CITRIS Research Exchange - Rama Akkiraju

Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs
Telepresence has the potential to bring billions of people into AR and VR. It is the next step in the evolution from telegraphy to telephony to videoconferencing. Just like telephony and video-conferencing, the key attribute of success will be “authenticity”: users' trust that received signals (e.g., audio for the telephone and video/audio for VC) are truly those transmitted by their friends,...

Zillow Group Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech
I will discuss ongoing work towards a new type of nanoscale building blocks in which DNA can be flexibly replaced with other materials such as metals and semiconductors. These nanoscale modules can be designed to self-assemble into a variety of plasmonic, photonic, and electronic architectures unattainable with any current nanofabrication techniques.

EECS Colloquium: From Zero Knowledge to Private Transactions

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Alessandro Chiesa, Berkeley EECS
In Bitcoin, the details of a payment are broadcast in the clear, so that anyone can verify their validity. Unfortunately, this violates user privacy and sacrifices coin fungibility. In this talk I will explain how zero knowledge proofs, a remarkable tool from cryptography, have been used to achieve privacy-preserving payments in a Bitcoin-like system. Bio: Alessandro Chiesa was born in...

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names. We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...

EECS Colloquium: Controlling structure in living cells: from cellular size control systems to CellCAD

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Wallace Marshall, Center for Cellular Construction, UCSF
Living cells are complex self-organizing machines in which different biochemical reactions are compartmentalized in membrane-enclosed chambers. Biotechnology, especially metabolic engineering, has long sought to harness the living cell as a microscopic chemical factory, but almost all the effort to date has been directed at manipulating the chemistry of the cell, and the physical structure of the...