This is the archive for the "profile" category on the ICSI blog. Read past profiles of ICSI researchers and visitors that have appeared on our blog.

Jiao Zhang, Visitor from China, Joins Networking Group

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jiao Zhang is visiting ICSI's Networking Group, where she works with group leader Scott Shenker on caching management in information-centric networks. She received her bachelor's degree from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2008, and she is now a graduate student at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. 

DAAD-Funded Postdocs Join ICSI

Monday, September 24, 2012

Every year, ICSI hosts postdoctoral fellows from Germany who are funded by the German Academic Exchange Program. In September, we welcomed the first four postdocs to arrive in this year's program: Michael Elberfeld, Christof Lang, Erik Rodner, and Daniel Warneke. They will be working on a variety of topics from theoretical algorithms to computer vision.

Chuck Wooters Returns to ICSI - Again

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ICSI's Chuck WootersLast month, ICSI welcomed back one of its first employees: Chuck Wooters. This is Chuck’s third time at ICSI.

Chuck grew up in the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California and entered UC Berkeley as an undergraduate. He planned to get his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and then go to law school, but after taking a course in philosophical linguistics, he decided to switch majors to linguistics. His plans changed again when he became interested in computer science.

Profile: Charles Fillmore

Monday, May 7, 2012

Charles Fillmore, Director of ICSI's FrameNet ProjectCharles Fillmore is one of the founding fathers of linguistics as it is practiced today. A professor emeritus of UC Berkeley, Chuck is also the director of ICSI’s FrameNet Project, which is building a lexical database, usable by both machines and humans, that describes the relationships between words in order to extract meaning from texts. The work requires the intellectual flexibility and passion for language that have marked his sixty-year career.

Profile: Richard Karp

Monday, April 30, 2012

Richard Karp, Leader of ICSI's Algorithms GroupProfessor Richard Karp has led ICSI’s Algorithms Group for the majority of its existence since 1988. Dick has just been named the founding director of an institute that will host research on theoretical computer science and its outreach to other scientific fields. The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will be funded by a $60 million grant to UC Berkeley from the Simons Foundation.

Profile: Roberto Pieraccini

Monday, April 23, 2012

Many notable computer scientists work at ICSI, and in recognition of their contributions to computer science, we will profile some of our current scientists and visitors, as well as notable alumni, here on the blog. We begin with Roberto Pieraccini, ICSI’s new director as of January 15, 2012. A speech scientist best known for applying statistical methods to spoken language understanding and dialog, Roberto has 30 years of experience in research and development at corporate laboratories and technology companies in the U.S. and Italy.