Day: September 3, 2019

George Anderson of the US Navy to Present Seminar September 17

George Anderson of the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)-Newport will present a seminar on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 3:00 pm, in Room 202 of the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center.

One of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NUWC Division Newport is the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace. It provides the technical foundation that enables the conceptualization, research, development, fielding, modernization, and maintenance of systems that ensure our Navy’s undersea superiority. The NUWC Division Newport is responsible, cradle to grave, for all aspects of systems under its charter, and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navy fleet. The major thrust of NUWC Division Newport’s activities is in applied research and system development.
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Dr. Theda Daniels-Race to Present Seminar September 9

Dr. Theda Daniels-Race, the Michael B. Voorheis Distinguished Professor in the Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University, will present her seminar, “Deposition, Characterization, and Developments in Hybrid Electronic Materials for Next-Generation Nanoelectronics,” on Monday, September 9, at 3:00 pm in Room 6452 of the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building.

This seminar is presented by the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Michigan Tech Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Michigan Tech Provost Office from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Dr. Daniels-Race also has a  joint appointment to the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University.  She is the founder of the Applied Hybrid Electronic Materials & Structures Laboratory as well as Director of the ECE Division’s Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory.  Her research has encompassed a range of studies upon electronic materials from the growth of compound semiconductors via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), to investigations of electron transport in low-dimensional systems such as quantum wells, wires, and dots, to device design and fabrication.  Her current work is in the area of hybrid electronic materials (HEMs) and involves studies of sample morphologies, nanoscale electronic behavior, and the design of apparatus for HEM deposition.

Dr. Daniels-Race received her degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice, Stanford, and Cornell universities, for the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., respectively.  As an undergraduate, she received a GEM (Graduate Engineering Minorities) Fellowship for her future MS studies, and while working on her masters, she was selected to receive one of fewer than ten CRFP (Cooperative Research Fellowship Program) competitive fellowships awarded nationally that year by AT&T for her PhD. Throughout her academic training, Daniels-Race worked in industry with corporations such as Union Carbide, Exxon, General Electric, and AT&T Bell Laboratories.  She began her academic career with the ECE Department at Duke University, where she built that institution’s first MBE laboratory and, over the next thirteen years, established a program in experimental compound semiconductor materials research.  Daniels-Race was recruited to join the LSU faculty where she conducts research upon HEMs for use in next-generation nanoscale devices.  To the community she has been an active member of several professional societies including the IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the National Society of Black Physicists.  She is an ELATES (Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science) alumna and is a strong advocate for minorities and women in science and engineering.

Seminar Abstract: Ubiquitous dependence upon semiconductor-based technology has reached a critical turning point.  In effect “small has hit the wall” (Moore’s Law) as advancements, in everything from cell phones to satellites, struggle to keep pace with demands for smaller, faster, and ever more affordable devices. Thus, researchers operating under the broadly defined umbrella of nanoelectronics inherently challenge traditional solid-state electronic design paradigms and fabrication practices.  To this end, my research focuses upon that which I have dubbed HEMs or “hybrid electronic materials.”  In this talk, I will present an overview of work in progress, conducted by both my graduate and undergraduate students, as part of the Applied Hybrid Electronic Materials & Structures (AHEMS) Laboratory that I have established in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University. With an eye toward the next generation of electronics, new materials and nanoscale structures must be investigated in order to understand the unique physics and potential applications of electronic phenomena “beyond the transistor.”  Using hybrid (inorganic-organic) electronic materials, my group works to characterize the nanoscale formations and electronic behavior of HEMs, as well as to develop innovative yet low-cost apparatus and techniques through which these materials may be explored.

Theda Daniels-Race CV

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Ford Motor Meet and Greet, Weds., Sept. 4, 2-5 pm

Ford Motor Company will host a Meet &  Greet on Wednesday September 4, 2019 , 2:00 PM—5:00 PM, in the Rekhi Hall 2nd Floor Lounge.

Computer scientists from Ford Motor Company will be on hand to discuss CS and careers at Ford.

All Department of Computer Science students, as well as other interested students, are invited. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

Download the flyer: Ford Meet & Greet.

 The following Ford computer scientists will be in attendance:

Jeff Kalman: Jeff leads several agile product teams focused on delivering routing and dispatch services for Ford’s Mobility Platform. He has also held leadership positions at Kellogg, managing their digital marketing platform for all consumer facing websites globally. Jeff is also a former Officer in the U.S. Army. 

Jim Wasnick: Jim currently leads Ford’s connected vehicle platform delivery team globally, a team of over 600 software engineering professionals. Prior to joining Ford in 2015, Jim has held senior technology related positions with both startups and Fortune 50 corporations throughout his career. 

Cindy Watson: Cindy has a broad Computer Science background with roles spanning Application Delivery, Strategy, Application Management and Platform Delivery. She has worked in both services and manufacturing industries, and has been with Ford Motor Company for 17 years. Her current role is within Ford Mobility Platforms & Products delivering strategic platforms to the Global Data Insights & Analytics Skill Team. Cindy is also the Ford Lead Recruiter for MTU 

Kevin Christenson: Kevin currently leads our In-Plant Implementation Team for the Americas. His team is responsible for deploying all of the IT capabilities at Manufacturing facilities as part of any New Model Program investments. Kevin has held several positions through-out his career involving the investigation, introduction, and implementation of new technologies throughout Manufacturing including IIoT, Cyber Security, Additive Manufacturing and other advanced technologies. 

Ryan Lindstrom: Ryan graduated from Michigan Tech in 2017 and has held two positions in the Ford College Graduate program since. In his first rotation, Ryan was a Business Analyst supporting Product Development and Manufacturing end users, specifically Powertrain Engineers. In his current rotation, Ryan is a Business Relationship Analyst supporting the Design Studio in Product Development .