Charles L. and Ann Lee Brown Distinguished Seminar Series

We are proud to welcome leaders in electrical and computer engineering and related disciplines as participants in the Spring 2023 Charles L. and Ann Lee Brown Distinguished Seminar Series.


Our speakers are eager to share their insight and expertise relevant to our research strengths, including image processing with a focus on health and medicine; machine learning, signal processing and communications; hardware for artificial intelligence and the internet of things; devices and circuits; robotics and control systems; and the design and integration of materials in novel electronic, thermal and optical devices.

We will conduct the Distinguished Seminar Series in a hybrid learning environment, combining in-person engagement with a Zoom webinar on Friday afternoons from Date to Date.

Spring 2023 Program

  • Shumon Huque, Salesforce

    The Evolving Landscape of the DNS


    This talk will give an overview of recent developments in the evolution of the Domain Name System (DNS), the distributed global database that provides name to address mappings (and more) for the Internet. After a brief review of the DNS, it will cover how the worldwide DNS ecosystem has been evolving in recent years, and where it might be going in the future.

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  • Dr. Parisa Rashidi - University of Florida

    Medical AI and Pervasive Sensing: The future of Medicine


    While monitoring critically ill patients through manual assessments and diagnoses is still considered the gold standard, manual methods impose severe time and personnel resource limitations. Many critical care indices are currently repetitively assessed by overburdened Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses, e.g., physical function. 

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  • Peter Aaen - Colorado School of Mines​

    Quantitative Visualization of Microwave Circuits Under Realistic Operating Conditions


    Microwave circuits, especially power transistors, are essential components of mobile communication as they amplify signals to be transmitted wirelessly from the base-station to subscriber terminals. Their compact design is increasingly difficult, as mobile network operators require operation at higher output power and frequency while simultaneously demanding a reduction in the circuit size. Shrinking the device and increasing operational frequency results in significant internal electromagnetic coupling and increased power results in higher temperatures, both of which are detrimental to performance.  

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  • Prof. Kevin Tomsovic

    Changing Modeling and Simulations Needs for Grid Modernization


    Power system analysis has long relied on large scale computer simulations for operation and planning of the grid. These simulations rely on a set of well-understood physical models and generally agreed upon simplifications, such as, the separation of transmission and distribution, ZIP models for aggregate loads, and so on. Recent trends in the grid requires a rethinking of the models and these underlying assumptions. 

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  • Dr. Randall Berry

    Spectrum Sharing for 5G and beyond: a Network Economics Approach


    The evolution of commercial wireless networks to 5G and beyond will continue to increase the demands for wireless spectrum. Traditionally, commercial wireless service providers have utilized spectrum that is exclusively licensed to them. 

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The Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides thought leadership via award-winning research, out-of-the-box solutions and turning-point ideas.

We aspire to be an inclusive and welcoming place for all, and a hub of innovation where research and teaching go hand-in-hand.

Our mission is to prepare the next generation of electrical and computer engineering leaders to solve society’s grand technological challenges and improve quality of life.