Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

540AB DOP Center Cory Hall
  • Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport
  • Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics
Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

Interactive systems for code and data demography

306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium Soda Hall
  • Elena Glassman, Postdoctoral Scholar, EECS; UC Berkeley
I will focus this talk on systems that use program analysis, program synthesis, and visualization to power active data-driven teaching in large programming classrooms and passive knowledge sharing within developer communities.

Dissertation Talk: The Dark Net: De-Anonymization, Classification and Analysis

320 Soda Hall
  • Rebecca Sorla Portnoff
The Internet facilitates interactions among human beings all over the world, with greater scope and ease than we could have ever imagined. However, it does this for both well-intentioned and malicious actors alike. This dissertation focuses on these malicious persons and the spaces online that they inhabit and use for profit and pleasure. Specifically, we focus on three main domains of criminal...

Design Field Notes: Tiffany Tseng

220 Jacobs Hall
Tiffany Tseng, an interaction designer who creates tools for people who make things, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

125 Li Ka Shing Center
Title: Modeling the complex impact of genetic variation on gene expression Abstract: Non-coding and regulatory genetic variation plays a significant role in human health, but the impact of regulatory variants has proven difficult to predict from sequence alone. Further, genetic effects can be modulated by context, such as cell type and environmental factors. We have developed machine learning...

Statistical inference of properties of distributions: theory, algorithms, and applications

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Jiantao Jiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Modern data science applications frequently involve pipelines of exploratory analysis requiring accurate inference of a property of the distribution governing the data. This talk will focus on recent progress in the performance, structure, and deployment of near-minimax-optimal estimators for a large variety of properties in high-dimensional and nonparametric settings.

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

540 Cory Hall
  • Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...

Jacobs Design Conversations: Alan Eustace

310 Jacobs Hall
Alan Eustace, Google’s former Senior Vice President of Knowledge who set skydiving records after planning and completing a jump from the stratosphere, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar

521 Hogan Room Cory Hall
  • Farnaz Niroui, University of California, Berkeley
Strong surface adhesive forces between neighboring surfaces in nanoelectromechanical (NEM) switches have presented a continuous challenge to the fabrication and operation of these devices. Stiction, which becomes ever more prominent with switch miniaturization, leads to hysteresis in switching. This results in increased active power consumption, limiting the energy efficiency of the device....