Events under 'Meetings and Seminars'
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Event Name


CSE Independent Study Defense

Geethika Kovelamudi will defend her independent study "The Security and Usability Analysis of Scramble Keypad for PIN Unlock of Smartphones" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 10 am in Cramer 227. 

Lock screen and PIN unlock are simple and effective screen unlock mechanisms used by about one third of smartphone users. However, it is also susceptible to a number of attacks. Scramble keypad is a method proposed to improve the security of PIN by changing the the layout of the keypad in each PIN-entry process. In this work, we did a thorough study of the security and usability of scramble keypad through theoritical analysis and user study. Our security analysis shows that scramble keypad can defend smudge attacks perfectly and greatly reduce the threats of side-channel attacks. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Dept of EES & NMBGMR Seminar

Amy Ewing of DB Stephens will present the Earth Science seminar, hosted by the Environmental Science Department and the Bureau of Geology. Her talk is titled "Managed Aquifer Recharge Projects in New Mexico." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101. 

Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense

Alfred A Cordova III, master's candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Dept., will present "Performance Analysis of Biodiesel, Higher Alcohols and Type 2 Diesel Blends in a Compression Ignition Engine"  9a.m. in Weir 132.

Friday, December 09, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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NRAO Colloquium

Ellen Zweibel of the University of Wisconsin will present the NRAO-NM colloquium. Her talk is titled "The Basis for Cosmic Ray Feedback: Written on the Wind." Cosmic rays account for about 1/3 of the energy density in the interstellar medium of the Milky Way, and affect interstellar gas dynamics and thermodynamics significantly. Detection and modeling of non-thermal radio and gamma-ray emission from other galaxies and from galaxy clusters is making it possible to measure this fraction remotely and to test theories of cosmic ray acceleration and transport in other environments. Zweibel will discuss how cosmic rays are coupled to the ambient medium, assess where extensions of the coupling theory are needed, and show that the nature of cosmic ray coupling matters to the stability of interstellar gas and in driving galactic winds. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center.

Friday, December 09, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chemistry Department Seminar

Seniors in the Chemistry Department will give presentations. Noon in Jones Annex 101. 

Friday, December 09, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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MS Hydrology Defense

Lauren Harrelson, master's student in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, will defend her thesis. Her talk is titled "Implementation of Field Research for Karst Hyporheic Flow in Bedrock Streams and Phreatic Caves." 2 p.m. in MSEC 203. Her advisor is John Wilson.

Friday, December 09, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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NRAO Special Colloquium

Rachel Friesen of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics is the guest speaker for a NRAO-Socorro special colloquium. Her talk is titled "Mass Assembly in Star-forming Clouds from Filaments to Disks." Recent surveys of dust continuum emission within Galactic star-forming regions have revealed the ubiquity of filamentary structures in molecular clouds. The prevalence of filaments within star-forming regions raises the tantalizing possibility that the star formation efficiency in molecular clouds is strongly dependent on how these dense filaments form and evolve. Using a summary of recent GBT, VLA and ALMA results, Friesen will show how the combined analysis of gas dynamics and chemistry in star-forming regions is critical for testing models of filamentary formation and evolution. She also will present early science results from the Green Bank Ammonia Survey (GAS) that is mapping the dense molecular gas of all the major star-forming molecular clouds within 500 pc with the GBT. 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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