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Friday, February 3, 2017

Security talk: Keren Elazari -- The Cyber-Circus -- What The Rise of Hacking Everyday Things Means for All of Us

Lecture | February 3 | 1-2:45 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Keren Elazari

 Center for Technology, Policy & Society, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT), Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

In 2017, cybersecurity is about the trust people place in “everyday” things like baby monitors, cars, insulin pumps and anything in between, and researchers are eager to demonstrate just how untrustworthy these can be. Amid media frenzy, stunt hacks, Internet‐of‐Things attacks and high‐profile disclosures, can friendly hackers help industry build safer products? Welcome to the...   More >

Traffic Estimation and Control in an Era of Mixed Human Piloted and Automated Vehicles

Lecture | February 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dan Work, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: This talk will explore some new directions in estimation and control when the traffic stream is composed of a mix of human piloted and autonomous vehicles. The first part of the talk investigates the problem of modeling and estimating traffic streams in this mixed setting. A connection between the generalized Aw Rascle Zhang model and two-class traffic motivates the choice to model the...   More >

Chern Lectures: Lecture 4 : The problem of collapse

Lecture | February 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact...   More >

Cartooning the Landscape: Art, Nature and Consciousness

Lecture | February 3 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden, Garden Conservancy

This presentation will take us on an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes of history and illustrate their interrelationship with art, nature and consciousness. Professor Sullivan will discuss his lifelong commitment to drawing, garden history and environmental awareness, and through the medium of the sequential narrative, he will share with the audience tools that will help us envision the...   More >

$15, $10 UCBG and Garden Conservancy members, UC Berkeley Staff, Students and Faculty are Free

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu