<< Week of August 26 >>

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Deep Learning, Model-Predictive Approach To Neighborhood Congestion Prediction And Control

Lecture | August 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Sudatta Mohanny, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The talk explores a technique for effectively representing the congestion state in a neighborhood for the purpose of short-term predictions through a simple scoring mechanism based on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD). Network state signals emanating from a larger region-wide network are then utilized to predict this score using a deep learning (LSTM) framework, which is...   More >

ARF Coordination Meeting

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

The initial Wednesday meeting of the semester is a coordination meeting for ARF Faculty, Grad Students and Staff. There is no public lecture. The first lecture occurs on the next Wednesday (Sept 5).

Emptied Lands: A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev

Lecture | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Alexandre Kedar, University of Haifa School of Law

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society

The talk will introduce Emptied Lands (Stanford University Press, 2018), a book that investigates the protracted legal, planning, and territorial conflict between the settler Israeli state and indigenous Bedouin citizens over traditional lands in southern Israel/Palestine. The book places this dispute in historical, legal, geographical, and international-comparative perspectives, providing the...   More >

Enzian: making systems software research relevant in the face of custom hardware

Lecture | August 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich


Academic research in rack-scale and datacenter computing today is hamstrung by lack of hardware. Cloud providers and hardware vendors build custom accelerators, interconnects, and networks for commercially important workloads, but university researchers are stuck with commodity, off-the-shelf parts.
Enzian is a research computer being developed at ETH Zurich (in collaboration with Cavium and...   More >


Lecture | August 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, AUG 29, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Dean of the College of Architecture and President of the Architectural Design &amp; Research Institute at South China University of Technology about global architectural innovation. Open to all!

New April, New Armenia

Lecture | August 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Tatul Hakobyan, Yerevan-based Reporter and Political Analyst

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

This talk, followed by a discussion, will analyze the latest political developments in Armenia that resulted in the so-called “Velvet Revolution” led by Nigol Pashinyan. This revolution brought about the resignation of newly-elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had already served two terms as Armenia’s President, and his replacement by Pashinyan. Some of the questions to be addressed...   More >

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Series Introduction by Alex Saragoza and Guests

Lecture | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Alex Saragoza

 Arts + Design

In the introductory lecture to this public series, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation in light of international migratory flows since the 19th century to the present day.

Alex M. Saragoza was born in Madera, California, where for much of his...   More >

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DCRP/GMS Lecture: The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting

Lecture | August 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban capital and assesses its role in the production of urban space and urban policy.

Scenes from the Vault: Never Before Screened Films from the Northwest Coast

Lecture | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This presentation will feature the first results from the Museum’s ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cal’s first doctorate in anthropology (1908).

This program will present footage shot in Victoria...   More >

Friday, August 31, 2018

BFT in the lens of Blockchains and Blockchains in the lens of BFT

Lecture | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Dahlia Malkhi, VMWare Research


Blockchain is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) replicated state machine, in which each state-update is by itself a Turing machine with bounded resources. The core algorithm for achieving BFT in a Blockchain appears completely different from classical BFT algorithms:
• Classical solutions like DLS, PBFT solve BFT among a small-to-medium group of known participants. Such algorithms consist of...   More >