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2005 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia

Investing in Infinite Possibilities

The 2005 Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposia are a series of monthly technical seminars introducing alumni and corporate friends in California's Silicon Valley to exciting research taking place at Purdue. These talks highlight areas of new opportunity for Silicon Valley investors and Purdue faculty to join forces in their common pursuit of field-defining research and educational innovation.

Check out the Purdue-Silicon Valley Symposia 2005 schedule and mark your calendars. This year we continue the symposia theme "Investing in Infinite Possibilities," symbolized by the infinity emblem. The emblem represents the infinite possibilities of a multidisciplinary approach that teams industry with Purdue researchers to solve problems from the subatomic level to the large-scale, socio-technical problems that challenge civilization at the global level.

These seminars focus on topics within Purdue Engineering's signature areas, providing opportunities to network with Purdue alumni and faculty and discover infinite possibilities for collaboration between Silicon Valley and Purdue. For an overview of past events, please see last year's speakers and topics.

Attending the Symposia

Please RSVP to Robin Canada at rcanada@purdue.edu or (765) 494-3441. To receive an e-mail reminder of each month's program, please send Robin your e-mail address. Check back periodically for schedule updates and abstracts of future symposia.


Symposia Schedule


Tuesday
February 22, 2005

Dinner
6:00-8:00 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Image Processing Research
Jan P. Allebach
Michael J. and Katherine R. Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Sponsor: Hewlett Packard

Wednesday
March 23, 2005

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Computer Enhancement and Synthesis Research: Analysis and Modification of Human Singing
Mark J. T. Smith
Michael J. & Katherine R. Birck Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Wednesday
April 27, 2005

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Prognosis for Managing the Health of Engineered Systems
Douglas E. Adams
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Tuesday
May 24, 2005

Dinner
6:00-8:00 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Cancelled
Joe Sinfield
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Wednesday
June 29, 2005

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Electromagnetics for High-Frequency Circuit Applications
William Chappell
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Tuesday
July 26, 2005

Dinner
6:00-8:00 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Integration of Novel Microelectronics Cooling Strategies Through Electrothermal Co-Design
Suresh Garimella
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Cooling Technologies Research Center, Purdue University

Tuesday
August 23, 2005

Dinner
6:00-8:00 PM

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

Nano-Structured Si and SiGe vs. Faster Materials: A Fork in the Roadmap?
Jerry Woodall
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of both the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Discovery Park Corporate Relations, Purdue University

Wednesday
September 28, 2005

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Toward a Quantum Leap in the Design of Electric Machines
Steve Pekarek
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Wednesday
October 26, 2005

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
(650) 323-1912

Purdue University: Preeminence in the 21st Century
Sally Mason
Provost, Purdue University