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## Monday, January 23, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Simons Institute Workshop: Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Seminar | January 23 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Lecture Hall

Various, Various

Department of Mathematics

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program. It will consist of five days of tutorial presentations, each with ample time for questions and discussion, as follows:

Monday, January 23rd Elad Hazan (Princeton University): Optimization of Machine Learning Andreas Krause (ETH Zürich) and Stefanie Jegelka (MIT): Submodularity: Theory and...   More >

### NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | January 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

Elliott Smith, Bioscience Library

Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

### Oxyopia Postdoctoral Scholar and Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Postdoctoral Scholar Sowmya Ravikumar; Stella Kang, Lu Chen Lab

Postdoctoral Scholar Sowmya Ravikumar will be speaking on:
Effect of marginally induced astigmatism on refractive error development in chicks

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Graduate student Stella Kang will be speaking on:
Corneal lymphangiogenesis and valvulogenesis after transplantation

### CMES Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East

Workshop | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

As Donald Trump enters office as the 45th President of the United States, what might this mean for U.S. involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, including military involvement, economic ties, and diplomatic endeavors? Join CMES faculty affiliates and community members in an informal moderated conversation about what we might expect in the first 100 days and beyond.

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Geometry of shrinking Ricci solitons

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Jiaping Wang, University of Minnesota

Department of Mathematics

Shrinking Ricci solitons arise naturally from singularity analysis of the Ricci flows. Their classification in the three dimensional case plays an important role in the proof of Thurston's geometrization conjecture by Perelman. Our talk mainly concerns some of the recent work with Ovidiu Munteanu toward the understanding of four dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons.

### Professional Emailing Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

Leah Carroll

Do you need to email someone you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

The workshop is open to all...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing"

Seminar | January 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Dmitry Taubinsky, Dartmouth Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics

### Casey Law (Berkeley): The First Precision Localization of a Fast Radio Burst

Seminar | January 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

Casey Law, UC Berkeley

Nearly ten years have passed since the discovery of a milisecond radio transient with anomalously high dispersion (the "Lorimer burst"). The naive interpretation of that burst argued for new class of object at cosmological distance with a luminosity far greater than any other radio transient. Since that time, another 20 of these "fast radio bursts" (FRBs) have been detected at telescopes around...   More >

### Somayeh Sojoudi - Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation

Seminar | January 23 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Somayeh Sojoudi, UC Berkeley

Abstract / Description:
Graphical model is a probabilistic model for which a graph is used to represent the conditional independence between random variables. Such models have become extremely popular tools for modeling complex real-world systems. Learning graphical models is of fundamental importance in machine learning and statistics and is often challenged by the fact that only a small...   More >

### Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Dynamic Random Expected Utility"

Seminar | January 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Mira Frick, Cowles Foundation, Yale University

Department of Economics

### IB SEMINAR: Vocal control, sensorimotor learning, and the dynamics of birdsong

Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Samuel Sober, Emory University

### The Myth Behind the Mask: Mikhail Zoshchenko and the Rebirth of Enthusiasm in the ‘Spiritual Simplicity’ of Jazz

Colloquium | January 23 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Jason Cieply, Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

The first lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

### Phase plates expand the capabilities of cryo-EM

Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Radostin Danev, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Structural Biology

### Analysis Seminar: A Proof of Onsager’s Conjecture for the Incompressible Euler Equations

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Philip Isett, MIT

Department of Mathematics

In an effort to explain how anomalous dissipation of energy occurs in hydrodynamic turbulence, Onsager conjectured in 1949 that weak solutions to the incompressible Euler equations may fail to exhibit conservation of energy if their spatial regularity is below $\frac13$-Hölder. I will discuss a proof of this conjecture that shows that there are nonzero, $(\frac13-\epsilon)$-Hölder Euler flows...   More >

### [Physics Colloquium] The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Seminar | January 23 | 4:15-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Julia Velkovska, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >

### The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Colloquium | January 23 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >