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: Massive MIMO, Many Users, and Efficiently Scaling Beyond 5G

The demand for increased wireless capacity has grown rapidly in the last few decades, and is only accelerating. Even so, modern wireless coding is at nearly the limit of maximum spectral efficiency and there's little capacity left to be pulled out from our traditional wireless channels. To keep wireless growth from stalling, designers are looking to antenna arrays. Arrays increase directed power...
This seminar meeting will be done over zoom at this link: The atomic and molecular assembly processes on the surface of two-dimensional (2D) layered crystals have gained significant research interest for fabrication of well-ordered nanostructures and vertical heterostructures based on 2D crystals. The structure and...

Dissertation Talk: Fully Integrated Electronic-Biophotonic System-on-Chip for Real-Time Label-Free Molecular Sensing

  • Christos Adamopoulos, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Evanescent field sensors based on resonant photonic structures have shown increasing promise in monitoring label-free molecular interactions. However, full integration of the biophotonic sensors together with a low noise readout processing system in a high volume SOI process remains an unmet need. This technology will reduce cost and enable self-contained Point of Care devices that are needed in...

Dissertation Talk: Acquiring Motor Skills Through Motion Imitation and Reinforcement Learning

  • Xue Bin Peng
Humans are capable of performing awe-inspiring feats of agility by drawing from a vast repertoire of diverse and sophisticated motor skills. This dynamism is sharp contrast to the narrowly specialized and rigid behaviors commonly exhibited by artificial agents in both simulated and real-world domains. How can we create agents that are able to replicate the agility, versatility, and diversity of...

CCB Seminar: Data-driven methods for identifying models of complex biological systems

125 LiKaShing Center, Zoom Seminar
  • Dr. Niall Mangan (Northwestern), Assistant Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University
Abstract: Inferring the structure and dynamical interactions of complex biological systems is critical to understanding and controlling their behavior. I am interested in discovering mechanistic and informative models, assuming I have time-series data of important state variables and knowledge of the possible types of interactions between state variables. The problem is then selecting which...

Dissertation Talk: Training, Evaluating, and Understanding Language Models for Protein Sequences

8006 Berkeley Way West
  • Roshan Rao
Novel protein sequences arise through mutation. These mutations may be deleterious, beneficial, or neutral; the effect of a mutation on an organism’s evolutionary fitness is reflected in whether an organism survives long enough for its proteins to be sampled and deposited in a sequence database. Bioinformatics has long sought to use this evolutionary signal, commonly in the form of Multiple...

Learning to isolate sounds from an audio scene without training from ground-truth

310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Dr. Bryan Pardo, Professor, Northwestern University
In this talk Prof. Pardo discusses recent work in bootstrapping learning of a scene segmentation model using acoustic cues known to be used in human audition. This allows learning a model without access to ground-truth decompositions of acoustic scenes.

Jacobs and MDes 2021 Winter Design Showcase

Jacobs Hall
Join the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and the Berkeley Master of Design (MDes) program for the 2021 Winter Design Showcase. We invite all students to join us in celebrating student work and accomplishments, including work from our courses, student clubs, and the Innovation Catalysts grant recipients. This semester's Showcase will include an extra day focused on MDes courses and...

Dissertation Talk: Modeling and Design of Nanoscale Ferroelectric and Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors

  • Yu-Hung Liao
Title: Modeling and Design of Nanoscale Ferroelectric and Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors Speaker: Yu-Hung Liao Advisor: Sayeef Salahuddin Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST Location (Zoom): Meeting ID: 918 4011 7973 Passcode: no passcode Abstract: Integration of Hf-based ferroelectric materials into the MOSFET...