In Memory: John Ohala

John Ohala

This last week, Professor John Ohala passed away. This was very saddening to many people in the speech and language communities, but particularly to the many friends he had, not only in Berkeley, but all around the world.

ICSI Security and Privacy Researchers Receive Caspar Bowden Award

A team of researchers led by Serge Egelman at ICSI received the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies for their 2018 paper, “Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?” Examining COPPA Compliance at Scale. The award was announced on July 16, 2020 during the 2020 Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETS).

Vern Paxon and Robin Sommer receive IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award

On May 18 2020, Vern Paxson and Robin Sommer, longtime ICSI Networking and Security researchers, developers of Zeek, and co-fournders of Corelight, received IEEE a 2020 IEEE Security and Privacy Test of Time Award for their 2010 paper "Outside the Closed World: On Using

ICSI Researchers Awarded Prize from French and Spanish Data Protection Agencies

ICSI researchers Abbas Razaghpanah and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, along with co-authors Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, and Juan Tapiador, have received two prestigious awards for their work on the article, "An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software." One award is from the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and another from the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) and Inria.

ICSI's Alisa Frik Receives Mozilla Grant

On December 18, Mozilla announced it had selected seven recipients of research grants geared toward keeping the Internet open and accessible. ICSI's Alisa Frik was selected for one of the grants for her proposal titled "Exploring the Boundaries of Passive Listening in Voice Assistants". Her project is one of seven selected for award.

ICSI Researchers Win Best Paper Award at 2019 IEEE Big MM

ICSI researchers Gerald Friedland and Jaeyoung Choi, along with co-authors Martha Larson and Alan Hanjalic, have won the best paper award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data for their work on “From Intra-Modal to Inter-Modal Space: Multi-task Learning of Joint Representation for Cross-Modal Retrieval." The paper will be available to read 

New German Postdoctoral Visitor Program

ICSI is pleased to announce that the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved a new postodoctoral visitor program with ICSI through the IFI Program. The program is administered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).