Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library
Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.
Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science
Lecture | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Building the data capabilities and products needed to help enable understanding of watershed dynamics, tropical forests, carbon flux, and soil carbon. are just a few of the areas where we are working. This talk will describe the role inter-disciplinary data science is playing in helping to address these challenges. Many challenges encountered are not addressed by the tools available today.
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Lecture | November 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Thomas Römer, Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the Collège de France and the University of Lausanne
Who invented God? And what does inventing a god mean? This talk will trace the evolution of the deity of the great monotheisms―Yhwh, God, or Allah―by tracing Israelite beliefs and their context from the Bronze Age to the end of the Old Testament period in the third century BCE. We will draw on a long tradition of historical, philological, and exegetical work and on recent... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Vijayendra Rao, World Bank