Italian Film Series: Suspiria (1977) Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM Place: LARTS 117 Description: Join us for our 5th Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. This semester, we will be delving into various Italian films in the horror genre For our third film, we will show "Suspiria (1977): An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders (IMDB). Free admission. All films have English subtitles. Refreshments will be served. Any questions may be directed to Prof. Rose Facchini at email@example.com or Prof. Matthew Sneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Resilience Analysis Of Blockchain-Based Systems Location: Lester W. Cory Conference Room, Science & Engineering Building (Group II), Room 213A Abstract: The immense potential of the blockchain technology in diverse and critical applications (e.g., financial services, cryptocurrencies, supply chains, smart contracts, and automotive industry) has led to a new challenge: the resilience of the blockchain-based systems to threats or failures. In this research we focus on the resilience analysis of Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency system based on the blockchain technology that allows individuals to trade freely without involving banks or other intermediate agents. Potential risks to the Bitcoin system (e.g., Sybil, Eclipse and 51% attacks) are reviewed and discussed. Impacts of critical parameters like block size, block interval, stale block rate on the system performance are investigated through case studies. Future research directions on probabilistic modeling and analysis of resilience-related metrics as well as methods to mitigate impacts of reliability and security risks on the blockchain-based systems are outlined. NOTE: All ECE Graduate Students are ENCOURAGED to attend. All interested parties are invited to attend. Open to the public. Advisor: Dr. Liudong Xing Committee Members: Dr. Honggang Wang and Dr. Ruolin Zhou, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UMASS Dartmouth *For further information, please contact Dr. Liudong Xing at 508.999.8883, or via email at email@example.com.
Topic: Super-Resolution Estimation of Target Location Using Multiplicative Processing Location: Lester W. Cory Conference Room, Science & Engineering Building (SENG), Room 213A Abstract: In radar and sonar systems, target location is determined by estimating the target's range, azimuth angle and elevation angle. Target range may be estimated by processing the radar echoes of a stepped frequency sequence of pulses. Azimuth and elevation angles are generally estimated by processing the measurements from two-dimensional spatial arrays. In all these cases, conventional processing involves using linear processing to combine the measurements at the different stepped frequencies for range estimation or using linear processing to combine the measurements from the elements of the spatial array. Range resolution and angular resolution are determined by the stepped frequency bandwidth and the size of the spatial array, respectively. In this study, a multiplicative processing technique, which achieves super-resolution in range and angle, is used to improve target location estimation. Multiplicative processing of stepped frequency and array measurements is shown to achieve super-resolution capability where the effective resolution is commensurate with significantly larger stepped frequency bandwidths and array sizes. In this study, both simulations and experimental results are used to verify and validate the proposed multiplicative processing technique. Results indicate that for moderate to high signal-to-noise ratios, the multiplicative processing technique with smaller bandwidths and array sizes performs as well as linear processing methods with much larger bandwidths and array sizes. Biography: Dr. Kasilingam is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UMass Dartmouth. Dr. Kasilingam's research thrust is in information extraction from remotely sensed measurements. His research focus is divided into two parallel research areas - modeling and analyzing the physics of the interaction between electromagnetic waves and matter with the goal of understanding how information is imparted onto an active microwave radar signal, and developing novel and efficient signal/image processing techniques for quantitative estimation of physical and geophysical information from these remotely sensed signals. In 1995, Dr. Kasilingam became UMass Dartmouth's first NSF CAREER award winner, when his project on using artificial neural networks (ANN) for the nonlinear inversion of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images of the ocean surface to quantitatively extract ocean surface wave height information was funded by NSF. Dr. Kasilingam also spent two summers as an ONR Summer Faculty fellow and a full-year sabbatical at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, working with the Remote Sensing group. During his sabbatical, he worked with NRL researchers in developing a technique for estimating surface slopes and elevation using fully-polarimetric radar measurements. The Seminars is open to the public free of charge. *For further information, please contact Dr. Honggang Wang at 508.999.8469, or by via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture presents The Seine Comes to America, featuring New York Times contributing writer and best-selling author, Elaine Sciolino. The event will take place on campus in the Charlton Business College Auditorium (CCB149) at 7 PM. A Q&A, book signing and light reception will follow the lecture which is free and open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. For further information regarding this program, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at email@example.com or by calling 508-991-5096.
Italian Film Series: Suspiria (2018) Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM Place: LARTS 117 Description: Join us for our 5th Annual Italian Film Series at UMass Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Foreign Literature and Languages Department and the History Department. This semester, we will be delving into various Italian films in the horror genre. For our fourth and final film this semester, we will show Suspiria (2018): It is a remake of the 1977 Dario Argento film of the same title. A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. (IMDB). Free admission. All films have English subtitles. Refreshments will be served. Any questions may be directed to Prof. Rose Facchini at firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Matthew Sneider at email@example.com.