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On Tuesday, May 31st from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm, Professor and TTI/Vanguard principal Len Kleinrock will host a field trip to UCLA. Departing the SLS Hotel at 1:00 pm PDT, the first stop will be Kleinrock’s Connection Lab, a new center, with design input by Bran Ferren, established to foster work on all things networking: the future Internet, wireless technologies, cryptography, networks, security, distributed systems, protocol design, and blockchain technologies.
The tour will include an array of experiences:
- A visit to 3420 Boelter Hall—the birthplace of the Internet—with Len time-traveling back to October 29, 1969, surrounded by the original artifacts and sharing the excitement (and prosaicness) of that first "lo-and-behold" connection.
- Computer science professor Majid Sarrafzadeh in the eHealth Research Lab will demo a variety of wearable sensing devices.
- In her lab, Prof. Ximin He will demo materials science marvels, including a hydrogel-based artificial tendon and light-driven flapping materials for soft robots.
- Prof. Eleazar Eskin, chair of the department of computational medicine, will provide a tour of UCLA’s SwabSeq Lab, which ramped up at the beginning of the pandemic, when the lab perfected the process of pooling genetically barcoded swab samples, enabling efficient and cost-effective viral testing at scale.
This is only a partial list of this field trip’s opportunities to learn and connect. Be sure to join us in person in Los Angeles, and time your travel to accommodate this unique outing.