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Friday, February 24, 2017

Dissertation Talk: Dan Calderone: Models of Competition for Smart Cities: Routing Games, Mean-field Games, and Varying Population Preferences

Lecture | February 24 | 9-10 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Dan Calderone

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Competition underlies much of the complexity of modern transportation systems and correctly modeling the incentives that transportation users face is critical in designing the smart cities of tomorrow. In the past century, classical routing games have proved a powerful tool in modeling competition in transportation. In this talk, we explore several extensions of routing games to model scenarios...   More >

Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | February 24 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Aaron Halfaker, Wikimedia Foundation; University of Minnesota

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

I'll introduce "ORES," an open AI platform designed to enable Wikipedia's technologists to enact alternative ideological visions and to enable researchers to easily perform audits. I'll share some lessons that we've learned maintaining a large-scale generalized AI service and discuss a call to action to critical algorithms researchers to take advantage of this platform for their studies.

Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia

Lecture | February 24 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Aaron Halfaker, Principal Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation; Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Wikipedia has become a dominant source of reference information for more than half a billion people every month. Through its improbable rise to popularity, this "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" has become a synecdoche for open production communities online. In order to operate at massive scales (~160k edits per day), Wikipedians have embraced algorithmic technologies that bring efficiency...   More >

Multicopter Dynamics and Control: Surviving the complete loss of multiple actuators and quickly generating trajectories

Lecture | February 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Mark Mueller, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Flying robots, such as multicopters, are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, with current and future applications including personal transportation, delivery services, entertainment, and aerial sensing. These systems are expected to be safe and to have a high degree of autonomy. This talk will discuss the dynamics and control of multicopters, including some research...   More >

Synaesthetics: Sound, Image, and Materialism: part of Syncing... Subject, Media, Society Conference

Lecture | February 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Christoph Cox, Hampshire College

 Department of German

The “sonic turn” in the arts, humanities, and social sciences has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between sound and image in media today. Semiotic issues of representation and signification have given way to materialist considerations of affect, force, and intensity. Along these materialist lines, the neurological condition of synaesthesia has become a prominent figure for thinking...   More >

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 3 : An idiosyncratic survey of open problems

Lecture | February 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Harris, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

This final lecture will focus on a few questions in the Langlands program that may be on the verge of solution, and on other questions that at present appear completely out of reach.

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: The Immortality Argument in Republic X

Lecture | February 24 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Tad Brennan, Cornell University

 Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Denise Dresser: Why Mexico Fell Apart, and How to Fix It

Lecture | February 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Denise Dresser

 Center for Latin American Studies

Denise Dresser will speak on why Mexico fell apart, how to fix it, & U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era

Denise Dresser. (Photo by Paco Diaz.)