<< April 2019 >>

Monday, April 1, 2019

EECS/CS Transfer Student Social

Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | April 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event will be a great opportunity to socialize with your peers over free food! We will also have some resources available to you at this event, such as a CS Career Counselor and fellow transfer students who can share wisdom about their experiences getting into grad school, finding undergraduate research, etc.

This event is open to all junior transfer students involved with the EECS...   More >

Population Diversity in Aging and Metabolic Stress: Using Systems Biology to Connect Molecular Networks and Phenotypic Outcomes: Dr. Evan Williams, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich

Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Interactions between individuals' genetic backgrounds and their environments over a lifetime drive variation in the incidence and severity of metabolic disorders and age-related co-morbidities. We have followed a highly diverse set...   More >

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

UCB Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | April 2 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ucberkeleystartupfairsp19

The UCB Startup Fair is back again!
Run by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA, students are introduced to small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It's a great way for students to find full-time and internship positions! Attendance is free for all UCB students, so please bring your student ID.

You must...   More >

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Subspace methods for computing real pseudospectral abscissa and eigenvalue optimization

Seminar: EE: CS | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Ding Lu, UC Davis

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Applications in computational science and engineering often involve
optimizations that require repeatedly calculating the spectrum of a smoothly
varying matrix valued function. In this talk, we consider one such a problem
for computing the real $\epsilon$-pseudospectral abscissa of a real matrix
$A$, namely, the largest real part of the eigenvalues of all real matrices
that are...   More >

Grace-like polynomials and related questions

Seminar | April 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Ruelle, IHES

 Department of Statistics

We say that the multi-affine polynomial P(z1, . . . , zm, w1, . . . , wn) is Grace-like if it does not vanish when {z1, . . . , zm is separated from {w1, . . . , wn) by a circle in the complex plane. Such polynomials have many unexpected probabilistic properties related to the work of Borcea-Brändén.

EECS Colloquium: The Neural Code of Speech

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Edward Chang, Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaking is a defining behavior of our species. Our research seeks to understand the neural computations that govern our ability to speak and hear words. Advances in direct neurophysiological recordings from the human brain have led to a completely new view on the neural code that translates between sound and meaning. I will focus on our discoveries on the cortical representation of speech sounds...   More >

Thursday, April 4, 2019

View from the Top: Judy Chou: Being a Biotech Entrepreneur in a 155-Year-Old Company

Lecture: Biosystems and Computational Biology: EE | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Judy Chou, Senior VP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

 College of Engineering

In her talk, Judy will discuss her experience attempting to combine the strengths of a startup within a mature global organization.

New approaches for uncovering the role of energy metabolism in health and disease: Dr. Denis Titov, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley

Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Over the last century, many studies have demonstrated that calorie restriction (i.e. decreased food intake) and exercise cause lifespan extension in model organisms and decrease human mortality from age-associated diseases. Many physiological changes...   More >

Friday, April 5, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Deep Cytometry and Other Applications of Time Stretch Instruments

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Professor Bahram Jalali, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has achieved spectacular performance in image and speech recognition and synthesis. It is naturally
suited for applications where large amounts of data are available. Pioneered and advanced in the last 20 years, high
throughput instruments based on the Photonic Time Stretch have established record realtime measurement speed in
spectroscopy, interferometry, OCT, and imaging flow...   More >

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Dissertation Talk: Visual Dynamics Models for Robotic Planning and Control

Seminar: Artificial Intelligence: CS | April 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Alex Lee, Ph.D. candidate, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Magic Leap Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Technical Leads Panel.

Panel Discussion | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 

Join us on April 8 at 6:30pm on our San Francisco campus and meet with the amazing panelists: Anush Mohan, Director of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Ali Shaw-Rockney (Shahrokni) - Lead Embedded Software Engineer, Magic Leap; Ashwin Swaminathan - Distinguished Fellow of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Prateek Singhal - Lead Computer Vision Engineer, Magic Leap; Sheng Huang, Moderator - Head of...   More >

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Study Abroad Infosession

Information Session: EE: CS | April 9 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about general study abroad information including financial aid questions. Plus, learn how you could have classes count for your EECS/CS major or minor! And...snacks! 🌮🌯😍   More >

Undergraduate Research Workshop

Workshop: EE: CS | April 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and learn about undergraduate research in CS and EE. What is it? Why is it important? How do you find a research opportunity?

Professor Pieter Abbeel will be speaking 3:30-4:10pm
Followed by a panel of current undergraduate researchers 4:10-5pm

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Fractals

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Bernt Wahl, CEO, Factle Corporation

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Geometry of Nature, shapes that repeat themselves at
varying levels of magnification. Traditionally geometric objects are
referenced as basic shapes., but in the late 1800’s a group of
mathematicians would shatter Euclidean concepts with pathological,
irregular shapes that resided in fractional dimensional space. This
new mathematics dubbed a “Gallery of Monsters”, would lay the ground...   More >

Renewable Estimation and Incremental Inference in Generalized Linear Models with Streaming Data

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Song, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

I will present a new statistical paradigm for the analysis of streaming data based on renewable estimation and incremental inference in the context of generalized linear models. Our proposed renewable estimation enables us to sequentially update the maximum likelihood estimation and inference with current data and summary statistics of historic data, but with no use of any historic raw data...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Just In Time Electronics

Colloquium: EE: CS | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306, HP Auditorium

 Jonathan Bachrach, Creative Director, JITX ; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EECS, U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Low-cost fully automated manufacturing is bringing about a new industrial revolution. Bespoke objects can be built with costs approaching volume production. But while we can manufacture bespoke objects at scale, we still cannot design them at scale. Design is now the bottleneck. Automating design will make design more accessible and produce better than human results and combined with unit...   More >

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cisco Infosession: Tech Talk and Q&A Panel

Panel Discussion: CS | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 CS KICKSTART

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Cisco representatives at the Collaboration Engineering Event! Be sure to come join us for Tech Talk with our Collaboration Team and Panel Discussion with Q&A including Lunch! We’ll have members from our Engineering organizations, searching for the best and brightest talent for various technical roles alike.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S): EE: CS | April 12 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Roya Maboudian, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent advances, by our group and
others, in the materials science and manufacturing technology of SiC thin film and low
dimensional structures, and some applications that these advances have enabled ranging
from harsh environment sensing to energy technologies.

3D Human Brain Models and Nanoplatforms for Prognostics and Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | April 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Hansang Cho, Univ of North Carolina, Charlotte / Biomedical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. However, no definitive cure for AD exists due to lack of limited model systems that accurately reflect AD-related immunity in human brains, nor for a drug development strategy for delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and assessment of drug efficacy in human brains.

Here, I present micro-scaled 3D environments that...   More >

Dissertation talk: Visual Understanding through Natural Language

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | April 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Lisa Anne Hendricks, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How to Be an Effective Female Founder

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | April 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 290 HMMB

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley, we are organizing a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs. You are welcome to come to both or either event!

Our first event is April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB, How to be an Effective Female Founder?

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO...   More >

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Simons Institute ZK Day 2019: Blockchains, Micropayments and Zero Knowledge

Workshop | April 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Please join Simons Institute for "ZK Day 2019" - a day of interactive sessions with leading scientists and entrepreneurs on emerging opportunities in cryptography on Saturday, April 13. This event is being sponsored by EY, QEDIT and Protocol Labs.

Since this event coincides with CalDay, pre-registration is necessary. Please contact amyambrose@berkeley.edu to register.

 Free

  Register by calling 510-664-5000, or by emailing amyambrose@berkeley.edu

Monday, April 15, 2019

Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning: STROBE Seminar

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Nico Hernández Charpak, Associate Director of Education, STROBE; Dr. Ellen Keister, Associate Director of Education, STROBE

 STROBE

itle: Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning

Presenters: Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister, STROBE leadership, JILA, CU Boulder

Abstract:

Being a successful scientist requires planning and managing complex team projects that span multiple years. This two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights necessary for you to navigate this type...   More >

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture: From Cory Hall to Silicon Valley: Building a Startup that Thrives

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 John Georges Ph.D., '94 EECS, Partner, QMC Telecom; David Curtrer, Ph.D., '98 EECS, CEO, Kumu Networks

 College of Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

In their talk, “From Cory Hall to Silicon Valley: Building a Startup that Thrives,” they will talk about Berkeley Engineering's role in their careers. While John and Dave were still graduate students at Berkeley, they founded LGC Wireless, a telecom equipment manufacturer. They also co-founded NextG Networks, which sold to Crown Castle for $1 billion in 2012. We are delighted to welcome them back...   More >

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Nonlinear reduced-order modeling: Using machine learning to enable extreme-scale simulation for many-query problems

Seminar: Scientific Computing: CS | April 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Kevin Carlberg, Sandia Lab

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Physics-based modeling and simulation has become indispensable across many applications in engineering and science, ranging from aircraft design to monitoring national critical infrastructure. However, as simulation is playing an increasingly important role in scientific discovery, decision making, and design, greater demands are being placed on model fidelity. This high fidelity necessitates...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Building Dynamic Robots

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in location

 Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dynamics opens a world of opportunity for robotics. Robots that move dynamically can go where other robots can't go, handle larger payloads with smaller footprint and smaller robot mass, and move faster to get work done more quickly. This talk will give a status report on Boston Dynamics' work in this area, both its long-term effort to develop robots of the future and shorter-term efforts to...   More >

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Psi Quantum Info Session

Information Session: EE: CS | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Jordan Sullivan, Quantum Computing at Berkeley (RSO)

 Department of Physics

Psi Quantum, one of Silicon Valley's most secretive quantum computing startups, is sharing a bit of their time with Quantum Computing at Berkeley. Come learn and network at our 6pm mixer! Resumes welcome.

Food will be provided at 6pm.

How To Be an Effective Female Founder

Panel Discussion: Departmental: EE: CS | April 18 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...   More >

Friday, April 19, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Materials for Spin-Charge Interconversion: A New Perspective

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Shehrin Sayed, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present a physics-based model to describe such effects in diverse classes of materials including topological insulators, Kondo insulators, transition metals, semimetals, oxide interfaces, and narrow band-gap semiconductors.

Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | April 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location

 Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way.
Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Compact Modeling of Advanced CMOS and Emerging Devices for Circuit Simulation

Seminar: EE | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Yen-Kai Lin, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

EE - A Closer Look - Panel with EECS Faculty

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | April 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In between pursuing EE or CS?

Join us for a EECS Faculty panel to learn about why you might want to pursue electrical engineering, what types of problems you would solve, and the opportunities after graduation.

Food will be provided!

Our Panelists:

Professor Jeff Bokor - Nanomagnetics, graphene electronics, nano-electromechanical systems

Professor Gireeja Ranade - Control,...   More >

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meeting

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. On April 23rd, come hear about the following...   More >

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Analysis of a Two-Layer Neural Network via Displacement Convexity

Seminar: Scientific Computing: CS | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Marco Mondelli, Stanford U.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Fitting a function by using linear combinations of a large number N of
"simple" components is one of the most fruitful ideas in statistical
learning. This idea lies at the core of a variety of methods, from
two-layer neural networks to kernel regression, to boosting. In
general, the resulting risk minimization problem is nonconvex and is
solved by gradient descent or its variants....   More >

A Convex Duality Framework for GANs: BLISS Seminar

Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Farzan Farnia, Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Generative adversarial network (GAN) is a minimax game between a generator mimicking the true model and a discriminator distinguishing the samples produced by the generator from the real training samples. Given a discriminator trained over the entire space of functions, this game reduces to finding the generative model which minimizes a divergence score, e.g. the Jensen-Shannon (JS) divergence,...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Memcomputing: leveraging memory and physics to compute efficiently

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is well known that physical phenomena may be of great help in computing some difficult problems efficiently. A typical example is prime factorization that may be solved in polynomial time by exploiting quantum entanglement on a quantum computer. There are, however, other types of (non-quantum) physical properties that one may leverage to compute efficiently a wide range of hard problems. In...   More >

Cybersecurity and Defense: Trends, Challenges, and Careers

Panel Discussion: EE: CS | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

 Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information; Nicholas Weaver, UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute; Lt. Col. Kevin Childs, Hoover Institution, US Air Force; Dorothy Ngutter, US Department of State

 Delta Phi Epsilon, UC Berkeley Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Policy Review at Berkeley, Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, Review of International Conflict and Security

Join us for a discussion with four distinguished panelists about trends, challenges, and career opportunities for students interested in cybersecurity and defense. Historically, industry knowledge and career paths for students interested in tech and tech-policy have been most pronounced in the private sector, in spite of emerging public sector needs for national security roles in tech. Our panel...   More >

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Systemizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Colloquium: CS: Data Science | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater, Co-Head Research Investment Engineering

 Data Sciences

Interested in designing and building systems to tackle complex, real-world problems? Curious to know what an investment system is and how it works? This talk shares how Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, builds an understanding of macroeconomics and turns that into highly inspectable investment systems. We see this as one of the keys to continued success in this highly competitive...   More >

Cooperating with the Curse of Dimensionality

Seminar: CS: Data Science | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Hao Chen, UC Davis

 Department of Statistics

The curse of dimensionality arises when analyzing high-dimensional data and non-Euclidean data, such as network data, which are ubiquitous nowadays. It causes counter-intuitive phenomena and makes traditional statistical tools less effective or inapplicable. On the other hand, some counter-intuitive phenomena might be explained by some universal patterns, which could be used to form new effective...   More >

Need-Finding For Your Next Big Idea

Seminar: EE: CS | April 25 | 6-8:05 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB.

Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...   More >

Friday, April 26, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Understanding chemical-mechanical planarization: a ubiquitous process in modern IC manufacturing

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Hayden Taylor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Chemical–mechanical planarization (CMP) is ubiquitous in the processing of semiconductor wafers,
where it is used to achieve flat interfaces between successive layers of circuit structures. As circuit
feature sizes reduce, CMP process innovation is constantly needed to maintain acceptable defect rates
and throughput. Polishing performance depends in complex ways on the materials being removed,...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Optoelectronics

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Matin Amani, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed “remote epitaxy”, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event | April 26 | 7-11:50 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...   More >

Saturday, April 27, 2019

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...   More >

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Real-World Robotic Perception and Control Using Synthetic Data

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | April 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Josh Tobin

 n/a

Modern deep learning techniques are data-hungry, which presents a problem in robotics because real-world robotic data is difficult and expensive to collect. In contrast, simulated data is cheap and scalable, but jumping the "reality gap" to use simulated data for real-world tasks is challenging. In this talk, we discuss applications of Domain Randomization: a technique for bridging the reality...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Optoelectronics for refrigeration and analog circuits for combinatorial optimization

Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | April 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Tianyao Xiao, PhD candidate, Department of EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this dissertation talk, I will cover two topics. First, I will discuss the prospects of using light-emitting diodes as solid-state refrigerators. Second, I will present a non-von Neumann computer, built from coupled analog electrical oscillators, that can rapidly search for solutions to difficult combinatorial optimization problems.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BSAC Technology Seminar - Biosensor Strategies for Predicting Bladder Volume

Seminar: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC): EE | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D., Director, Urologic Stem Cell Laboratory, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Millions suffer from spinal cord problems and many have bladder dysfunction. We aim to build a non-invasive device utilizing LEDs to infer bladder expansion to minimize patient inconvenience. Clinical problems will be presented and potential solutions will be discussed.

 

  RSVP online by April 29.

Dissertation talk: Evaluation of Methods for Data-Driven Tools that Empower Mental Health Professionals

Lecture: Dissertation Talk: CS | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is estimated that nearly one in five adults in the United States live with mental illness, and for individuals who struggle with mental health, the experience can be excruciating. The rise of mobile devices presents a unique opportunity to improve mental health outcomes, in part through empowering mental health professionals. Because many individuals always have their smartphones with them,...   More >