In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to close our administrative offices starting Monday, March 16, through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  EECS administrative reception offices will be closed (253 Cory Hall and 387 Soda Hall) and building access will be restricted to those who have card keys.  Classes are being held remotely.  All events in Cory and Soda Halls with either be cancelled or held remotely, and staff will be working remotely during this time.


*TELESEMINAR* Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Computational Microscopy in Scattering Media

Meeting number/access code: 808 507 459 Teleseminar
  • Laura Waller, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Computational imaging involves the joint design of imaging system hardware and software, optimizing across the entire pipeline from acquisition to reconstruction. Computers can replace bulky and expensive optics by solving computational inverse problems. This talk will describe new microscopes that use computational imaging to enable 3D fluorescence and phase measurement using image...

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

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Kin Fai Mak, Cornell Univ., Applied and Engineering Physics
** Prof. Kin Fai Mak will be re-scheduled for later in the year** 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.

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

4 LeConte Hall
  • 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. Imagine, for example, a dosing regime that, rather than relying on your watch (“take two pills twice a day”), is instead guided by second-to-second measurements of...

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

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Chiara Daraio, Caltech, ME & Applied Physics
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”, like bacteria, yeast, and fungi to fabricate materials sustainably is an emerging line of research. The approach aims at creating materials...

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

4 LeConte Hall
  • 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. These pentavalent antimonials, so called because they contain antimony in the 5+ oxidation state,...

Dissertation Talk: Risk-Sensitive Safety Analysis and Control for Trustworthy Autonomy

337B Cory Hall
  • Margaret Chapman, PhD Candidate, EECS
Methods for managing dynamic systems typically invoke one of two perspectives. In the worst-case perspective, the system is assumed to behave in the worst possible way; this perspective is used to provide formal safety guarantees. In the risk-neutral perspective, the system is assumed to behave as expected; this perspective is invoked in reinforcement learning and stochastic optimal control....