EECS Colloquium: From Zero Knowledge to Private Transactions

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Alessandro Chiesa, Berkeley EECS
In Bitcoin, the details of a payment are broadcast in the clear, so that anyone can verify their validity. Unfortunately, this violates user privacy and sacrifices coin fungibility. In this talk I will explain how zero knowledge proofs, a remarkable tool from cryptography, have been used to achieve privacy-preserving payments in a Bitcoin-like system. Bio: Alessandro Chiesa was born in...

Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley's Ruzena Bajcsy will present Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names. We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...

Novel Nanotechnology Solutions to Oncology Challenges: Nano Seminar Series

120 Latimer Hall
  • Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology
Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)...

Oracle Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

120 Latimer Hall
  • Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics
Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...

EECS Collquium: Machine Learning: a New Approach to Drug Discovery

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Daphne Koller, insitro
Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate...

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Perspective on Future Logic Technologies Essential Constituents

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • Carlos Diaz, Senior Director in Research and Development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
CMOS technology continues to scale despite challenges whose solutions, including design and system considerations, increase complexity. Going forward, the exploratory landscape to power, performance, density, and complexity challenges remains rich in options. Timely and conclusive research on new transistors, interconnects, memories, and 3DIC structures and materials is key to long term...