Calit2's Qualcomm Institute Open House

The Research Open House and symposium celebrate the naming of the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) as the Qualcomm Institute. Ever wondered what goes on in a world-renowned, multidisciplinary research institute? This is your chance to meet institute faculty, students and staff, and learn more about the cutting-edge research that goes on every day in Atkinson Hall.
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10AM to 4:30PM
Location: Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
The naming is in honor of Qualcomm, Inc. and the Qualcomm Foundation, which have provided vital support in the form of nearly $26 million in gifts since the founding of Calit2 in December 2000.
The plenary session from 10:00-10:30AM will feature remarks by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, Emeritus Chancellors and UC Presidents Richard C. Atkinson and Robert Dynes, Qualcomm Founder and Chair Emeritus Irwin Jacobs and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, CONNECT President Duane Roth, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr, and Qualcomm Institute Director Ramesh Rao,
The Research Open House begins at 10:30AM and runs through 2:00PM. Presentations and technical demonstrations will highlight the world-class research undertaken in the institute's laboratories and research centers. Visitors can walk leisurely through the building to learn what the Qualcomm Institute is working on, or attend rotating 20-minute presentations in the Photonic Systems Lab, Wireless Circuits Lab, Nano3 cleanroom facility, the Smart Space Lab, Embedded Systems Lab, Audio Spatialization Lab and much more. In the Calit2 Auditorium, a series of faculty members from the Center for Wireless Communications and Calit2's Information Theory and Applications Center will provide rapidfire 2-minute talks about their latest research -- and what's ahead.
Lunch will be a nomadic affair -- served at various stations on several floors of Atkinson Hall starting at 12 noon. It will be followed by a video showcase, and at 2PM, a symposium featuring talks by recipients of the[masked] Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) grants. The 4-minute presentations will cover the 4 major thrusts of the institute's strategic vision: health; energy; environment; and culture.
Finally, starting at 3:30PM in the Calit2 Theater, enjoy a dynamic, interactive performance, with the re-staging of the work Ad Infinitum3, by Andy Muelhausen, part of the inaugural series of performances staged by the Qualcomm Institute's Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS). The gallery@calit2 will be open during the open house, with its thought-provoking CONSUME.a group exhibition that includes Justine Cooper's fictional marketing campaign to launch a magic-bullet lifestyle pharmaceutical, HAVIDOL®.
The full program and lists of speakers will be posted and updated on our website at Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged:

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