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9:30 AM

ESE seminar: “Engineering the Quantum Vacuum”

February 15 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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The vacuum of space may seem empty and boring; however, this void is actually teeming with activity. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, fluctuations of electromagnetic fields are omnipresent even in empty space. These fluctuations can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including the generation of nanoscale forces between objects—a phenomenon known as […]

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11:00 AM

CIS Seminar:” Physical Scene Understanding”

February 15 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall, 3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Abstract: Human intelligence is beyond pattern recognition. From a single image, we're able to explain what we see, reconstruct them in 3D, predict what's going to happen, and plan our actions. In this talk, I will present our recent work on physical scene understanding---reverse-engineering these capacities to make machines that are versatile, data-efficient, and have […]

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