Campus Reopening Notice

Starting June 16th, vaccinated EECS faculty, staff, and students can voluntarily return to their offices, labs and other research spaces in Cory and Soda Halls if they follow the procedures outlined in the EECS Safety Manual.  Building restrictions for non-affiliated collaborators, event attendees, and visitors will continue but be loosened over time. Cory and Soda Halls will open during the first week in August.  We are not hosting events or activities until we receive more clarity about regulatory requirements and are able to resume full operations. Most employees will return to campus on July 12th, and in-person instruction will resume for the Fall semester on August 25th, unless otherwise specified by campus. Please continue to check the University Coronavirus Updates and Resources for latest information.


Dissertation Talk : An Implantable Radiation Detector for Cancer Radiotherapy

  • Kyoungtae Lee
This dissertation presents a millimeter-scale CMOS 64X64 single charged particle radiation detector system for cancer radiotherapy, such as external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), targetted radionuclide therapy (TBRT), or brachytherapy. A 1 um X 1 um diode measures energy deposition by a single charged particle in the depletion region, and the array design provides a large detection area of 512 um X...

Dissertation talk: Modes of Deliberation in Machine Ethics

  • Thomas Krendl Gilbert
The creation of "beneficial" AI systems has largely proceeded through ongoing technical work in AI Safety, for example the development of models for safe learning. However, it is unclear how to reconcile this agenda with growing calls to make AI systems fair and accountable to affected communities of stakeholders, including under what conditions a proposed model could be refused as...

[Dissertation Talk] Applications of Time Synchronized Measurements in the Electric Grid

Online (Zoom):
  • Mohini Bariya
Electric grid operators need increased situational awareness to meet the looming challenges facing power systems. In this talk, we argue for the creation of usable tools for situational awareness that bridge the chasm between research and deployment and unlock the value of measurement data. We describe several usable tool algorithms for three use cases.

Breakthroughs — An Almost Constant Lower Bound of the Isoperimetric Coefficient in the KLS Conjecture Confirmation

Zoom webinar
  • Yuansi Chen, Duke University
The Simons Institute is delighted to announce the launch of Breakthroughs, a lecture series highlighting major new developments in theoretical computer science. The next Breakthroughs lecture will take place via Zoom webinar on August 5 with a talk by Yuansi Chen from Duke University, who recently improved Eldan’s stochastic localization proof technique, which was deployed in Lee and Vempala...

Dissertation Talk: Optical Beamforming Techniques for Solid-State Automotive LIDAR

  • Pavan Bhargava, EECS
The advent of new products in advanced driver assistance systems, virtual reality headsets, robotics, and biometrics has led to increasing demand for high resolution 3D depth maps. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) has emerged as a strong candidate sensor to supply these applications with depth maps of the environment. In fact, LIDAR is already used as a primary sensor in experimental...

Dissertation Talk: Dataframe Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Implementation

  • Devin Petersohn
Dataframes are a popular abstraction to represent, prepare, and analyze data. Despite the remarkable success of dataframe libraries in R and Python, dataframes face performance issues even on moderately large datasets. Moreover, there is significant ambiguity regarding dataframe semantics. In this thesis, we discuss the implications of signature dataframe features including flexible schemas,...

Dissertation Talk: Analog Generators for SerDes Clock Generation and Distribution

  • Zhongkai Wang
The ever-increasing demand for ultra-high-speed interconnects has driven the development of wireline transceivers operating at >100 Gb/s per lane. In the transceivers, clock generation and distribution, such as phase locked loop (PLL), clock and data recovery (CDR) and clock distribution network, are the main sources of random jitter and deterministic jitter. Besides the stringent performance...

Transfer-to-Excellence​ Summer Research Symposium

The Transfer-to-Excellence Summer Research Program provides California community college students with nine weeks of hands-on scientific research experiences in the laboratories of UC Berkeley faculty.