ICSI Researchers Win Best Paper Prizes at ICML and ICRA

July 3, 2013
Stefanie Jegelka, an ICSI affiliate, and Jeff Bilmes, an ICSI alum, were co-authors of a paper that won a best paper award at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). Jegelka is a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and is affiliated with Vision. She helped organize a workshop, "Submodularity in Machine Learning - New Direction," at ICML.

Audio and Multimedia Researchers Win Competition with Crowdsourcing Proposal

July 2, 2013
Audio and Multimedia researchers Luke Gottlieb and Benjamin Martinez Elizalde have been selected as winners of the Ideas Competition sponsored by the Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia, which will be held in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Multimedia in October. The competition asked for short crowdsourcing proposals related to multimedia problems.

ICSI Launches Broala, a Services Company For Its Popular Open-Source Network Security System Bro

June 26, 2013
ICSI-funded Broala spinoff will provide enhanced services for large-scale deployments at top businesses, universities and supercomputing centers.

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a leading center for research in computer science affiliated with UC Berkeley, today announced that it is spinning out a services company for Bro, a widely used open-source platform for network security analysis developed by a team of researchers and engineers at ICSI and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Researchers Gather to Discuss Non-English Framenets

April 30, 2013
More than 30 people from around the world traveled to Berkeley on April 19 to take part in the International FrameNet Workshop, sponsored by Swedish FrameNet++. Attendees from Brazil, Germany, Japan, and Sweden discussed their experiences developing non-English framenets, machine-readable lexicons based on the original English FrameNet, which is housed at ICSI. Representatives from Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, and Google also attended.

AI Director Srini Narayanan and Alum Joseph Makin Win Best Paper Award at BICoB

April 17, 2013
ICSI Alum Joseph Makin and Artificial Intelligence Director Srini Narayanan won the best paper award at the International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, held in March. Their conference paper presents a model of the complete human blood clotting cascade along with a sensitivity analysis covering both discrete and continuous dynamics of the blood-clotting process.

Networking and Security Director Vern Paxson Receives EECS Teaching Award

April 1, 2013
Networking and Security Director Vern Paxson has received the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching from UC Berkeley's Computer Science Division. The award, which is given annually to a member of the computer science faculty, recognizes commitment to and respect for students.

Board Member Receives IJCAI Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award

February 20, 2013
Professor Wolfgang Wahlster, a member of the ICSI Board of Trustees, is the recipient of the 2013 IJCAI Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award for his substantial contributions and his extensive service to the field of artificial intelligence throughout his career. The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Beijing, China in August.

ICSI Launches Two New Groups for Audio/Multimedia and Research Initiatives in Computer Science

February 14, 2013

ICSI, a leading center for research in computer science affiliated with UC Berkeley, today announced that it is launching two research groups, one for audio and multimedia and one for research initiatives. The Audio and Multimedia Research Group is led by Dr. Gerald Friedland, while the Research Initiatives Group is led by Professor Scott Shenker, also ICSI’s chief scientist.

Vern Paxson Is New Director of Networking and Security

January 28, 2013
ICSI is pleased to announce that, as of January 1, 2013, Professor Vern Paxson is the director of Networking and Security research. Paxson was previously a senior researcher in Networking. He takes the role of director over from Professor Scott Shenker, who directs the recently established Research Initiatives area and serves as chief scientist. Networking and Security research scientists will conduct research on Internet security issues, including investigating the underground economy.

Steven Wegmann Is New Leader of Speech Group

January 23. 2013
ICSI is pleased to announce that, as of January 1, 2013, Steven Wegmann is the new leader of the ICSI Speech Group. Professor Nelson Morgan, the founder and leader of the group for more than 24 years, will be focusing on research activities, passing on the leadership of the team to Wegmann.

“Morgan has led this group for 24 years and it's in great shape,” Wegmann said. “I'm honored to take on this role and excited about the research that we as a group are undertaking.”