Thursday, January 26, 2017
Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Course | January 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RA's.
Workshop | January 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On a uniqueness result for minimizers of quasiconvex integrals
Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall | Canceled
Jan Kristensen, Oxford University
It is known that minimizers of strongly polyconvex (and hence strongly quasiconvex integrals) need not be unique. In this talk we present uniqueness results for minimizers of strongly quasiconvex integrals under suitable smallness conditions. The talk is based on joint work with Judith Campos Cordero.
Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jan Kristensen, Oxford University
The Morse-Sard theorem, and the generalizations by Dubovitskii and Federer, have numerous applications and belong to the core results of multivariate calculus for smooth mappings. In this talk we discuss extensions of these results to suitable classes of Sobolev mappings. The quest for optimal versions of the results leads one to consider possibly nondifferentiable mappings that in turn warrants... More >
Course | January 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Koshland Hall, 338 Koshland Hall
David Des Marais, Harvard University
Career Fair | January 26 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House
Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting... More >
Panel Discussion | January 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mechanics' Institute, 4th Floor Meeting Room
Ken Goldberg, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will we do with time on our hands and how will we "earn a living"? Two experts in this field will sort out these complicated dynamics, dispel misconceptions, and offer both... More >
$0 Free for UC Berkeley Affiliates
Registration opens January 10. Register online or by calling Pam Troy at 415-393-0102
Workshop | January 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jeanette Harround, MFT and Marlies Rosmark, MFT
This workshop is intended to help adults develop and utilize the skills needed to cooperatively parent their children following separation and divorce. Using a combination of discussion, role play and small group exercises we will explore childrens perspectives and experiences of divorce and identify different co-parenting styles, the skills needed to be better single parents and what parents... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 Cory
Moh Haghighat, Intel Senior Principal Engineer
We are at the early stages of the next major era of computing, the era when digital technology will become an integral part of our everyday environment, the Ambient Computing Era. Powerful pervasive computing will enable AI first user experiences, promoting speech and visual recognition and real-time learning over traditional input devices and screens. This talk will review the key requirements... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sean Burns, OURS
This work shop is primarily designed for social science and humanities undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
echanical Instability-driven Architecturing of Atomically-thin Materials Where Shape Enables New Functions
Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, collapsing, and delamination, are usually considered threats to mechanical integrity which are to be avoided or reduced in the design of materials and structures. However, if materials systems and applied stresses are carefully controlled, such mechanical instabilities can be tailored to deterministically create functional... More >
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Colloquium | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Xinwen Zhu, Caltech
Hodge structures appear as abstractions of certain linear algebra structure on the cohomology of smooth projective algebraic varieties (more generally compact Kahler manifolds). The classifying spaces of Hodge structures are called period domains. While it is not known in general which Hodge structures come from cohomology of algebraic varieties, it is believed that those parameterized by... More >
Optimal Combining Outcomes to Improve Prediction: Candidate's seminar for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102)
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Dr. David Benkeser, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biostatistics
Please join us! The Division of Biostatistics is delighted to host guest speaker and candidate for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102),
Dr. David Benkeser.
ABSTRACT: In many studies, multiple instruments are used to measure different facets of an unmeasured outcome of interest. For example, in studies of childhood development, children are administered tests in... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Financial
Seminar | January 26 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Joe Kileel, University of California, Berkeley
In computer vision, 3D reconstruction is a fundamental task: starting from photographs of a world scene, taken by cameras with unknown positions and orientations, how can we best create a 3D model of that world scene? Algorithms that do this built Street View (Google) and are instrumental in autonomous robotics. In 2004, David Nister (Tesla) used Grobner bases to build a solver for robust... More >
Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room
Get crafty with us! Were hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles