CS Summit 2018: A Conversation about Data Science

This year, the CS Summit at UCSB's Department of Computer Science was held on Friday 03/16 at the Corwin Pavilion. 

This year event includes breakfast with industry and networking, undergraduate capstone presentations, lunch with poster session and networking, graduate student distinguished lectures, a distinguished lecture, and a fireside chat with Dr. David Culler. 

The Distinguished Lecture, titled "Networked Systems Design for Sustainability in the Built Environment", was delivered by David Culler from UC Berkeley. In this talk, Dr. Culler drew the connection between his system research and sustainability and outlined the challenges in the area of interdisciplinary data science. Specifically, Dr. Culler described Brick, a system that combines entities and relations about building sensors, and how it may help conserve energy. The talk was followed by a fireside chat between Dr. Culler and Dr. Rachel Lin, where Dr. Culler recounted his memories of UCSB, and how the Computer Science Research at UCSB was established by Dr. Glen Culler.

David is the Friesen Professor of Computer Science and a member of UC Berkeley’s EECS faculty since 1989. His research addresses the extremes of networked systems.  His early work on high-performance clusters, including Berkeley Network of Workstation (NOW) Project and PlanetLab laid foundations for today's cloud.  His research on embedded wireless sensor networks, including the Berkeley Motes, TinyOS, and 6LoWPAN, shaped the Internet of Things. He is currently focused on creating the robust, secure network systems infrastructure for cyberphysical systems and its data analytics, including energy efficient buildings, smart grids, and sustainable transportation. David won the Okawa Prize in 2013 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow. He was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Researchers and the creator of one of MIT's Technology Review's "10 Technologies that Will Change the World." 

The recorded CS Summit video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AsQZEqmdi0