CECS Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

In support of CECS’ teaching, research, and service mission, the College launched a Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series beginning Fall 2016.  As a further  outreach commitment to students, faculty, and the extended community, the Speaker Series is open to the public. The presentations in the Speaker Series provide opportunities for sharing both cutting-edge  information from noted researcher in various fields as well as experience and timely insights from community leaders. 

Upcoming Seminars:

Chuck Fleischmann

Honorable Chuck Fleischmann,

Third District Congressional Representative, State of Tennessee

November 2016- Date TBD - Card Auditorium (EMCS 201), 5:30 pm
Tennessee’s Third District Congressional Representative the Honorable Chuck Fleischmann will address the National Forecast for STEM Initiatives and Future Innovations.

College of Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering Math Computer Science Building is located at the Intersection of Vine and Palmetto Streets, Chattanooga TN, 37403



Magnus Egerstedt

Dr. Magnus Egerstedt,

Executive Director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, December 2, 2016 - SimCenter Auditorium,
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
"Multi-Robot Systems: From Formations to Human-Swarm Interactions"

The area of multi-agent robotics has undergone a significant transformation during the last decade due to a confluence of new application domains, low-cost platforms, and novel control and coordination protocols. As a result, we now have a much better understanding of how large teams of robots should be structured in order to solve increasingly complex tasks. Drawing inspiration from naturally occurring swarming systems (e.g., fish, birds, insects), we will discuss some of these recent developments and we will show how one can go from high-level specifications and instructions for the team as a whole, to local interaction rules for the individual robots that achieve and maintain formations, cover areas, and make the robots move together in response to high-level, human instructions. 

Previous Seminars:

Friday, November 18, 2016 

"CFD Transition Modeling – Blending Classical Methods with Modern Tools"

Dr. Jim Coder, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) department at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville speaking at the SimCenter.

Audience for Coder lecture  Dr. Coder

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 

"Workforce Readiness and How Students Can Prepare for the Challenges and Opportunities of Future Job Demands"

Community Leaders and CECS Alumni, Mr. David Wade, President and CEO of EPB; Ms. Tammy Womack, Manager with TVA; and Mr. Jason Allen, VP with Chattem/SunPharma

October 12, 2016, Seminar Series - Panelists

Guests panelists presented to a standing-room-only audience.

The Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series continues in the Spring 2017 term.  Check back for additional information on speakers, dates and topics.

For more information, please contact Dr. Li Yang, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science at Li-Yang@utc.edu.