6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Sam Leffler
Bio: Sam is responsible for making the Project Loon network work. Prior to joining GoogleX his main focus was keeping Chrome OS devices connected. Long distance wireless communication and mesh networking have been longstanding interests; prior to joining Google he worked on projects such as a 100 km wireless link between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at LaSilla and the Inter-American Observatory at Cera Tolo.
Abstract: More information on the project is available online here.
Speaker: Sameera Ponda
Bio: Sameera is an Aerospace Engineer working on Project Loon at Google. Prior to Google, she received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT in 2004, worked full-time at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA as a simulation engineer until 2006, and pursued her M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at MIT in 2008 and 2012. Her research interests include distributed multi-agent planning, estimation and control, and real-time planning algorithms.
Abstract: Some cool videos are available here.