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"Berkeley in Silicon Valley," a one-day conference highlighting UC Berkeley research

25 February 2003

ATTENTION: Technology, cybersecurity, medical and environment reporters

Contact: Sarah Yang
(510) 643-7741


"Berkeley in Silicon Valley," a one-day conference highlighting research at the University of California, Berkeley, relevant to homeland security and privacy, medical developments and environmental insights. The conference is sponsored by the Colleges of Chemistry and Engineering at UC Berkeley.

8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1

Grand Auditorium, Building 3, Sun Microsystems Conference Center in Santa Clara (Palm Drive at Lafayette Street). Directions to the conference are available online.

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, Inc., will give the keynote address. His talk will cover profitable business models for Internet companies and the debate between open and protected knowledge.

A panel discussion will focus on the balance between achieving homeland security and maintaining the right to privacy, moderated by Shankar Sastry, professor and chair of UC Berkeley's Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences. Members of the panel include Teresa Lunt, a Palo Alto Research Center computer security expert who is developing software to hide people's identities from the government's Total Information Awareness program; Charles Shank, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Mark Kvamme, partner of Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm in Menlo Park.

The "Berkeley in Silicon Valley" conference creates a forum that brings representatives from industry, government and academia together to explore new directions in science and technology. This is the third year the conference has been held.

The conference agenda is available online. Members of the media may attend free by contacting Teresa Moore, director of public affairs for the College of Engineering, at tcmoore@coe.berkeley.edu, or (510) 643-6803. Tickets for the public are available through the conference website for $35 each (includes continental breakfast and lunch).