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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Computational Challenges in Machine Learning

Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The aim of this workshop will be to bring together a broad set of researchers looking at algorithmic questions that arise in machine learning. The primary target areas will be large-­scale learning and algorithms for Bayesian estimation.

Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford...   More >

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Brand Training Workshop 1: Strategy and visual design

Workshop | May 2 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to understand the strategy behind the development of the Berkeley brand platform. See examples of how to apply the brand guidelines in your daily work. Get hands-on practice with the visual design elements of the brand platform. Work on a sample project (or bring a live one of your own) to create a branded piece with your own unique voice. Participants: Anyone who does...   More >

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Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop | May 2 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Jake Grumbach, AC Faculty Member, Political Science; John Stehlin, AC Faculty Member, Geography

 American Cultures

The American Cultures (AC) Center extends an invitation to all summer to attend our ‘Teaching in Summer’ workshop. Although this workshop will discuss the opportunities and obstacles of teaching AC courses, in particular, we will also spend significant time discussing general approaches to teaching courses in the summer, and therefore want to extend this invitation to all who might find value in...   More >

  Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 25.

Clayton C. Heathcock Lecture: Complex Alkaloid Total Synthesis

Seminar | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Several representative enantioselective alkaloid total syntheses and related methodologies will be discussed. The development of unifying synthetic strategies guided by biogenetic considerations for each alkaloid family of interest will be highlighted. These syntheses feature new stereo- and chemoselective reactions that enable maximum use of the inherent chemistry of key intermediates.

Anthropology on the Frontlines: Honoring the work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Conference/Symposium | May 2 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phillipe Bourgois, Professor of Anthropology, UCLA; Diane Tober, UCSF; Zvika Orr, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Itamar Haritan, University of Telaviv; Patricio Antonio da Silva, Timbaubaand Sao Paulo, Brazil; Joao Marcelo Gomes Ferreira, Timbauba, Brazil; Donna Goldstein, University of Colorado; Misha Klein, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma; Candace Slater, Professor of Portuguese Studies, UCB; David Napier, Professor Medical Anthropology, University College London; Matthew Guttman, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University; Kim Hopper, Columbia University

 Laurie Wilke, Chair, Professor of Anthropology, UCB

 Carla Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences, UCB

 Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UCB

Rad Med Collective, Dean of Education, UCB, UCSF

A captive research team, Investigative Journalist, Hughes Family

 Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Humanities Research Institute, UCB Center for the Study of Law and Society

The Anthropology department is hosting an international conference with special guests to honor the life and work of Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes during May 1st and 2nd. Several of our own UCB Anthropology PhD alumni and other distinguished anthropologists, social scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, investigative journalists will also be speaking at the two day event.

Nancy with Dalena

Innate-like B cells and their rules of engagement in infection

Seminar | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Nicole Baumgarth, University of California, Davis, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

RTGC and $K$-theory seminar: Character Formulas for Matrix Factorisations

Seminar | May 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Kiran Luecke, Oxford University and UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Using the structure of the matrix factorisation category $\mathrm{MF}_G(\mathfrak g, W)$ of Freed and Teleman, I deduce the Kirillov character formula for compact Lie groups, and the Rossman character formula for the discrete series of a real semi-simple Lie group. The proofs are a calculation of Chern characters and use the Dirac family constructed by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. Indeed, one of...   More >

Dissertation Talk - Integrated Nanoscale Antenna-LED for On-Chip Optical Communication

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Seth Fortuna, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

LEDs have low modulation speed due to the mismatch of the atomic optical dipole oscillations responsible for light emission and wavelength. Coupling a semiconductor to an external antenna, the emission rate can be increased. An electrically-injected III-V antenna-LED coupled to a cavity-backed slot antenna with a 200-fold increase in the spontaneous emission rate is demonstrated.

  RSVP online by May 1.

Making the Most of Social Security (BEUHS360)

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Eric Schreiber, Workplace Planning & Guidance Consultant, Fidelity Investments

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This workshop will cover how Social Security benefits are determined and claiming strategies that can help you optimize your benefits.

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Development Lunch:"Two short presentations"

Seminar | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Christine Nanjala Simiyu; Michael Mbate

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Aesthetics After Austerity: Boubacar Boris Diop and the Work of Literature in Neoliberal Senegal: Workshop with Tobias Warner (UC Davis)

Workshop | May 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | TBD Dwinelle Hall

 Tobias Warner, UC Davis

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Berkeley Ph.D. (Comparative Literature) Tobias Warner (Assistant Professor of French, UC Davis) has agreed to share with us some of his latest work in a workshop. He will be joining us on Tuesday, May 2nd, 12:30-2:00 PM, to discuss a recent work titled "Aesthetics After Austerity: Boubacar Boris Diop and the Work of Literature in Neoliberal Senegal."

A copy of the work will be shared at a...   More >

Queer Hyenas: Exclusion and Sanctuary in Senegalese Visual Culture

Colloquium | May 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ivy Mills, Lecturer, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Dr. Ivy Mills is a lecturer in the Visual and Literary Cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley. A recipient of Fulbright, FLAS, and Rocca grants, she conducted research on Senegalese cultural production and taught college courses during a four-year residency in Dakar, Senegal; she then earned her PhD in African...   More >

Ivy Mills

AI for Enterprise Security: The Challenges From a Data Scientist’s Perspective

Seminar | May 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Ignacio Arnaldo, Chief Data Scientist

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Ignacio Arnaldo, Chief Data Scientist for PatternEx.

  RSVP online by May 1.


Dissertation Talk: Towards Personalized Predictive Medicine — On Remote Monitoring, Privacy and Publication Bias

Presentation | May 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Daniel Aranki, PhD Candidate, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), HART Lab, The Berkeley Telemonitoring Project

The current healthcare model in the United States of America (US) is reactive in nature; that is, individuals usually seek medical attention after symptoms manifest. In 2015, the total cost of healthcare in the US was $3.2 trillion (17.8% of US Gross Domestic Product), which amounts to $9,990 per capita. In the same year, the 30-days all-condition rate of unplanned rehospitalizations in patients...   More >

Dissertation Talk: All-Mechanical Receiver

Seminar | May 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ruonan Liu

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

Conference/Symposium | May 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ariana Pemberton, History of Art Department

 Sanchit Shorewala, Department of Economics; Department of Statistics

 Rebecca Dharmapalan, Department of Sociology

 Zhuo Shi, Department of Economics; Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

 Lei Dingkun, Visiting Scholar, 2017, Institute for South Asia Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Office of Undergraduate Research

UC Berkeley student scholarship on cultural, political, and religious norms in South Asia.

How to complete the MCAT and succeed in applying to medical school:

Workshop | May 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Renan Aparicio

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The aim of this workshop is to help underrepresented researchers of color better understand the process of applying to medical school and completing the MCAT.

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects Workshop

Workshop | May 2 | 5 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons

 Stacy Reardon, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Like WordPress, it is easy to create content, but it is distinguished by multiple ways of navigating through a project, annotation and metadata features, and image and video options. Choose it to develop born digital projects and...   More >

Buddhist Sectarianism in Burma’s Last Kingdom

Colloquium | May 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexandra Kaloyanides, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

The collapse of Burma’s final kingdom was devastating for the Buddhist organizations that depended on its royal sponsorship. The nineteenth-century encroachment of the British Raj crippled both the Konbaung Dynasty and its once-powerful monastic establishment, but it also created opportunities for opposition parties. One adversarial Buddhist sect, the Paramats, was particularly active between the...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >