CITRIS Research Exchange - Solomon Hsiang

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Solomon Hsiang, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
CITRIS Research Exchange with Solomon Hsiang Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy About the Speaker Solomon Hsiang combines data with mathematical models to understand how society and the environment influence one another. In particular, he focuses on how policy can encourage economic development while managing the global climate. His research has been published...

Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: Continuous, Real-time Molecular Measurements Directly in the Living Body: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara, Bioengineering / Chemistry
The availability of technologies capable of tracking the levels of drugs, metabolites, and biomarkers in real time in the living body would revolutionize our understanding of health and our ability to detect and treat disease. Imagine, for example, a dosing regime that, rather than relying on your watch (“take two pills twice a day”), is instead guided by second-to-second measurements of...

Cal Day at the CITRIS Invention Lab

Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is teaming up with Girls in Engineering to bring back our giant cardboard ball run challenge to Sutardja Dai Hall on Cal Day, April 18! The CITRIS Invention Lab will be open for visitors on Saturday, April 18 for UC Berkeley’s Cal Day from 10 am to 2 pm. Cal Day is UC Berkeley’s annual open house event where tens of thousands of people, as well as new UC Berkeley...

Plant Cell-Based Materials for Engineering Applications: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Chiara Daraio, Caltech, ME & Applied Physics
We propose a new concept for bio-composites’ fabrication, which uses living, undifferentiated plant cells, to produce materials with properties comparable to engineered woods (plywood, MDF) and commercial plastics. The use of “engineered living systems”, like bacteria, yeast, and fungi to fabricate materials sustainably is an emerging line of research. The approach aims at creating materials...

Towards the Delivery and Antiparasitic Antimonial Therapy Using Biomaterial Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Timothy Johnstone, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease that is endemic to 98 countries and claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Of the handful of drugs available to treat infection with Leishmania spp., two contain the main-group element antimony: meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate. These pentavalent antimonials, so called because they contain antimony in the 5+ oxidation state,...

Dissertation Talk: Risk-Sensitive Safety Analysis and Control for Trustworthy Autonomy

337B Cory Hall
  • Margaret Chapman, PhD Candidate, EECS
Methods for managing dynamic systems typically invoke one of two perspectives. In the worst-case perspective, the system is assumed to behave in the worst possible way; this perspective is used to provide formal safety guarantees. In the risk-neutral perspective, the system is assumed to behave as expected; this perspective is invoked in reinforcement learning and stochastic optimal control....