Events

Feb22

BERC Energy Summit

Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
  • Kevin de Leon, California State Senate
The BERC Energy Summit, now in its 13th year, is the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. This year’s event comes at a critical moment with greater climate awareness and shifts in energy policy than ever before, and will focus on the theme, “Bringing Energy Communities Together for Innovation.” Held at UC Berkeley, the event draws around 500 students, researchers, clean...
Feb22

Interfacial Engineering of Lithium Metal Anodes: From Liquid to Solid Electrolytes: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Neil Dasgupta, Univ. of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering
The poor performance and safety concerns of lithium (Li) metal anodes represent a critical challenge to enable high energy density rechargeable batteries. This is attributed to several well-known issues associated with Li metal electrodeposition and dissolution, including electrolyte decomposition, dendrite evolution, and “dead” Li accumulation. In addition, short-circuiting can occur due to the...
Feb23

Palantir Puzzlehunt Presents: Eureka!

Memorial Glade
Palantir's 8th Annual Puzzlehunt: Eureka! If you've never done a puzzlehunt before, think of it as a scavenger hunt where at each location, you and your team of 4-6 folks will be given a puzzle to solve. Successful completion of said puzzle will then lead you to the location of the next one! The puzzles require no specific domain knowledge and we try to write them so they are accessible to...
Feb25

Privately Learning High-Dimensional Distributions: BLISS Seminar

540 Cory Hall
  • Gautam Kamath, Simons
We present novel, computationally efficient, and differentially private algorithms for two fundamental high-dimensional learning problems: learning a multivariate Gaussian in R^d and learning a product distribution in {0,1}^d in total variation distance. The sample complexity of our algorithms nearly matches the sample complexity of the optimal non-private learners for these tasks in a wide range...
Feb25

Democratizing Domain-Specific Accelerators for Next-Generation Computing

310 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Sophia Shao, Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA
In this talk, I will first present Aladdin, a fast and accurate architectural simulator for specialized accelerators, enabling early-stage design space exploration of domain-specific hardware. Second, I will discuss my recent work on using high-productivity hardware design methodology to build efficient and scalable accelerators for deep learning applications.
Feb25

Workday Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Join us for an information session where we will introduce Workday technology, discuss our culture, and host a Q&A panel including alum and engineering managers. Workday delivers financial, human capital management, and analytics applications for the world's largest companies. We're changing the face of enterprise software! Who's invited? All students interested in having fun and making a...
Feb26

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...
Feb26

Radio Frequency Microsystems for 5G and IoT Applications: From Acoustic Filters and Circulators to Mechanically Driven Antennas

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
  • Songbin Gong, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This talk will discuss several new types of RF micro-systems that can enable various front-end functions, including filtering, radiation, non-reciprocity, and equalization, with unprecedented size, weight, and performance (SWaP) for 5G and IoT applications.