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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

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CMOS Technology Enabled Physically Flexible-Stretchable-Reconfigurable-Spherical Electronic System: From Mechanics Driven Design to Enhanced Reliability Aided Diverse Applications

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

CMOS technology and electronics are rigid and bulky. Their applications are focused on computation-communication-infotainment. Scaling down their dimensions has been enabling their triumph. However, what about larger area applications? How about a singular gadget whose size can be reconfigured without any compromise in their functionality? How about spherical solar cell or imaging system? Is it...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Joana Meier: Hybridization fuels cichlid fish adaptive radiations

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Joana Meier

 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 >

ARNON ENDOWED LECTURE : "The chloroplast: a site of post-endosymbiotic innovations in gene expression and protein assembly"

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Francis-André Wollman, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Wollman is the Director of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. His work is dedicated to the study of the biogenesis and the function of the photosynthetic apparatus, which is present in the network of internal membranes of the chloroplast, the thylacoids.

The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jesse Rothstein, Professor, Public Policy & Economics, 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.

Biophysics of cell adhesion: how cells sense and respond to force

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Univerisity of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cells in tissues exert forces as they squeeze, stretch, flex and pull on each other. These
forces are incredibly small - on the scale of piconewtons, but they are essential in mediating cell
survival, proliferation, and differentiation. A key protein responsible for sensing mechanical forces,
are the classical cadherin family of cell-cell adhesion proteins. Cadherins are essential for...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange with Kathy Yelick

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Katherine Yelick is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is in programming languages, compilers, parallel algorithms, and automatic performance tuning. She is well known for her work in...   More >

The Power of Play: How to Reduce Conflict and Build a Close Connection with Your Child through Play (BEUHS371)

Workshop | March 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julie Johnson, The Parent Child Connection

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Rarely do we feel like playing when our children have been whiny, uncooperative, or are headed for a meltdown. But play is often what children need to get their behavior back on track. In this workshop you’ll learn how play can be used to release tension, work through difficult behaviors, and bring you closer to your child. You’ll also learn what you can do on the days that you don’t have the...   More >

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The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms: Insights from Hindu and Muslim children in India

Colloquium | March 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Psychology

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Children who live in pluralistic societies often encounter members of other religious and secular groups who hold radically different beliefs and norms. Under these circumstances, developing religious tolerance––respecting that each group has its own beliefs and norms––is both challenging and crucial. When individuals in pluralistic societies fail to develop religious tolerance, the consequences...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 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 >

Evaluating the Credibility Revolution in African Development

Colloquium | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, www.kwekuopokuagyemang.com

 Center for African Studies

Randomized controlled trials in African development - inspired by the scientific method - have remade what economic development means not only for the fields of comparative politics and development economics - but in the lived experiences of many Africans in ways that academic scholarship and even policy making could not have possibly anticipated. In my talk, I bring analyze these evaluations...   More >

Kweku Opuku-Agyeang, CEGA Research Fellow

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

Seminar | March 6 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This seminar is an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk continues discussion of the core part of the proof. The structure of the induction — on the radius and on the $L^2$ norm of $f$, applied to the cellular term — will be presented. Insofar as time allows, the tranverse and tangential terms will be...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and categories of singularities

Seminar | March 6 | 2:40-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct deformations of categories for Hochschild Maurer-Cartan cochains with non-trivial curving components. These will be related to fixed point categories for Lie algebra actions and, in the special case of matrix factorizations, to the category of singularities

Triangular" Dvoretzky matrices and online coding

Seminar | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Piyush Srivastava, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

 Department of Statistics

A special case of the classical Dvoretzky theorem states that the space of n-dimensional real vectors equipped with the l1 norm admits a large "Euclidean section", i.e. a subspace of dimension Θ(n) on which a scaled l1 norm essentially agrees with the Euclidean norm. In particular, such a subspace can be realized as the column space of a "tall" n × (n/k) random matrix A with identically...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: “The Impacts of Hospital Delivery Practices on Infant Health”

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Card, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Alessandra Fenizia and David Silver

ERG Colloquium: David Anthoff

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 David Anthoff, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group


David Anthoff
Assistant Professor
Energy and Resources Group
University of California, Berkeley

DATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: 126 Barrows

TITLE: Inequality and the Social Cost of Carbon

We present a novel way to disentangle inequality aversion over time from...   More >

Eavesdropping on Neurochemical Signaling in Vivo

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

 Anne Andrews, Professor, UC Los Angeles

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Measurements of neurotransmitters in the extracellular space are limited by combinations of poor chemical, spatial, and temporal resolution. Brain chemistries, therefore, are unable to be investigated dynamically, particularly at the level of neural circuits and across numerous signaling molecules.1 To understand neurochemical signaling at scales pertinent to encoded information, micro- to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

Towards honest inference from real-world healthcare data

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Madigan, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

In practice, our learning healthcare system relies primarily on observational studies generating
one effect estimate at a time using customized study designs with unknown operating
characteristics and publishing – or not – one estimate at a time. When we investigate
the distribution of estimates that this process has produced, we see clear evidence
of its shortcomings, including an apparent...   More >

Stamped From the Beginning: How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations; Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University

 john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor, Graduate School of Education; and Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley; Dan Perlstein, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education, Department of African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Come join in the discussion with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of History and International Relations at American University, who speaks with great expertise and compassion about the findings of his book and how they can fit into the national conversation surrounding movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and social justice.

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Systems to Improve Online Discussion

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Amy Zhang, Graduate Student, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My research in human-computer interaction is on reimagining outdated designs towards designing novel online discussion systems that fix what's broken about online discussion.

“Linking Epigenetics, metabolism and Cancer: lessons from SIRT6”

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard Medical School

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Shamil Sunyaev, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Seminar | March 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Large-scale genomic data reveal mechanisms of mutagenesis and help predict complex phenotypes

Statistical analysis of large genomic datasets has recently emerged as a discovery tool in many areas of genetics. Two examples include studies of mutagenesis and of the relationship between genotype and phenotype. We developed a statistical model of regional variation of human mutation...   More >

Women in Intellectual Life: The "Erotics" of Intellectual Life

Colloquium | March 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

The (open-ended and thus intentionally ill-defined here) theme we hope to explore is that of the "erotics" of intellectual life. Why and how do we love intellectual work? How and where does it get charged with eros, welcome or, alas, unwelcome--and why does it get so charged? What kinds of intellectual work do we love, and what kinds are unloveable, and what kinds are done without anyone loving...   More >

Refugee Crises - Past and Present: A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham and Thi Bui

Reading - Nonfiction | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. | The Law Building, Goldberg Room

 Lauren Markham; Thi Bui

 Human Rights Center

A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham (The Faraway Brothers) and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), moderated by Kim Thuy Seelinger.

OPT Workshop

Workshop | March 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then join BIO and the ASUC on March 6th at 6 PM for this in-person OPT workshop at the ASUC Senate Chambers. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session to clarify any questions you might have! Prior to attending this...   More >

Demystifying the Blackbox

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Purin Phanichphant, Artist and Lecturer, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Lydia Majure, Science policy advocate, Gallant Lab for Cognitive, Computational & Systems Neuroscience; Albert Lai, Data Scientist


What can neuroscience of human perception can learn from the design of artificial intelligence, and vice versa? Join a panel of scientists and artists for a discussion of how our brains work, how we design computer networks to think, and how we explore and illuminate the intangible concept of thought.

Scanning an Artificial Brain - installation by Purin Phanichphant