We are glad to host Prof. Madhow Upamanyu from UC Santa Barbara as guest speaker. At this week’s social hour, Prof. Upamanyu will talk about “ECE is Critical when Software Meets the Physical World” which is reflection of his personal experience in transitioning cutting edge signal processing ideas from the university into Uber. Please join us this Friday, Oct. 12th at 3pm in CSL369.
Abstract: Companies such as Google, Facebook and Uber have scaled their footprint in the world through their expertise in deploying large-scale software. As this software interacts with the physical world, tightly integrating ECE expertise, especially in modeling and signal processing, is critical to success and safety. I will speculate on how one might overcome the cultural barriers in achieving such integration, after discussing my personal experience in transitioning cutting edge signal processing ideas from the university into Uber.
Bio: Upamanyu Madhow is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current research interests focus on next generation communication, sensing and inference infrastructures centered around millimeter wave systems, and on robust machine learning. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1985, and his Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1990. Dr. Madhow is a recipient of the 1996 NSF CAREER award, and co-recipient of the 2012 IEEE Marconi prize paper award in wireless communications. He is the author of two textbooks on communications published by Cambridge University Press. Prof. Madhow has also been closely involved in technology transfer of his research through several start-up companies.