Events

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.

Jun29

Dissertation Talk: Real World Robot Learning: Learned Rewards, Offline Datasets and Skill Re-use

Zoom
  • Avi Singh
Robots that can operate in an open, unstructured environment and perform a wide range of tasks have been a long-standing goal of artificial intelligence. In this talk, I will go over how we can build such robots using tools from deep learning and reinforcement learning. In particular, I will address some of the key bottlenecks to applying deep reinforcement learning to real world domains like...
Jun30

Dissertation Talk: Machine Learning for Acceleration of ASIC Design

Zoom
  • Keertana Settaluri, UC Berkeley
As technology nodes scale, it becomes increasingly difficult to bring innovation to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), as the complexity of design rules and the substantial impact of layout parasitics not only delays time-to-market, but is also more expensive. Emphasis is therefore placed on improving the ASIC design flow, with the primary focus of addressing inefficiencies in this...
Jun30

Dissertation Talk: Generator-Based Design of Custom Systems-on-Chips for Numerical Data Analysis

Zoom
  • Alon Amid
With the end of Moore's Law and Dennard scaling, the continuous demand for higher computing performance and efficiency is increasingly met through specialization of digital processor implementations. In particular, numerical data processing and machine learning applications incur high computational costs but often have common computational structures, acting as prime targets for hardware...
Jul06

Dissertation Talk: Detecting Synthetic Faces by Understanding Real Faces

Zoom
  • Shruti Agarwal, EECS
The creation of sophisticated fake videos has been largely relegated to Hollywood studios or state actors. Recent advances in deep learning, however, have democratized the creation of sophisticated and compelling fake images, videos, and audios. This synthetically-generated media -- so-called deep fakes -- continue to capture the imagination of the computer-graphics and computer-vision...
Aug19

Molecular Foundry 2021 User Meeting: Free and Online!

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Nanoscience Research Conference: Molecular Foundry 2021 User Meeting - Free & Online The Molecular Foundry is a nanoscience research facility at Berkeley Lab that provides visiting researchers (“users”) with access to cutting-edge expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. The Molecular Foundry’s 2021 Annual User Meeting will be hosted virtually with...
Sep10

Deep Learning-Assisted Analysis of Anomalous Nanoparticle Surface Diffusion in Liquid Phase TEM: Nano Seminar Series

180 Tan Hall
  • Dr. Vida Jamali, UC Berkeley, CBE
Beginning with Robert Brown’s original observation in 1828, various techniques have been developed to study the hydrodynamics and interactions of particles in solution. These techniques have inspired or been followed by development of theories that are capable of describing these fundamental aspects of micron-scale particles. Yet, many of the underlying assumptions break down at the nanoscale...
Sep23

Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Excavating “Ground Truth” in AI: Epistemologies and Politics in Training Data

Alumni House
  • Kate Crawford, Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Trevor Paglen
  • Marion Fourcade, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology
  • Angjoo Kanazawa, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
The last decade has seen a dramatic capture of digital material for machine learning production. This data is the basis for sense-making in AI, not as classical representations of the world with individual meaning, but as mass collections: ground truth for machine abstractions and operations. OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model is trained on a corpus of 1 billion words, ImageNet contains over 14...
Sep24

Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Excavating “Ground Truth” in AI: Epistemologies and Politics in Training Data

Alumni House
  • Kate Crawford, Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Trevor Paglen
  • Marion Fourcade, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology
  • Angjoo Kanazawa, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
The last decade has seen a dramatic capture of digital material for machine learning production. This data is the basis for sense-making in AI, not as classical representations of the world with individual meaning, but as mass collections: ground truth for machine abstractions and operations. OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model is trained on a corpus of 1 billion words, ImageNet contains over 14...
Oct05
The inaugural ACM conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21) aims to highlight work where techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from other disciplines, can help improve equity and access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged and underserved communities. The conference is organized by the...
Dec03

Oriented Atomic and Molecular Assembly on Two-Dimensional Crystals for Hybrid van der Waals Heterostructures: Nano Webinar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Kwanpyo Kim (김관표 교수), Yonsei University, Physics
This seminar meeting will be done over zoom at this link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/91273049368?pwd=RFBMVzNtR3RDSjJRQ1F2TTdPanc5dz09 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...