Previous Coffee Chats

Technology and Intellectual Property with Eric Baron


Presenter: Eric Baron

Wednesday November 16th, 2022

1:00 - 2:00PM

About Eric

Eric Baron is a partner at Cantor Colburn who specializes in Patent Law with concentrations in electrical and mechanical related inventions. He will discuss Intellectual Property and how it fits into the life of an engineer.

Machine Learning with Marktus Atanga

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Machine Learning

Presenter: Marktus Atanga

Monday November 7th, 2022

12:00 - 1:00PM

About Marktus

Marktus Atanga is the current lead machine learning engineer at BigBear.AI. He earned B.S Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana, M.S Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, M.S Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. He will discuss the role of AI in industry and the potential impact on future civilization.

Topics include: Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain

Cybersecurity with John Doyle

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Mandiant senior threat analyst John Doyle will provide a workshop on the tradecraft cyber adversaries use when they compromise organizations and how to extract intelligence that enables network defenders hunt for the hackers and provides leads to further enrich existing intelligence collection about the group.  Using a standalone environment hosting an instance of the FLARE Virtual Machine he examined malware samples from suspected state-sponsored cyber groups. 

Radhika Kanaskar

Presenter: Radhika Kanaskar

Tuesday April 12th, 2022

7:00 - 8:00PM

About Radhika

Radhika graduated from UConn in December of 2018 as a honors student with a degree in Management Information Systems (MIS). She currently works as the Sustainability Program Lead at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Measurement and verification of data is major part of her responsibilities, as she creates a strategic plan to reduce carbon emissions and waste produced by the one million square foot building that sits on the Boston skyline. Her day to day projects also involve exploring emerging building technologies and strategizing on how to best calculate energy metrics to reduce the impact of operations on the environment.

Howard Winston

Presenter: Howard Winston

Monday April 18th, 2022

7:00 - 8:00PM

About Howard

Howard Winston joined the Physics Department in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Residence at the Waterbury regional campus. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Schlumberger-Doll Research Center (SDR) in Ridgefield and then at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). He obtained his B.S. degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Brown University in 1980 and 1984, respectively. Since 2019, he has been developing novel forms of mixed reality-based educational technology and currently leads a research project, with collaborators at Salisbury University and Storrs.

Topics include: XReality