Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

Design Field Notes: Ethan Eismann

220 Jacobs Hall
Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.

Capital One Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
“Strategy Maps are communication tools. They are meant to be shared. They are meant to create a conversation. And that conversation is meant to consist of debate, understanding, and challenge -- all in an attempt to achieve consensus on a strategic decision.” Want to learn more about Capital One's new, revolutionary idea? Come on by to the Woz and learn more about it directly from their...

Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

540AB DOP Center Cory Hall
  • Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport
  • Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics
Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

Interactive systems for code and data demography

306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium Soda Hall
  • Elena Glassman, Postdoctoral Scholar, EECS; UC Berkeley
I will focus this talk on systems that use program analysis, program synthesis, and visualization to power active data-driven teaching in large programming classrooms and passive knowledge sharing within developer communities.

Dissertation Talk: The Dark Net: De-Anonymization, Classification and Analysis

320 Soda Hall
  • Rebecca Sorla Portnoff
The Internet facilitates interactions among human beings all over the world, with greater scope and ease than we could have ever imagined. However, it does this for both well-intentioned and malicious actors alike. This dissertation focuses on these malicious persons and the spaces online that they inhabit and use for profit and pleasure. Specifically, we focus on three main domains of criminal...

Design Field Notes: Tiffany Tseng

220 Jacobs Hall
Tiffany Tseng, an interaction designer who creates tools for people who make things, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

125 Li Ka Shing Center
Title: Modeling the complex impact of genetic variation on gene expression Abstract: Non-coding and regulatory genetic variation plays a significant role in human health, but the impact of regulatory variants has proven difficult to predict from sequence alone. Further, genetic effects can be modulated by context, such as cell type and environmental factors. We have developed machine learning...

Statistical inference of properties of distributions: theory, algorithms, and applications

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Jiantao Jiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Modern data science applications frequently involve pipelines of exploratory analysis requiring accurate inference of a property of the distribution governing the data. This talk will focus on recent progress in the performance, structure, and deployment of near-minimax-optimal estimators for a large variety of properties in high-dimensional and nonparametric settings.