View from the Top: Ashraf Habibullah: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Ashraf Habibullah, Founder, President, and CEO, Computers and Structures, Inc.
Ashraf Habibullah, founder, president, and CEO of Computers and Structures Inc., a global leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. In his talk, "Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers," Ashraf will share his view of the future of the engineering profession and discuss how engineering education and the role of engineers must adapt if the...

Statistical Physics, Markov Chains, and Programmable Matter

1011 Evans Hall
  • Sarah Cannon, UC Berkeley
I will discuss how tools from statistical physics used to analyze partition functions, such as Peierls arguments and the cluster expansion, can be used to solve seemingly unrelated distributed computing problems about programmable matter. Programmable matter is a material or substance that has the ability to change its features in a programmable, distributed way; examples are diverse and include...

Learning to See the Physical World

310 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Jiajun Wu, Ph.D. Student, MIT
In this talk, I will present our recent work on physical scene understanding---building versatile, data-efficient, and generalizable machines that learn to see, reason about, and interact with the physical world.

Meraki Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Optimizing the Automated Programming Stack

306 Soda Hall
  • James Bornholt, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
In this talk, I present a new application-driven approach to optimizing the automated programming stack underpinning modern domain-specific tools.

Salesforce Info-Session

Sibley Auditorium Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

Mechano- and Visco-NPS: An Electronic Method to Measure the Mechanical Properties of Cells: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Lydia Sohn, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering
We have developed an efficient, label-free method of screening cells for their phenotypic profile, which we call Node-Pore Sensing (NPS). NPS involves measuring the modulated current pulse caused by a cell transiting a microfluidic channel that has been segmented by a series of inserted nodes. Previously, we showed that when segments between the nodes are functionalized with different...

Reproducing AlphaZero: what we learn: BLISS Seminar

540 Cory Hall
  • Yuandong Tian, Facebook AI Research
We reproduce and open source AlphaGoZero/AlphaZero framework using 2000 GPUs and 9 days, achieving super-human performance of Go AI that beats 4 top-30 professional players with 20-0, provide extensive ablation studies and perform basic analysis.

Accenture Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall