Learning interactive agents

430-438 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall
  • He He, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford
In this talk, I will present my recent work addressing challenges in real-time language processing and collaborative dialogue.

Google Hardware Tech Talk

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
This session will focus on Google engineers (and Berkeley alum!) who work on the hardware team. They’ll provide insight into Google’s emergence into the HW market, the ups and down the teams face, and perform demos. We’ll provide swag and food, please RSVP through the link below to let us know you’ll be in attendance!

Weina Wang- Delay Bounds And Asymptotics In Cloud Computing Systems

3110 Etcheverry Hall
  • Weina Wang, Illinois Urbana-Campaign
With the emergence of big-data technologies, cloud computing systems are growing rapidly in size and becoming more and more complex, making it costly to conduct experiments and simulations. Therefore, modeling computing systems and characterizing their performance analytically are more critical than ever in identifying bottlenecks, informing system design, and facilitating provisioning.

CS Seminar: Closing the Loop on Secure Systems Research

306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium Soda Hall
  • Amit Levy, PhD. Candidate, Stanford
I'll describe Tock, an operating system for microcontrollers we designed with these principles in mind. I'll discuss how we continuously evaluate Tock by engaging with practitioners, and how lessons from practitioners have fed back into the system's design.

Recent Advances in Algorithmic High-Dimensional Robust Statistics

1011 Evans Hall
  • Ilias Diakonikolas, USC
Fitting a model to a collection of observations is one of the quintessential problems in machine learning. Since any model is only approximately valid, an estimator that is useful in practice must also be robust in the presence of model misspecification. It turns out that there is a striking tension between robustness and computational efficiency. Even for the most basic high-dimensional tasks,...

IXL Learning Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join our IXLers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in edtech, and how you can join our team! Co-Hosted by UPE

Fast and slow learning from reviews: on the analysis and design of rating systems

Banatao Auditorium; 310 Sutardja Dai Hall Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Ali Makhdoumi, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The amount of goods and services transacted on online platforms is set to grow several folds over the next decade. These platforms face several critical challenges in creating a seamless interaction between diverse sellers and service providers. In this talk, we investigate these issues theoretically.

Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

HP Auditorium 306 Soda Hall
Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Monica Allen, Stanford University
Although the wavelength of microwaves far exceeds the nanoscale, it is possible to use an RF sensor to perform nanoscale imaging by confining electromagnetic fields to small spatial dimensions. In this talk, I will discuss microwave impedance microscopy (MIM), a near-field imaging tool that spatially visualizes the local conductivity and dielectric constant of a material with nanoscale precision....

Bioelectronic Noses for Odorants and Airborne Pathogen

247 Cory Hall
  • Prof. Seunghun Hong, Seoul National University, Applied Physics
Recent progress in nanotechnology allows one to combine nanoscale devices with bio-molecules to build versatile nano-bio devices with interesting functionalities. One example can be a bioelectronic nose device to smell specific odorants just like human noses. In this work, we coated olfactory receptor proteins on carbon nanotube-based transistors to build bio-electronic noses which can...