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Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring NASA, IBM Research and Microsoft

Consistent with CMU tradition, we regularly host a distinguished lecture series at CMU-R. Over the past few months, we've had an impressive line-up of speakers from NASA, IBM Research and Microsoft, to name a few. These lectures are open to the public, allowing the greater community to engage with some of the world's leading experts in the fields of technology and engineering. 

IBM Research – Africa | Dr. Kamal Bhattacharya
Dr. Kamal Bhattacharya, the Director of IBM Research Africa Lab, gave a talk about the 12th addition to the global IBM Research ecosystem located in Nairobi, Kenya. This is IBM's first and only research lab in Africa. In his presentation,  Dr. Bhattacharya spoke about the mission, goals and aspirations of IBM Research Africa. READ MORE

Robotic Exploration of Mars: Curiosity Rover, Phoenix Mars Lander and Mars Exploration Rovers | Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu
Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, technical group lead and robotics software engineer in the Mobility and Manipulation group at NASA JPL,  gave a first-hand account of developing, building and operating the Mars robotic missions. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu has participated in three successful Mars missions. Dr. Trebi-Ollennu discussed his role in the Curiosity Rover, Phoenix Mars Lander and MER missions. READ MORE

Opportunities for White Space Radios to Provide Broadband Access | Dr. Timothy X Brown

Dr. Timothy X Brown, a Professor in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, held a distinguished lecture at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday the 11th April 2013. In his talk, he explored the potential to expand broadband access through white space technology. READ MORE

Capacity and BER Results for CDMA network transmission with non-Gaussian multi-user interference | Dr. Aminata Garba
Dr. Aminata Garba, who will soon start her one-year residency in Pittsburgh as she prepares for her full-time position at CMU-R as an Assistant Professor, gave a lecture at CMU-R on the Capacity and BER results for CDMA network transmission with non-Gaussian multi-user interference. Dr. Garba holds a Master's and Ph.D. degree from McGill University. READ MORE

Deploying mHealth Technologies in India: Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned | Dr. William Thies
Dr. William Thies, a researcher with Microsoft Research in India, held a public lecture at CMU-R, where he discussed the global spread of mobile phones and how this has ignited broad aspirations for the role of technology in improving health. READ MORE