Tech Talks

Jonsson School faculty and industry leaders will offer 20-minute Tech Talks on a variety of topics.


** NOTE THAT ALL ATTENDEES UNDER AGE 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. NO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS WILL BE ADMITTED.

Session 1: 9:00 a.m.

Technology at the Home Depot

Description: Join us in exploring how Home Depot uses technology to meets the demand of its ever changing customer. Focused on Interconnected Retail to drive success in the future.

Speaker: Home Depot

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 2: 9:30 a.m.

K-12 Robotics at TI – classrooms to competitions

Description: The presentation will cover the impact of engineering in our day-to-day life, TI’s products and how they make our world smarter.

Speaker: Texas Instruments: Harshal Chhaya

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 3: 10:00 a.m.

AI – Rise of the Machines!

Description: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.

Panelists: State Farm

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 4: 10:30 a.m.

Human centered engineering design: The heart of Biomedical Engineering at UTD

Description: A brief overview e of the latest technologies from UTD Bioengineering. Join us in celebrating our 10th year in advancing human health through engineering.

Speaker: UT Dallas Faculty - Dr. Shalini Prasad

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 5: 11:00 a.m.

From Whoosh to What’s in Your Wallet: A Female Engineer's Journey

Description: Hear from a UTD alumni about their experience at UTD and how they've successfully transitioned to a role as a software engineer at Capital One.

Speaker: Capital One Women in Tech Group

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 6: 11:30 a.m.

5G and the Internet of Things

Description: What “things” will be connected to the internet and how will 5G affect their performance. From Cell Phones to toasters the possibilities seem endless, but what are the real implications and how are Engineers going about applying these technologies to our everyday lives?

Speaker: ABB Ltd.

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 7: 12:00 p.m.

Careers in Robotics

Description: There are many applications of robotics in areas such as autonomous vehicles, manufacturing, agriculture, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, and health care. In this talk, I will discuss ways that you can prepare yourself for an exciting career in robotics.

Speaker: UT Dallas Faculty - Dr. Mark Spong

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 8: 12:00 p.m.

So you think you want to be an engineer? How do you pick the best university for you?

Description: Over 430 universities in the United States have accredited engineering and computer science schools. So picking a great university for you should be easy, right? With so many engineering schools to choose from, how about using some engineering strategies to help you narrow your selection? There will be a few minutes for Q&A following a 20 minute talk on a technique called “trade study”, and brainstorming ideas that should be part of your consideration.

Speaker: UT Dallas Staff: Rod Wetterskog

Location: ECSW 1.365


Session 9: 12:30 p.m.

Like a Great Neighbor, State Farm is there

Description: How we use technology through gaming to add imagination to learning?

Speaker: State Farm

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 10: 1:00 p.m.

It’s Free: Getting started with Open Source

Description: Fujitsu will be talking about the definition of Open Source, then go into details about Open Source and available opportunities in Open Source.

Speaker: Fujitsu

Location: ECSW 1.355


Session 11: 1:30 p.m.

Emoji Application

Description: Introduction to Machine Learning – Interactive coding session to train your computer to understand compliments and mean things. Let’s build a simple machine learning model! Output – ML based Emoji application

Speaker: Wolters Kluwer

Location: ECSW 1.355