DAAD Postdoc Claudia Nieuwenhuis Joins Vision

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Claudia Nieuwenhuis, DAAD PostdocClaudia Nieuwenhuis has joined the Vision Group on a postdoctoral fellowship within ICSI's German visiting agreement, which is funded through the FITweltweit program, sponsored by the BMBF and administered by the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Program.

Netalyzr Releases App for Android Smart Phones

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Netalyzr logoNetalyzr, ICSI's popular online tool that analyzes how open and transparent a user's connection to the Internet is, can now test the network connections on Android smartphones through an app released today on the Google Play store. Netalyzr is developed and maintained by Networking and Security scientists Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver, and Professor Vern Paxson, who leads networking and security research. Narseo Vallina Rodriguez, a postdoc in the group who joined ICSI this summer, and Matt Zavislak also helped develop the app.

FrameNet Holds 5-Day Workshop, Sponsored by NSF and Google

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FrameNet LogoFrameNet, one of ICSI's longest running projects, hosted a five-day workshop September 9-13 here at our downtown Berkeley office. The workshop, which was endorsed by the Association for Computational Linguistics and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Google, attracted developers of natural language processing applications, researchers in linguistic semantics, and lexicographers from both industry and academia.

Serge Egelman Joins Networking and Begins Project on Personalized Privacy and Security Systems

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Serge EgelmanSerge Egelman, a researcher in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, will also be working at ICSI on his new NSF-funded project, "Designing Individualized Privacy and Security Systems." The goal is, as the name implies, to design security and privacy systems that respond to individual users' preferences, taking advantage of cognitive psychology data gathered through crowd-sourcing.

New Talk on YouTube: "Open the Pod Bay Doors ... Siri!"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On August 15, Roberto Pieraccini, our CEO, gave a talk on the current state of speech recognition and understanding technologies. If you missed it, never fear! We've posted the video of the talk to our YouTube account.

Is Your Twitter Account Saying Too Much?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Your information footprint is larger than you thinkNew app shows you how much your social media accounts are sharing

An app developed by members of the cross-disciplinary Teaching Privacy Team shows how your postings on social media might be used to track you - and what you can do to protect your privacy. The Ready or Not? app uses GPS data attached to your Twitter and Instagram posts to create a map of where you've been posting from and when you're posting there.

Marco Chiesa Joins Networking and Security

Monday, August 19, 2013

Marco ChiesaMarco Chiesa has joined Networking and Security and will be working with Scott Shenker on resilient routing tables.

Marco received his undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Roma Tre. He began his PhD studies there in January 2011 and expects to graduate this December.

Haihua Xu, Visitor from Singapore, Joins ICSI's Speech Group

Monday, August 12, 2013

Haihua XuHaihua Xu is visiting Speech through ICSI's visitor agreement with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Haihua received his PhD from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and is now a researcher at Temasek Laboratories at the Nanyang Technological University. There, he works on acoustic modeling, the statistical representation of sounds that is used by automatic speech recognizers.

Philipp Richter and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez Join Networking

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Philipp Richter and Narseo Vallina-RodriguezTwo researchers joined Networking and Security this summer: Philipp Richter and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez. Philipp is here on a summer internship, working with Networking and Security Director Vern Paxson. We get to keep Narseo a bit longer - he's joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow.