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Title:
IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter June Meeting and Seminar (Virtual) (Second Talk)
Date:
June 25th
10:00 AM (1 hour)
Abstract:

IEEE SSCS Oregon Chapter June Meeting and Seminar

Join us for a talk from SSCS Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Mingoo Seok from Columbia University, New York, on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. The seminar will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am (PST) via a Virtual format. Please register for the meeting link and information.

 

Topic:

SRAM-based In-Memory Computing Hardware: Analog vs Digital and Macros to Microprocessors

 

Abstract:

In the last decade, SRAM-based in-memory computing (IMC) hardware has received significant research attention for its massive energy efficiency and performance boost. In this seminar, first, we will introduce two very recent macro prototypes which achieve state-of-the-art performance and energy efficiency yet leverage very different computing mechanisms. Specifically, one adopted analog-mixed-signal (AMC) computing mechanisms (capacitive coupling and charge sharing), whereas the other adopted a fully digital approach. After this macro-level introduction, we will present recent microprocessor prototypes that employ IMC-based accelerators, which can perform on-chip inferences at very high energy efficiency and low latency.

 

Speaker Biography:

Mingoo Seok is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He received his B.S. from Seoul National University, South Korea, in 2005, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 2007 and 2011, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His research interests are various aspects of VLSI circuits and architecture, including ultra-low-power integrated systems, cognitive and machine-learning computing, an adaptive technique for the process, voltage, temperature variations, transistor wear-out, integrated power management circuits, event-driven controls, and hybrid continuous and discrete computing. He won the 2015 NSF CAREER award and the 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Award. He is the technical program committee member for multiple conferences, including IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). In addition, He has been an IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer for Feb/2023-Feb/2025 and an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I (TCAS-I) (2014-2016), IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI) (2015-present), IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letter (SSCL) (2017-2022), and as a guest associate editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) (2019).

Title:
Advancing Network Sustainability - Challenges and Solution Approaches
Date:
June 25th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

Title: Advancing Network Sustainability - Challenges and Solution Approaches

Reducing humankind’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change is one of humanity’s Grand Challenges. Communication networks play a key role in addressing that challenge, enabling applications that reduce the need for physical travel as well as solutions that optimize efficiency of resource and energy usage. Examples range from teleworking to remote operations, from smarter agriculture to more energy-efficient factory floors. However, for all their benefits, networks also have a significant environmental footprint themselves that collectively rivals that of entire countries. It is thus becoming important to make networks themselves "greener" and devise solutions that allow networks to be operated in ways that make them more sustainable while continuing to meet increasing traffic demands and service requirements.
Many of today’s network sustainability improvements relate to general advances in energy efficiency of computing hardware as well as in transmission technology (antennas, lasers). While this is where arguably the biggest opportunities lie, the question arises regarding the role that other layers in the networking stack can play in advancing network sustainability. For example, can data planes be designed in ways that make them inherently more energy-efficient? What protocol advances might enable greener networking solutions? How can networks be optimized not just for QoS or utilization but for carbon and what novel tools are needed to operate networks more sustainably? How can we even properly account for energy usage and other sustainability parameters to be optimized? In which ways can network programmability, faster control loops, and AI- or intent-based networking help?
This presentation will provide a brief introduction into network sustainability and discuss some of the key challenges that solutions need to address. A number of solution approaches will be presented and opportunities for further research and engagement on this topic pointed out. The presentation will draw on some of the activities that are currently taking place in the IETF and the Internet Architecture Board's E-Impact program.


Bio: Dr. Alexander Clemm is a recognized expert in network management technology and networking software in which he has been involved throughout his career. His most recent activities have been in the areas of sustainable networking, future networking services, intent-based networking, service assurance, and telemetry. After 7+ years as a Distinguished Engineer at Futurewei and prior to that 18 years at Cisco, he recently decided to pursue an academic sabbatical and embark on new adventures. Alex has for many years been regularly serving on the committees of IEEE conferences, including NOMS/IM and NetSoft as a member of the steering committee and on several occasions as general co-chair or TPC co-chair. He is the recipient of the 2020 Salah Aidarous Award given by IEEE CNOM and IFIP TC6.6 to "an individual who has provided unremitting service and dedication to the IT and Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community." Alex has an extensive publication record including 70+ papers, 70+ patents, and 15 RFCs. He holds an M.S. degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany, both in Computer Science.

Title:
Facilitating Security and Trust among Multiple Parties through Blockchain Techniques
Date:
June 27th
2:30 PM (2 hours)
Location:
Building Q
San Diego, CA
Cost:
Admission fee may apply
Abstract:

*Hybrid event but in-person attendance encouraged - opportunity to meet and greet the distinguished lecturer as well as local IEEE ExCom members!  

With the prosperity of edge computing, massive users and devices at the network edge are more actively involved in the networks, pushing the information collection, computation, storage, and communications more towards end users. In these more decentralized systems, how to enable efficient and trustworthy interactions among different parties becomes an essential issue. 

Blockchain has been considered as a promising approach to facilitate the establishment of decentralized trustworthy computing systems with non-repudiated information records. For example, Bitcoin has attracted wide attention as a secure and decentralized platform to enable peer-to-peer exchanges of digital currency. Ethereum then generalizes blockchain as a state machine and enables smart contracts, a piece of code that can support complex logic and be self-executed when certain conditions are met. Such generalization enables blockchain to potentially serve as a computing infrastructure and opens new opportunities for blockchain to facilitate secure and decentralized interactions among any parties without making high trust assumptions about them.

In this talk, we will discuss some key characteristics of blockchain and a few promising applications of blockchain that can facilitate security and trust among multiple parties. Some examples include designing a secure and efficient multi-signature scheme to facilitate multi-party approval process on Fabric, an enterprise blockchain platform; applying blockchain to secure software updates for resource-constrained IoT networks; and to facilitate fair trading in transactive energy market.

Title:
Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Building a Culture of Diversity and Equality in Engineering through Advocacy and Allyship
Date:
June 30th
9:30 AM (1.5 hours)
Abstract:

IEEE Women in Engineering Oregon Section and Hawaii Section Affinity Group are teaming up to host a dynamic panel discussion a panel discussion titled,  "Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: Building a Culture of Diversity and Equality in Engineering through Advocacy and Allyship ," to celebrate the 2024 IEEE WIE Day.

We, IEEE Women in Engineering Oregon Section and Hawaii Section AG, are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the engineering community. We believe that creating inclusive workplaces is essential for fostering a thriving and innovative industry through the advancement of AI and 4IR technologies. 

The panel discussion will explore various strategies for promoting diversity and equality in engineering for the advancement of AI and 4IR technologies, with a focus on advocacy and allyship. 

Let’s encourage each other to support the advancement of women in STEM across the globe!

 

Title:
An introduction to Li-Fi; Analysis and review of the new IEEE 802.11 bb standard
Date:
July 8th
5:30 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:

An introduction to Li-Fi; Analysis and review of the new IEEE 802.11 bb standard:

Abstract: We will begin by reviewing a brief overview of the current state of Li-Fi technology, the overall picture of previous Li-Fi systems, and ongoing research and industrial solutions. Then, we will cover the IEEE 802.11 bb PHY standard and its new definitions. This talk will cover the main topics of the standard: channel access, multiplexing methods, wavelength ranges, and TX/RX methods.
Eventually, we will propose Light Links' commercial approach for a hybrid, easy-to-implement Light Communication (LC) system derived from the IEEE 802.11 bb standard with the addition of a MAC layer protocol to enable co-existence with previous IEEE 802.11 standards.

Presenters:

Firouz Vafadari, CEO and founder of Light Links Inc. is a second-year Ph.D. student at UCSC and—the previous founder of a networking company in the Middle East.

Tyler B. Morton, CTO and co-founder of Light Links Inc., is a first-year Ph.D. student at UCSC with internship experience at the U.S. Navy and DoD.

 

Title:
SusTech Talk July 2024 – Student Engaged Learning Model
Date:
July 16th
6:00 PM (1 hour)
Abstract:
SusTech Talk July 2024 – Student Engaged Learning Model

SusTech 2025 is hosting talks on Sustainability topics leading up to the Conference April 23-25.

“Sustainable Mountain Development on the Campus: The Synergy of the Student Engaged Learning Model in the Context of Applying AI and High Technologies to Higher Education”

with Baktybek Abdrisaev and Tyler Jaynes, Utah Valley University, USA

Date/Time: July 16, 2034, 6 – 7 pm PDT (7 – 8 pm MDT)

Abstract:

Among the many challenges impacting higher education today, the ability to blend the ever-present changes in AI (artificial intelligence) and other high technologies with coursework stands out as a critical aspect of a well-rounded academic program. Particularly with respect to engaging college-level students in activities promoting the U.N’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their numerous targets, there is a growing need to establish an effective learning model that can encourage individual technological literacy while also showing how students can apply their field of study to sustainable community development. This talk will focus on how the Student Engaged Learning (SEL) model (as employed by Utah Valley University) can be an effective tool to raise individual awareness of sustainable community development, promote digital literacy and critical thinking, and prepare students for changes in labor market demands. By exploring how a focus on Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) through the SEL model has resulted in positive student outcomes, we display how other sustainable community emphases can result in equivalent results.

 

6 meetings. Generated Tuesday, June 25 2024, at 6:11:10 AM. All times America/Los_Angeles