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Monday, May 13, 2019

Dissertation talk: Collaborative Tools and Strategies for Data-driven Development Engineering

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Jordan Freitas

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This dissertation talk explores how to improve both the utility of shared data and how well privacy is maintained with strategically designed tools and methods. We propose and evaluate these tools and strategies for collaborative data management to help navigate tensions between open data and data privacy in the context of international development engineering projects.

Dissertation Talk: Towards Scalable Community Networks

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Shaddi Hasan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Over 400 million people live without access to basic communication services, largely in rural areas. Community-based networks, and particularly community cellular networks, can sustainably support services even in these extremely rural areas where commercial network operators cannot.

In this talk, I will identify key challenges these community cellular networks face for reaching scale, and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Design and Analysis of learning-based cyber-physical systems

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Shromona Ghosh, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are finally at a point where we have the knowledge and resources to make safety-critical robotic systems a reality. Deploying such systems in the real world, however, requires addressing problems in detecting unsafe environments, reasoning with unknown or learnt components and providing strong safety assurances. In this talk, I will address two specific challenges in this domain: (1)...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Ray: A Distributed Execution Engine for the Machine Learning Ecosystem

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Philipp Moritz, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In recent years, growing data volumes and more sophisticated computational procedures have greatly increased the demand for computational power. Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications, for example, are notorious for their computational requirements. At the same time, Moore’s law is ending and processor speeds are stalling. As a result, distributed computing and the cloud have...   More >

Dissertation Talk: A Hierarchical Approach to the Design and Optimization of Silicon Photonics

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Andrew Michaels

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon photonics is a rapidly maturing platform for optical communication and sensing. As systems leveraging silicon photonics have grown in size and complexity, so too has the demand for high performance silicon photonics components. In order to meet these demands, we propose a hierarchical approach to design and optimization of silicon photonics components. Our approach applies simple physical...   More >