An NSF Expedition Project
REAL-TIME INTELLIGENT SECURE EXPLAINABLE SYSTEMS
In the RISELab, we develop technologies that enable applications to make low-latency decisions on live data with strong security.
Current Founding Sponsors
RISELab Faculty members Raluca Popa and Dawn song are profiled in the April 2020 Berkeley Engineering feature...
RISE Seminar: Learning to Solve Combinatorial Optimization Problems with Applications to Systems and Chip Design, a talk by Azalia Mirhoseini
This week, we are very excited to host Azalia Mirhoseini from Google Brain. Azalia will tell us about reinfor...
This week, we are very excited to host Matei Zaharia from Stanford. Speaker: Matei Zaharia (Stanford Universit...
RISE Seminar 2/21/20: Towards an Equitable and Trustworthy Data Economy, a talk by Ruoxi Jia, UC Berkeley
Title: Towards an Equitable and Trustworthy Data Economy Speaker: Ruoxi Jia Date and location: Friday, Februa...
August 19, 2019
by Richard Liaw – Ray Tune is a Python library that accelerates hyperparameter tuning by allowing you to leverage cutting edge optimization algorithms at scale.
July 29, 2019
by Jason Dai, Zhichao Li – AI has evolved significantly in recent years. In order to gain insight and make decisions based on massive amounts of data, we need…
May 12, 2019
by Devin Petersohn – Source by Ion Stoica and Devin Petersohn – Serverless computing is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its ease of programmability and management. Many see it as the next general purpose computing…
Berkeley’s computer science division has an ongoing tradition of 5-year collaborative research labs. In the fall of 2016 we closed out the most recent of the series: the AMPLab. We think it was a pretty big deal, and many agreed.
One great thing about Berkeley is the endless supply of energy and ideas that flows through the place — always bringing changes, building on what came before. In that spirit, we’re fired up to announce the Berkeley RISELab, where we will focus intensely for five years on systems that provide Real-time Intelligence with Secure Explainable decisions.
RISELab represents the next chapter in the ongoing story of data-intensive systems at Berkeley; a proactive step to move beyond Big Data analytics into a more immersive world. The RISE agenda begins by recognizing that there are big changes afoot:
- Sensors are everywhere. We carry them in our pockets, we embed them in our homes, we pass them on the street. Our world will be quantified, in fine detail, in real time.
- AI is for real. Big data and cheap compute finally made some of the big ideas of AI a practical reality. There’s a ton more to be done, but learning and prediction are now practical tools in the computing toolbox.
- The world is programmable. Our vehicles, houses, workplaces and medical devices are increasingly networked and programmable. The effects of computation are extending to include our homes, cities, airspace, and bloodstreams.
In short, the loop between data generation, computation, and actuation is closing. And this is no longer a niche scenario: it’s going to be a standard mode of technology going forward.
Our mission in the RISELab is to develop technologies that enable applications to interact intelligently and securely with their environment in real time.
As in previous labs, we’re all in — working on everything from basic research to software development, all in the Berkeley tradition of open publication and open source software. We’ll use this space to lay out our ideas and progress as we go.
In addition to NSF expedition, we’re extremely fortunate at Berkeley to be supported by — and working with — some of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies. The RISELab’s 13 founding sponsors are quite the crew: Alibaba Group, Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft Research, Scotiabank, Splunk and VMware. Thanks to all.
Tune is a powerful library for distributed hyperparameter tuning developed in the RISELab. Built on top of Ray, Tune allows users to easily leverage hyperparameter optimization algorithms including ASHA and Population-Based Training at scale. Tune integrates with the Ray autoscaler to seamlessly launch fault-tolerant distributed hyperparameter tuning jobs on Kubernetes, AWS or GCP. Tune supports any machine learning framework, including PyTorch, TensorFlow, XGBoost, LightGBM, and Keras.