Brazilian Visitor Program Call for Applications

November 14, 2009
ICSI's Brazilian visitor program has issued its first annual call for applications, and is set to begin in 2010 as soon as participants have been selected from the pool of applicants. The program offers exciting opportunities to expand the horizons of ICSI scientists' worldwide collaborative research.

Liz Shriberg Selected as ISCA Fellow

October 11, 2009
Liz Shriberg of the Speech Group has been selected as one of six fellows for 2009 of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) for her significant contributions to the field of speech communication science and technology. ISCA's Fellows Program began in 2007 to honor the contributions of outstanding members.

Dan Klein Wins Okawa Foundation Grant

September 15, 2009
Professor Dan Klein, an affiliate of the Speech Group and a professor at UC Berkeley, has won an Okawa Foundation research grant award for 2009. This award is given out annually to selected scientists in the US and Asia. The award includes a $10,000 unrestricted grant.

Genomic Identification and Privacy

August 23, 2009
In the last few years, genome association studies have led to breakthrough medical discoveries. However, due to privacy concerns that the identity of individuals could be determined through DNA data, health institutes in the US and abroad removed public access to the genetic data coming from these association studies. Such association studies have been shown to shed light on diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer's disease, and sharing the raw data from these studies with other scientists can aid tremendously with further discoveries

BFOIT Hosts 10th Anniversary Reception

August 14, 2009
The Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT) hosted its 10th Anniversary Reception on Friday, August 14 at the Sibley Auditorium in the Stephen D. Bechtel Building at the University of California, Berkeley from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.