Computing Around UC
Computing and its applications as practiced around the entire UC System.
Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity Research - Exploring Ethics
4/1/2019
Computer security is a field that is fundamentally co-dependent — an interplay between the potential risk created by technology and the actual threats created by adversaries. The dance between defenders, technologists and attackers is one that is rich and dynamic and fuels both a large active research community and a multi-billion dollar computer security industry. Inevitably, ethical issues are exposed at multiple levels of this stack -- frequently at precisely those...
How Do Websites Personalize Recommendations for Me? - Exploring Ethics
1/31/2019
In this talk Julian McAuley, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering, discusses the modeling techniques behind personalized recommendation technology on the web. Examples of Recommender Systems range from simple statistical approaches like Amazon's people who bought X also bought Y links, to complex AI-based approaches that drive feed ranking on sites like Facebook. We'll discuss the models that drive these systems, look at the research questions that drive the future of...
Artificial Intelligence: What's Next?
9/13/2018
With the vast amount of data available in digital form, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly. In this talk, William Wang (UCSB Computer Science) summarizes the stunning achievements of Artificial Intelligence for the past decade, especially in the subareas of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Computer Vision. He also looks at big resarch challenges ahead. Recorded on 06/27/2018.
Advances in Energy Efficiency Through Cloud and Machine Learning
3/19/2018
Today, the IT Industry accounts for about 2 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, comparable to the footprint of air travel. Will IT emission eclipse air travel one day soon? Urs Hölzle thinks the clear answer is "no": he says IT energy will decrease, and perhaps decrease significantly, over the next decade. Find out why. Hölzle is Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow and oversees the design and operation of the servers,...
The Future Computer Science: The Rock We Tricked Into Thinking
11/13/2017
The growth of computer processors has shaped modern life and yet we still have so many important and fundamental questions remaining. UCSB Professor Tim Sherwood discusses the state of the art in computing and how the demands for energy efficient and intelligent systems is driving the creation of entirely new approaches to the problem. Recorded on 07/05/2017.
Science Fiction Became Reality
10/23/2017
The growth of computer processors has shaped modern life and yet we still have so many important and fundamental questions remaining. UCSB Professor Tim Sherwood discusses the unexpected state of the art in computing.
Internet of Things: History and Hype, Technology and Policy
8/21/2017
Although Internet-of-Things (IoT) have their roots in ideas that are decades old, it is a hot topic these days causing both excitement and concern. Proponents see traffic flowing more smoothly, electric grids operating efficiently, environmental sensing, and monitoring health. On the other hand, there are a range of security and privacy concerns that need to be addressed. Margaret Martonosi, Computer Science at Princeton, discusses key technology and policy challenges for future...
Self-Driving Cars - Exploring Ethics
6/1/2017
Self-driving and autonomous automobiles present new challenges that are not only technical, but also of a broader social, legal, and even ethical nature. Such issues will become more urgent and important as collisions and accidents involving self-driving or semi-autonomous vehicles occur more often –harming, injuring or even killing humans in the real world. Mohan Trivedi, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, founding director of the Computer...
Data Science, Technology, and Medicine - Exploring Ethics
4/3/2017
Todd P. Coleman of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering discusses multi-disciplinary efforts to develop noninvasive tools to monitor health status. He shares novel ways of interpreting the collected data for prediction, diagnosis, and prevention of disease, with a particular focus on chronic disease management and healthy aging, as well as the ethics of data collection, privacy, and assessment methods.
Microbiomes and Aging with Rob Knight - Research on Aging
3/9/2017
Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases.
Identity, Privacy and Security in the World of Mobile Devices
11/23/2016
Mobile devices are an integral part of our daily lives. But with their growing functionality and capability comes increased risk to personal privacy and security. At a fundamental level, mobile devices are incredibly hard to secure. Ben Zhao, Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, discusses some of the fundamental security and privacy risks in mobile device and recent work in identifying and addressing the problem of "Sybil Devices," software code that pass...
Mapping the Great Indoors
11/7/2016
Using the web and mobile devices, we now have comprehensive maps of the great outdoors, our planet and its mountains, plains and oceans. But what about the places where GPS does not work, such as underground, in buildings and megastructures, under dense tree canopies, on board ships or inside aircraft? Research cartographer Keith Clarke is working toward mapping the great indoors using new technologies. See what that entails and what it enables. Recorded on 07/21/2016.
2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science: Rob Knight
9/12/2016
A profile of Rob Knight, recipient of the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for his work to understand the human microbiome and its role in human health. Recorded on 06/20/2016.
What Wearable Cameras and GPS Can Teach Us About Human Behavior
6/16/2016
Researchers are using wearable cameras and location-tracking devices to observe how people behave in real life. They look at how daily behavior patterns relate to health. Some of the participants are not worried about the information captured by these wearable devices, some are. While there is an ethical framework to protect participants the challenge is how to share accumulated data with other scientists. How can we balance protecting participant privacy and advancing scientific...
 

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