RISE Camp 2019 will be held Thursday, October 17th &  Friday, October 18th at the International House, UC Berkeley

General Registration Is Now Open

RISE Camp ​is ​a bootcamp ​organized ​by ​the UC ​Berkeley ​RISELab ​where ​you ​can get exposure to research and ​hands-on ​experience ​with systems and technologies for ​emerging AI applications including reinforcement learning, prediction serving, agile ML development, context management, and AI security. ​

Questions? Please email: risecamp@cs.berkeley.edu



8:00 AM: Breakfast

8:45 AM: Welcome, Lab Overview, and How to Get the Most out of Camp (Professor Ion Stoica) 

9:00 – 10:15 AM: Ray Core

9:00 AM: Ray Overview and Updates (Phillipp Moritz)
9:15 AM: Ray Core Lab Exercises

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Reinforcement Learning

10:15 AM: Reinforcement Learning Overview (Eric Liang)
10:30 AM: RLlib Lab Exercises

11:15 AM: Break

11:45 – 12:45 PM: Hyperparameter Tuning Tools 

11:45 AM: Introduction to Hyperparameter Tuning (Richard Liaw)
12:00 PM: Tune Lab Exercises


2:00 – 3:00 PM: Distributed DataFrames

2:00 PM: Introduction to the DataFrame and Modin (Devin Petersohn)
2:15 PM: Modin Exercises

3:00 – 4:00 PM:  Program Synthesis for Data Manipulation

3:00 PM: Introduction to AutoPandas Project (Rohan Bavishi)
3:15 PM: AutoPandas Exercises

4:00 ­PM: Break

4:30 – 5:30 PM: Prediction Serving

4:30 PM: Evolution of Prediction Serving Work (Simon Mo)
4:45 PM: Prediction Serving on Ray and ModelZoo Demo (Rehan Durrani and Simon Mo)

5:30­ – 9:00 PM: Reception + TUTORIALS OFFICE HOURS

DAY 2 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th 2019

8:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 AM: Security

9:00 AM: Secure Learning in the RISELab: Federation and Coopetition (Professor Raluca Ada Popa)
9:15 AM: A Platform for Coopetitive Machine Learning (Wenting Zheng)
9:45 AM: Introduction to Tutorial: Federated XGBoost (Rishabh Poddar)
10:00 AM: Tutorial: Federated XGBoost (Chester Leung and Rishabh Poddar)

11:00 AM: Break

11:30 AM: ERDOS: A Platform for Self-Driving Cars (Ionel Gog)

12:00 PM: Serverless (Vikram Sreekanti)

12:30 PM: Concluding Remarks (Professor Joseph Gonzalez)

12:45 PM: Event Survey

1:00 ­- 2:00 PM: Lunch


What are the prerequisites for attendees of the RISE Camp?

  • Experience programming in Python in notebook environment
  • Basic understanding of AI/ML concepts (e.g., training, validation, linear models)
  • Laptop (with charger) and “modern” browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc. – for technical details, please go to this link)