Building Human Intelligence at Scale, To Save the Next Generation from ChatGPT

Auditorium Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
  • Po-Shen Loh, Carnegie Mellon University
Po-Shen Loh is a math professor, researcher, and educator who transitioned to devise new solutions for large-scale real-world problems. He will discuss educational strategies that build relevant skills to survive this new era of Generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT).

CLIMB Evergreen talk with Rina Foygel Barber: Stability of black-box algorithms

310 (Banatao Auditorium) Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Prof. Rina Foygel Barber, University of Chicago
Stability of black-box algorithms Algorithmic stability is a framework for studying the properties of a model fitting algorithm, with many downstream implications for generalization, predictive inference, and other important statistical problems. Stability is often defined as the property that predictions on a new test point are not substantially altered by removing a single point at random...

Dissertation Talk: Efficient Zero-Knowledge Proofs: Theory and Practice

  • Jiaheng Zhang
In this talk, we discuss a cryptographic tool named zero-knowledge proof from both theoretical and practical perspectives. In theory, we present Libra, the first zero-knowledge protocol with optimal prover time, fast verifier time, and succinct proof size. Libra also has excellent concrete efficiency in practice. In practice, we present the first solution for building trustless and permissionless...

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...

EECS Colloquium: Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback: Progress and Challenges

310 Sutardja Dai Hall Sutardja Dai Hall
  • John Schulman, OpenAI
Biography John Schulman received a Ph.D. from Berkeley EECS in 2016, advised by Pieter Abbeel. He now leads a team working on ChatGPT and RL from Human Feedback at OpenAI, where he was a co-founder. His previous work includes foundational algorithms of deep RL (TRPO, PPO), generalization in RL (ProcGen), mathematical reasoning by language models (GSM8K), combining RL with retrieval (WebGPT)...

Dissertation Talk: Rethinking System Design for Expressive Cryptography

420 Soda Hall
  • Sam Kumar
Expressive cryptography has the potential to enable transformative new applications, drawing significant interest from industry. Unfortunately, it is often slow and resource-intensive, making those applications difficult to realize. This talk demonstrates how we can design and build systems to enable expressive cryptography to reach its full transformative potential.

CCB Industry Talk: Dr. Aviv Regev, Head of Genentech Research and Early Development

Banatao Auditorium, room 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Aviv Regev
Speaker Bio: Aviv Regev is the Head of Genentech Research and Early Development. Prior to Genentech, Regev served as Chair of the Faculty, Core Member, and Founding director of the Klarman Cell observatory at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and as Professor of Biology at MIT and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is a founding co-chair of the Human Cell Atlas....

Class of 2023 Engineering Master's Degree Commencement

Hearst Greek Theatre
The College of Engineering will host a commencement ceremony for Master's degree graduates of the Class of 2023, their family and friends on Wednesday, May 17.