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Ray Summit 2021

Ray Summit was a huge success this year, with seventy one individual speakers presenting over three days to an audience of more than twelve thousand attendees. Visit the Ray Summit website to view the talks.

July 23, 2021

Bloomberg article on SiFive

SiFive, a company co-founded by RISE affiliate faculty (Krste Asanovic) and students, is making business news headlines. Full article here (may require subscription).

June 11, 2021

Great Forbes article about Databricks

Databricks is one of the companies with roots in UC Berkeley – specifically, AMPlab and RISElab. This Forbes article gives the in depth narrative of their phenomenal success. (Subscription may be required)

June 11, 2021

Double congratulations to Mike Jordan!

A couple of announcements regarding Prof. Mike Jordan came in today: 1) Mike joins only a handful of distinguished Berkeley faculty members who have been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society:

May 6, 2021

David Patterson wins Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Congratulations Dave! Reposted from EECS News: CS Prof. Emeritus David Patterson has won the 13th BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Information and Communication Technologies.  He shares the

February 10, 2021

Best paper award at NeurIPS 2020

RISELab faculty Prof. Michael Mahoney and his postdocs Michal Derezinski and Rajiv Khanna are recipients of NeurIPS 2020 Best Paper Award for their paper “Improved Guarantees and a Multiple-Descent Curve

December 7, 2020

Michael Jordan wins 2021 AMS Ulf Grenander Prize

Prof. Michael I. Jordan, one of RISELab affiliated faculty, has been awarded the 2021 American Mathematical Society (AMS) Ulf Grenander Prize in Stochastic Theory and Modeling. The prize, which was established

November 30, 2020

SEC 2020 Best Paper Award!

Congratulations to Samvit Jain and Prof. Joey Gonzalez of RISELab for winning the Best Paper award at The Fifth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing for the collaborative paper “Spatula: Efficient Cross-Camera

November 17, 2020

RISE Camp 2020 materials are available now!

Video recordings of all the presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel. Slides and tutorials can be found on the event website. Thanks to all the participants who made RISE Camp 2020 a success!  

November 10, 2020

RISELab Best Paper Awards

RISELab researchers were recognized with best paper awards at recent SIGMOD, VLDB and ICDE conferences. 2019 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award “Interactive Checks for Coordination Avoidance”, VLDB 2019

June 10, 2020

Please join the first Ray Summit Connect

Hello, Anyscale will be hosting a complimentary new online speaker series, Ray Summit Connect, throughout the Summer. Join these events to learn more about the future of Ray. The first hour-long event in the

April 29, 2020

RISELab Open House and Poster Session 2/13/20

This year’s BEARS Symposium will be held on Thursday 2/13/20 at the International House in Berkeley from 9am-5pm. https://eecs.berkeley.edu/research/bears/2020 Concurrently, RISELab will host an Open

January 30, 2020

Ray Meetup at Galvanize SF!

Join us for Ray (http://ray.io/) meetup on January 30th at 6:00pm, hosted at Galvanize SF! Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Ray-Meetup/events/267883815/  

January 25, 2020

RISE Camp 2019 videos!

Videos of all talks from RISE Camp 2019 are now available for viewing on RISELab YouTube channel.

October 25, 2019

RISE Camp 2019 photos!

Photos from the awesome RISE Camp 2019 have been posted to our Facebook page. (If you haven’t been aware of its existence, now is your chance to click “Like” and start getting all the latest

October 23, 2019

RISE Camp 2019 – UPDATED Live stream links

Quick update: There are two separate links for live streaming (one for each day). Please use the following: YouTube RISE Camp 2019 Live Stream – Day 1 YouTube RISE Camp 2019 Live Stream – Day 2

October 15, 2019

RISE Camp 2019 – Live stream on YouTube

RISE Camp will be live streamed on YouTube later this week! Introductions begin at 8:45 AM on Thursday October 17, 2019. Use the following link to view. Find the agenda for both days here on the RISE Camp

October 14, 2019

RISE Camp 2019 – Registration now open

Registration for UC Berkeley RISELab’s annual RISE Camp is now open. The event will take place on October 17-18 at the International House in Berkeley. The agenda and latest updates can be found on the

October 3, 2019

RISELab March Newsletter

For a summary of recent news and publications, check out the RISELab Newsletter here.  

April 4, 2019

New DARE Website Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of RISELab’s DARE program. One of the most challenging barriers to participating in research for undergraduate students is reaching out to professors and finding a

February 14, 2019

RISE Camp 2018 Videos!

RISE Camp 2018 videos have been posted to our YouTube channel! Please enjoy and share!

November 7, 2018

RISE Camp 2018 Photos!

Lost of great photos from last week’s RISE Camp can be found here! And if you haven’t already, please make sure you “like” our Facebook page, for all the latest RISELab  news.

October 18, 2018

RISELab September Newsletter

A summary of our recent news, publications, awards and a note from our Director Ion Stoica is available online at this link.

September 28, 2018

Notes from the first Ray meetup

The Ray team is starting a series of meetups, the first of which was held at OpenAI (in San Francisco) on August 2, 2018, with over 50 people in attendance! Here is a great summary of what was presented,

August 15, 2018

MLPerf: SPEC for ML

The RISE Lab at UC Berkeley today joins Baidu, Google, Harvard University, and Stanford University to announce a new benchmark suite for machine learning called MLPerf at the O’Reilly AI conference in

May 2, 2018

NSF Expeditions Proposal Awarded to RISELab!

The UC Berkeley RISELab has been awarded the prestigious NSF Expedition Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The expedition award, which provides $10 million in funding over five years, is awarded

February 28, 2018

Pictures from RISE Winter 2018 retreat!

Our biggest retreat so far (182 registered attendees!) happened January 10 – 12, 2018, at Monterey Tides hotel. We had lots of productive interactions (presentations, meeting, poster sessions), but also

January 23, 2018

November 2017 Newsletter Published!

The third installment of the RISELab newsletter went out on November 15. You can read all about what’s been going on here. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, simply fill out this form.

November 16, 2017

RISELab to cooperate with Alibaba DAMO Academy

Alibaba Group launched a massive global research program, “Alibaba DAMO Academy”, by committing $15B in funding. The Academy aims to increase technological collaboration worldwide, advance the

November 3, 2017

FireSim featured on the AWS Compute Blog

The FireSim project was recently featured on the AWS Compute Blog. Read the article here: Bringing Datacenter-Scale Hardware-Software Co-design to the Cloud with FireSim and Amazon EC2 F1 Instances.

October 26, 2017

ActiveClean featured in “the morning paper”

ActiveClean has been featured in today’s “the morning paper“. The ActiveClean project aims to develop tools and algorithms to address one of the key steps in model training pipelines: handle

October 4, 2017

PyWren wins Best Vision Paper Award at SOCC’17

PyWren won the Best Vision paper Award at SOCC’17. PyWren is a new paralle computation engine that drmatically lowers the barrier for scientists to use public cloud for massively parallel worklods, by

October 4, 2017

Latest RISE Camp Updates

PLEASE NOTE: tutorials are not Live Streamed – they will be made available on the event page at a later date

September 7, 2017

RISE Camp 2017 is happening!

For the latest agenda updates and link to the Live Stream (starting at 9 AM), please go to the event website: https://risecamp.berkeley.edu/.

September 7, 2017

Second RISELab Newsletter!

In case you missed it (it went out on August 1, 2017), you can still read a web copy here. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please fill out this form.

August 7, 2017

Announcing Ground v0.1

We’re excited to be releasing v0.1 of the Ground project! Ground is a data context service. It is a central repository for all the information surrounding the use of data in an organization. Ground

July 18, 2017

RISELab and the 5G Innovators Initiative (5GI2)

5G, also known as Fifth Generation Mobile Networks, is an emerging global telecommunication system designed for the next generation of significantly higher wireless data bandwidths to support a variety of

July 13, 2017

Wenting Zheng is Awarded the 2017-18 IBM PhD Fellowship

Wenting Zheng was awarded the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship for her work on  security and distributed systems. Wenting is actively studying new methods for scalable secure analytics, multi-party computation

June 16, 2017

Announcing Ray 0.1

https://ray-project.github.io/ray/2017/05/20/announcing-ray.html

May 25, 2017

Join RISELab at NSDI’17

Join RISELab at NSDI’17 on March 27th through the 29th in Boston.  There we will be presenting the Opaque and Clipper systems. Please see the below links to read the final versions of the papers and try

March 24, 2017