March 6, 2024

Natacha Crooks wins IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award

Professor Natacha Crooks awarded the IEEE TCDE Rising Star Award for contributions to distributed data management, and its applications to blockchain technology, security, and cloud computing.

February 20, 2024

Prof. Matei Zaharia and his students and collaborators talk about compound AI systems and their research on them

AI caught everyone’s attention in 2023 with Large Language Models (LLMs) that can be instructed to perform general tasks, such as translation or coding, just by prompting. This naturally led to an intense focus on models as the primary ingredient in AI application development, with everyone wondering what capabilities new LLMs will bring. As more developers begin to build using LLMs, however, we believe that this focus is rapidly changing: state-of-the-art AI results are increasingly obtained by compound systems with multiple components, not just monolithic models.

February 7, 2024

Ion Stoica elected into the National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that three UC Berkeley faculty members — Arpad Horvath, Ravi Prasher and Ion Stoica — have been elected to its ranks.

February 6, 2024

Salk Institute scientists scale brain research on Google Cloud with SkyPilot

The cloud, with its large numbers of the latest processors and scalable storage systems, is becoming indispensable to modern biomedical research organizations, who use it to generate and analyze vast amounts of data. However, research by its very nature is not a linear process, and so cloud resources must be flexible enough to rapidly scale up and down in response to changing demands. Additionally, research always has limited funding, and so cost- and time-efficiency are critical to achieving research insights.

October 23, 2023

Professors Alvin Cheung, Joseph Gonzalez, and Joseph Hellerstein win awards at VLDB Conference 2023

CS Associate Professor Alvin Cheung has won the 2023 Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) Early Career Research Contribution Award. The award, which includes a $2,000 prize, recognizes researchers who have made a significant impact through a specific contribution to the field since completing their Ph.D.

August 21, 2023

Come see us at SOSP ’23!

Accepted papers by Micah Murray, Matei Zaharia, Woosuk Kwon, Zhuohan Li, Siyuan Zhuang, Lianmin Zheng, Joseph Gonzalez, Hao Zhang, Ion Stoica, and Emma Dauterman at the 29th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles.

August 18, 2023

‘Unlocking the new next frontier’: UC Berkeley researchers develop innovative AI ‘Gorilla’

Researchers from the Sky Computing lab and the Berkeley AI Research, or BAIR, recently released Gorilla, a large language model, or LLM, designed to revolutionize the way AI algorithms function. The researchers behind Gorilla include Shishir Patil, Tianjun Zhang, Prof. Joseph Gonzalez, and Xin Wang.

July 7, 2023

Come see us at OSDI ’23!

Ion Stoica will be giving the Keynote Address on Sky Computing at the 17th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation. Emma Dauterman, Siyuan Zhuang, Audrey Cheng, Romil Bhardwaj, and Zhuohan Li will be presenting at the technical sessions.

April 20, 2023

Ion Stoica and Joseph Gonzalez receive AWS AI Amazon Research Award on “A Unified Platform for Training and Serving Large Models”

Amazon Research Awards (ARA) provides unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credits to academic researchers investigating various research topics in multiple disciplines. Awardees, who represent 54 universities in 14 countries, have access to Amazon public datasets, along with AWS AI/ML services and tools.

April 13, 2023

Come see SkyPilot and Skyplane at NSDI ’23!

Come see SkyPilot and Skyplane give their technical presentations at the 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation.