2009 Summer Research at Univeristy of CA, Berkeley

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley-TRUST

Contact Information for SUPERB-TRUST:
Dr. Kristen Gates
Executive Director of Education,
Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies (TRUST) University of California, Berkeley
(510) 642-3737


CS/AMP Spotlighted at HACU 2008 Conference

The 2008 Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) 22nd Annual Conference was held in Denver, Colorado, October 10-13, 2008. Dr. Laura Rosales, the Director of Research & Scholarly Activity at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi gave a presentation on “Opportunities Benefiting Hispanics at an HSI/PUI in South Texas.”  The CS/AMP program was highlighted as a successful program.

 – PowerPoint Presentation
 – BPC Handout
 – LSAMP Handout
 – MII Handout

CCAD Computer Science Jobs for you!

Andres Grullon from the Corpus Christi Army Depot will be here on our campus to discuss various job opportunities!

These positions are open to the general public and you do not have to be in the Army to be considered. If you would like to know what qualifications you need to work there, this opportunity is for you!

The specific jobs he will be discussing are:

  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • System Administrator

He will be on our campus on:

If you are serious about finding a job after your successful graduation, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
FMI: liza.wisner@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2479

CAHSI Lecture Series – University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Title: Service-Oriented Wireless Network
Speaker: Kejie Lu lukejie@ece.uprm.edu

March 27, 2008 – 2:30PM EST
For information on how to connect, see below↓ …or

Over the past decade, wireless networks have significantly changed the life of everybody. In this presentation, we will first briefly review existing wireless networking technologies, such as different generations of cellular networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs), and wireless sensor network (WSN). We will then focus on the design of future wireless network, in particular the design based on the service-oriented principle. A general framework for the service-oriented design will be presented. Within this framework, a number of research topics will also be discussed.

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CAHSI Lecture Series – Google

Title: Connecting Dots in a Flat World
Speaker: Juan Vargas jevargas@google.com

Thursday, March 20, 2008 – 4:30PM CST
For information on how to connect, see below↓ …or cahsi-lecture-series-google.pdf

We created a technological infrastructure that has transformed our lives. Immense volumes of data are being captured by instruments, satellites, and sensors, 24/7. Huge data sets are available to scientists, engineers, governments, the military, and the private sector. Areas such as bioinformatics, drug discovery, nano-engineering, healthcare, e-commerce, require unprecedented levels of cooperation between experts from a variety of fields. At the new frontiers of engineering, science and technology, the new generation of scientists and engineers must be trained to listen to and learn from others. We must learn to collaborate in order to devise the new methods, technologies and insights needed to support such distributed networks of research. Computing is the driving force, at the center of this fundamental change.  During this talk I will offer my personal (and optimistic) view on the future of computing and the intersection with the sciences, and will discuss areas that I think offer greater opportunities.

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Sun Microsystems – CAHSI Lecture Series

Research in Industrial Labs: How Collaboration Aids Innovation
Speakers: Tarik Ono and Gilda Garreton Tarik.Ono@sun.com and gilda.garreton@sun.com
Date: March 12, 2008 – 2:30PM CST

Using the example of Sun Microsystems Laboratories, this presentation shows how research in industrial labs often spans multiple research areas and encourages close collaboration between groups. We will focus on one particular innovation that was made possible by a joint effort of hardware and software engineers, namely Proximity Communication, a novel low-power chip-to-chip communication method developed at Sun Microsystems Laboratories. Furthermore, the presentation will explain the research and circuit design flow process that lead to the development of functional test chips. It will also emphasize the relevance of an in-house open-source CAD tool as well as interactions with external partners.

Lecture notes: http://cahsi.fiu.edu/TarikOne.html or http://research.sun.com/vlsi/pubs.html

2008 NSF Opportunities for Student/Faculty Research Experiences at National Laboratories

There are two great opportunities from NSF. 
Deadlines are March 10, 2008.  Please consider applying.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
– Students apply.
– This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities.

Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) Program
– Faculty Mentor apply for the team.
– The FaST program will support a team comprised of one faculty member and 2 – 3 undergraduate students. The program provides hands-on research opportunities in DOE national laboratories during the summer.

More info also at: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/sci_ed.htm