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PARC Forum: The Internet in Everyday Life, Oct. 22, 2009

Title: The Internet in Everyday Life: Some Hows, Wheres, Whys and Why Nots.

Date: Thursday 22 Oct 2009 4:00pm-5:00pm

Speaker: Elizabeth Churchill, Yahoo!, Principal Research Scientist

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and
the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating
is on a first come first served basis.


ACM DataMining SIG: Spamalytics – Measuring Spam Botnet conversion rate - October 21

Title: Spamalytics – Measuring Spam Botnet conversion rate

Date: October 21, 2009
Location: HP Cupertino Site
Pruneridge & Wolfe Road
- Oak Room

Speaker:
Christian Kreibich - International Computer Science Institute Berkeley
Kreibich is a staff research scientist at ICIR. His research focuses on topics in network architecture, distributed systems, and network security.

Topic:
The subject is from a recent CACM article which describes how the authors infiltrated a spam botnet and looked into how many people fall for those offers flooding inboxes.


PARC Forum: Siri Virtual Assistant: Bringing Intelligence to the Interface, Oct. 15, 2009

Title: The Siri Virtual Assistant: Bringing Intelligence to the Interface
Date: Thursday 15 Oct 2009 4:00pm-5:00pm

Speaker: Tom Gruber, Siri, co-founder, CTO, and VP Design

Location:
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC,
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.parc.com/util/map.html

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.


Engineering Library News - October 2009

Much More Than Meets the Eye
This year students and faculty will notice that the Engineering Library seems to be shrinking, but nothing could be further from the truth. Ask about our growing list of online resources.

NTRL Makes NTIS Reports Full Text
The National Technical Reports Library delivers high-quality government technical content in the areas of science, technology, engineering and business.

New Knovel G.E.T. Search
G.E.T. (Graphs Equations Tables) Search retrieves numeric and other tabular data contained in Knovel's interactive graphs, equations and tables.


Interview with Jen-Hsun Huang

This weekend the San Jose Mercury News published an interview with Jen-Hsun Huang, President and CEO of Nvidia. Here's your chance to find out a bit more about the man whose name will be on the new School of Engineering building.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13528296


Knovel Challenge Update - MIT is out ahead!

This year's contest kicked off on September 14th and so far over 700 students have qualified for a chance to win prizes including Kindles, Wiis, the new iPod Nano and iTunes gift cards.

Practice searching in Stanford's subscription to Knovel e-books and you can qualify as well.


Engineering Library Kindle Page

All the Kindle books on each set of Kindles can also be found be searching SearchWorks, the Stanford online catalog, using the keywords "Kindle 2", "Kindle 3" "Kindle touch" or "Kindle DX" as part of the title in the search box.

Three of our older model Kindle 2 readers circulate without e-books so borrowers can store class notes, free kindle books or other items as they choose during the borrowing period. These are wiped and re-set between each borrower.

The Durand-Lesley Propeller Collection

propeller exhibit

The Durand-Lesley propellers in the Engineering Library are the surviving artifacts of a famous experiment in early aviation history which defined a process method in engineering research still in use today.

The work created a comprehensive methodology that was widely used by engineers but little studied by historians, until Walter G. Vincenti wrote about it as a case study in his book, “What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History” (1993).

The studies at Stanford systematically altered parameters that defined the shape of propeller blades, and two others - the speed of the airstream and the speed of propeller rotation, to determine the best performance of various propeller shapes.

IEEE / Bay Area Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene, Oct. 20

Title: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene Production and Application

Speaker:
Xiaogan Liang, Ph.D
Nanofabrication Facility, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Description:
Graphene has been extensively studied as a material for making future electronic device. In comparison with conventional semiconductors graphene exhibits exceptional properties, however, two of the challenges for scale-up applications are incorporating graphene over large areas and patterning nanostructures to achieve desirable electronic characteristics.

Date: Tuesday October 20, 2009


The Stephen P. Timoshenko Collection

"Professor Stephen P. Timoshenko has enriched the lives of thousands of his students and colleagues during his many years of active work. He is known to most of us as a teacher, writer, researcher, and advisor, and if anyone deserves to be called 'the father of engineering mechanics' in the United States it surely would be Professor Timoshenko."
James M. Gere and Donovan H. Young - from the forward to Timoshenko’s book As I Remember

Stephen P. Timoshenko

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