Erik Winfree, Professor of Computer Science, Computation and Neural Systems, and Bioengineering, explains, "I tend to think of cells as really small robots. Biology has programmed natural cells, but now engineers are starting to think about how we can program artificial cells. When I program my computer, I can think entirely in terms of deterministic processes. But when I try to engineer what is essentially a program at the molecular scale, I have to think in terms of probabilities and stochastic (random) processes. This is inherently more difficult, but I like challenges. And if we are ever to succeed in creating artificial cells, these are the sorts of problems we need to address." [Caltech Release]
- December 14, 2017 12:00 PM CMI Faculty Lunch - invitation only
- December 14, 2017 3:00 PM CS Theory Seminar Speaker: Dakshita Khurana Annenberg 314
- December 18, 2017 4:00 PM Joint Colloquium in CMS and BBE Speaker: Michael Betancourt Annenberg 105
- January 3, 2018 4:00 PM EE Systems Seminar Speaker: Dr Iñaki Esnaola Moore B280
- January 8, 2018 4:00 PM Keller Colloquium in Computing and Mathematical Sciences Speaker: Assistant Professor Shaddin Dughmi Annenberg 105
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Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory.
CS 25th Anniversary
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