ESC301Y - Engineering Science Option Seminar - 2013-14


The Option seminar supports option-related curriculum through discussion of ethics, philosophy and research in a seminar-based setting. Guest speakers, presentations and other special activities will highlight various topics of interest, including the present and future research related to the Option. This course will be offered on a pass/fail basis and the assessment will be based on active discussion within the seminar. Students will be encouraged to discuss their viewpoints on philosophical and ethical issues facing the Option, as well as future directions and opportunities. Occasionally, students from across options will be brought together for special discussions and activities related to research and the engineering profession..

All talks are from 5-6pm in BA1200

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Date Lecturer Talk Title Slides
Wed, Sept 25, 2013 Peter Haldenby


Transitioning to Large Projects (Software)
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 Tony Chan Carusone ECE at UofT - Research overview UofT_annum.pdf
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 George Eleftheriades Transforming Electromagnetics with Metamaterials
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 Richard Schreier

(Analog Devices)

Joy of Circuits joy_circuits.pdf
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 David Johns The world of electronics fun stuff electronics_stuff.pdf
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 Tom Valis

(Celtic House)

Venture Capital: From an investor's perspective
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 Vaughn Betz Real life software engineering: How to deliver software that works
Wed, Nov 20, 2013
Wed, Nov 27, 2013
Wed, Jan 8, 2014
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 Zeb Tate Sustainability and the smart grid
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 Ali Sheikholeslami The benefits and challenges of high-speed serial links
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 David Lie A security analysis of the android smartphone OS

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