2i2c and ICSI: A New Stage on Our Journey

 A New Stage on Our Journey

One of the most exciting parts of our work at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is how we empower other organizations to lead the way in opening science and research to the broader world. Specifically, over the past year, our team at ICSI has been honored to serve as the host organization and fiscal partner for a startup non-profit organization called The International Interactive Computing Collaboration or, more creatively, 2i2c.

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Program Announces Fourth Wireless Research Platform in Central Iowa to Drive Innovation in Rural Broadband Connectivity

Iowa State University will lead development of the new testbed with funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a consortium of industry partners, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

ICSI researchers, led by Dr. Michael Luby, will be participating in the PAWR Program known as ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities.

Dr. Serge Egelman Testifies at Hearing for Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

Dr. Serge EgelmanOn May 18, 2021 at 10:00 am, the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security held a hearing, “Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing”. ICSI’s Director of Usable Privacy and Security, Dr. Serge Egelman, testified at the hearing along with Professor Angela Campbell and Baroness Beeban Kidron.

Envisioning safer cities with AI

Artificial intelligence is providing new opportunities in a range of fields, from business to industrial design to entertainment. But how about civil engineering and city planning? How might machine- and deep-learning help us create safer, more sustainable, and resilient built environments?

A team of researchers from the NSF NHERI SimCenter, a computational modeling and simulation center for the natural hazards engineering community based at the University of California, Berkeley, with researchers from UC Berkeley, the International Computer Science Institute, Stanford, and UCLA, have developed a suite of tools called BRAILS -- Building Recognition using AI at Large-Scale -- that can automatically identify characteristics of buildings in a city and even detect the risks that a city's structures would face in an earthquake, hurricane, or tsunami.

Serge Egelman Testifies at Senate Hearing on Children's Online Privacy

Dr. Serge Egelman testifying at Senate hearing on child privacyOn May 18, 2021, Dr. Serge Egelman, Director of Usable Security and Privacy research at ICSI, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security at a hearing titled “Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing”.

In Memory: John Ohala

John Ohala

This last week, Professor John Ohala passed away. This was very saddening to many people in the speech and language communities, but particularly to the many friends he had, not only in Berkeley, but all around the world.

ICSI Security and Privacy Researchers Receive Caspar Bowden Award

A team of researchers led by Serge Egelman at ICSI received the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for their 2018 paper, “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?” Examining COPPA Compliance at Scale. The award was announced on July 16, 2020 during the 2020 Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS).

Vern Paxon and Robin Sommer receive IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award

On May 18 2020, Vern Paxson and Robin Sommer, longtime ICSI Networking and Security researchers, developers of Zeek, and co-fournders of Corelight, received IEEE a 2020 IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for their 2010 paper "Outside the Closed World: On Using