<< Thursday, March 07, 2019 >>

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

  Register online

AI for Social Impact: 2019 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th Floor)

 Center for Responsible Business, Human Rights Center

When talking about artificial intelligence, or AI, positive social impact is often not the first thing that comes to mind. Some think about AI as an amorphous, hard-to-understand, futuristic technology that will bring about more harm than good. These fears may stem from the complex and opaque nature of AI—and key actors across society must come together to discuss, debate, and solve the...   More >

The Financial Fair

Workshop | March 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors.

Sponsored by Work/Life Program (UHS), Human Resources, The Retirement Center, and CITRIS.

Make The Most Of The UC Retirement Savings Program

Workshop | March 7 | 9-9:45 a.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Determine how much savings you will need to retire the way you want, understand how much you can save through the UC Retirement Savings Program, discover additional ways to save, and learn strategies to help you protect and grow your savings.

MOOCs and Film Studies: Teaching Hong Kong Cinema Online: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar/Workshop

Seminar | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Race and Gender, Film & Media Studies, Center for New Media

Gina Marchetti will be leading a workshop/seminar for faculty and graduate students on teaching Hong Kong cinema in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Seating is limited. To register, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kzwUKL4L0TJk0jL44OXF4gYkuQgppCLzSI3urPJkUyE/edit?ts=5c48aec9

Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies and...   More >

 Registration Required. To register go to https://www.edx.org/course/hong-kong-cinema-through-global-lens-hkux-hku06-1x


  Registration opens February 1. Register online by March 6.

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UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan

Workshop | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Donald Goldberg, UC Retirement Administration Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and welfare benefits will be discussed....   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Applied Math Seminar: Intrinsic complexity and its scaling law: from approximation of random vectors and rand fields to high frequency waves

Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hongkai Zhao, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We characterize the intrinsic complexity of a set in a metric space by the least dimension of a linear space that can approximate the set to a given tolerance. This is dual to the characterization using Kolmogorov n-width, the distance from the set to the best n-dimensional linear space. We study the approximation of random vectors (via principal component analysis a.k.a. singular value...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Marketing Mutual Funds

Seminar | March 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nikolai Roussanov, Wharton

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Buyer Signaling Improves Matching:Evidence from a Field Experiment"

Seminar | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 John Horton, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All

Workshop | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

A brief review of the elements of teaching using Jupyter notebooks and deployment of classes via Jupyterhub.

Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future

Workshop | March 7 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

What you need to know about budgeting, debt and making room for saving.

Why does it cost so much to build in the Bay Area?

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Join us for a discussion about why it costs so much to build in the Bay Area. We'll have Andrew Cussen from RAD Urban along with Elizabeth Kuwada from Eden Housing discuss this topic. Elizabeth Kneebone from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation will moderate.

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library


This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Insurance Underwriting as Funding

Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Knox

 Department of Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Foundations of Design-based Inference under Interference"

Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Peter Aronow, Yale

 Department of Economics

From local neighborhoods to global embeddings: unveiling structure in high-dimensional data

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor, Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present new unsupervised geometric approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data.

Close-Kin Genetic Methods to Infer Demography and Dispersal Patterns of Mosquitoes

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor John Marshall, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene...   More >

Hegemonies of Language and Their Discontents: The Southwest North American Region Since 1540

Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, ASU Regents' Professor; Presidential Motorola Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization; Founding Director Emeritus, School of Transborder Studies; Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University, University of Arizona

 Center for Native American Issues Research on

Spanish and English have fought a centuries-long battle for dominance in the Southwest North American Region, commonly known as the U.S.-Mexico transborder region. Covering the time period of 1540 to the present, the book provides a deep and broad understanding of the contradictory methods of establishing language supremacy and details the linguistic and cultural processes used by penetrating...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Iwahori Kazhdan-Lusztig equivalence and other animals

Colloquium | March 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

In their influential series of papers in the 90's, Kazhdan and Lusztig established an equivalence between the category of G(O)-integrable representations of the Kac-Moody Lie algebra and the category of modules over the "big" (i.e., Lusztig's) quantum group. In this talk we will explain what happens if we try to describe in terms of the quantum group the full affine category O. We will also...   More >

EECS Women's History Month: Research Talks

Presentation | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Gireeja Ranade, Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Berkeley EECS; Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor, UC Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Professor Ruzena Bajcsy and Professor Gireeja Ranade talk about the interesting research that they do. Join HKN in celebrating the impactful research contributions of female faculty in the Berkeley EECS Department.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Theoretically Speaking Series — The Predictive Brain

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley; Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley

 Anil Ananthaswamy, Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

How does the brain perceive? Does it use the information coming in through the various senses, such as our eyes and ears, and build up a perception of the world outside from the bottom up? Or is it doing something quite different? New thinking in neuroscience suggests that the brain builds models of what’s out there and uses these models to interpret the incoming sensory data—an idea that goes...   More >