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Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrable systems and quantum geometry II

Seminar | August 28 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In my talk I will overview new classes of integrable systems associated with Nakajima quiver varieties. I will explain the geometric construction of quantum Rmatrices, commuting families of Hamiltonians and corresponding Bethe equations. I will discuss relations of these systems with quantum cohomology and quantum K-theory of Nakajima varieties.

Dissertation Talk: System Design for Large Scale Machine Learning

Seminar | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 420 Soda Hall

 Shivaram Venkataraman, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will present my research on systems that make it easier to develop new machine learning applications and scale them while achieving high performance.

Differential Geometry Seminar: A family of non-collapsed steady Ricci solitons

Seminar | August 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Appleton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Non-collapsed Ricci solitons play an important role in Ricci flow as they arise as blow up limits of singularities. The classification of three dimensional Ricci solitons has largely been carried out by the work of Hamilton, Ivey, Perelman and Brendle. In four dimensions, however, only a handful of solitons are known and a complete classification remains a distant goal.

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String-Math Seminar: Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Seminar 231, 251 Public Finance and Labor: "Racial Bias in Bail Decisions"

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Will Dobbie, Princeton University

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

with David Arnold and Crystal Yang - joint with Labor

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Twisted canonical anti-commutation relations and twisted independence

Seminar | August 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct a one-parameter deformation of tensor product ( = twisted product) for non-commutative probability spaces, and show the existence of the associated universal calculation rule ( = twisted independence ) for mixed moments of non-commutative random variables. The construction was inspired from the twisted canonical anti-commutation relations of W. Pusz .

Bin Yu — Three principles of data science: predictability, stability, and computability

Seminar | August 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Bin Yu, Professor, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and EECS

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In this talk, I'd like to discuss the intertwining importance and connections of three principles of data science in the title in data-driven decisions. Making prediction as its central task and embracing computation as its core, machine learning has enabled wide-ranging data-driven successes. Prediction is a useful way to check with reality. Good prediction implicitly assumes stability between...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire"

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Serial Dependence in Visual Working Memory: Time Course and Neural Mechanisms

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dan Bliss, D'Esposito

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Gospel Rape: On Close Reading in Crime and Punishment

Colloquium | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor and Bernie Williams Chair, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The first lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Turning up the heat: The demoralizing effect of competition in contests

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Philipp Strack, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Note change in time and room due to joint event

Fall Recruiting Kickoff for International Students

Career Fair | August 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Rooms, Career Center

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The campus-recruiting season begins right after the start of the fall semester! Are you actively looking for jobs/internships this semester but still have questions such as where to find open positions, what qualities employers are looking for, what resources available for resume, interview and networking preparation, and how to increase your chance of getting interviews? This workshop is aimed...   More >