<< Week of August 24 >>

## Monday, August 20, 2018

### Dissertation Talk: Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems - A Mobility Context

Seminar | August 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

Cathy Wu, UC Berkeley

In this talk, we discuss machine learning and optimization critical for enabling mixed autonomy systems – in the context of mobility. Mixed autonomy characterizes the problems surrounding the gradual and complex integration of automation and AI into existing systems. In the context of mobility, the question is: how will self-driving cars change urban mobility? We first explore and quantify the...   More >

### Carl Heiles (UCB): Real Spectrometric L-Band Data from FAST: A Detailed Presentation and Analysis

Seminar | August 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

Carl Heiles, UCB

FAST is rapidly preparing to begin all-sky pulsar and HI survey work with their 19-beam feed array. I have been working with a set of data--1 msec sampling rate, 4096 frequency channels covering 1.00 to 1.50 GHz, two polarizations for each of the 19 beams. I'll show these data, discuss calibration and analysis techniques, comment on data quality and the interference environment and plans for the...   More >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 20 | 9:30-10 p.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

## Tuesday, August 21, 2018

### Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Research Poster Session

Conference/Symposium | August 21 |  Gilman Hall

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 21 | 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall

Avoid a trip across campus. 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.

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### Oxidation reactions over multicomponent catalysts: study of the ceria-based nanomaterials

Seminar | August 21 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

Professor Marco Piumetti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

College of Chemistry

## Wednesday, August 22, 2018

### No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

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 >

### No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

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 >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### Uniform rates of the Glivenko-Cantelli convergence and their use in approximating Bayesian inferences

Seminar | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Eugenio Regazzini, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Department of Statistics

This talk deals with suitable quantifications in approximating a probability measure by an “empirical” random probability measure \hat p_n, depending on the first n terms of a sequence \{\xi_i\}_{i\ge1}
of random elements. In the first part, we study the range of oscillation near zero of the p-Wasserstein distance d(p) ....

Based on joint work with Emanuele Dolera.   More >

### Redefining Druggability using Chemoproteomic Platforms

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

Daniel Nomura, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

Department of Statistics

Randomization is a basis for the statistical inference of treatment effects without assumptions on the outcome generating process. Appropriately using covariates further yields more precise estimators in randomized experiments. In his seminal work Design of Experiments, R. A. Fisher suggested blocking on discrete covariates in the design stage and conducting the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) in...   More >

### Town Hall Meeting and OGSI Awards

Colloquium | August 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Where do Seiberg-Witten equations come from?

Seminar | August 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Selman Akbulut, Michigan State University

Department of Mathematics

The question in the title is akin to asking where the equation of motion of a free falling object $a + bt + 1/2 gt^2$ in 3-space come from? then discovering that the "objects fall with constant acceleration" rule. Similarly, we derive Seiberg-Witten equations (which also have a linear part and a quadratic part) from the deformation equations of an "isotropic associative submanifold" of a complex...   More >

### What’s in Store for the Grocery Industry?

Panel Discussion | August 22 | 6 p.m. |  SPUR Oakland

Berkeley Food Institute, SPUR Oakland

The grocery business is changing. Shifting consumer preferences, business consolidation and evolving supply chains are all influencing where we get our food and what’s in the aisles. As longtime staples of our communities, grocery stores will continue to impact community economic development, neighborhood planning, the shape of the workforce and more. Join us to hear about current trends and the...   More >

### Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Supply, Demand, Institutions, and Firms: A Theory of Sorting and the Wage Distribution"

Seminar | August 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Daniel Haanwinckel, UCB

Center for Labor Economics

## Friday, August 24, 2018

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

### NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

### Labor Lunch: "Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence"

Seminar | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Davud Rostam-Afschar, University Hohenheim

Center for Labor Economics

### The Cultural Record in the Information War Era

Seminar | August 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

Clifford Lynch

Information, School of

How recent developments that are rapidly destabilizing the cultural record, and what we can do.