Ravi Bellamkonda, 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Ravi Bellamkonda, Duke University
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University Bellamkonda's research explores the interplay of biomaterials and the nervous system for the development of peripheral nerve regeneration, brain electrode interfacing, and brain tumor therapies.

Reliability, Equity, and Reproducibility in Modern Machine Learning

HP Auditorium (306) Soda Hall
  • Yaniv Romano, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University
This talk introduces statistical tools that can be wrapped around any “black-box" algorithm to provide valid inferential results while taking advantage of their impressive performance. We present novel developments in conformal prediction and quantile regression, and show how these methodologies can be used to treat individuals equitably.

Accel Scholars Program Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Please come out to learn about the exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program! The Accel Fellows Program provides unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics, and real-world experiences. Accel Scholars are equipped with opportunities to learn about and move forward in a...

2-to-2 Games is NP-hard

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
  • Dor Minzer, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Advanced Study
The Unique Games Conjecture, proposed by Khot in 2002, is a central open problem in the study of probabalistically checkable proofs (PCP's), which if true, would imply tight inapproximability results for wide class of optimization problems. A recent line of study has proved a related (but weaker) statement, known as the 2-to-2 Games Conjecture, thereby giving strong evidence to the...

Theoretically Speaking Series — AI for Intelligent Financial Services

David Brower Center
  • Manuela Veloso, Head, J.P. Morgan AI Research
After more than 30 years in academia researching in the area of AI, both as a student and as a faculty member, I joined J.P. Morgan to create and head an AI research group. In this talk, I will present several concrete examples of the projects we are pursuing in connection with J.P. Morgan's lines of business. I will focus on areas related to data, learning from experience, explainability, and...

4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity For All

Sibley Auditorium Bechtel Engineering Center
Women in Tech: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley About this event: Data breaches, identity theft, ransomware, deep fakes, doxxing. As digital platforms and tools have become pervasive in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our...

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: The Beauty of Lightfields

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • David Fattal, Chief Innovator and CEO, Leia Inc.
In this talk, David will discuss Lightfield as the next generation medium. He will explain how this emerging technology provides users with a fully interactive, lifelike viewing experience by rendering images and videos with 3D depth, and complex, realistic light effects such as sparkles, texture, and highlights.