Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 1 | 9:30-11:45 a.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
Tsu-Jae King Liu
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Engineering of LiNbO3 films for next generation acoustic and energy harvesting applications
Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: Energy Efficient Electronics: EE: CS | March 1 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall
Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comté, France
The next generation of high frequency wide-band RF filters or frequency-agile filters are urgently needed for the development of 5G infrastructures/networks/communications. Today, LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 single crystals are key materials in electro-optics and RF acoustic filters. This motivates further development of acoustic wave devices based on highly electromechanically coupled LiNbO3 thin films,... More >
Mechano- and Visco-NPS: An Electronic Method to Measure the Mechanical Properties of Cells: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | March 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Prof. Lydia Sohn, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
We have developed an efficient, label-free method of screening cells for their phenotypic profile, which we call Node-Pore Sensing (NPS). NPS involves measuring the modulated current pulse caused by a cell transiting a microfluidic channel that has been segmented by a series of inserted nodes.
Previously, we showed that when segments between the nodes are functionalized with different... More >
Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | March 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
Yuandong Tian, Facebook AI Research
We reproduce and open source AlphaGoZero/AlphaZero framework using 2000 GPUs and 9 days, achieving super-human performance of Go AI that beats 4 top-30 professional players with 20-0, provide extensive ablation studies and perform basic analysis.
Seminar: Visual Computing (Graphics): CS | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Angjoo Kanazawa, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I will discuss my work in reconstructing 3D non-rigid, deformable objects such as humans and animals from everyday photographs and video, and show how such systems can be used to train a simulated character to learn to act by watching YouTube videos.
Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | March 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
The NetInfra team designs and builds the worlds largest, fastest, most reliable data-center and WAN networks, giving Google and its users compute and storage capabilities not available anywhere else. Come learn all about how NetInfra sustains Google Cloud Platform, one of the world's premier Cloud providers!
Food will be provided. The content for this... More >
Seminar: Departmental: EE | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Computation plays a crucial role in the design, analysis and operation of intelligent societal systems appearing in smart cities, such as modernized power grids. We motivate the talk by discussing how advances in computation can revolutionize energy systems and then study two problems.
Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
About the Speakers:
- Colin Puri is a Research Scientist and Manager at Accenture Labs and is as the lead researcher in the System & Platform group. His background is in the biometrics field building the next generation polygraph using thermal infrared imagery, creating algorithms for detection and quantification of stress, building sensors, and developing algorithms for RADARs in the National... More >
Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Accelerating Alternating Least Squares for Tensor Decomposition by Pairwise Perturbation
Seminar: Scientific Computing: CS | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall
Linjian Ma, UC Berkeley
The alternating least squares algorithm for CP and Tucker decomposition is dominated in cost by the tensor contractions necessary to set up the quadratic optimization subproblems. We introduce a novel family of algorithms that uses perturbative corrections to the subproblems rather than recomputing the tensor contractions. This approximation is accurate when the factor matrices are changing... More >
Seminar: CS | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Piyush Srivastava, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
A special case of the classical Dvoretzky theorem states that the space of n-dimensional real vectors equipped with the l1 norm admits a large "Euclidean section", i.e. a subspace of dimension Θ(n) on which a scaled l1 norm essentially agrees with the Euclidean norm. In particular, such a subspace can be realized as the column space of a "tall" n × (n/k) random matrix A with identically... More >
Seminar: Departmental: CS | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Amy Zhang, Graduate Student, MIT
My research in human-computer interaction is on reimagining outdated designs towards designing novel online discussion systems that fix what's broken about online discussion.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Shamil Sunyaev, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | March 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Large-scale genomic data reveal mechanisms of mutagenesis and help predict complex phenotypes
Statistical analysis of large genomic datasets has recently emerged as a discovery tool in many areas of genetics. Two examples include studies of mutagenesis and of the relationship between genotype and phenotype. We developed a statistical model of regional variation of human mutation... More >
Panel Discussion: CS: Data Science | March 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall
Purin Phanichphant, Artist and Lecturer, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Lydia Majure, Science policy advocate, Gallant Lab for Cognitive, Computational & Systems Neuroscience; Albert Lai, Data Scientist
What can neuroscience of human perception can learn from the design of artificial intelligence, and vice versa? Join a panel of scientists and artists for a discussion of how our brains work, how we design computer networks to think, and how we explore and illuminate the intangible concept of thought.
Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: Departmental: EE: CS: Data Science | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor, Yale University
In this talk, I present new unsupervised geometric approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data.
Presentation: Departmental: EE: CS | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall
Come listen to Professor Ruzena Bajcsy and Professor Gireeja Ranade talk about the interesting research that they do. Join HKN in celebrating the impactful research contributions of female faculty in the Berkeley EECS Department.
Panel Discussion: Theory of Computing: CS | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley; Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley
Anil Ananthaswamy, Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence
How does the brain perceive? Does it use the information coming in through the various senses, such as our eyes and ears, and build up a perception of the world outside from the bottom up? Or is it doing something quite different? New thinking in neuroscience suggests that the brain builds models of whats out there and uses these models to interpret the incoming sensory dataan idea that goes... More >
Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 7 | 7-10 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall
Come join UC Berkeley HKN and the EECS department make jewelry out of EE components as part of Berkeley EECS Women's History Month. It'll be a great way to meet new people and have fun.
Berkeley EECS Women's History Month is a month-long celebration of diversity in EE and CS during Women's History Month, the month of March.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy: From Bulk Films to Atomically Thin Layers
Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: Energy Efficient Electronics: EE: CS | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall
Professor Zakaria Al Balushi, MS&E Berkeley
The development of wide bandgap group-III nitrides (AlN, GaN, and InN) thin films and device structures by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, is an area of continuing research that is aided by the extensive use of in situ optical characterization techniques. These compound semiconductors were key to the realization of efficient light emitters (visible and UV), robust high-frequency power... More >
Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Prof. David Limmer, UC Berkeley, Chemistry
Understanding how mass, energy, or charge are transported on small scales is challenging, as standard hydrodynamic descriptions developed for macroscopic phenomena need not remain valid. On small scales, matter is discrete, thermal fluctuations render currents stochastic quantities, and nonlinear response is ubiquitous.
In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular... More >
Dissertation Talk: Crystal-free wireless communication with relaxation oscillators and its applications
Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 490H Cory Hall
This talk pertains to extreme miniaturization of wireless systems by eliminating all off-chip components and all on-chip inductors leading to a chip-scale wireless system, the size of which is a strong function of transistor process. Current complete wireless systems, usually referred to as "modules," have been stuck at approximately 1cm x 1cm in both industry and academia because they require... More >
Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
Come join the UC Berkeley EECS department and CS Kickstart in our screening of Hidden Figures. Movie snacks, popcorn, and soda will be provided.
Information-theoretic Privacy: Leakage measures, robust privacy guarantees, and generative adversarial mechanism design: BLISS Seminar
Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | March 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State Univ.
Privacy is the problem of ensuring limited leakage of information about sensitive features while sharing information (utility) about non-private features to legitimate data users. Even as differential privacy has emerged as a strong desideratum for privacy, there is also an equally strong need for context-aware utility-guaranteeing approaches in most data sharing settings. This talk approaches... More >
View from the Top: Gary Dickerson: Navigating the Perfect Storm: A New Semiconductor Playbook for the AI Era
Lecture: EE | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials
The pace of change is accelerating with technology promising an ever-brighter future. Artificial intelligence and big data will touch many areas of our lives, transforming industries and the global economy. To unlock the full potential of AI and Big Data, we need a new industry playbook for semiconductor design and manufacturing.
Seminar: Departmental: EE | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Caroline Trippel, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
My work combines hardware architecture and systems approaches with formal methods to support the specification, analysis, and verification of implementation-aware event ordering scenarios. In this talk, I will present two formal, early-stage verification tools and techniques rooted in this approach.
Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call recordsand moreSplunk turns machine data into valuable insights no matter what business you're in. It's what we call operational intelligence. Splunk is growing rapidly... More >
Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: A Numerical Analyst thinks about "Deep Learning" and Artificial Intelligence
Seminar: Scientific Computing: CS | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall
William Kahan, UC Berkeley
We speak such different languages. Here are rough translations:
Artificial Intelligence ... Wishful Thinking
Deep Learning ... Pattern Matching Approximated
To Train Deep Learning ... Seek Convolutions' Coefficients
To Test Deep Learning ... Try to detect Erroneous Training
Overfit ... Too good to be true
One "Epoch" during Training ... One Full Iteration-Step of the search
Learning Rate... More >
Design and Verification of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Programming Approach
Seminar: Departmental: Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC): EE | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, DOP Center Conference Room (540A/B)
Yasser Shoukry, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
I will argue that several problems that arise in different CPS problems (including security, high-assurance, verification) have something in common. Regardless of their heterogeneous nature, they can be formulated as a feasibility problem for a type of formula we call as monotone Satisfiability Modulo Convex programming (or SMC for short).
Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program. It will be the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to create opportunities for... More >
Seminar: Departmental: EE | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Hogan Room (521)
Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, University of Washington
Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals from everyday computing devices to enable sensing. In this talk, I will show how to enable computational wireless sensing at scale by leveraging ubiquitous hardware such as smartphones.
Seminar: Departmental: EE: CS | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Natacha Crooks, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin
This talk summarizes my efforts to improve the performance, the semantics and the security of transactional cloud storage systems. It centers around a simple idea: defining consistency guarantees from the perspective of the applications that observe these guarantees, rather than from the perspective of the systems that implement them.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Wearable Sweat Sensors – Towards big data for human health
Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Mallika Bariya, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California, Berkeley
Wearable sensor technologies have exciting potential for realizing personalized medicine through continuous monitoring of individuals' health indicators. Human sweat is an excellent candidate for non-invasive monitoring as it has a rich chemical composition that could reflect the body's health and physiological state. In this talk, I will present our recent advancements on... More >
Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | March 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
I will begin with discussing a novel bioMEMS device technology for single-cell immune function profiling, in particular, the co-detection of 40+ cytokines/chemokines at the level of single cells, representing the highest multiplexing recorded to date for a single-cell protein secretion assay.
I will describe how this microdevice called IsoCode was conceived, evolved over generations, further... More >
Quantitative analysis of energy metabolism: Dr. Sheng Hui, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: EE | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall
Mammals generate energy by burning dietary carbon into CO2. The largest calorie source for most mammals is carbohydrate, which is broken down into glucose in the small intestinal lumen. Glucose is then absorbed and circulates in the blood stream. To acquire energy, tissues are generally assumed to take in glucose and break it down to CO2 through the concerted action of glycolysis and... More >
Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 19 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
BSAC Technology Seminar - Miniaturized Interfaces and Implants for Neural Applications and Bioelectronics Medicine
Seminar: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC): EE | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall
Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must be integrated on... More >
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Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Elisa Celis, Yale
Social systems are now fueled by machine learning algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, and
socially optimal in the manner in which they use... More >
Seminar: CS: Data Science | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Shankar Iyer, Facebook
After a natural disaster or other crisis, humanitarian organizations need to know where affected people are located and what resources they need. While this information is difficult to capture quickly through conventional methods, aggregate usage patterns of social media apps like Facebook can help fill these information gaps. In this talk, I'll describe the data and methodology that power... More >
Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | March 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
Modeling Cellular Programs and Interactions Underlying Innate Immune Response: Dr. Samantha Riesenfeld, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard University
Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: EE | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
To protect the host and maintain tissue homeostasis, the immune system responds not only to a vast array of pathogens, but also to environmental cues, for example, signals of tissue injury or changes in nutrient availability. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a type of immune cell that play a role in maintaining a stable environment and barrier in mucosal tissues but can also promote... More >
Zillow Group Info-Session: Career Insights and Stories: Women in Software Engineering at Zillow Group
Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Alyssa So (Associate Software Engineer, Zillow Group, San Francisco)
Alyssa is an Associate Software Engineer at Zillow Group on the Premier Agent platform team as an Android developer, where she interned at the summer of 2017. She graduated from UC Berkeley that same year as a Theater and Performance Studies major with a minor in Computer Science. She loves how technology and... More >
Seminar: Artificial Intelligence: CS | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind
Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems... More >
Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankinds currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates... More >
Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.
My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction... More >
Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series What We Can Learn from AdNauseam about the Threat and Power of Data Obfuscation
Lecture: Theory of Computing: CS | March 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech
Data obfuscation, the creation of noisy data intended to foil data surveillance and behavioral profiling, offers a promising shield. My talk describes one such case, AdNauseam, a controversial browser add-on that obscures a users interests by automatically generating website clicks. For decades, powerhouses of the information economy have fended off meaningful... More >