Seminars

Distinguished MIE Seminar Series (DMSS)

The DMSS provides a venue for top international researchers across major areas of mechanical engineering (MechE) and industrial engineering (IndE) to engage with faculty and students of MIE, and to foster interactions between the department and leading experts from around the world. The DMSS aims to offer graduate students a survey of significant research advances in specialized fields within both MechE and IndE research themes. Every year, MIE will invite and host 8 internationally renowned researchers named Distinguished Speakers for a two-day visit. The speaker will meet with students and give a 45-minute lecture on their latest research work and their perspectives on the current state of their field. It is an opportunity for the MIE community to come together, and to recognize the academic diversity within our own department. For more information about DMSS send an email to seminars@mie.utoronto.ca.

Important: MASc students are required to attend 70% of the Distinguished Seminars only.  Attendance is not taken at non-DMSS seminars, and attendance at these other seminars does not count towards your credit. Download the 2018-2019 student guide.

Operations Research Seminar Series

The OR Seminar Series brings together graduate students, faculty and researchers from the U of T community to interact with prominent scholars in the field of Operations Research (OR). Seminars feature invited guest presenters from around the world, visiting researchers and professor, as well as U of T professors and post-docs. Topics include all variants of OR theory and their applications. All interested are welcome to attend. For more information about the OR Seminar Series contact Prof. Merve Bodur at bodur@mie.utoronto.ca.

PsychEng Seminars

For more information about the PsychEng Seminar Series contact Prof. Li Shu at shu@mie.utoronto.ca.


*seminar for course credit

October 2018

Date/Time Event
October 5
2:00pm-3:00pm
PsychEng Seminar in Association with MIE Research in Focus - Prof. John S. Gero | Measuring the Minds and Brains of Designers When Using Different Design Methods
Rosebrugh Building, RS211
October 9
12:00pm-2:00pm
PsychEng Seminar - Prof. Joyce Poon | Beyond Moore’s Law: Light, Brain, and Computing
Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Room 370
October 12
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania | Nanoscale Factors Controlling Friction and Lubrication: From 2D Materials to Engine Oil*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102
October 26
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Susan Dumais, Microsoft | The Potential for Personalization in Web Search*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102

November 2018

Date/Time Event
November 13
12:00pm-2:00pm
PsychEng Seminar - Prof. Michael Mack | The computations, representations, and neural dynamics of learning
Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Room 370
November 16
11:00am-12:00pm
OR Seminar Series: Warren Powell, Princeton University
November 16
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Warren Powell, Princeton University | A Unified Framework for Sequential Decision Analytics*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102
November 29
12:00pm-1:00pm
OR Seminar Series: Jamol Pender, Cornell University
November 30
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Metin Sitti, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems | Small-Scale Soft Robotics*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102

December 2018

Date/Time Event
December 4
12:00pm-2:00pm
PsychEng Seminar - Prof. Michael Gruninger | Ontologies for the Physical Turing Test
Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Room 370

January 2019

Date/Time Event
January 25
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Utkan Demirci, Stanford University | Assembling 3D tissue constructs using label-free magnetic additive biomanufacturing technologies*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102

February 2019

Date/Time Event
February 15
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Jerome Lynch, University of Michigan | Advances in IoT and cloud technologies for the monitoring and control of large-scale infrastructure systems*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102

March 2019

Date/Time Event
March 15
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Edward Guo, Columbia University | Bone Bioengineering: Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102

April 2019

Date/Time Event
April 12
2:00pm-3:00pm
MIE Distinguished Seminar Series in Association with PsychEng Seminars: Karon Maclean, University of British Columbia | Making Haptics and its Design Accessible*
Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102