<< October 2019 >>

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

SambaNova Systems Tech Talk

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: The talk will be about how we are building a software stack and a specialized processor that allows deep learning applications to run orders of magnitude faster than on traditional hardware.

Speaker Bio: Victoria Popic received her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at SambaNova.

Lunch will be served. First 10 attendees will...   More >

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

BLISS Seminar: Systematic Quantization of Neural Networks Through Second-Order Information

Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | October 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Model size and inference speed have become major challenged in the deployment of Neural Networks for many applications. A promising approach to address these is quantization. However, existing quantization methods use ad-hoc approaches and “tricks” that do not generalize to different models and require significant hand tuning. To address this, we have recently developed a new systematic approach...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Reconstructing Human Population History in Africa using Genomic Data

Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Brenna Henn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Center for Computational Biology

Over twenty-five years ago, geneticists sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a diverse sample of human populations and hypothesized that all humans have a common origin in Africa 200,000 years ago. The broad outlines of this hypothesis remain remarkably unaltered, but many details of our African origin continue to be elusive. After decades of advances in human genetics, we are no longer data limited...   More >

EECS Colloquium: How We Got Cellphone Antennas Wrong For 20 Years; and How We Fixed It

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eli Yablonovitch, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Antenna Physics has been taken for granted in both Engineering and Physics. Yet when a new technology—cellphones—emerged nobody knew how to proceed. The result was a hilarious progression of cellphone antenna designs over 20 years, which made no scientific sense, yet were manufactured and distributed in hundreds of millions of units. The actual physics of antennas is hardly taught, nor is it...   More >

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CLTC Research Exchange: Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Symposium

Conference/Symposium: CS: Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) | October 3 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on Thursday, October 3 from 9:30am-4:30pm, as members of the CLTC research community will deliver presentations about their research at the 3rd Annual CLTC Research Exchange. This event will be hosted at the David Brower Center, in downtown Berkeley (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).

 

  RSVP online by October 1.

Ann Cleaveland, CLTC Executive Director, at the 2018 Research Exchange

Uber Info-Session: Uber ATG: What's Hard in Self-Driving

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Self-driving vehicle will be on display outside Soda Hall beginning at 4pm!

Tech talk presented by Alex Ansari, Berkeley alum and Uber ATG Autonomy Capabilities Lead. We'll have engineers on-site to meet students 1:1 and take resumes (mini-career fair style), as well as catering from Berkeley Thai House.

Tech Talk Abstract
Self-driving cars have the potential to bring efficient, safe, and...   More >

Roblox Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We invite you to learn more about Roblox, upcoming opportunities, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided!

We're also raffling away great prizes:
- Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless Sport Headphones
- Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP here:...   More >

Friday, October 4, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: New Optimization Strategies in Inverse Electromagnetic Design

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jonathan Fan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss new advances in the inverse design of nanophotonic devices. As a model
system, I will focus on the application of these design modalities to high efficiency metasurfaces, though
the concepts are general and broadly apply to passive electromagnetic systems.

Engineering 2D Materials With A Twist: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Cory Dean, Columbia University, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Atomically thin crystals such as graphene, boron nitride and the transition metal dichalcogenides continue to attract enormous interest. Encompassing a wide range of properties, including single-particle, topological and correlated phenomena, these 2D materials represent a rich class of materials in which to explore both novel physical phenomena and new technological pursuits.

By integrating...   More >

Monday, October 7, 2019

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Seminar: Departmental: CS | October 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jennifer Tour Chayes, Technical Fellow, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs, New England, New York City, and Montreal

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I'll discuss in detail particular applications to (1) recommendation systems, using machine learning to infer recommendations from sparse data sets on bipartite networks; and (2) cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to identify possible drug targets.

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture: CS: Data Science | October 7 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

DataVisor Tech Talk: Unsupervised Machine Learning at Scale

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, all forms of every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4B user accounts globally,...   More >

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration of Women in Robotics

Special Event: Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics: EE: CS | October 8 | 1-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, room 310

 Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley

 Women in Tech Initiative at University of California (WITI@UC)

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics around the world and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. Join exceptional, cross-industry pioneers, Women in Robotics, and Bay Area community and UC Berkeley organizations for talks and demos.

 

  Register online

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and learn about Software Engineering, Data Science, Technical Product Management and other internships at Salesforce.

Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CAMPUS CLOSED Wednesday 10/9

Miscellaneous: EE: CS | October 9 | 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | all Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Cory and Soda Halls are closed because of a power outage. All classes and department events have been cancelled for the day.

CANCELLED - [Dissertation Talk] Oxygen-insertion Technology for CMOS Performance Enhancement

Colloquium: Dissertation Talk: EE | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 (Hughes Room) | Canceled

 Xi(Robin) Zhang, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Until 2003, the semiconductor industry followed Dennard scaling rules to improve transistor performance. However, due to gate-leakage-limited gate-oxide thickness scaling, short-channel effects have limited performance gains with further reductions in transistor gate length....   More >

CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models

Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled

 Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,...   More >

CANCELLED - EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled

 Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.

Friday, October 11, 2019

CANCELLED - Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521 | Canceled

 Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event has been cancelled

Monday, October 14, 2019

OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Open Table is a real-time online reservation network for fine-dining. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, Open Table’s story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.

Jack Marketon, a Senior Software Engineer on Open Table’s Consumer Web team, will...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session: External Relations Group: Dissertation Talk: CS: Data Science | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from Apple engineers about their education and career journeys, and ask questions about your own path and opportunities at Apple.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

EECS Colloquium: Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Stuart Russell, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested?...   More >

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner and Info-Session!

Speakers:

Andrew Nam, R&D Group System and Platforms

- Research Areas: Data Science 2.0
- Knows about: Machine Learning, API platform development, Containerization (Docker)
- Current projects: AutoML: Developing a new approach to model architecture and hyperparameter tuning to provide more intelligent and intentional machine learning...   More >

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Andreessen Horowitz Tech Talk

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a Tech Talk with Applied Intuition and Sisu

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a pasion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Food will be provided!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Seminar with PhD Student Adji Bousso Dieng: Prescribed Generative Adversarial Networks

Seminar: Artificial Intelligence: CS | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Adji Bousso Dieng, Columbia University

 College of Engineering

GANs are a powerful approach to unsupervised learning. They have achieved state-of-the-art performance in the image domain. However, GANs are limited in two ways. They often learn distributions with low support---a phenomenon known as mode collapse---and they do not guarantee the existence of a probability density, which makes...   More >

Design Conversations: Claire Evans

Colloquium: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation: CS | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall

 Claire Evans

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This fall, we continue our series For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging launched in Spring 2019.

Inclusion, accessibility, and justice are unavoidable terms in debates on design and technology today. It has become clear that fostering belonging requires overcoming design's perceived innocence - admitting historical and contemporary cases where design accidentally or purposefully...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Framework for Information Processing: Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS: Data Science | October 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sadasivan Shankar, Ph.D, Associate in Applied Physics, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As part of this talk, we will also briefly illustrate a new class that we have developed in which students are taught hands-on about using extreme computing to address real applications. With a focus on real applications, we anticipate co-design will shift the way computing is evaluated and enable many possibilities in applying computing to solve societal problems.

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Fall 2019 Information Session

Information Session: Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation: CS | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and Pizza) on Friday, October, 18th at 220 Jacobs Hall, 2-3pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions answered about fulfilling the certificate requirements, courses enrollment, course availability, etc...
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVv5xk-PQKgDocuFe3rGZvQT_dZ-scusZv0or1Z32-rPd7PA/viewform   More >

BLISS Seminar: Spectral graph matching and regularized quadratic relaxations

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Jiaming Xu, Duke University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Given two unlabeled, edge-correlated graphs on the same set of vertices, we study the “graph matching” problem of identifying the unknown mapping from vertices of the first graph to those of the second. This amounts to solving a computationally intractable quadratic assignment problem. We propose a new spectral method, which computes the eigendecomposition of the two graph adjacency matrices and...   More >

Strategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay

Seminar: EE: CS | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Rob Leachman, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's Rob Leachman will present Strategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Rob Leachman

Monday, October 21, 2019

SambaNova Systems Tabling Event

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by for some nosh courtesy of SambaNova. A few of our engineers and recruiters will be there to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have about the company. We look forward to meeting you!

Recruiting for:
- Full time software engineers (BS, MS, PhD)
- Full time hardware engineers (BS, MS, PhD)

Find our job postings on Handshake. We look forward to meeting...   More >

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture: CS: Data Science | October 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

CEE Distinguished Lecture: The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology

Lecture: EE | October 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Juan Argote, Uber Advanced Technologies Group

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Juan Argote (CEE MS '10; PhD '14) will give the fall CEE Distinguished Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. Argote is the Transportation Research Lead within the Uber Advanced Technologies Group.

He will speak on "The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology."

The lecture will take place at 4-5pm (NEW TIME) in Sutardja Dai's Banatao Auditorium with a reception following in...   More >

An Evening with SambaNova

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 21 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our women engineers for a Q & A panel and
fireside chat to hear their stories and their
contributions to our effort to power the next generation of machine learning and AI.

Dinner will be provided. First 10 attendees will receive wireless chargers.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

BSAC Research Seminar - Prof. Brian T. Cunningham: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Seminar: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC): EE | October 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Prof. Brian T. Cunningham, University of Illinois

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Zillow Group Tech Talk

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 22 | 5:45-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join some Zillow engineers for a tech talk at the Woz on 10/22! Food will be served and resumes will be accepted.

An Intern Story: Building Performant Agent Reporting

Come learn about how Zillow is changing that way real estate works! Hear from our Engineering and Early Talent teams as we discuss how we built our ETL jobs and the challenges with data at scale, as well as for what makes...   More >

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Controlling structure in living cells: from cellular size control systems to CellCAD

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Wallace Marshall, Center for Cellular Construction, UCSF

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Living cells are complex self-organizing machines in which different biochemical reactions are compartmentalized in membrane-enclosed chambers. Biotechnology, especially metabolic engineering, has long sought to harness the living cell as a microscopic chemical factory, but almost all the effort to date has been directed at manipulating the chemistry of the cell, and the physical structure of the...   More >

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Registration Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/385848

Gusto is on a mission to make work better for every employee and employer everywhere. But that starts here first. It starts in our own office. It starts by hiring kind, passionate, thoughtful people — people like you.

Come say hi to the Gusto team from 6-8pm at the Wozniak Lounge in Soda Hall and hear from our recruiting and...   More >

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Applied Math Seminar: Quantum discrete optimization and approximation algorithms

Seminar: CS | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ojas Parekh, Sandia National Lab

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will motivate quantum approaches to discrete optimization by highlighting fundamental connections between quantum physics and discrete optimization. I will explain popular quantum discrete optimization techniques such as the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm and the Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA). I will present results on quantum approximation algorithms,...   More >

An Interactive Discussion on Ethics in EECS Corporate Recruiting

Information Session: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | October 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The EECS department will host a discussion on Engineering Ethics applied to Corporate Recruiting, specifically the department's CAP program. Faculty, staff, and students will present different perspectives on this issue, exemplifying a critical thinking approach to ethical action. We will then break up into small groups to discuss further, and report back.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Novel Nanotechnology Solutions to Oncology Challenges: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)...   More >

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Design and Applications of Portable Field Emission Devices

Seminar: Dissertation Talk: EE | October 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Nishita Deka

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Vacuum tubes were integral to the rise of electronics in the 20th century, enabling the development of many core technologies. Although vacuum tubes have since been superseded by solid-state technology, devices based on electron transport in vacuum offer some unique technical advantages over their solid-state counterparts. An interest in leveraging these performance advantages has led to the...   More >

Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Grigory Tikhomirov, California Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nature has evolved to self-assemble complex functional architectures in a sustainable bottom-up way. Is it possible to develop a new approach to building complex devices that combines the strengths of biomolecular self-assembly and systematic engineering?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry

Lecture: EE | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled

 Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America

 UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board

*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*

Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss “Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.

Brillouin Microscopy and Endoscopy

Seminar: Optoelectronics: EE | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Brillouin imaging can extract viscoelastic properties with micron-level resolution in a label-free, non-invasive way. The conventional bulk-optics based Brillouin system has already been applied to various biological samples. While the utility of Brillouin imaging has been demonstrated, the intrinsically weak scattering process means that recent work in instrumentation has aimed to maximize the...   More >

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lifting Lower Bounds, Communication, and Proofs

Seminar: CS | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Toniann Pitassi, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto and Institute for Advanced Study

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Ever since Yao introduced the communication complexity model in 1979, it has played a pivotal role in our understanding of limitations for a wide variety of problems in Computer Science. In this talk, I will present the lifting method, whereby communication lower bounds are obtained by lifting much simpler lower bounds. I will show how lifting theorems have been used to solve many open problems...   More >

BLISS Seminar: One-shot Information Theory via Poisson Processes

Seminar: EE: Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (BLISS) | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Cheuk Ting Li, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In information theory, coding theorems are usually proved in the asymptotic regime where the blocklength tends to infinity. While there are techniques for finite blocklength analysis, they are often more complex than their asymptotic counterparts. In this talk, we study the use of Poisson processes in proving coding theorems, which not only gives sharp one-shot and finite blocklength results, but...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Machine Learning for Fluid Mechanics

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH-Zürich

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of fluid mechanics experiences today a shift from first principles to data driven approaches. While fluid mechanics has always involved massive volumes of data from experiments, field measurements, and large-scale simulations and despite early connections dating back to Kolmogorov, the link between Fluid Mechanics and Machine Learning (ML) has been weak. The situation is rapidly...   More >

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorand's Forthcoming Blockchain Technology

Lecture: Theory of Computing: CS | October 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Silvio Micali, Algorand & MIT

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel,...   More >