EECS Joint Colloquium

Wednesday, September 15, 1999

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

Current Department Research Presentation Series

 

Networking

Professor Venkat Anantharam, EECS

ABSTRACT: The talk will introduce some of the many research projects in the networking area at EECS, UCB and give some pointers toward current research directions and opportunities in the area.

 

Intelligent Systems (Control Theory, Artificial Intelligence, and Optimization)

Professor Michael Jordan, EECS

ABSTRACT: Artificial intelligence and systems science have become closer in recent years, as AI researchers have focused on building agent-based systems that cope with the uncertainty and dynamics of the real world, and as systems scientists have introduced discrete, symbolic elements into their models and have become concerned with issues of concurrency and verification. One important theme that runs through all of this work is the need for systems to be adaptive; indeed, the quest for "adaptivity" has become an effective operational surrogate for the larger and perhaps fuzzier goal of "intelligence". I will provide a number of examples of research on adaptive computational systems, both at Berkeley and elsewhere.