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[ba-unrev-talk] UC Berkeley's CITRIS In Silicon Valley: New Directions in Technology

Symposium registration $45 (breakfast and lunch included)
RSVP by May 22, 2002 <  http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/Alumni/bisv_reg.html
Email: eas@coe.berkeley.edu    (01)

Saturday June 1st
8:30am-2:30pm    (02)

Hayes Mansion Conference Center
200 Edenvale Court
San Jose, CA    (03)

For the record (ba-unrev-talk):    (04)

Keynote Speaker    (05)

Joseph B. Costello, Chairman & CEO, think3, Inc.
Highly regarded for his business acumen and bold moves in the high-tech
industry, Joe Costello leads think3, a 3-D design and software company.
Prior to think3, Costello played a pivotal role as president and CEO of
Cadence Design Systems Inc. for more than a decade. He earned a degree
in Physics from Berkeley in 1980.    (06)

Faculty Presentations    (07)

Kimmen Sjölander, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Informatics of
Plant Immunity    (08)

Plants have developed sophisticated strategies and defense mechanismsto
escape pathogen attack. Proteomics and genomics analyses offer new
insights into disease and pest resistance in plants, leading to new
strains with improved resistance to pests and pathogens, increased crop
production, and the potential to reduce world hunger.    (09)

Jay D. Keasling, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Turning Cells into Chemical Factories    (010)

Many complex molecules used to treat disease or synthesize novel
materials are difficult to produce using traditional chemical
techniques. Scientists and engineers are now using genomes sequences,
bioinformatics, and genetic tools to re-engineer microbial cells to to
be chemical factories.    (011)

Michael A. Marletta, Professor of Chemistry
How Nature Engineers Molecules    (012)

Why nature chose the reactive, toxic, highly diffusible gas nitric oxide
(NO) to serve as a cell-to-cell signaling agent is a mystery. Nature has
responded to these stringent demands by engineering a specific receptor
for NO, building in the required specificity, offering scientists clues
as to how to engineer entirely new molecules and receptors in the lab.    (013)

CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of
Society)    (014)

Kristofer Pister, Professor of Electical Engineering and Computer
Smart Dust    (015)

Shrinking Wireless Sensors Networks of wireless sensors are a crucial
enabling component of the CITRIS vision. The goal of the Smart Dust
project is to find the fundamental limits to size in a wireless sensor
node, and to implement real systems that start to approach those limits.    (016)

Jan M. Rabaey , Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
The Ubiquitous Bit - A New Agenda for Wireless    (017)

With the advent of pervasive wireless sensor networks -- a key
foundation of the CITRIS effort -- the focus of the wireless community
is shifting from delivering more capacity to providing more bits
cheaply.    (018)

Steven Glaser, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental
Disaster Risk Reduction: Distributed Sensors    (019)

Arrays of intelligent sensor agents can provide owners of large
manufacturing facilities, transporting systems, and lifeline networks
with the accurate, real-time information needed to make disaster
recovery decisions. As a test case, engineers are using new tools that
integrate information acquisition, evaluation, and modeling to develop
health prognoses of structures.    (020)

Nanotechnology    (021)

Alex Zettl, Professor of Physics
Alice in Nanoland    (022)

Synthetic nanoscale materials such as carbon and boron-nitride nanotubes
display novel mechanical, chemical, electronic, optical, and magnetic
properties with intriguing underlying physics and the potential to
revolutionize the electronics industry. Applications range from
functionalized chemical sensors to molecular electronics to nanoscale
mechanical actuators.    (023)

Nanotechnological developments in biomolecular profiling are paving the
way toward fast, accurate, and economical cancer-screening tests. A
recently devised technique for detecting proteins is not only sensitive
enough to serve as a diagnostic assay for the protein markers
characteristic of prostrate cancer but also offers broad
cancer-screening applicability.    (024)

K. Birgitta Whaley, Professor of Chemistry
Quantum Nanoprocessors    (025)

Nanostructured materials are essential to the operation and control of
remarkable quantum devices. While quantum mechanical devices pose many
nanoscale science and engineering challenges, they will enable
astounding new possibilities for information processing.    (026)

                                                         Arun Majumdar,
Professor and Vice Chair of Mechanical
in Cancer Diagnostics and Monitoring    (027)