Campus Shutdown Notice

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to close our administrative offices starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.  Cory and Soda Hall are closed.  Classes are being held remotely.  All events in Cory and Soda Halls will either be cancelled or held remotely, and staff will be working remotely during this time.


Dissertation Talk: Adapting Across Domains by Aligning Representations and Images

In this talk, I discuss how we can learn deep representations that attempt to directly minimize domain shift, thereby enabling models to generalize beyond the source domain. This approach is easily extensible, can be used to align domains at both the feature and pixel level, and is widely applicable to a variety of vision tasks, including classification, detection, and segmentation.

Dissertation Talk: The sample complexity of simple reinforcement learning

  • Horia Mania
In this talk, I will discuss the sample complexity of reinforcement learning as gleaned from three simple settings: the linear quadratic regulator with unknown dynamics, nonlinear system identification, and multi-agent bandits in matching markets.

Dissertation Talk: Background class and occlusion ensemble defenses against adversarial examples in image classification

Zoom Conference Soda Hall
  • Michael McCoyd, UC Berkeley
Machine learning systems assist in many tasks, for example, by identifying objects or people in images or by detecting spam. However, they can be vulnerable to deception. An adversary can create an image, called an adversarial example, that looks to humans like one thing but like something else to the computer. The difference from a correctly classified image must be small enough to avoid human...

Snap!Con 2020

Sibley Auditorium Bechtel Engineering Center
What? For three days researchers, educators, makers and enthusiasts of Snap! from all over the world will gather in the iconic Berkeley, California to share ideas, experiences, schemes and artifacts around the beauty and joy of computing. Come and join us! Engage in lively demos, discussions, talks and pitches, and prepare to mingle with actual young thinkers. Where? The Conference will take...

RISE Seminar: Lessons from Large-Scale Cloud Software at Databricks

Soda Hall
  • Matei Zaharia, Stanford University
The cloud has become the most common way to deliver commercial software, but it requires building products in a very different way from traditional software, which has not been heavily studied in research. I will explain some of these challenges based on my experience at Databricks, a startup that provides a data analytics platform as a service on AWS and Azure. Databricks manages...