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.


Using a Small Quantum Computer to Explore Vibrationally-Assisted Energy Transfer: Nano Webinar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Hartmut Häffner, UC Berkeley, Physics
Zoom link is Quantum information processing promises to speed up certain computational tasks. The expectations are high, but many technological hurdles have to be overcome before we can build a quantum computer. Nevertheless, already small-scale simulations allow us to demonstrate interesting quantum dynamics. As an example I will discuss experiments...

High Dimensional Expanders and analysis of Markov Chains

Zoom link: Evans Hall
  • Shayan Oveis Gharan, University of Washington
Most interesting probability distributions that appear in science and mathematics have exponentially large support and we are unable to study them precisely. Researchers, typically, simulate Markov chains and hope that after running the chain long enough it generates random samples from the target distribution. Samples can then be exploited to estimate several quantities of interests such as...

Arista Info-Session

Via Zoom:
Summer of 2021 Full-time and Internships! Jobs in Software Development, Front Ent, Infra/Systems and more. About us: Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and high-performance computing environments. Arista’s core products include a variety of network switches with Ethernet speeds ranging from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, all running our own...

Plant Cell-Based Materials for Engineering Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Chiara Daraio, Caltech, ME & Applied Physics
Zoom link We propose a new concept for bio-composites’ fabrication, which uses living, undifferentiated plant cells, to produce materials with properties comparable to engineered woods (plywood, MDF) and commercial plastics. The use of “engineered living systems” to fabricate materials sustainably is an emerging line of research.

Dissertation Talk: Mobile Robot Learning

  • Gregory Kahn
In order to create mobile robots that can autonomously navigate real-world environments, we need generalizable perception and control systems that can reason about the outcomes of navigational decisions. Learning-based methods, in which the robot learns to navigate by observing the outcomes of navigational decisions in the real world, offer considerable promise for obtaining these intelligent...

CCB Seminar: Regulation of stem cell homeostasis - The role of a ribosomal RNA intron

Zoom Seminar
  • Dr. Eliezer Calo, Department of Biology, MIT
Abstract: Here, I present work on genomic epidemiology of Ebola virus and evolutionary dynamics of seasonal influenza virus. In both cases, we're using the Nextstrain platform to pull in sequence data in near real-time and generate inferences of epidemic patterns. For the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu in the DRC, inferences focus on individual-level transmission patterns to aid in...