<< Week of May 06 >>

Monday, May 7, 2018

Fixing Urban Congestion with Dollars and Data

Lecture | May 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded road networks to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many individuals. We describe a framework for designing "nudge engines,” focusing on influencing commuter behavior to reduce urban congestion. The framework consists of monetarily incentivizing commuters to make...   More >

Friday, May 11, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Electronic Interfaces for Bacteria-Based Biosensing

Lecture | May 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 (Swarm Conference Room)

 Tom Zajdel, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present our work to co-opt the natural detection capabilities of bacteria for hybrid biosensing platforms. We will cover sundry techniques that we have developed to help realize rapid, in situ sensing for microbiorobotics platforms.