Monday, May 1, 2017
Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
The aim of this workshop will be to bring together a broad set of researchers looking at algorithmic questions that arise in machine learning. The primary target areas will be large-scale learning and algorithms for Bayesian estimation.
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford... More >
Presentation | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Security-critical applications constantly face threats from exploits in lower computing layers
such as the OS and Hypervisor, or even attacks from malicious datacenter insiders.
This dissertation explores building cloud applications with provable security guarantees,
including only these hardware primitives (i.e. nearly zero software) in the trusted computing base.
Seminar | May 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 740 and then 959
German Stefanich, UC Berkeley
We will recall the construction of the (equivariant) Chern character in $K$-theory and proceed to construct its twisted version.
Seminar | May 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Rachel Albert, PhD Candidate (O’Brein Lab); Paul Cullen (Flanagan Lab)
Rachel Albert's talk title is:
Latency Requirements for Foveated Rendering
Paul Cullen's talk title is:
Under Pressure: Understanding Glaucoma through the Lens of Astrocyte Reactivity
Conference/Symposium | May 1 | 1-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Dean of Education, UCLA; Juan Thomas Ordóñez, Professor of Anthropology, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá; Naomar Monteriro Almeida-Filho, Chancellor, Federal University Southern Bahia, Brazil; Sherry Ortner, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UCLA; Kimberly Theidon, Professor of Anthropology, Fletcher School of Diplomacy; Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Spanish National Research Council; Donald Boström, Investigative Journalist, Sweden; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting; Dr. Jorge Pérez Ávila, Former Director, Pedro Khori Institute, Havana; Meira Waiss, Professor Emerita of Antropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Gail Kligman, Assoc. Provost, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Nicholas B. Dirks, Professor of Anthropology, Chancellor, UCB
The Anthropology department is hosting an international conference with special guests to honor the life and work of Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes during May 1st and 2nd. Several of our own UCB Anthropology PhD alumni and other distinguished anthropologists, social scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, investigative journalists will also be speaking at the two day event.
Seminar | May 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Erik Carlsson, UC Davis
The original "shuffle conjecture" of Haglund, Haiman, Loehr, Ulyanov, and Remmel predicted a striking combinatorial formula for the bigraded character of the diagonal coinvariant algebra in type A, in terms of some fascinating parking functions statistics. I will start by explaining this formula, as well as the ideas that went into my recent proof of this conjecture with Anton Mellit, namely the... More >
Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Contact and symplectic foliations/Skeleta of Weinstein manifolds
Seminar | May 1 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Stanford University Mathematics Department, 384H/383N
Alvaro del Pino/Laura Starkston, ICMAT, University of Madrid/Stanford University
In dimension 3, every foliation... More >
Deepak Rajan - Distributed-memory branch-and-bound tree search for stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs (MIPs)
Seminar | May 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Deepak Rajan, University of California Berkeley
In this talk, I present and compare two frameworks for distributed-memory branch-and-bound (B&B) tree search.
Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Dorsa Sadigh, UC Berkeley
IB Finishing Talk: Breaking the rules: phylogeny, not life history, explains dental eruption sequence in mammals
Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Tesla Monson, UCB (Hlusko Lab)
Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Michael Rosen, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Michael Wan, UC Berkeley
In 2011, Jonathan Pila published an unconditional proof of the André-Oort conjecture in Diophantine geometry, in the Annals. A simplified, vague form of the statement is as follows: if X is an irreducible affine complex variety, and X contains a Zariski dense set of “special points”, then X is a “special variety”.
Pila’s proof uses the theory of o-minimality from model theory, a... More >
Seminar 271, Development: Mechanism Design meets Development: Selective Trials for Technology Diffusion
Seminar | May 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Pascaline Dupas, Stanford
Seminar | May 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall
Xinghao Pan, EECS
Many machine learning algorithms iteratively process datapoints and transform some global model parameters. It has become increasingly impractical to serially execute such iterative algorithms as processor speeds fail to catch up to the explosive growth in dataset sizes.
To address these problems, the machine learning community has turned to two parallelization strategies: bulk synchronous... More >