Dissertation Talk: Object and Scene Reconstruction Using Neural Radiance Fields

8019 Berkeley Way West
  • Matt Tancik
Generating photorealistic 3D representations of scenes is important for many downstream vision tasks. In this talk I will discuss Neural Radiance Fields (NeRFs), a representation that enables novel view synthesis of complex scenes by optimizing an underlying continuous volumetric scene function using a sparse set of input views. In the past two years these representations have received interest...

Dissertation Talk: The Design and Implementation of User-Schedulable Languages

  • Alex Reinking
This thesis details an emerging class of programming language designs, called user-schedulable languages, that provide a safe and productive performance engineering environment for modern, heterogeneous hardware. The defining trait of user-schedulable languages is the division of program specification into two key parts: the algorithm, which defines functionally...

Dissertation Talk: Network Optimization Algorithms and Applications to Molecular Biology

  • Alex Khodaverdian
In this talk, I pursue several problems in molecular biology through abstraction into network optimization algorithms. In the first half of this talk I consider sub-network optimization within a known dynamic network. In these instances, I introduce the notion of Condition and Time Conditioned networks, in which a network may dynamically change over time (i.e. vertices or edges). In our first...

Memorial and Celebration of Pravin Varaiya

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Pravin Varaiya. Among many things in his life, he was the Nortel Networks Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. From 1994 to 1997 he was Director of the California PATH program, a multi-university research program dedicated to the solution of California's transportation...