Events

Oct23

Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...
Oct23

IBM Tech Talk and Networking Event

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Wonder what working at IBM is like? Join us for a Tech Talk and networking event following with IBMers in a variety of technical roles. Are you submitting applications for internships and full time opportunities this semester? We'll also share some insight into IBM's recruiting process. Casual (jeans encouraged) Food will be provided!
Oct24

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Computational Complexity in Theory and in Practice with Richard Karp

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Richard Karp, UC Berkeley
Computational complexity theory measures the complexity of a problem by the best possible asymptotic growth rate of a correct algorithm for the exact or approximate solution. The phenomena of NP completeness and hardness of approximation often lead to a pessimistic conclusion. In practice, one seeks algorithms that perform well on typical instances, as measured by computational experiments or...
Oct24

Safe Learning in Robotics

1011 Evans Hall
  • Claire Tomlin, UC Berkeley
A great deal of research in recent years has focused on robot learning. In many applications, guarantees that specifications are satisfied throughout the learning process are paramount. For the safety specification, we present a controller synthesis technique based on the computation of reachable sets, using optimal control and game theory. In the first part of the talk, we will review these...
Oct24

Facebook Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
TBA
Oct25

Complexity and Security: Managing the Tradeoffs: CLTC Lunch Seminar with Dr. Herbert Lin

205 South Hall
  • Dr. Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Please join us on October 25th for a seminar with Dr. Herb Lin, a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. Dr. Lin’s research interests relate...
Oct25

Xilinx Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
TBA
Oct26

Jacobs Design Conversations: Kyle Wiens

310 Jacobs Hall
About Jacobs Design Conversations: Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas. As part of this series, Kyle Wiens will share...
Oct26

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Designing a semiconductor photovoltaic diode array for a retinal prosthesis

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Theodore Kamins, Stanford University
Several groups are investigating silicon devices to be implanted near the retina for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the photoreceptors degrade while other parts of the retina remain mostly functioning. One class of these devices, subretinal photodiode arrays, aims to replace the degraded photoreceptors and couple to the functioning...
Oct26

Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering
Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties....