Conference Program

The Future of Signal Processing

Monday, October 23, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., MIT (map)

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8:00-8:45 a.m.Coffee
8:45-9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Prof. Martin Schmidt, Provost, MIT
9:00-9:35 a.m.The Ever-Expanding Physical Boundaries of Signal Processing
Prof. Martin Vetterli, President, Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
9:35-10:10 a.m.Signal Processors and the U.S. Navy: Enduring Partners
Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
10:10-10:30 a.m.Short break
10:30-11:05 a.m.Signals and Signal Processing: The Invisibles and the Everlastings
Prof. Min Wu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Distinguished-Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland
11:05-11:40 a.m.Signal Processing with Quantum Computers
Prof. Isaac Chuang, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, and Senior Associate Dean of Digital Learning, MIT
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Lunch
A box lunch will be provided. In your lunchbox, you'll find an envelope with four cards in it. Bring these cards back to your seats promptly after lunch for a magical surprise!
12:35-12:40 p.m.Your Role in the Future of Signal Processing
Magician Joel Acevedo
12:40-1:05 p.m.Future of Low-Power Embedded Signal Processing
Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan, Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Dean, School of Engineering, MIT
1:05-1:30 p.m.Synthetic Biology and Signal Processing in Living Cells
Prof. Ron Weiss, Professor of Biological Engineering and Director of the Synthetic Biology Center, MIT
1:30-1:55 p.m. Physics 101 for Data Scientists
Prof. Richard Baraniuk, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University; Founder and Director of OpenStax College
1:55-2:15 p.m.Short break
2:15-2:40 p.m.Signals: Representation and Information
Prof. Meir Feder, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Information Theory Chair, Tel Aviv University
2:40-3:05 p.m.Exposing and Removing Information: Some New Mathematics for Signal Processing
Dr. Petros Boufounos, Senior Principal Research Scientist and Sensing Team Leader, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
3:05-4:00 p.m.Panel discussion: The Venn Diagram Between Data Science, Machine Learning, and Signal Processing
Prof. Alan Oppenheim, Ford Professor of Engineering, MIT
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar, Interim Department Head, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Prof. Ron Schafer, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Tech; Adjunct Professor, Stanford University
Prof. Yonina Eldar, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technion
Prof. Victor Zue, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Prof. Alexander Rakhlin, Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks