<< Wednesday, March 13, 2019 >>

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Faculty Candidate Seminar: De novo design of functional proteins

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Daniel Silva Manzano

 College of Chemistry

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, 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.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Hyperlocal Air Pollution Mapping for a Planet of Cities

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Joshua Apte

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Air pollution exposure is the leading environmental risk for premature death globally and a key cause of health disparities in U.S. cities. Future choices about energy and transportation will profoundly change the levels and spatial patterns of urban air pollution around us. Yet pervasive gaps in current environmental measurement infrastructure limit our understanding and predictive ability about...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, 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 -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF 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 >

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

 Steve Piantadosi, Dept of Psychology; Terry Deacon, Dept of Anthropology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Number learning in the Bolivian Amazon, Steve Piantadosi

Patterns of early embryonic brain development in mammals, Terry Deacon

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 12-1 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 >

Engineering Cells and Microsystems to Study Mechanobiology

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Beth Pruitt, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Living organisms generate and respond to mechanical forces and these forces are sensed and
created by specialized cells in the body. Force generation and sensing, or more broadly the
mechanobiology coupling tissue (cell) mechanics and biology, are essential in normal development,
wound healing, and tissue homeostasis. Our mechanical senses of hearing and touch allow us to
navigate our...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: A molecular circuit for information processing in plant growth regulation

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Zhiyong Wang

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Zhiyong Wang's lab at Carnegie Institution for Science focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms underlying growth regulation and environmental adaptation. Wang is the acting director of the Department of Plant Biology. Wang received his B.S. in plant physiology from Lanzhou University, China, his M.S. from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph. D. in molecular,...   More >

Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Will Dow, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

CITRIS Research Exchange with Yana Feldman

Conference/Symposium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Yana is a specialist in open source information collection and analysis, including multilingual searching and processing of information, analytical tools and methodologies, and all-source information analysis, with an extensive knowledge of international safeguards and the nuclear fuel cycle. Her education and professional background is in nuclear nonproliferation and arms...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - John McCormack: Museum genomics and the mysteries of the world's largest Mexican bird collection

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 John McCormack

 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 >

Be Well at Work: Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Susan Hamilton

 Human Resources

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources. Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for her...   More >

Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors (BEUHS182)

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Susan Hamilton

 Elder Care Program

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables, and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources.

Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for...   More >

When Mattering (really) Matters: A Developmental Science Perspective on Social Value Sensitivity in Adolescence

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ron Dahl, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Adolescence is a dynamic maturational period when social learning experiences can have a large impact on life course development. This presentation will describe a trans-disciplinary developmental science perspective on adolescence—as a dynamic period of learning and adaptation that involves multiple levels of interacting change. This includes the biological changes of puberty (e.g. rapid...   More >

Virtuous Vulgarity: Material Cultures of Porn and Pedagogy in Dakar, Sengal

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juliana Friend, PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

In sex education circles, young people often affirmed: “There is no pornography ‘made in Senegal.’” Senegal, they explained, is a country of sutura. This claim invokes the Wolof value of discretion or modesty. In historically persistent yet contingent ways, the ethics of sutura have predicated a person’s honor and, co-constitutively, their legible gender identity on proper management of...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 1-2 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.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality, based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk focuses on the bilinear term that arises in controlling the contribution of tubes that are roughly tangential to cell walls. The concept of broad points finally pays its dividend.

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | March 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Analytic aspects of Kapustin–Witten theory

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Kapustin and Witten introduced a new set of gauge-theoretic equations, which were later proposed by Gaiotto and Witten as a tool to access some old and new manifold invariants. I will describe recent progress on the analytic foundations of this subject. Joint work with Witten and with S. He.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The evasion path problem and zig-zag persistent homology

Seminar | March 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The evasion path problem asks: Given a finite collection of sensors continuously moving in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\) for a finite length of time, such that each sensor can detect the presence of objects in a ball of fixed radius around itself, when can an intruder in the domain avoid being detected for the full length of time? The continuous path that such an intruder takes is called an...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Deformation theory and Lie algebras in characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Lukas Brantner, Oxford/MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the notion of partitioned Lie algebras, which gives the characteristic $p$ notion of a Lie algebra that is suited to formal deformation theory.

Correlation Length in the Near-Critical Planar Ising Model

Seminar | March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Charles Newman, Courant Institute, NYU

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss joint work with Federico Camia and Jianping
Jiang (arXiv:1707.02668) which proves exponential decay of correlations
for the generalized random field that is the scaling limit of the
near-critical (i.e., with small magnetic field at the critical
temperature) two-dimensional Ising model. The proof involves
both lattice and continuum FK (Fortuin-Kasteleyn) representations
of the...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Nonlinear detection of connections

Seminar | March 13 | 3:20-4:20 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Gabriel Paternain, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the geometric inverse problem of recovering a connection from the parallel transport along geodesics of a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary or along light rays in Minkowski space. This problem is motivated by other geometric inverse problems and is tackled with a range of techniques including energy estimates, regularity results for the transport equation...   More >

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover: "From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty in Native American Communities"

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, will present a research seminar.

Abstract: This talk explores how food sovereignty as a concept and method is being described, defined, and enacted by Native American farmers and gardeners across the US, and how these definitions are being operationalized in the broader goals of promoting community...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type I

Seminar | March 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alex Carney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Design and Verification of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Programming Approach

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, DOP Center Conference Room (540A/B)

 Yasser Shoukry, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will argue that several problems that arise in different CPS problems (including security, high-assurance, verification) have something in common. Regardless of their heterogeneous nature, they can be formulated as a feasibility problem for a type of formula we call as monotone Satisfiability Modulo Convex programming (or SMC for short).

Lives, Not Metadata: Possibilities and Limits of Mapping Violence

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Monica Muñoz Martinez, Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

This talk will be based on a digital research project, Mapping Violence, for which Dr. Martinez is the primary investigator. The project takes the shape of a digital archive that documents cases of racial violence in Texas from 1900 to 1930. The research is stored in a database and will be displayed as an interactive map that recovers lost and obscured histories of racial violence. The project’s...   More >

Impact of atomic structure and dynamics on solar cell performance of metal halide perovskite thin films

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joshua Choi, Professor, University of Virginia

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Metal halide perovskites (MHPs) are revolutionizing the solar cell research field - the record power conversion efficiency of MHPs based solar cells has reached 23%, which rivals that of silicon solar cells. What is particularly exciting about MHPs is that they can be manufactured into solar cell devices at low-cost using low temperature solution processing. Based on these attributes, MHPs have...   More >

IRLE Speaker Series: Laura Lopez-Sanders

Presentation | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Laura Lopez-Sanders, UNC Chapel Hill

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

More Data, More Problems: What Society Needs from the Statistical and Data Sciences

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brent Durbin, Smith College

 Department of Statistics

Despite more than 20 years of increasing reliance on data-intensive digital tools for commerce, governance, and social interaction, society has been slow to respond to both the promise and the perils of the phenomenon we now call Big Data. This lack of adaptation to new ways of collecting, storing, and analyzing data has been especially apparent within universities and the public sector, both of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Connected components of the space of evasion paths

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the introductory talk, we discussed results on the evasion path problem for sensors wandering in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\). In the case of planar domains (\(n = 2\)), Adams and Carlsson provide a computable algorithm that determines the existence of an evasion path based on the time-varying alpha complex and the time-varying cyclic ordering on the set of sensors in the plane...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.