TBD
Ho Max Candler TBD
Hojaiji Hannaneh Emaminejad A Non-invasive and Autonomous Diurnal Wearable Biomarker Analysis System
Huang Jiahui Wong Spectral diffusion and Photon Correlation Spectroscipy of 2D Atomic Crystals
Jamali Babak Babakhani TBD
Jang Yoon-Soo Wong Observing sub-femtometer Displacement Sensitivities through Microresonators with Q in Excess of 1 Billion
Jeyakumar Jeya Vikranth Srivastava SenseHAR: A Robust Virtual Activity Sensor forSmartphones and Wearables
Jishi Ali Wang, Y. TBD
Joshi Dhaivat Diggavi Nanopore Sequencing: Alignment for DNA and RNA sequences
Kalappurakal Thankappan Kannan Iyer On-Chip ESD Sensor
Kang Jin Ho Wong High-resolution Interface Mapping of 2D Atomic Crystal Heterostructures
Karmoose M. Fragouli TBD
Katsuyama Morito Mehta TBD
Kim Anthony Williams Terahertz polarization imaging using quantum cascade laser
Kimber Harpuna Emaminejad IAn Autonomous 3D Biofluid Management and Analysis Lab-on-the-Body Platform for Point-of-Person Monitoring
Krijestorac Enes Cabric UAV Relay Placement with Unknown User Locations Using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Kumar Abhinav Wong Dual-microwave Definition of Chip-scale Laser Frequency Comb Clockwork
Li Jiahao Chen TBD
Li Xurong Jarrahi TBD
Li Yue Jerry Wang, Y. TBD
Liang Yuan He Medical Image Segmentation
Lin Yen-Ju Jarrahi TBD
Liu Hao Wong Ultrafast Real-time Dynamics in Dispersion-managed Dissipative Kerr Solutions On-chip
Liu Ming-Hsiang Iyer Process Development of Power Delivery Through-Wafer Vias for Silicon Interconnect Fabric (Si-IF)
Lu Ping-Keng Jarrahi TBD
Lu Ting Wang, Y. TBD
Luong Kevin Wang, Y. TBD
Mahonar Vignesh Rahmat-Samii Radiation Characteristics of Umbrella Reflector Antennas for CubeSats – Determination of Optimal Feed Location, Gain Loss and grating Lobes
Mendinueto Drew-Derrick Wong High-dimensional Biphoton Energy-time Qubits in Chip-scale High-Q Rsonators
Montazavian Parastou Williams Terahertz Littrow external-cavity metasurface lasers
Morag Eilam Williams Design of mid-infrared quantum-cascade vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting-laser
Padhye Atharva Kadambi A Camera that can See Around Corners
Panahi Mohammadali Wang, Y. TBD
Papathanasopoulous Anastasios Rahmat-Samii A Compact Collapsible Metamaterial-Based Lens Antenna
Papathanasopoulous Anastasios Rahmat-Samii A Novel Deployable Flat Lens Antenna Based on Gradint-Index Metamaterials
Prasad Srinivas Wang, Y. TBD
Qiao Weikang Chang Hardware Acceleration of Lossless Compression in Data Centers
Rahmani Hamed Babakhani TBD
Rajan Sundar Fragouli TBD
Razavi Arvin Wang, K. Magnetic Memory
Sadjapour Tara Fragouli TBD
Sandha Sandeep Singh Srivastava Heliot: A Cyber-Physical Emulation Platform for IoT Research
Santos Jean Paul (JP) Wang, Y. TBD
Saraf Kanav Kaiser Fully-Automated Diagnosis of Aortic Stenosis Using Phonocardiogram-Based Features
Seung Yoo Wong Metasurfaces for Spatial-energy-time Hyperentanglement
Shahi Prachi Kadambi A Camera that can Predict a Stroke
Shah Ujash Iyer Dynamic Thermal Management for Silicon Interconnect Fabric using Flash Cooling
Shi Xiao He Stochastic Modeling
Shilda Derek Wong Secure image transfer for synchronized chaotic laser optomechanics
Singh Akash Deep Srivastava Multi-modal Imaging Platform for Robust Object Detection
Song Jiazhang Yang A CMOS X-ray Imaging Front-End
Song Weinan He Medical Image Segmentation
Sorensen Eric Iyer Characterization of InP die on the Silicon Interconnect Fabric
Liu Ming-Hsiang Iyer Process Development of Power Delivery Through-Wafer Vias for Silicon Interconnect Fabric (Si-IF)
Lu Ping-Keng Jarrahi TBD
Lu Ting Wang, Y. TBD
Liu Ming-Hsiang Iyer Process Development of Power Delivery Through-Wafer Vias for Silicon Interconnect Fabric (Si-IF)
Sunyoto Yulia Rubin Infrastructure Aided Communications Networking for Autonomous Transportation
Tadoyan Manie Pottie Predicting Student Performance in an Educational Game Using a Hidden Markov Model
Tao Cheng Itoh Non-periodic Metasurface for Retroreflection of CP Wave
Tok Rustu Umut Wang, Y. TBD
Tsai Shin-Hung Wang, K. Graphene Electronics
Wang Wenting Wong Achieving Femtosecond Timing Jitter in Ultrfast Laser Micro-oscillators
Wang Ziqi Srivastava Deep Residual Neural Networks for Audio Spoofing Detection
Wissing Aaron Wong An optical phase array for on-chip LiDAR steering
Wu Jiagui Wong Secure Communications through Dynamical Chaos in Photonic Crystal Optomechanical Oscillators
Wu Jimmy Candler TBD
Wu Ying Ying Wang, K. Graphene and Antiferromagnetics
Xie Yao Chen TBD
Xing Tiawnwei Srivastava DeepCEP: Deep Complex Event Processing Using Distributed Multimodal Information
Yan Han Cabric USRP Implementation of Carrier and Timing Synchronization for Distributed Beamforming
Yang Hangbo Wong Planar Diffractive Optical Elements for Advanced Displays: Measurements
Yang Hengjie Wesel Serial List Viterbi Decoding with CRC: Managing Errors, Erasures and Complexity
Yang Jinghui Wong Coherent State Formation in Laser Frequency Micrcocombs
Yang Jiyue Pamarti TBD
Yao Zhi Wang, Y. TBD
Yeung Christopher Emaminejad Wearable and Progammable Transdermal Drug Delivery with Controlled Dosing
Yeung Lap K. Wang, Y. TBD
Yu Wu Williams Modeling of metastructure-enhanced THz magnon-photon coupling in antiferromagnet thin films
Yu Yunchen Mehta TBD
Yue Shen Williams Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of amplifying quantum-cascade metasurface
Zhang Jameson Wong Clustering and hybrid machine learning in 3D LiDAR mapping
Zhao David Mehta TBD
Zhao Zhangji Wong Low-temperature Photoluminescence of 1T-phase 2D Atomic Crystal Quantum Dots
Zou Ping-Keng Jarrahi TBD