Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Workshop | September 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management
Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.
This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal... More >
Workshop | September 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building
2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.
Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Genetic engineering of plants is at the core of sustainability efforts, natural product synthesis, and agricultural crop engineering. The plant cell wall is a barrier that limits the ease and throughput with which exogenous biomolecules can be delivered to plants. Current delivery methods either suffer from host range limitations, low transformation efficiencies, tissue regenerability, tissue... More >
Seminar 217, Risk Management: Towards theoretical understanding of large batch training in stochastic gradient descent
Seminar | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Xiaowu Dai, UC Berkeley
ABSTRACT: Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is almost ubiquitously used in training non-convex optimization tasks. Recently, a hypothesis by Keskar et al. (2017) that large batch SGD tends to converge to sharp minima has received increasing attention. We justify this hypothesis by providing new properties of SGD in both finite-time and asymptotic regimes, using tools from Partial Differential... More >
SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Human-Centered Design for Innovations in Domestic Violence Prevention
Seminar | September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Jaspal Sandhu, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Jaspal S. Sandhu is an Assistant Adjunct Professor (Professor of Practice) in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health at the UCB SPH. He will discuss his recent work on human-centered design for innovations in domestic violence prevention.
Presentation | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP online by September 6.
Colloquium | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Shorb House, Latinx Research Center
Angela S. García, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
This book talk analyzes the ways federal, state, and local immigration laws shape the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US. Comparing restrictive and accommodating immigration measures in various cities and states, it shows that place-based inclusion and exclusion unfold for immigrants in seemingly contradictory ways.
Panel Discussion | September 10 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Join us for lunch and a provocative conversation about using photos, videos, and social media posts to document and investigate war crimes, plus a discussion of Berkeley's international protocol on open source investigations. Featuring Sam Dubberly (Amnesty International Digital Verification Corps), Alexa Koenig and Lindsay Freeman (Berkeley Law Human Rights Center), and Raquel Vasquez-Llorente... More >
Course | September 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This foundation course combines industry-standard project management theory with practical application using Microsoft Project to plan, execute, and track progression throughout the project lifecycle. Learning Objectives * Define key project management concepts. * Identify the elements and views of the Microsoft Project interface. * Set the scheduling direction of new projects. * Create tasks and... More >
Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Link to NBER Working Paper
A large literature treats take-up of commitment contracts, in the form of choice-set restrictions or penalties, as a smoking gun for (awareness of) self-control problems. This paper provides new techniques for examining the validity of this assumption, as well as a new approach for detecting (awareness of) self-control... More >
Workshop | September 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars
Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance: SEM 237/281: "Causal Effects of Capital Inflows (JMP)", Joint with Macroeconomics
Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
ABSTRACT: In this paper I estimate the average country's business cycle response to capital inflows from abroad -- in particular equity and debt (portfolio) inflows. Capital flows have been argued by Rey(2015) to be a key factor synchronizing international business cycles, and large outflows of capital -- sudden stops -- are often associated with considerable subsequent economic distress. To... More >
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Random perturbations of nonselfadjoint operators, and the Gaussian Analytic Function
Seminar | September 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Stephane Nonnenmacher, Univ. Paris-Sud & MSRI
The spectrum of a nonselfadjoint linear operator can be very unstable, that is sensitive to perturbations, an phenomenon usually referred to as the "pseudospectral effect". In order to quantify this phenomenon, we investigate a simple class of nonselfadjoint 1-dimensional semiclassical (pseudo-)differential operators, submitted to small random perturbations. The spectrum of this randomly... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Syzygies of K3 carpets and Green's conjecture
Seminar | September 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Steven Sam, UC San Diego
K3 carpets are double structures on rational normal scrolls. We prove a vanishing statement for their graded Betti numbers which confirms a conjecture of Bayer and Eisenbud for the Betti numbers of ribbon curves. This gives a new proof that Green's conjecture on Betti numbers of canonical curves holds for a generic curve in each gonality stratum of the moduli of curves. This is joint work with... More >
Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Vector bundles on $P^1$ bundles
Seminar | September 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Hannah Larson, Stanford University
Every vector bundle on $P^1$ splits as a direct sum of line bundles. Given a vector bundle $E$ on a $P^1$ bundle $PW \to B$, the base $B$ is stratified by subvarieties defined by the condition that the restriction of $E$ to the fibers has a certain splitting type. It is natural to ask how to find the classes of the closures of these strata in the Chow ring of $B$. I will answer this question with... More >
Workshop | September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium
Student Learning Center
This workshop will make explicit the hidden expectations of the mathematics and statistics courses at UC Berkeley, and how the SLC can partner in student success.