<< August 2019 >>

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Security and Privacy Guarantees in Machine Learning with Differential Privacy: talk by Roxana Geambasu, Columbia University

Lecture: Real-time Intelligent Secure Execution Laboratory (RISELab): CS | August 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Roxana Geambasu, Columbia University


Machine learning (ML) is driving many of our applications and life-changing decisions. Yet, it is often brittle and unstable, making decisions that are hard to understand or can be exploited. Tiny changes to an input can cause dramatic changes in predictions; this results in decisions that surprise, appear unfair, or enable attack vectors such as adversarial examples. Moreover, models trained on...   More >

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Transfer to Excellence REU Research Poster Session

Miscellaneous: Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S): EE | August 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 300 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs provides California community college students with nine-weeks of hands-on research experience in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors. On August 15th, the 2019 cohort will be presenting their research posters to all interested parties. Research topics range across STEM fields.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Unlocking Design Reuse with Hardware Compiler Frameworks

Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Emerging applications from the edge to the cloud are constantly increasing demand for energy efficient and performant computation. While specialized hardware can meet these power and performance goals, the high non-reoccurring engineering (NRE) costs of designing, testing, and verifying custom hardware severely hinders its supply. Hardware construction languages such as Chisel enables hardware...   More >

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Texas Instruments Tabling Event: TI Chip Day

Miscellaneous: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | August 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for interactive demos featuring TI technology, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Learning from Sparse Data

Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of...   More >

Arista Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | August 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're Cal alumni currently working as software engineers at Arista. We're hosting an info session where we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista.

About us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and high-performance computing environments. Arista’s core...   More >

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Printing Nanoscale Things: Metals, Oxides, and Quantum Dots: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Yeon Sik Jung, KAIST, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will introduce deep-nanoscale fabrication technologies based on synergic combinations of self-assembly, photolithography, and transfer-printing applicable to a variety of material systems including polymers, oxides, metals, quantum nanostructures for high-performance sensors, photovoltaics, and displays.

In particular, this talk will report on our recent innovation: highly precise...   More >

Affirm Tech Talk

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | August 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Affirm for a tech talk by Cal Alum, Steven Ho!

Affirm is bringing transparency to consumer credit. Started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm offers financial services that are actually on your side. We give you the flexibility to buy now and make simple payments for big purchases. By letting you pay over time, Affirm is empowering consumers to advance their financial well-being....   More >

Friday, August 30, 2019

Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Lilac Amirav, Technion University, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. However, four decades of global research have proven this multi-step reaction to be highly challenging. The design of effective artificial photocatalytic systems will depend on our ability to correlate the photocatalyst structure,
composition, and morphology with its...   More >