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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Randomized Complete Pivoting for Solving Symmetric Indefinite Linear Systems

Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Yuehua Feng, Xiamen University, China

 Department of Mathematics

Bunch-Kaufman's partial pivoting (BKPP) algorithm and Aasen's algorithm are two of the most widely used methods for solving symmetric indefinite linear systems, yet they both suffer from occasional numerical instability due to potentially exponential element growth. In this work, we develop a randomized complete pivoting (RCP) algorithm for solving symmetric indefinite linear systems. RCP is...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Zach Hanna (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Zach Hanna

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Plant gene regulation and complex traits genetics"

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christine Queitsch, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on two related fields: the genetic architecture of complex traits and the role of gene regulation and protein folding in generating heritable phenotypic variation. We advance complex trait genetics by ascertaining uncharacterized sequence variation and by resolving the relative importance of additive variation and epistasis in complex traits. Lastly, to improve the genotype-...   More >

Christine Queitsch

BioE Seminar: “Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Stayton, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 26
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Molecular Engineering of Biologic Drug Therapies and Diagnostic Platforms”

Patrick Stayton
Distinguished Career Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Director, Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
University of Washington

Biologic drug therapies based on proteins, RNA, DNA and...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Symmetric unions without crossing changes

Seminar | April 26 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Allison Moore, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classic problem in knot theory is the cosmetic crossing conjecture. This conjecture asserts that a crossing change will always change the knot type, unless the crossing is nugatory. In the main seminar I'll describe an obstruction to so-called "cosmetic" crossing changes. In the student seminar, I'll show how to use that obstruction to produce new infinite families of knots for which the...   More >

Random walk driven by two-dimensional discrete Gaussian free field

Seminar | April 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Marek Biskup, U.C.L.A. Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss the random walk driven by two-dimensional pinned discrete Gaussian Free Field (pDGFF). Explicitly, I will consider the Markov chain on the square lattice that jumps across an edge with probability proportional to the exponential of the gradient of pDGFF across that edge. The chain thus tends to move in the direction of increasing values of the pDGFF and this results in trapping. I...   More >

Systems Genetics of Tuberculosis

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Sassetti, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Uncertainty Quantification in the Classification of High Dimensional Data

Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Andrew Stuart, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We provide a unified framework for graph based semi-supervised learning which brings together a variety of methods which have been introduced in different communities within the mathematical sciences; the unification is through an inverse problems formulation. We study probit classification, generalize the level-set method for Bayesian inverse problems to the classification setting, and...   More >

FoxO1 in Insulin Action and Lipid Metabolism

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Henry Dong, University of Pittsburgh

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Cross-validation with Confidence

Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jing Lei, Department of Statistics, CMU

 Department of Statistics

Cross-validation is one of the most popular model selection methods
in statistics and machine learning. Despite its wide applicability,
traditional cross-validation methods tend to overfit, unless the ratio
between the training and testing sample sizes is very small.
We argue that such an overfitting tendency of cross-validation
is due to the ignorance of the uncertainty in the testing...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Enabling the First Interstellar Missions with Integrated Photonics and Electronics

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Philip Lubin, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Humanity has long dreamed of exploring new worlds far outside our solar system. With more than 3600 exo-planets discovered the number of planets per star appears to be about unity. The implications of this are profound. One of the implications is the desire to visit some of these exo-planets. However, our current propulsion systems are not capable of exploring our stellar neighbors...   More >

Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Chemical Engineering

ERG Colloquium: Jeni Miller: Planet Prescription: Health Sector Advocacy to Address Climate Change

Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jeni Miller, Executive Director, Global Climate and Health Alliance

 Energy and Resources Group

In its 2015 report, the UCL-Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change stated that climate change poses “an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health.” The threats to health are myriad, ranging from heat-related morbidity/mortality, to increases in vector-borne diseases, to the impact of worsening air quality on respiratory and cardiovascular disease....   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Cosmetic crossing changes

Seminar | April 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Allison Moore, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A classic problem in knot theory is the cosmetic crossing conjecture, which asserts that the only crossing changes which preserve the isotopy class of a knot are nugatory crossing changes. Previously, the knots known to satisfy this conjecture included two-bridge and fibered knots. I will show that knots with branched double covers that are L-spaces also satisfy the cosmetic crossing conjecture,...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Low Complexity (RADAR) Channel Estimation

Seminar | April 26 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Alisha Zachariah, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

Several forms of wireless communication involve estimating the channel through which signals are sent. In this talk we will focus on the RADAR channel. My main motivation in this talk is to present an algebraic channel model that has a sophisticated underlying structure. I will present an existing algorithm that uses this and then develop a low complexity improvement that the structure suggests....   More >

United Kingdom Universities Q&A Student Panel

Presentation | April 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 180 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

As a part of the UC Berkeley Study Abroad office's Student Ambassador Program, this program is an outreach event for students interested in UCEAP United Kingdom Universities program. This will be an opportunity to speak with past participants from English Universities & Scottish Universities programs.

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re 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