Events

Apr25

Systemizing Investment Understanding at the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

306 Soda Hall
  • Alexander Valdes, Bridgewater, Co-Head Research Investment Engineering
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...
Apr25

Cooperating with the Curse of Dimensionality

3106 Etcheverry Hall
  • Hao Chen, UC Davis
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...
Apr25

Need-Finding For Your Next Big Idea

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
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...
Apr26

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

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • Hayden Taylor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley
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,...
Apr26

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

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE
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.
Apr26

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

310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
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...
Apr27

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

310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
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...
Apr29
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...
Apr29

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

540AB Cory Hall
  • Tianyao Xiao, PhD candidate, Department of EECS, UC Berkeley
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.