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09 Oct 2018

Soft biomaterials such as human skin have very different mechanical properties from conventional electronics, requiring unusual materials and geometries to match the behavior of the skin.  One of the biggest challenges in stretchable electronics is the transfer of power and data signals, with physical wiring easily pulled out or damaged.  In my talk, I will be discussing all aspects of creating inductors and power circuits for wireless power transfer to stretchable systems.  I will focus on the use of room temperature liquid metals and stretchable magnetic materials to maximize power trans

08 Oct 2018

Recent years have witnessed significant progress in entropy estimation, in particular in the large alphabet regime. Concretely, there exist efficiently computable information theoretically optimal estimators whose performance with n samples is essentially that of the maximum likelihood estimator with n log(n) samples, a phenomenon termed ``effective sample size boosting''. Generalizations to processes with memory (estimation of the entropy rate) and continuous distributions (estimation of the differential entropy) have remained largely open.

26 Sep 2018

The signal processing (SP) landscape has been enriched by recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), especially since 2010 or so, yielding new tools for signal estimation, classification, prediction, and manipulation.  Layered signal representations, nonlinear function approximation, and nonlinear signal prediction are now feasible at very large scale in both dimensionality and data size.  These are leading to significant performance gains in a variety of long standing problem domains (e.g., speech, vision), as well as providing the ability to construct new

31 Aug 2018
Bio-tissues are soft, curvilinear and dynamic whereas wafer-based electronics are hard, planar, and rigid. Over the past decade, stretchable high-performance inorganic electronics have emerged as a result of new structural designs and unique materials processes. Electronic tattoos (e-tattoos) represent a class of stretchable circuits, sensors, and stimulators that are ultrathin, ultrasoft and skin-conformable. This talk will first introduce stretchable serpentine structures followed by a dry and freeform “cut-and-paste” method for the rapid prototyping of e-tattoos.
01 Mar 2018
Inspired by the recent advances in deep learning, we propose a novel iterative BP-CNN architecture for channel decoding under correlated noise. This architecture concatenates a trained convolutional neural network (CNN) with a standard belief-propagation (BP) decoder. The standard BP decoder is used to estimate the coded bits, followed by a CNN to remove the estimation errors of the BP decoder and obtain a more accurate estimation of the channel noise. Iterating between BP and CNN will gradually improve the decoding SNR and hence result in better decoding performance.