08:45am Continental Breakfast and Registration 08:45am

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11:00am - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:30pm
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and announcement of the EECS Distinguished Alumni awardees Profs. Tsu-Jae King Liu and Michael Franklin
Computational Illumination for 3D Phase Microscopy - Professor Laura Waller
Making Visual Data a First-Class Citizen - Professor Alexei Efros
Pipelines for Machine Learning at Scale - Professor Benjamin Recht
Interaction Breakthroughs in Wrangling Data - Professor Joe Hellerstein
Hot Topics at EECS Research Centers - Graduate Student Presentations
Graduate student researchers from across the EECS research centers will share their work with a rapid
fire sequence of fun, 5 minute presentations.
• Personalized Modeling for Human-Robot Collaboration - Aaron Bestick, Tele-Immersion Lab
• Video Digests: A Browsable, Skimmable Format for Informational Lecture Videos - Amy Pavel, VCL
(Visual Computing Lab) and BiD (Berkeley Institute of Design)
• 3D Printing Interactive Devices - Andrew Head, BiD (Berkeley Institute of Design) and CITRIS
Invention Lab
• Learning by Observation for Surgical Subtasks: Multilateral Cutting of 3D Viscoelastic and 2D
Orthotropic Tissue Phantoms - Animesh Garg, Cal-MR (Center for Automation and Learning for
Medical Robots)
• Correctness and Control in Human Cyber-Physical Systems - Dorsa Sadigh, CHESS (Center for
Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems)
• Tachyon - A Reliable Memory Centric Distributed Storage System - Haoyuan Li, AMP Lab
(Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory)
• PILOT: An Actor-Oriented Learning and Optimization Toolkit for the Swarm - Ilge Akkaya,
• Babump — Health Data for Employers - Lark Buckingham, BCNM (Berkeley Center for New
• QUASAR: A high performance time-series database - Michael Andersen, SDB (Software Defined
• Advancing Towards Energy-efficient and Sustainable Buildings - Ruoxi Jia, CREST (Center for
Research in Energy Systems Transformation)
• Collective Assessment and Feedback Engine (CAFE): Machine Learning For Constructive
Democratic Discourse - Sanjay Krishnan, CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in
the Interest of Society)
• PHLOGON: Computing with Phase Logic - Tianshi Wang, DOP Center (Donald O. Pederson Center
For Electronic Design Systems)
• How Governments Hack Their Opponents- William R. Marczak, ICSI (International Computer
Science Institute)
• RISC-V: A Free, Open, Extensible ISA for the Heterogenous Future - Yunsup Lee, ASPIRE
(Algorithms and Specializers for Provably Optimal Implementations with Resilience and Efficiency)
Sponsored by EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences), UC Berkeley
Algorithms, Machines and People Lab
465 Soda Hall
Algorithms and Specializers for Provablyoptimal Implementations with Resiliency
and Efficiency
565 Soda Hall
Berkeley Center for New Media
426 Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
403 Cory Hall
Posters & lunch eating area - Rm. 400
Berkeley Wireless Research Center
490 Cory Hall
Center for Evidence-based Security Research
(Joined with ICSI)
1947 Center Street Suite 600 (between
Milvia and MLK
Center for Automation and Learning for
Medical Robots
1169 Etcheverry Hall
Center for Hybrid and Embedded
Software Systems
545 Cory Hall
Center for Neural Engineering and
490 Cory Hall
Center for Research in Energy
Systems Transformation
406 Cory Hall
Industrial Cyber-Physical
Systems Center
545 Cory Hall
International Computer Science
1947 Center Street, Suite 600
Software Defined Buildings
410 Soda Hall
490 Cory Hall
133 Sutardja Dai Hall
545 Cory Hall
Visual Computing Lab
510 Soda Hall
Center for Information Technology Research
in the Interest of Society
CITRIS Tech Museum, 3rd Floor, Sutardja Dai Hall
Invention Lab: Invention Lab Tours
1st Floor, Sutardja Dai hall
03:30pm - 05:00pm
RISC-1 Dedication Ceremony - 3rd floor, Soda Hall
Sponsored by EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences), UC Berkeley
Laura Waller, Professor, EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. Waller heads the Computational Imaging Lab, which
develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed simultaneously.
The specific focus is on measuring and controlling wave effects (such as phase, coherence or nonlinearity) in
microscopes and cameras. Laura was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering and Lecturer
of Physics at Princeton University from 2010-2012 and received B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004, 2005, and
2010, respectively. She is a Baker Fellow, Moore Foundation Data-Driven Investigator and NSF CAREER Awardee.
Alexei (Alyosha) Efros, Professor, EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. Efros joined UC Berkeley in 2013 as associate
professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to that, he was nine years on the faculty of
Carnegie Mellon University, and has also been affiliated with École Normale Supérieure/INRIA and University of
Oxford. His research is in the area of computer vision and computer graphics, especially at the intersection of
the two. He is particularly interested in using data-driven techniques to tackle problems which are very hard to
model parametrically but where large quantities of data are readily available. Alyosha received his PhD in 2003
from UC Berkeley. He is a recipient of CVPR Best Paper Award (2006), NSF CAREER award (2006), Sloan Fellowship (2008), Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), Okawa Grant (2008), Finmeccanica Career Development Chair
(2010), SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award (2010), ECCV Best Paper Honorable Mention (2010), and
the Helmholtz Test-of-Time Prize (2013).
Benjamin Recht , Professor, EECS and the Department of Statistics at the UC Berkeley. Ben was previously an
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ben
received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the MIT
Media Laboratory. After completing his doctoral work, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the
Mathematics of Information at Caltech. He is the recipient of an NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research
Fellowship, and the 2012 SIAM/MOS Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization.
Joseph M. Hellerstein, Professor, EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. Hellerstein’s work focuses on data-centric systems
and the way they drive computing. He is an ACM Fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and the recipient of
two ACM-SIGMOD "Test of Time" awards for his research. In 2010, Fortune Magazine included him in their list
of 50 smartest people in technology , and MIT's Technology Review magazine included his work on Distributed
Programming on their 2010 TR10 list of the 10 technologies "most likely to change our world". Key ideas from
his research have been incorporated into commercial and open-source software from IBM, Oracle, and
PostgreSQL. He is a past director of Intel Research Berkeley, and currently serves on the technical advisory boards
of a number of computing and Internet companies.
Sponsored by EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences), UC Berkeley
Tsu-Jae King Liu, Professor and Chair of EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. King Liu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1984, 1986 and 1994, respectively. She joined the
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as a Member of Research Staff in 1992, to research and develop high-performance thin-film transistor technologies for flat-panel display and imaging applications. In 1996 she joined the
faculty of the University of California, at Berkeley, where she is now the Conexant Systems Distinguished
Professor and Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department. From 2000 to
2004 and from 2006 to 2008, she served as the Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory.
From July 2004 through June 2006 she was Senior Director of Engineering in the Advanced Technology Group of
Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA). From 2008 through 2012, Professor Liu was the Associate Dean for
Research in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. She also served as Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley
Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory in 2012. Since 2012 she has been serving as Chair of the Electrical
Engineering Division in the EECS Department.
Michael Franklin, Professor and Associate Chair of EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. Franklin holds the Thomas M.
Siebel Chair in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, specializing in large-scale data management infrastructure and
applications (these days called "Big Data"). He works primarily in the Database (DB) and Operating Systems and
Networking Technology (OSNT) areas. He is currently Director of the Algorithms, Machines and People Lab
(AMPLab) - an industry and government-supported collaboration of students, postdocs, and faculty who
specialize in data management, cloud computing, statistical machine learning and other important topics
necessary for making sense of vast amounts of varied and unruly data. He is also a founder and was the CTO of
Truviso, a high-performance analytics software company in Foster City, CA, which was acquired by Cisco (CSCO)
in Spring 2012. He was named ACM Fellow in 2005. He won the ACM Service Award in 2002 and the Okawa
Foundation Research Grant, as well as the Siemens Faculty Development Grant in 2000. In 1995, he won the
National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He completed the B.S. in Computer and Information Science at
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1983; the M.S.E. at the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies in 1986,
and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1993.
Maneesh Agrawala, Professor, EECS UC Berkeley. Prof. Agrawala works on visualization, computer
graphics and human computer interaction. His focus is on investigating how cognitive design principles can be
used to improve the effectiveness of visual displays. The goals of this work are to discover the design principles
and then instantiate them in both interactive and automated design tools. He received an Okawa Foundation
Research Grant in 2006, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and an NSF CAREER Award in 2007, a
SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award in 2008, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2009. He was
chosen to attend the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2011.
Sponsored by EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences), UC Berkeley
1947 Center Street, Suite 600
Downtown Berkeley
1169 Etcheverry Hall
Visual Computing Lab
510 Soda Hall
133 Sutardja Dai Hall
Tech Museum, 3rd Floor
Invention Lab
141/143 Sutardja Dai Hall
426 Sutardja Dai Hall
Sutardja Dai Hall
Etcheverry Hall
Software-Defined Buildings
410 Soda Hall
565 Soda Hall
465 Soda Hall
Lunch Eating Area:
Wozniak Lounge, 4th floor
Soda Hall
545 Cory Hall
490 Cory Hall
406 Cory Hall
545 Cory Hall
BWRC/Center for Neural
Engineering and Prostheses
490 Cory Hall
403 Cory Hall
Lunch Eating Area:
Ti Lounge, 2nd floor
Open House: 12:45-3:00pm
Cory Hall
Lunches will be distributed at the end of the morning session
in the Garbarini Lounge (adjacent to Sibley Auditorium).
Escorts will be on hand to guide you back to Cory, Soda
and Sutardja Dai Hall.
Lunch Pick-up 12:30pm:
Garbarini Lounge (outside of Sibley
Sibley Auditorium
Bechtel Engineering Building
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