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EE 6971/6991: Research Seminar/Special Problems

Fall 2018 – EE 6971/6991: Research Seminar/Special Problems

Course Description and General Information

EE 6971 Special Problems: An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Problems courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, may be applied to the degree

EE 6991 Research Seminar: Organized research lectures and seminar presentations. The grade report for this course is either “CR” (satisfactory participation in the seminar) or “NC” (unsatisfactory participation in the seminar). This course may include a written component. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 1 hour will apply to the Master’s degree, regardless of discipline.

  • Time: Fridays, 14:00 – 14:50
  • Location: EB 2.04.02
  • Presentations will be regularly updated on UTSA’s blackboard
  • Office Hours:
    • Thursdays 15:00 – 17:00
    • Fridays 11:00 – noon

Course Syllabus and Course Schedule

  • Click here to download the course syllabus.
Week Date Location Title Speaker Flyer Presentation Research Talk?
1 8/24 EB 2.04.02 Course Intro Ahmad F. Taha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UTSA
N/A N/A No
2 8/31 EB 2.04.02 Applied Artificial Intelligence in Energy: Challenges and Solutions Miltos Alamaniotis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UTSA
Here Here Yes
3 9/7 BSE 2.102 Multipurpose Room Smart Leak Detection with Machine Learning Maria Araujo, M.S. EE
Manager of Research and Development, Intelligent Systems Southwest Research Institute
Here Yes
4 9/14 EB 2.04.02 3D Printed Toys, Entertainment Humanoids, and Video Games: Challenges in Design and Control Pranav Bhounsule, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UTSA Here Here Yes
5 9/21 EB 2.04.02

Resilience of Urban Water Infrastructures in the Wake of Disruptions

Lina Sela Perelman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering UT Austin
Here Here Yes
6 9/28 EB 2.04.02 Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore Jalyn Kelley
IEEE Client Services Manager
Here Here  No
7 10/5 EB 2.04.02 What Engineering Instructors can do to Reduce Student Resistance to Active Learning Maura Borrego, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Here Here Yes
8 10/12 EB 2.04.02 Strong Convexification and Distributed Optimization for Nonconvex Optimization over a Network Andy Sun, Ph.D.
Anderson-Interface Early Career Professor and Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
Here Yes

10 10/26 EB 2.04.02 Effect of Market Changes on the Required Amounts of Frequency Regulation Ancillary Services in Texas Ross Baldick, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Leland Barclay Fellowship in Engineering, UT Austin
Here Here Yes
11 11/2 EB 2.04.02 Statistical Models and Algorithms for Real-Time Anomaly Detection Using Multi-Modal Data Taposh Banerjee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UTSA
Here Here
12 11/9 BSE 2.102 Who Are I: Intrapersonal Conflicts and Self Control Xunyu Zhou,
Liu Family Professor of Financial Engineering
Director, FDT Center for Intelligent Asset Management Columbia University
 Here Here Yes
13 11/16 EB 2.04.02 Enhancing Power System Innovation through the Use of Synthetic Electric Grids Thomas Overbye, Ph.D. Professor, TEES Eminent Member, National Academy of Engineering, ECE
Texas A&M, College Station
14 11/30 EB 2.04.02 Rate-Cost Tradeoffs in Control via Directed Information Victoria Kostina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Electrical Engineering,