October 5-11, 2015


October 5, 2015

Faculty News

Media Mentions:

CNN.com quoted Anna Slomovic (lead researcher, Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute) in the September 29 article “Privacy advocates urge stronger protection of employee health data.”


Prof. Lorena Barba (MAE) and her Ph.D. students Christopher Cooper and Natalia Clementi published the article “Probing protein orientation near charged nanosurfaces for simulation-assisted biosensor design,” in The Journal of Chemical Physics (Vol. 143, Issue 12). DOI: 10.1063/1.4931113

Conferences & Presentations:

Prof. Claire Monteleoni (CS) gave an invited talk, titled “Learning from Non-stationary Data Streams with an Ensemble of Experts,” at the ASU and UMD NSF I/UCRC Planning Meeting on October 2. The meeting focused on financial data science—i.e., big data analytics for financial data—and included participants from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Financial Research (OFR), NIST, IBM, and several universities.

Other News:

GW’s Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute was the academic sponsor for the Washington Post Cybersecurity Summit, held on October 1. As part of that event, Prof. Lance Hoffman (director, Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute) moderated an invitation-only breakfast discussion with Ed Amoroso, senior vice president and chief security officer for AT&T Services, Inc., and twenty guests from industry and government.

On September 30, Prof. Lance Hoffman (director, Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute) hosted a group of international visitors under the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. These leaders in cyber security represented Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

Five engineers from HVAC&R Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—Dr. Piotr Domanski, Dr. Vance Payne, Dr. Harrison Skye, Hong Hyun Cho, and Donggyu Kang—visited GW’s Institute for Magnetics Research’s magnetic refrigeration laboratories on September 29, in preparation for their inauguration of a magnetic refrigeration program. Profs. Ed Della Torre and Larry Bennett (ECE) attended the meeting, and Dr. Mohammadreza Ghahremani and Amir Aslani gave a talk on their research and demonstrated the operations of a magnetic refrigerator. NIST scientists praised the work and asked for future collaboration between the two groups.

Other News

EMSE Ph.D. graduate Dr. Sangmin Lee has been hired by Soongsil University as an assistant professor. Soongsil University was established in 1897 and is a very well regarded university in Korea. Dr. Lee is teaching and directing research in information technology and management.

The GW Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) will conduct a two-day short course on solar photovoltaics on Thursday and Friday, October 15-16, in partnership with the European Energy Centre. The course will be taught by Professor Scott Sklar, an EEMI affiliate, and is intended for design engineers, architects, and technicians and individuals who want to learn how to install, maintain, and repair solar photovoltaic equipment. The location is 2020 K Street, Room 10. 


ECE Colloquium: “Efficient Management of Heterogeneous Memory Architectures (HMA)”
Speaker: Dr. Mitesh R. Meswani, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Monday, October 5
3:00 – 4:00 pm
SEH B1220

BME Seminar: “Complex Dynamics in Biomedical and Physical Systems”
Speaker: Dr. Abe Chian, senior scientist, National Space Research
Monday, October 5
4:00 – 5:00 pm
SEH 2000B

MAE Seminar: “A Description of the COBRA-IE Code and Its Assessment Against Void Fraction Data”
Speaker: David Aumiller, senior advisor, Bettis Atomic Power Lab, and adjunct associate professor, University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 8
2:00 pm
SEH B1220

Workshop: “Theseus’ Paradox”
Saturday, October 24
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SEH, B1270
This is the third of a three-part series created by Dr. Annie Green and Cynthia Gayton, J.D., and supported in part by EMSE and GW’s College of Professional Studies to explore new methods and strategies to manage knowledge and innovation. The event is free, but RSVPs are required and space is limited to 50 participants. Light refreshments will be served. ECE Colloquium: IEEE Magnetic Society's 2015 Distinguished Lecturer
Speaker: Prof. Russell Cowburn, Cambridge University
Tuesday, October 27
1:30 pm
SEH, 2000B

Engineer Mentor Fair
Thursday, October 29
6:30 – 9:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium
Registration is now open for SEAS undergraduate and graduate students to attend the 4th Annual Engineer Mentor Fair. Registration is required.

External Events

JetBrains GWU User Group Meeting
Friday, October 9
4:30 – 6:00 pm
SEH 2000
We will discuss programming techniques that can help you generate code more efficiently as well as navigate throughout your project with ease. Don’t waste your time manually writing code that can be automatically generated, and never again will you find yourself lost in your or someone else's code base! You can bring your own laptop and practice, as we will progress with our examples. Feel free to invite your friends. Drinks and pizza will be provided.

Goldman Sachs Information Session
Thursday, October 15
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Marvin Center, Room 302
Goldman Sachs will discuss its 2016 Summer Analyst program, including non-finance functions, such as operations and technology. This session is open to sophomores and juniors,
RSVP: Gwork > Events > Information Sessions

Symposium: “Open edX Universities Symposium”
Wednesday, November 11
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Milken School of Public Health, Room 100
The symposium will be structured around topics of general concern in online learning: web-enhanced learning and pedagogy; learning analytics; and inter-institutional collaboration. Please visit the symposium website to register and see the list of speakers and panelists, many of whom are top figures in the field. Anyone can attend, but space is limited. The registration fee is $75. This event is hosted by the GW Vice-Provost of Online Learning and Academic Innovation.

Entrepreneurship Events

GWERT 100 Mentor Match-up
Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm
1957 E Street, City View Room (7th Floor)