Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Workshop | August 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work
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.
Course | August 29 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Workshop | August 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics
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.
Workshop | August 29 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room
Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Powering LPS transport across the bacterial cell envelope with ABCs"
Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Natividad "Natacha" Ruiz, Ohio State University
The Ruiz lab is involved in research to understand envelope biogenesis in the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Specifically, the Ruiz lab uses using genetic and biochemical approaches to investigate the mechanisms of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and peptidoglycan (PG) biogenesis.
Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Compartmentalization of biological reactions is an important mechanism to allow multiple cellular reactions to occur in parallel. Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level increases our understanding of human biology and disease. We have generated a high-resolution map of the subcellular distribution of the human proteome as part of the open access Human... More >
Workshop | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
At this workshop, you will... More >
Seminar | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Inkang Kim, KIAS
We introduce Teichmuller space in various respects in terms of conformal structures, hyperbolic structures and representations. We briefly describe natural metrics on Teichmuller space, and useful functions to study the geometry of Teichmuller space. Finally, we introduce energy functional and convexity, plurisubharmonicity of energy functionals.
Seminar | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Martin Vogel, UC Berkeley
The spectrum of non-selfadjoint operators can be highly unstable even under very small perturbations. This phenomenon is referred to as "pseudospectral effect".
Traditionally this pseudosepctral effect was considered a drawback since it can be the source of immense numerical errors, as shown for instance in the works of L. N. Trefethen. However, this pseudospectral effect can also be the source... More >
Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Convexity and Plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space
Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Inkang Kim, KIAS
We prove the plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space for the smooth harmonic maps from a fixed Riemannian manifold into Riemann surfaces. We also give a strict convexity of the energy functional along the Weil-Petersson geodesics. This is a joint work with Wan and Zhang.
Architectural Design, 1D Walls, 3D Plumbing, and Painting Blind en Route to Scalable Multifunctional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage
Colloquium | August 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Debra R. Rolison, US Naval Research Laboratory
Our team at the Naval Research Laboratory looks at rate-critical chemical processes where events per second are required for high performance in such technologies as energy storage, energy conversion, (electro)catalysis, and sensing. We then design next-generation systems built around poresolid nanoarchitectures that seamlessly embody all of the requisite rate functions for high-performance... More >
ERG Colloquium: Pierce Gordon: Investigating Innovation Practice: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in International Development
Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Over the past decade, the field of innovation practice has become more accessible to development professionals and amateur designers alike, and is treated as a silver bullet that easily addresses issues of global poverty. However, due to the fields growing popularity, debates began to arise about the fields utility and place in society... More >
EECS Colloquium: Fiat Lux: Creating Photoreal Digital Actors (and Environments) for Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality
Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Paul Debevec, Google VR & USC ICT
I will present recent work from USC ICT and Google VR for recording and rendering photorealistic actors and environments for movies, games, and virtual reality. The Light Stage facial scanning systems are geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights which have been used to help create digital actors based on real people in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, Maleficent, Furious 7, Blade... More >
Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Yang Feng, Columbia University
A fundamental problem in network data analysis is to test whether a network contains statistical significant communities. We study this problem in the stochastic block model context by testing H0: Erdos-Renyi model vs. H1: stochastic block model. This problem serves as the foundation for many other problems including the testing-based methods for determining the number of communities and... More >