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Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Computational Challenges in Machine Learning

Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 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.

Organizers:
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford...   More >

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Teaching History Conference: Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countries—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—began a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced...   More >

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

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The 2006 Immigration Protests: A Decade Later

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Sociology, Scholars Strategy Network

This mini-conference will evaluate the legacies of the 2006 marches and the current immigrant rights movement in the United States: its organization, its impact on public discourse, electoral politics and public opinion, and its ability to effectively frame the claims of non-citizens to further the goals of the immigrant rights movement. The participants will take stock of legacies and the...   More >

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Logic at UC Berkeley: May 5th Morning Session

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley; John Steel, UC Berkeley; Ehud Hrushovski, Oxford University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Absolutely ordinal definable sets

Seminar | May 5 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 John Steel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Set theorists have discovered many mutually incompatible natural theories extending ZFC. One can hope that these incompatibilities will be resolved by interpreting all such theories in a useful common framework theory. There is a promising candidate for such a framework theory. Its crucial axiom, “Axiom H”, asserts that V looks like the collection of hereditarily ordinal definable sets in a...   More >

Dissertation Talk: High Dimensional Reachability Analysis: Addressing the Curse of Dimensionality in Formal Verification

Seminar | May 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Mo Chen, UC Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous systems are becoming pervasive in everyday life, and many of these systems are complex and safety-critical. Formal verification is important for providing performance and safety guarantees for these systems. In particular, Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) reachability is a formal verification tool for nonlinear and hybrid systems. However, it is computationally intractable for analyzing complex...   More >

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | May 5 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Essig Brunch Seminar: Sexual Selection and Signal Evolution in Peacock Spiders (Genus: Maratus)

Colloquium | May 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Maddie Girard, PhD candidate, Rosenblum Lab, UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.)

Graduate Symposium on German Medieval Studies

Colloquium | May 4 – 5, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Department of German

Stanford - Wallenberg Hall, Room 433A

10:00 am. Welcome (Coffee and light refreshments)
10:15 am. Session 1
Moderated by Kathrin Gollwitzer, Berkeley
􀁸 Walker Horsfall, Toronto. “Mirrors and Mock
Jousts: Metaphor as Ritual in Frauenlob”
􀁸 Mareike Reisch, Stanford. “sinne und vernunft:
Die bildliche Darstellung eines mittelalterlichen
Modells von Sinneswahrnehmung...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Reflections on model theory and foundations

Seminar | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Ehud Hrushovski, Oxford University

 Department of Mathematics

Set theory, at many scales, studies the nature of mathematical abstraction. Model theory is sometimes viewed as less engaged with the foundations of mathematics. I’ll propose some thoughts on this aspect of the field.

Cognition Colloquium: David Bourgin, "Putting the “me” back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology"

Colloquium | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101

 David Bourgin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Grad student David Bourgin will present some of his original research, "Putting the “me” back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology."

ARE Seminar: Manisha Shah

Seminar | May 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Manisha Shah, UCLA

 College of Natural Resources

Manisha Shah is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is also a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Affiliate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from UC...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Logic at UC Berkeley: May 5th Afternoon Session

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2:15-5 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Denis Hirschfeldt, University of Chicago; Michael Rathjen, Leeds University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Computability Theory

Seminar | May 5 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Denis Hirschfeldt, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some recent work and possible future developments in computability theory, with an inevitable bias towards my own interests. The study of Turing reducibility and the Turing degrees has long been the backbone of the area, but many other notions of computability-theoretic comparison, old and new, have been intensely studied in the last few years. These notions, and the ways they...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: Structure and strategy in host-pathogen conflicts

Seminar | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Chelsea Preble, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dissertation Talk: Three-Dimensional Microwave Imaging for Indoor Environments

Presentation | May 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Front Classroom

 Simon Scott

 None

Microwave imaging refers to the use of microwaves to capture images of real-world objects. While conventional optical imaging uses light waves to capture images, microwave imaging uses waves at microwave and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequencies. In this talk, we will be discussing how planar antenna arrays, operating in the 24GHz band, can be used to capture three-dimensional images of objects...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: On relating type theories to (intuitionistic) set theories

Seminar | May 5 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Michael Rathjen, Leeds University

 Department of Mathematics

Type theory, originally conceived as a bulwark against the paradoxes of naive set theory, has languished for a long time in the shadow of axiomatic set theory which became the mainstream foundation of mathematics in the 20th century. But type theories, especially dependent ones à la Martin-Löf, are looked upon favorably these days. The recent renaissance not only champions type theory as a...   More >

Kenneth N. Raymond Lecture: Ken Raymond's Broad Influence on the Development of Metallacrowns

Seminar | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

In 1988, Ken Raymond and I had a conversation on coordination chemistry at a Gordon Conference. A consequence of this discussion was the preparation of the first report of the metallamacrocyclic class now known as metallacrowns. These molecules began as simple analogues of crown ethers that substituted the methylene carbons of these molecules with heteroatoms, typically N and a transition...   More >

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Patricia Berger, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.