EE - A Closer Look - Panel with EECS Faculty

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
In between pursuing EE or CS? Join us for a EECS Faculty panel to learn about why you might want to pursue electrical engineering, what types of problems you would solve, and the opportunities after graduation. Food will be provided! Our Panelists: Professor Jeff Bokor - Nanomagnetics, graphene electronics, nano-electromechanical systems Professor Gireeja Ranade - Control,...

EECS Colloquium: Memcomputing: leveraging memory and physics to compute efficiently

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of Californian, San Diego
It is well known that physical phenomena may be of great help in computing some difficult problems efficiently. A typical example is prime factorization that may be solved in polynomial time by exploiting quantum entanglement on a quantum computer. There are, however, other types of (non-quantum) physical properties that one may leverage to compute efficiently a wide range of hard problems. In...

Need-Finding For Your Next Big Idea

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
SWE Startup Spring at Berkeley presents the first of a two-part series on Women Entrepreneurs: How To Be an Effective Female Founder on April 18th, 6-8pm at 290 HMMB. Do you want to know how to become an effective female founder? Come listen to panelists Caroline Winnett, Executive Director at SkyDeck, Maria Artunduaga, CEO of Respira Labs, Paola Santana, Founder of Matternet and now Social...

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Understanding chemical-mechanical planarization: a ubiquitous process in modern IC manufacturing

The Hogan Room, 521 Cory Hall
  • Hayden Taylor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley
Chemical–mechanical planarization (CMP) is ubiquitous in the processing of semiconductor wafers, where it is used to achieve flat interfaces between successive layers of circuit structures. As circuit feature sizes reduce, CMP process innovation is constantly needed to maintain acceptable defect rates and throughput. Polishing performance depends in complex ways on the materials being removed,...

Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE
Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed “remote epitaxy”, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...

Dissertation Talk: Optoelectronics for refrigeration and analog circuits for combinatorial optimization

540AB Cory Hall
  • Tianyao Xiao, PhD candidate, Department of EECS, UC Berkeley
In this dissertation talk, I will cover two topics. First, I will discuss the prospects of using light-emitting diodes as solid-state refrigerators. Second, I will present a non-von Neumann computer, built from coupled analog electrical oscillators, that can rapidly search for solutions to difficult combinatorial optimization problems.