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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Circuits and Systems for Decentralized Power Conversion

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 15 | 9-10 a.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Jason Poon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In recent decades, we have witnessed the emergence of an electric grid that is increasingly decentralized and is capable of reliably integrating renewable resources that are distributed and intermittent in nature. While this important trend continues with the electric grid, there is growing need for a similar decentralization of electric networks in a variety of high-impact emerging applications,...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Hybrid Aesthetics • Bridging Material Practices and Digital Fabrication

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 15 | 10-11 a.m. | 360 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Cesar Torres, University of California Berkeley

 University of California Berkeley

Creative technologies like digital fabrication led to the rise of the Maker Movement, engendering grassroots innovation in education, manufacturing, and healthcare. This talk lays down a framework for composing new materials and technologies to foreground the existing knowledge and practices of material practitioners and alter the trajectory of the Maker Movement towards a New Making Renaissance.

Computationally designed reflectors, lenses, and diffusers are used to expose light as a material.

Dissertation Talk: On Building Generalizable Learning Agents

Presentation: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 15 | 10-11:10 a.m. | 310 Soda Hall

 Yi Wu, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation Talk: Overcoming the Curse of Dimensionality and Mode Collapse

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Ke Li, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present our work on overcoming two long-standing problems in machine learning and algorithms: the curse of dimensionality in nearest neighbour search and mode collapse in generative adversarial nets (GANs).

Dissertation Talk: Local and Adaptive Image-to-Image Learning and Inference

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 15 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Newton Room/730

 Evan Shelhamer, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Much of the recent progress on visual recognition has been driven by deep learning and its bicameral heart of composition and end-to-end optimization. Its diffusion however was neither instantaneous nor effortless....   More >

Dissertation Talk: Practical Decentralized Authorization With Delegation

Presentation: Dissertation Talk: CS | May 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Michael Andersen

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation Talk: Context and Interaction in the Internet of Things

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE: CS | May 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Matt Weber, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future IoT killer apps leveraging ubiquitous sensors and actuators will create value in emergent properties of composition and contextual awareness. This talk focuses on two key aspects of principled IoT design: (1) using contextual information from the physical world, and (2) enabling interaction and composition across distributed cyber physical systems. These challenges are mutually...   More >