<< 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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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

 Radio Astronomy Lab

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Rerandomization and Regression Adjustment

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

 Department of Chemical Engineering

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

 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 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 >

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 23 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

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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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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.

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.