October 19, 2022

Interview: ACM features Raluca Popa on “People of ACM Profiles”

October 5, 2022

Congrats to Shishir Patil for the POET project being featured in IEEE Spectrum!

September 29, 2022

Gateway groundbreaking brings new opportunity for computing, data science

“It's not only about data, it's what you're going to do with the data," said Stoica, adding that society is only beginning to see the impact of big data in many fields.

Sky Camp 2022 – October 19, 2022

Sky Computing will be holding our first annual camp event with talks and tutorials on October 19, 2022, in person at Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley Campus. Visit the website for more details or email skycampATberkeley.edu.

Natacha Crooks receives VMWare Early Career Faculty Award

Congratulations Natacha for receiving the VMWare Early Career Faculty Award, recognizing the next generation of exceptional faculty members, supporting their research and to promoting excellence in teaching.

September 1, 2022

Building a better ORAM with Oblix and Snoopy

Rather than tread this path towards ever-increasing program complexity as we try to hand-craft obfuscation into our memory access patterns through linear scanning, we’ve built a layer of abstraction around RAM access that utilizes higher-performing oblivious RAM (ORAM) techniques. We are inspired by the systems discussed in current academic literature, such as Path ORAM, Oblix, and Snoopy and grateful to the researchers who developed and shared them...

Sky project in the news: Piranha

All you have to do is bring your cryptographic protocols to Piranha and then program on top of it. That’s why we say it’s really a platform. In this study, we implemented three protocols on top of Piranha to show that it works, but you could implement any protocols you wanted on top of it and still get the same acceleration benefits...

How Machine Learning Became Useful: Reflecting on a Decade of Research

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become a critical piece of every aspect of life today. Yet 15 years ago, machine learning was a much smaller research discipline. How did a field born out of mathematics and theoretical computer science join forces with rapid innovation in data and computer systems to change the modern world? This is the question I have been asking myself as I reflect on my research career.

July 18, 2022

Ion Stoica wins 2023 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award

Presented annually, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986 for outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications.

July 15, 2022

“How Machine Learning Became Useful: Reflecting on a Decade of Research”

Professor Joey Gonzalez wrote a blog reflecting on the past decade of ML systems research and how data and compute were catalyzed by new ML abstractions to launch the ML revolution. Read it on Medium: https://link.medium.com/cHeo6qUzGrb