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...

BSAC Technology Seminar - Non-Filter Applications for FBAR Resonators and Devices

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
  • Dr. Richard Ruby (EECS PhD 1984), Director of Technology, Broadcom
FBAR has large success in filters, leading aggressive mobile phone applications. Two areas where it may be useful are low power radios and broad area sensors. FBAR-enabled radios can reduce power use by eliminating PLL and using direct modulation at high frequencies. As a mass sensor, temperature sensor, pressure sensor, particle detector, etc., the FBAR is quite attractive.

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.

Battery Fast Charging: A Multi-Physics Model-Based Optimal Control Approach

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Hector Perez, Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan
Battery systems are an enabling technology towards an electrified and sustainable future. A thriving area of interest aimed at increasing the practicality of battery systems is fast charging. In this talk, we focus on model-based optimal charging of batteries via coupled multi-physics electrical-thermal-aging and electrochemical-thermal models.

Capturing the World Through Hidden Signals in Video

430-438 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall
  • Abe Davis, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University
The first part of my talk will focus on visual vibration analysis, where I will show how perceptually invisible motion can be used to recover sound from silent video, monitor the health of aging infrastructure, and build interactive physical simulations of visible objects.

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.

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

540 Cory Hall
  • Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...

Jacobs Design Conversations: Alan Eustace

310 Jacobs Hall
Alan Eustace, Google’s former Senior Vice President of Knowledge who set skydiving records after planning and completing a jump from the stratosphere, will speak at Jacobs Hall.