CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Side channels in multi-tenant environments

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Mike Reiter, UNC Chapel Hill Due to the massive adoption of computing platforms that consolidate potentially distrustful tenants' applications on common hardware -- both large (e.g., public clouds) and small (e.g., smartphones) -- the security provided by these platforms to their tenants is increasingly being scrutinized. In this talk we will review highlights from the […]

BHGE Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Seminar: Computationally Enabled Design of Next-generation Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Soumik Banerjee, Washington State University Mitigating the energy challenge is reliant upon design of molecularly tailored materials that can be processed in a cost-effective manner to manufacture highly efficient energy conversion and storage devices such as batteries and solar cells. Identifying ideal materials for these devices requires (i) developing a detailed understanding of the […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: Alexander Peretiatko and John Godfrey, MN Graduate Students

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Alexander Peretiatko presents “The Influence of the Intermediate Principal Stress on the Stability of the Transitional (Open Pit – Underground) Crown Pillars” Presentation: Stability of crown pillars depends on several factors. To successfully design or assess the crown pillar stability, it is important to understand the influence of these factors. One of it is the intermediate […]

BHGE Mechanical Engineering Seminar: Deciphering Surface Mediated Thermo- and Electrocatalytic Reactions with In-Situ Spectroscopies

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Bingjun Xu, University of Delaware Abstract: Developing active, selective and energy efficient heterogeneous catalytic processes is key to a sustainable future because heterogeneous thermo-/electrocatalysis is at the center of the chemicals and energy industries. Molecular level understanding of the interaction between the substrate and the surface provides the basis for rational catalyst design. Application and […]

Maker Space Hack-A-Thon

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Join the Maker Society for a hack-a-thon where you can receive free training on how to think innovatively and a chance to have your design implemented in the Blaster Design […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: “Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation” presented by Marion Nicco

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"Rock Fracturing Under Microwave Irradiation: Development of Analytical Methods and Investigation of Bounded Water Contribution in Granitoids" presented by Marion Nicco Comminution is assumed to represent 1.5% of the world’s consumption of energy in 2003. Therefore there has been a real effort in investigating novel technologies that would reduce the energy bill of comminution. The […]

BHGE Mechanical Engineering Department Distinguished Seminar: Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-Integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Alex Zolan, PHD candidate in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas (Austin): Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-Integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design Alex Zolan has a B.S. in systems engineering and a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in mathematics from Western Connecticut State University, and an M.S. […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Reconfigurable Antennas for Cognitive Radio and Space Applications

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Christos Christodoulou Dean of the School of Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque The need for increased functionality, such as direction finding, radar, satellite communications, within a confined volume, introduce a greater burden in the design of today's transmitting and receiving antennas. The increased demand for better spectrum utilization and frequency agility is another […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward, presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"Creating Value in the Mining Industry: Review of Past Successes and Failures and Outlook Going Forward" presented by Tom Brady, Chief Economist at Newmont Please join us for a discussion on key past and current trends in the mining sector that have enhanced and destroyed shareholder value.  With focus on global gold mine supply and […]

CS@Mines Distinguished Lecture: Undergraduate Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon: New Curriculum and New Demands

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University embarked on a bold curriculum redesign starting in 2010 to address the needs of industry and research by including more rigorous discussions of parallel algorithms and data structures and the formal logical reasoning about code in early core classes. At the same time, demand and […]

CS@Mines Seminar: Tracing the Trajectory of Access Control Models in the New Cyber World

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Indrakshi Ray of CSU will present "Tracing the Trajectory of Access Control Models in the New Cyber World." With the growing use of smart devices and new applications, traditional access control models, such as discretionary and role-based models, are often found to be inadequate.  New parameters, such as location and time, need to be […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: “Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation” presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

"Step-by-Step Approach to Mineral Resource Estimation from Drill Hole Data to Simulation" presented by Solomon Owusu, PhD student In the natural resource industry, profit and NPV calculations depend on the quality and quantity of material estimated to be extracted from the ground. The estimation can be generated through analytical work, experience, and an understanding of […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Solar Heat Underground Storage Air Conditioning: Experimental Evaluation Using Hill Climbing Control

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Marcelo Godoy Simões, Electrical Engineering Professor, Colorado School of Mines This seminar discusses the operation of an air-conditioning system, completely powered by geothermal energy, with no other external energy input and no heat pump. This geothermal system can contribute to the reduction of electricity consumption in residences and small businesses, and can retrofit any […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Feedback-Based Real-Time Optimization of Multiphase Distribution Networks

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Andrey Bernstein, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory We outline an algorithmic framework for real-time optimization and control of multiphase distribution grids that leverages a feedback-based online optimization methodology. The goal of the online algorithm is to maximize operational objectives of distribution-level distributed energy resources (DERs), while satisfying the network-wide constraints and adjusting the […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: New Approaches in Crowdsourcing at the National Earthquake Information Center

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Wednesday, October 11, 4-5 p.m. in Brown Hall 125. Michael Arnold will present on his experience as a programmer for the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). Topics to be discussed will include: A review of the products and services of the NEIC Collaborative programming methods, including "git workflow" Code examples, with planning and development tips. […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Extreme-Scale Wind Turbines and Distributed Optimal Control of Wind Farms

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Christopher Bay, postdoctoral researcher, Colorado School of Mines The topics of this seminar will fall into three categories. First, I will briefly present my previous work in building energy systems, including automated energy audits and economic model predictive control applied to buildings. Second, I will present the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR) project and […]

Solving Impossible Problems: A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Engineering, Design, and Society presents "A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA" with Mark Hamouz, PE, vice president at Alfred Benesch & Company and a 1979 Mines graduate in geological engineering. Learn how Mines alumni have solved seemingly impossible problems in their careers The Mines Alumni Association and the Engineering, Design, and […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Lunar Prospecting and Space Mining

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Presented by Kris Zacny Brown Hall 125 This presentation will detail two projects currently under development at Honeybee Robotics for near term lunar "In Situ Resource Utilization"- focused missions. The first project involves development of a sampling dill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of the NASA's Lunar Resource Prospector. During the presentation Kris will […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Applications and Technology of Modern Lightning Detection Systems

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Ryan Said, research scientist and systems engineering, Vaisala Inc., Boulder Brown Hall W210 This talk explores modern methods of lightning detection, and summarizes the underlying physics and main engineering challenges faced by these systems. The high voltages and large currents associated with lightning flashes, and severe weather patterns that often accompany convection, create a […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: An insight into the San Julian Mine: Challenges of new mining projects in the North of Mexico

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brown Hall 125 The San Julian silver-gold project is an underground mine located in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, in the southwest extreme of Chihuahua State, Mexico. San Julian geology is complex with two different styles of mineralization: an epithermal low-sulfidation vein system and a disseminated body. Each type of mineralization will be mined […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Conveyor Belt Design & Optimization

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brown Hall 125 Rapid industrialization of developing countries and continuous material consumption of developed countries have led to substantial growth in the global demand for raw materials. In order to supply this ever-increasing demand, producers need to constantly reassess their current production method and improve on their operations to yield more output for less cost. […]

Presidents, the Constitution, and Engineers: Shaping Earth, Energy, and Environment

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Speaker: Rich Levine, J.D. Time: 5:00-6:00 pm, September 18th Location: Brown Building, Room W250 The Constitutional embodiment of “liberty” unleashed the creative and productive forces of engineers, miners, and entrepreneurs to transform the land and economic might of the United States. The American Revolution was, at foundation, a revolution in the relationship of democratic institutions […]

Mining Engineering Seminar: Analysis of Bulkhead Installation within Old Mine Systems

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brown Hall 125 Hear ye! Hear ye! Attend this week's Graduate Mining Seminar to learn about how Josef was tasked with conducting research on the effect of installing bulkheads, or mine plugs, within old mine systems. This seminar will present a brief overview of his research through case studies, providing an analysis on the historical […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: The Value in Risk: Consider Your Options!

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brown Hall 125 Mining companies have historically used deterministic discounted cash flow models to determine the net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) of a proposed project. Typically, these values are used as the primary metrics to determine whether to advance a project. Unfortunately, these models do not tell the whole story: […]

Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar: Materials Data Sciences and Informatics: An Emerging New Discipline for Accelerated Design, Development, and Deployment of Advanced Materials

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Prof. Surya Kalidindi Georgia Institute of Technology Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Brown Hall W250 A majority of the materials employed in advanced technologies exhibit hierarchical internal structures with rich details at multiple length and/or structure scales (spanning from atomic to macroscale). Collectively, these features of the material internal structure constitute the central consideration in the […]

Electrical Engineering Colloquium: Insoflux Antenna Design for Cubesats

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Dr. Atef Elsherbeni, distinguished professor and head of the Colorado School of Mines Electrical Engineering Department, presents Isoflux Antenna Design for Cubesats in Brown Hall W210. The optimization and design process for an isoflux phased array for Cubesats in low earth orbit (LEO) is presented. A genetic algorithm is used to create a multi-ring concentric […]

Mining Engineering Department Seminar: Analysis of Open Pit Mine Production Scheduling under Commodity Price Uncertainty

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO

Brown Hall 125 Commodity price uncertainty is one of the largest risk factors when considering a mining project. The unpredictable     revenue streams resultant from price uncertainty may result in a fatal outcome for a project or a highly favorable one. To mitigate the high level of risk and attempting to capitalize on the upside potential […]