Our regular events schedule will resume in fall quarter (September 24th); over the summer we'll have occasional events, as well as job opportunities and other calls for participation.
Chibitronics - Democratizing Tech and Bridging the Gender Gap with Andrew "bunnie" Huang - 4pm, July 25th, Packard Building Room 101
In this talk, bunnie will discuss some of the technical aspects behind the introduction of paper based electronics, and some process details used to manufacture at scale. In addition, he will present initial results indicating that, by changing materials and approach, a broader swath of society can become engaged with technology. bunnie is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), Chibitronics (peel-and-stick electronics for craft), and Novena (DIY laptop). He received his PhD in EE from MIT in 2002. He currently lives in Singapore where he runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and he actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.
Stanford Blockchain Center Seminar - Coda: Recursive Composition of SNARKs for a Compact Cryptocurrency. July 25th, 4:15pm, Allen Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), Room 101
Speaker: Izaak Metzler, CTO of O(1) labs
Coda is a novel SNARK based approach for blockchain scalability. With Coda full nodes just need to download a tiny proof that the blockchain is correct instead of downloading and verifying all transactions that have ever happened. Izaak will tell us how O(1) designed Coda and what the implications of it are.
Security Manager, Center for Digital Resilience
- The Center for Digital Resilience (CDR) aims to strengthen civil society’s resilience to digital threats. We work with regional and thematic communities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to improve their collective understanding of the threats they face and how to mitigate them. If and when those threats materialise we work with digital security experts to facilitate fast, effective responses. The CDR Security Manager oversees how CDR understands and communicates the digital security threats facing its partners and at-risk communities around the work. They will work with CDR staff and with partner communities to research, analyze, and share information about new and persistent digital security threats facing at-risk communities and human rights actors around the world. The Security Manager will also maintain and utilize internal notification and communications infrastructure including community mailing lists, PGP keys, newsletters, and blog posts. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Ajn-tglbt9nHpk8lEFbm7WOBtpQhsyAN9v-fAWT8U8/edit?usp=drivesdk
Internships at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- This is a paid internship in Livermore, CA, working with the center's director and fellows on projects related to international security and technology. In addition to assisting with ongoing projects, interns will also conduct individual research in relation with their interests and expertise. We invite applications from current or recent students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bachelors, masters and PhD candidates and recent recipients are welcome to apply. Internships can last from a couple months up to a half-year. The broad array of potential topics include: deterrence, diplomacy, dual-use technologies, arms control, nonproliferation, peacekeeping, terrorism, energy security, nuclear security, cybersecurity, biological and chemical security, artificial intelligence, and the strategic repercussions of current and emerging technologies. Work also focuses on Russia, China, North Korea, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the politics of these countries and regions as they relate to international security. There are opportunities to do work across several topic areas. Students with technical or social science or regional expertise are welcome to apply. Those interested can learn more about the center and its research areas here: https://cgsr.llnl.gov/
Applications for this round will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the July 27th deadline. http://careers-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/2874379-center-for-global-security-research-student-intern