Jacobs Design Conversations: Alan Eustace

310 Jacobs Hall
Alan Eustace, Google’s former Senior Vice President of Knowledge who set skydiving records after planning and completing a jump from the stratosphere, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Farnaz Niroui, University of California, Berkeley
Strong surface adhesive forces between neighboring surfaces in nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches have presented a continuous challenge to the fabrication and operation of these devices. Stiction, which becomes ever more prominent with switch miniaturization, leads to hysteresis in switching. This results in increased active power consumption, limiting the energy efficiency of the device....

Getting the Best of Nanomaterials: Intercalated Graphene/Quantum Dot Hybrid Photodetector

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering
Recently, hybrid graphene quantum dot (Gr/QD) systems have emerged as high responsivity photodetectors, taking advantage of the high charge carrier mobility of graphene and the high light absorption of PbS quantum dots. However the performance of this hybrid system is still limited by the charge carrier diffusion length of quantum dots, which remains the main bottle neck for quantum dot based...

Design Field Notes: Melissa Cefkin

220 Jacobs Hall
Melissa Cefkin, a design anthropologist who works as principal scientist for Nissan Research, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Microsoft Azure University Tour

Field Club Memorial Stadium
Want to know where the cloud can take you? Microsoft can show you. We’re excited to announce the Azure University Tour is coming and you’re invited! This is a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you’ll code alongside industry experts, boost your skills, and test new technology. No matter your career path, the cloud is likely to be central to it, and the...

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have evolved in the past decades from a topic of pure scientific interest to a technological one. This has been driven by dramatic advances in the ability to fabricate controlled complex structures via wet chemistry methods. Today, exquisite control can be exerted on the detailed structure and energy landscape within colloidal nanoparticles, leading to new...

EECS Student Awards Ceremony

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Each year the EECS Student Awards Committee selects winners for the EECS department awards which recognize and honor the ability and character of our students.

Dissertation Talk: Machine Learning for Resource Management in the Datacenter and the Cloud

465H Soda Hall
  • Neeraja J. Yadwadkar, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I argue that advancements in machine learning can be leveraged to manage and optimize contemporary distributed systems by deriving actionable insights from performance data. To realize this vision of model-based resource management, we show how to deal with the key challenges of data-driven models: uncertainty in predictions, cost of training, and cost of updating the models.

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley

Zellerbach Hall
  • TechCrunch, TechCrunch
Meet the minds behind the machines at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics! The single-day event at UC Berkeley on May 11 is designed to facilitate in-depth conversations and networking opportunities with Robotic-industry leaders and researchers bringing innovation to the masses. * Hear from today's innovators and leaders as they share their experiences and insights. * Deep-dive on specialized...