The theme of TCF 2017 will be Autonomous Vehicles
Prof. Raj Rajkumar is the George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He directs a number of labs at CMU, including the newly established University Transportation Center on Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation. He was co-director of the lab that created the Autonomous Cadillac, which completed 33-miles through high-traffic suburban thoroughfares and two interstate highways. He led the Systems Engineering Group for Tartan Racing, the winner of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, a high profile autonomous vehicle competition.
He has served as the Program Chair and/or General Chair of nine international ACM/IEEE conferences on real-time systems (RTSS, RTAS), sensor networks (IPSN, INSS), cyber-physical systems (ICCPS) and multimedia computing/networking (MMCN). He has authored one book, edited another book, holds one US patent, and has more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed forums. Six of these publications have received Best Paper Awards. He has given several keynotes and distinguished lectures at several conferences and universities. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was selected as a Distinguished Engineer by the Association for Computing Machinery in 2007, and was given an Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. Prof. Rajkumar’s work has influenced many commercial operating systems. He is the primary founder of Pittsburgh-based TimeSys Corporation, a vendor of embedded real-time Linux products and services. His research interests include all aspects of cyber-physical systems.
Greg Olsen has agreed to speak at TCF — Olsen will deliver his talk “Experiences Driving a Tesla with Autonomous Control” Greg Olsen, the third private citizen astronaut and world famous entrepreneur, will discuss his experience driving a Tesla. Although he will focus on its autonomous driving features, he will also touch upon driving an all electric car and its strengths and weaknesses.
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Hands on Arduino Workshop for Beginners
The main goal of the workshop is introduce participants to electronic devices and basic circuit theory.
The Arduino is an affordable, flexible, open source microcontroller platform using a simplified C programming language and it is designed to make it easy for hobbyists to create homemade projects. Participants are expected to bring a PC and in order to save some time they are also encouraged to download the Arduino software ahead of time. Step by step instruction can be found at the website. https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Things to Bring: A laptop computer with a USB port.
Background Required: Basic algebra for solving simple equations.
Intended Audience: Anybody who is interested in electronics is welcomed.
Presenter Bio: Katalin Frolio graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) May of 2014. She currently works as an Electrical Engineer at Linearizer Technology in Hamilton, NJ. She is the chair of the IEEE Young Professionals Princeton/Central Jersey Section. She is also a graduate Electrical Engineering student concentrating in High Frequency Systems at Villanova University.