Events

Oct16

BSAC Technology Seminar - Optical Biomimetics: Harnessing Nature's Solutions Toward Multifunctional Nanophotonic Devices

540 Cory Hall
  • Dr. Radwanul Hasan Siddique, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Medical Engineering
Nanoscopic photonic structures are often superior to synthetic analogs. Biophotonic nanostructures in butterfly wings show unique optical properties. Biomimetic nanophotonic devices can provide novel solutions in energy and health care. Optically outstanding biophotonic structures fulfill various functions: mechanical integrity and protection against external contaminants such as microbes.
Oct16

C3 IoT Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
You Are Invited! Please join at the C3 IoT Information Session. At this event, you will learn more about our company, C3 IoT career opportunities, and the meaningful work we do. About C3 IoT C3 IoT is the leading software platform provider for digital transformation. C3 IoT delivers a comprehensive and proven software platform for rapidly developing and operating AI, predictive...
Oct17

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Randomized Sparse PCA using the Variable Projection Method

380 Soda Hall
  • Benjamin Erichson, ICSI
Many fields from genomics to environmental science must deal with large collections of correlated (redundant) data in the form of an array. Dimensionality reduction is commonly used to summarize the data and reveal any underlying coherent structure. Principal component analysis (PCA) is the most popular linear method for this task. However, it can be difficult to interpret the principal...
Oct17

The Lovász theta function for random regular graphs

1011 Evans Hall
  • Jess Banks, UC Berkeley
The Lovász theta function is a classic semidefinite relaxation of graph coloring. In this talk I'll discuss the power of this relaxation for refuting colorability of uniformly random degree-regular graphs, as well as for distinguishing this distribution from one with a `planted' disassoratative community structure. We will see that the behavior of this refutation scheme is consistent with the...
Oct17

Learning in Google Ads, Machines and People

1011 Evans Hall
  • Niall Cardin, Google
This talk is in two parts, both of which discuss interesting uses of experiments in Google search ads. In part 1 I discuss how we can inject randomness into our system to get causal inference in a machine learning setting. In part 2. I talk about experiment designs to measure how users learn in response to ads on Google.com.
Oct17

Horizons in Quantum Computing: A conversation with industry and academia experts

Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
  • Pete Shadbolt, CSO, PsiQ
  • Barbara Jones, Head of Theoretical Physics Research Group, IBM
  • Birgitta Whaley, Professor, UC Berkeley Chemistry Dept.
  • Joshua Combes, Postdoctoral fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Quantum computing has seen enormous advancements in recent years, and lots of talent has been flowing into the field. With large companies like @IBM and secretive startups such as PsiQuantum disrupting the field, it is only a matter of time until we reach quantum supremacy. But what will happen when quantum computers are powerful enough to break encryption or help reduce greenhouse gas...
Oct17

Gusto Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Join us for an Info Session & Fireside Chat as well as yummy food! Learn more about the cool problems our engineering team is tackling and ask our panel about life at Gusto. About Gusto & our career opportunities: We're here to create a world where work empowers a better life — and that starts right here in our offices. From hands-on training to our vibrant work environment and truly...
Oct19

Jacobs Design Conversations: Camille Utterback

310 Jacobs Hall
Camille Utterback, Stanford professor and internationally acclaimed artist, will speak at Jacobs Hall about her pioneering work in the field of digital and interactive art.