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Monday, May 15, 2017

School of Public Health Undergraduate Senior Honors Symposium: Class of 2017 Undergraduate Public Health Major

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Public Health, School of

Please join the Class of 2017 Public Health major students in the senior honors symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017. The honors cohort will present their theses in brief 5-minute lightning talks, followed by the cording ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break.

Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances for obstacles in hyperbolic space

Seminar | May 15 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley and Miller Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We consider scattering by star-shaped obstacles in hyperbolic space and show that resonances satisfy a universal bound $\mathrm {Im}\lambda \leq -1/2$; in odd dimensions and for small obstacles with diameter ρ, we improve this to $\mathrm {Im}\lambda < -C/\rho $ for a universal constant $C$. Our proofs largely rely on the classical vector field approach of Morawetz. We also explain how to relate...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Designing Performant Systems for Human-Powered Data Analysis

Presentation | May 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Daniel Haas, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In spite of the dramatic recent progress in automated techniques for computer vision and natural language understanding, human effort, often in the form of crowd workers recruited on marketplaces such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, remains a necessary part of data analysis workflows. However, embedding manual steps in automated workflows comes with a performance cost, since humans seldom process...   More >

Modeling of Natural Stimulus Representation in the Human Brain Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: X-ray transforms and tensor tomography on surfaces

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Francois Monard, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On $(M,g)$ a non-trapping Riemannian surface with boundary, the tensor tomography problem consists of inferring (i) what is reconstructible of a symmetric tensor field from knowledge of its integrals along geodesics through that surface, and (ii) how to reconstruct it. In the Euclidean case and zero-th order tensors (i.e., functions), this is the well-known X-Ray (or Radon) transform and it...   More >