A Learning-Based Approach to Safety in Robotic Systems

337B Cory Hall
As robotic systems become more pervasive, the need for algorithms that can ensure their safety becomes paramount. In this talk we propose a novel framework for ensuring safety in such systems. This framework is amenable to data-driven methods that learn about the system's safety through observations.

Dissertation Talk: Evaluation and Design of Robust Neural Network Defenses

405 Soda Hall
  • Nicholas Carlini, University of California, Berkeley
Neural networks provide state-of-the-art results for most machine learning tasks. Unfortunately, neural networks used for classification are vulnerable to test-time evasion attacks (i.e., adversarial examples): given an input x and any target classification t, it is possible to find a new input x' that is similar to x but classified as t. This makes it difficult to apply neural networks in...

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Sunil Bhave, Purdue University
Circulators are a key building block in next generation microwave systems for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Radios (STAR) and Quantum Computing. State-of-the-art circulators have a ferro-magnet that breaks reciprocity but is hard to scale down to chip-scale dimensions for integrating with on-chip electronic components. The demand is even more urgent in photonic systems where it is essential...

Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Wafer-Scale Synthesis, Exciton Condensation, and Catalysis for Water Splitting

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Linyou Cao, North Carolina State Univ., MSE / ECE / Physics
Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 present an attractive semiconductor option at the atomic level. These materials bear great promise to enable the development of novel devices in a variety of technical fields, including information technology, photonics, and clean energy. In this talk, I will present our latest progress in...

Dissertation Talk: Learning from Language

730 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Jacob Andreas, UC Berkeley
Natural language is built from a library of concepts and compositional operators that provide a rich source of information about how humans understand the world. Can this information help us build better machine learning models? In this talk, we'll explore three ways of integrating compositional linguistic structure and learning: using language as a source of modular reasoning operators for...

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Jacobs Hall
On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Capstone Showcase: Day 1

2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.

Dissertation Talk: Printed organic light emitting diodes for biomedical applications

490 Cory Hall
  • Claire M. Lochner, EECS
Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED...