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.


Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics for the COVID-19 Pandemic: DTI Colloquium on Digital Transformation Science

Zoom webinar
  • Dimitris Bertsimas, Boeing Professor of Operations Research, Associate Dean of Business Analytics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Professor Dimitris Bertsimas will present:1) a new epidemiological model of the evolution of COVID-19 and its extension that takes into account government policies; 2) a new machine learning model for predicting COVID-positive and mortality using data from over 40 hospitals around the world; and 3) a new optimization model for allocating vaccines to minimize deaths.

Dissertation Talk: Lensless Computational Imaging using Random Optics

  • Nicholas Alexander Antipa, University of California Berkeley, EECS
In this talk, I will discuss my work designing lensless cameras that capture extra dimensions of image data, such as depth and high speed information.

EECS and Apple Special Announcement

Via Zoom
We've got some exciting news to share. On behalf of both the UC Berkeley EECS department and Apple, we'd like to invite you to a special event where we are going to announce a new joint hardware education initiative. If you're interested in great courses with exciting class hardware projects with experienced industry feedback, as well as new scholarships, fellowships, internships, and careers in...

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.

What Can Electron Microscopy Tell Us Beyond Structure and Composition?: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Xiaoqing Pan, UC Irvine, ChemE / MSE / Physics
•• Zoom •• Spherical aberration correction marks a milestone in the development of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) which allows the quantitative determination of 3D structure and composition of nanostructures with atomic resolution.

Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: Continuous, Real-time Molecular Measurements Directly in the Living Body: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara, Bioengineering / Chemistry
** The availability of technologies capable of tracking the levels of drugs, metabolites, and biomarkers in real time in the living body would revolutionize our understanding of health and our ability to detect and treat disease.

2D Moiré Superlattices: a New Hubbard Model Simulator: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Kin Fai Mak, Cornell Univ., Applied and Engineering Physics
** The Hubbard model, first formulated by physicist John Hubbard in the 1960s, is a simple theoretical model of interacting quantum particles in a lattice. The model is thought to capture the essential physics of high-temperature superconductors, magnetic insulators, and other complex emergent quantum many-body ground states.

Delivery and Antiparasitic Antimonial Therapy Using Biomaterial Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Timothy Johnstone, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry & Biochemistry Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease that is endemic to 98 countries and claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Of the handful of drugs available to treat infection with Leishmania spp., two contain the main-group element antimony: meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate.

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...