Google Hardware Tech Talk

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
This session will focus on Google engineers (and Berkeley alum!) who work on the hardware team. They’ll provide insight into Google’s emergence into the HW market, the ups and down the teams face, and perform demos. We’ll provide swag and food, please RSVP through the link below to let us know you’ll be in attendance!

Weina Wang- Delay Bounds And Asymptotics In Cloud Computing Systems

3110 Etcheverry Hall
  • Weina Wang, Illinois Urbana-Campaign
With the emergence of big-data technologies, cloud computing systems are growing rapidly in size and becoming more and more complex, making it costly to conduct experiments and simulations. Therefore, modeling computing systems and characterizing their performance analytically are more critical than ever in identifying bottlenecks, informing system design, and facilitating provisioning.

IXL Learning Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join our IXLers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in edtech, and how you can join our team! Co-Hosted by UPE

Fast and slow learning from reviews: on the analysis and design of rating systems

Banatao Auditorium; 310 Sutardja Dai Hall Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Ali Makhdoumi, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The amount of goods and services transacted on online platforms is set to grow several folds over the next decade. These platforms face several critical challenges in creating a seamless interaction between diverse sellers and service providers. In this talk, we investigate these issues theoretically.

Bioelectronic Noses for Odorants and Airborne Pathogen

247 Cory Hall
  • Prof. Seunghun Hong, Seoul National University, Applied Physics
Recent progress in nanotechnology allows one to combine nanoscale devices with bio-molecules to build versatile nano-bio devices with interesting functionalities. One example can be a bioelectronic nose device to smell specific odorants just like human noses. In this work, we coated olfactory receptor proteins on carbon nanotube-based transistors to build bio-electronic noses which can...

Ultra High-Field MRI - Open questions in engineering and multiphysics

Wozniak Lounge (430 Soda Hall) Soda Hall
  • Simone Angela Winkler, Staff Research Associate, Stanford University
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful and informative diagnostic tools in modern medicine. While most clinical MR studies use magnetic field strengths of 1.5T or 3T, leading research is pushing these magnetic field strengths to 7T and beyond.

Splunk Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Oracle Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Currents and Phases in Quantum Rings

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, Physics & Applied Physics
Emergent phenomena in quantum systems often exhibit magnetic signatures. In this talk, I will describe how to use the current in a ring to access fundamental and topological properties of quantum states of charge-carrying particles. Applying a magnetic flux through a ring creates a phase gradient, in response to which a current flows, creating magnetic fields that we measure with a scanning...