Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Distinguished lecture series to focus on cyber-physical systems "

Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a "Distinguished lecture series to focus on cyber-physical systems" that includes Edward A. Lee's talk:

"Nov. 12. Edward A. Lee, PhD, the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley and director of Chess (Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems), raises an even deeper problem in a talk titled “Computing Needs Time.” He asks whether today’s computing technologies provide an adequate foundation for cyber-physical systems because time and timing play such an important role in physical systems, while software takes account of the passage of time, but only very indirectly."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NY Times Magazine indirectly mentions CHESS sponsored research

The February 10, 2010 NY Times Magazine article "Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering" indirectly mentions Dr. Doug Densmore's International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) Berkeley iGEM Software Team. The article states:

"Across the bay from City College, a University of California, Berkeley iGEM team was building a piece of computer software that allowed it to design genetic parts by dragging and dropping DNA sequences together on the screen. Then, with the click of a button, the software fed instructions to a liquid-handling robot in their lab that executed various reactions and assembled each genetic part they needed. It was like when you line up songs on iTunes and burn the playlist on a CD. “We’re making way more DNA’s than we ever have before, and we couldn’t have done it without the robot,” the
Berkeley team’s adviser told me. "

The City College instructor, Dirk VandePol, was on the Berkeley wet team in 2008.