Towards an Equitable and Trustworthy Data Economy: a talk by Ruoxi Jia

Wozniak Lounge Soda Hall
  • Ruoxi Jia, UCB
The data economy is a rising ecosystem in which data are produced, distributed, and consumed at an unprecedented scale. On the one hand, the current data economy creates new levels of prosperity by driving rapid advances in machine learning and automation. On the other hand, it has some fundamental challenges that need to be addressed. First and foremost, how much is data worth? Data is valuable,...

Schlumberger Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Abstract: Our public health is threatened by widespread complex diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, the etiology of which cannot be fully dissected from a single perspective. The commensal microbiome, recently emerged as a "hidden organ", should not be left behind owing to its pivotal role in modulating human health...

Interactive proofs and quantum entanglement

Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Anand Natarajan, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
Interactive proof systems are a classic idea in theoretical computer science, and have led to fundamental advances in complexity theory (hardness of approximation and the PCP theorem) and cryptography. Remarkably, in quantum information, interactive proof systems with multiple provers have become an important tool for studying quantum entanglement, extending the pioneering work of Bell...

Salesforce Info-session and Panel: APM at Salesforce

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Learn about the Associate Product Manager Program at Salesforce from current Salesforce APMs. Come hungry - dinner will be provided. Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the...

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jen Schradie

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives About the Talk: The internet has been hailed as a leveling force that is reshaping activism. From the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, digital activism seemed cheap, fast, and open to all. Now this celebratory narrative finds itself competing with an increasingly sinister story as...

Applied Math Seminar: Probing strongly correlated systems: Towards a quantum computational advantage

939 Evans Hall
  • Guang-Hao Low, Microsoft Research
The properties of strongly correlated systems are of great interest but have often been challenging to elucidate. Some of these difficulties may be overcome by programmable digital quantum computers, which harness the quantum-mechanical nature of reality to simulate quantum systems and promise an advantage over computers rooted in classical physics. In this talk, I review developments in quantum...

Jane Street: CStimathon at UC Berkeley!

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Jane Street will be hosting a CStimathon at UC Berkeley! Register as an individual or team here by February 24th ( Food will be provided. All majors welcome. In teams, you'll attempt 13 problems in 30 minutes, challenging your trivial knowledge of computers, Cal, or anything at all. Be prepared to come up with the best set of confidence intervals! They...

Enabling Mixed Reality for Low Vision

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
  • Yuhang Zhao, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Visually impaired people are marginalized by inaccessible social infrastructure and technology,facing severe challenges in all aspects of their life. Mixed reality (MR) technology has the capability of incorporating virtual information into the physical environment, presenting a unique opportunity to augment the world for visually impaired people. However, it also creates a virtual...