Machine Learning by the People, for the People

430-438 Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall
  • Nika Haghtalab, PhD. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
In this talk, I will explore three lines of research from my work on the theoretical aspects of machine learning and algorithmic economics that account for these interactions.

BLISS Seminar: Queues, Balls and Bins, and Association

540 Cory Hall
  • R Srikant, UIUC
We consider a problem motivated by file retrieval in cloud computing systems where storage coding is used. In such problems, each file-retrieval job consists of multiple tasks (each corresponding to the retrieval of a coded chunk of a file), and the job is completed only when all of its tasks are completed. The goal is to compute the tail probability of the job completion time. However, this is a...

Accel Scholars Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Co-sponsored by HKN and UPE, please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Scholars Program. It is the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to...

Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

Design Field Notes: Ethan Eismann

220 Jacobs Hall
Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.

Capital One Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
“Strategy Maps are communication tools. They are meant to be shared. They are meant to create a conversation. And that conversation is meant to consist of debate, understanding, and challenge -- all in an attempt to achieve consensus on a strategic decision.” Want to learn more about Capital One's new, revolutionary idea? Come on by to the Woz and learn more about it directly from their...

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...