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. 

The Room Within the Sound

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Researchers have developed a method to identify rooms through audio recordings which were captured in them. Nils Peters, a DAAD-funded postdoctoral fellow, and Speech Group researchers Gerald Friedland and Howard Lei used audio recordings from seven different rooms – a bedroom, library, studio, two churches, great hall, and classroom – to develop an acoustic profile for each. These profiles were based on audio features that are frequently used by speech systems to automatically recognize words.

September Highlights

Monday, October 1, 2012

A few highlights from September at ICSI:

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.

August 2012 Highlights

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Here are some news & research highlights from August:

Five Things to Consider Before Posting Online

Monday, August 27, 2012

Think before you post

Social networks make it easy to instantly share information, photos, and videos online. For many people, this is a fun way to stay up to date with friends and family, but they may not realize the privacy implications of all this sharing.

ICSI scientist Gerald Friedland studies cybercasing, the use of online information to mount attacks in the real world, and, and recommends users consider the following before posting anything online.

1. Who can see/read this post? Public posts can be seen by anybody in the world, including your boss, governments, and even criminals. So think: Is the post appropriate for any audience?

2. Will my post offend people, and am I okay with the potential results of offending people? If the information in this post is shared with people I didn't anticipate sharing it with, will that cause any problems (for me, or for others mentioned/shown in my post)?

The Bro Exchange

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Earlier this month, ICSI's Bro team held the first "Bro Exchange:" a meeting aimed at bringing together a large number of Bro users to exchange thoughts and experiences deploying the system. Bro is an open-source network security monitor developed by a team of researchers and engineers at ICSI and NCSA. About 50 Bro users from industry, research labs, and universities attended the event, which was hosted by the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.