BLISS Seminar: Queues, Balls and Bins, and Association

540 Cory Hall
  • R Srikant, UIUC
We consider a problem motivated by file retrieval in cloud computing systems where storage coding is used. In such problems, each file-retrieval job consists of multiple tasks (each corresponding to the retrieval of a coded chunk of a file), and the job is completed only when all of its tasks are completed. The goal is to compute the tail probability of the job completion time. However, this is a...

Accel Scholars Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
Co-sponsored by HKN and UPE, please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Scholars Program. It is the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to...

Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall Soda Hall
  • Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

Capital One Info-Session

Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall
“Strategy Maps are communication tools. They are meant to be shared. They are meant to create a conversation. And that conversation is meant to consist of debate, understanding, and challenge -- all in an attempt to achieve consensus on a strategic decision.” Want to learn more about Capital One's new, revolutionary idea? Come on by to the Woz and learn more about it directly from their...

Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

540AB DOP Center Cory Hall
  • Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport
  • Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics
Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

On-chip active delay lines with widely tunable delays

540 Cory Hall
  • Nagendra Krishnapura, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
An all-pass filter architecture that can be generalized to high orders, and can be realized using active circuits, is proposed. Using this, a compact true-time-delay element with a widely tunable delay and a large delay-bandwidth product is demonstrated. This is useful for beamforming and equalization in the lower GHz range where the use of LC or transmission line based solutions to realize large...

Getting the Best of Nanomaterials: Intercalated Graphene/Quantum Dot Hybrid Photodetector

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering
Recently, hybrid graphene quantum dot (Gr/QD) systems have emerged as high responsivity photodetectors, taking advantage of the high charge carrier mobility of graphene and the high light absorption of PbS quantum dots. However the performance of this hybrid system is still limited by the charge carrier diffusion length of quantum dots, which remains the main bottle neck for quantum dot based...

Microsoft Azure University Tour

Field Club Memorial Stadium
Want to know where the cloud can take you? Microsoft can show you. We’re excited to announce the Azure University Tour is coming and you’re invited! This is a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you’ll code alongside industry experts, boost your skills, and test new technology. No matter your career path, the cloud is likely to be central to it, and the...

Double Quantum Dot Nanocrystal Synthesis and Applications

60 Evans Hall
  • Prof. Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Applied Physics
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals have evolved in the past decades from a topic of pure scientific interest to a technological one. This has been driven by dramatic advances in the ability to fabricate controlled complex structures via wet chemistry methods. Today, exquisite control can be exerted on the detailed structure and energy landscape within colloidal nanoparticles, leading to new...