Integrating Shared Autonomous Fleet Services in Urban Mobility: Dynamic

502 Davis Hall
  • Hani S. Mahmassani, Northwestern University
Northwestern University's Hani S. Mahmassani will present Integrating Shared Autonomous Fleet Services in Urban Mobility: Dynamic on October 19, 2018 at 4 p.m. in SPECIAL LOCATION 502 Davis Hall. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Mathematical Theories of Communication: Old and New

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Madhu Sudan, Harvard University
Reliable and efficient digital communication is possible today largely due to some wonderful successes in mathematical modelling and analysis. A legendary figure in this space is Claude Shannon (1916-2001) who laid out the mathematical foundations of communication in his seminal 1948 treatise, where among other contributions he gave a mathematical definition of "entropy" and coined the now...

Salesforce Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Heather Conklin, VP, Product Management, and summer 2018 APM interns will talk about the Associate Product Manager program at Salesforce, and the impact our inaugural class of APMs have had on the company. Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe...

Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...

Xilinx Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Jacobs Design Conversations: Kyle Wiens

310 Jacobs Hall
About Jacobs Design Conversations: Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas. As part of this series, Kyle Wiens will share...

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Designing a semiconductor photovoltaic diode array for a retinal prosthesis

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Theodore Kamins, Stanford University
Several groups are investigating silicon devices to be implanted near the retina for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the photoreceptors degrade while other parts of the retina remain mostly functioning. One class of these devices, subretinal photodiode arrays, aims to replace the degraded photoreceptors and couple to the functioning...

Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering
Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties....

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.

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...