Professor Randy H. Katz

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

The United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1978.
A.B., Cornell University, 1976.

Prospective Graduate Students Please Read!
My current main projects are RISELab and Buildings-Energy-Transportation Systems. RISELab is applying real-time learning to complex control problems in real-world systems. My students and I are investigating new ways, based on machine learning, to manage resources (processors, memory, network bandwidth, storage bandwidth) in complex distributed systems environments as well as local tier processing techniques for intelligent applications within the built environment.
BETS is an evolution of our work in Smart Grids and Smart Cities to transportation and the ways in which information flows unify these different domains in the built environment. We are working on new methods for tracking user mobility, and using this information to gain better insights into the human activity taking place in the urban environment.

Room 775 Soda Hall #1776
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
510-642-8778 (phone/voice mail only), 510-643-7352 (fax)

Note: I no longer have a telephone handset at my workspace, and can only respond to voice mail. Sending email is a much more reliable way to reach me than the telephone.

Courses: Fall 2017:
CS61c: Great Ideas in Computer Architecture
CS294-143: The Design, Evaluation, and Implementation of Modern Warehouse-Scale Computers

Office Hours: Monday@11-12 PM, Thursday@10-11 AM (and by appointment) in 775 Soda Hall

Research Interests: Information-enabled Built Environment (aka "Smart Buildings"), Information-enabled Energy Infrastructure (aka "Smart Grid"), Improving the Speed and Energy Performance of Large-scale Data Intensive Applications, Architecture and Design of Internet Datacenters.

Last updated 28 November 2017