Events

Oct26

Highway Traffic Operations under Reliability and Security Failures

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Saurabh Amin, MIT
MIT's Saurabh Amin will present Highway Traffic Operations under Reliability and Security Failures on October 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.
Oct31

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: The Land Sharks are on the Squawk Box

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Michael Stonebraker, M.I.T.
This Turing Award talk intermixes a bicycle ride across America during the summer of 1988 with the design, construction and commercialization of Postgres during the late 80’s and early ‘90’s. Striking parallels are observed, leading to a discussion of what it takes to build a new DBMS. Also, indicated are the roles that perseverance and serendipity played in both endeavors. Bio: Michael...
Nov02

Ultrafast Manipulation of Topological Phases in WTe2 Nanolayers: Nano Seminar Series

390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Prof. Aaron Lindenberg, Stanford Univ., Materials Science & Engineering
Manipulation of topological invariants in quantum materials plays a key role in topological switching applications and can stabilize emergent topological phases in otherwise trivial materials. Lattice strain has been proposed as one means of tuning these topological invariants. However, conventional means of applying strain are not extendable to controllable time-varying protocols. In particular,...
Nov02

Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient?

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • James Sallee, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley's James Sallee will present Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient? on November 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.
Nov06

Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Deb Agarwal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL
Building the data capabilities and products needed to help enable understanding of watershed dynamics, tropical forests, carbon flux, and soil carbon. are just a few of the areas where we are working. This talk will describe the role inter-disciplinary data science is playing in helping to address these challenges. Many challenges encountered are not addressed by the tools available today. The...
Nov09

'Nano' Implies Nonlinear Dynamics

390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • R Stanley Williams, HP Labs
One thing that we who have worked in the nano area for the past 20 years keep claiming is that new properties and opportunities arise from materials crafted at the nanometer scale. One of the major changes is that the response of materials to stimuli becomes increasingly nonlinear, and that leads to a completely new set of dynamical properties. I will show how a single nanoscale device can be...
Nov13

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. My colleagues and I have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological...
Nov16

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elizabeth Churchill

310 Jacobs Hall
Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google, will give a talk on Empowering Creators: Research & Material Design at Jacobs Hall.
Nov16

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Silicon has been the dominant semiconducting material in micro-/nanosystems technologies. However, the material and surface properties of silicon impose limitations on its use in applications involving harsh environment (such as high temperature, high radiation and corrosive conditions). Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor, is emerging as a material to address the limitations of...