Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall
Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter
Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in... More >
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Career Fair | September 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym
Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Compute Sciences. If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you!
Companies will be there to talk about full-time jobs and summer internships!
Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies... More >
Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality
Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving... More >
Free with Garden Admission
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Tali Hammond "Heterogeneous responses to environmental change: contrasting behavior and physiology in two California chipmunks"
Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Gerald Friedland, UC Berkeley
In this talk, we derive the calculation of two critical numbers that quantify the capabilities of artificial neural networks with gating functions, such as sign, sigmoid, or rectified linear units. First, we derive the calculation of the upper limit Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of a network with binary output layer, which is the theoretical limit for perfect fitting of the training data. Second,... More >
Colloquium | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Gabrielle Goldstein, UC Berkeley Health Policy; Jonathan Holmes, UC Berkeley Economics; Kimberly Richards, UC Berkeley Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
Join Canadian Studies for lunch and learn about research conducted in Canada by Berkeley graduate students:
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series
Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Shana Kelley, University of Toronto
290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants"
Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Yannick Jacob, Yale University
We study epigenetics using plants as model systems. Our goals are to understand how the epigenome contributes to basic cellular mechanisms like DNA replication and gene silencing, and also complex processes like developmental transitions, trans-generational inheritance and aging. We are also interested in exploring how the epigenome can be modulated to improve current genome engineering... More >
Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D
Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation
Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.
RSVP online by September 4.
Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library
A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.
Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
That two individuals can be exposed to the same stimulus and experience it differently speaks to the power of construal. Peoples construals are shaped by their idiosyncratic attitudes, belief systems, and personal histories. As a result, simple delights for children often become uninspiring bores for adults. In this talk, I consider whether people can actively try on construals and experience... More >
Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending: Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Rucker Johnson, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami
An informal discussion of background material for the research talk.
Presentation | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 401 University Hall
Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) for a talk given by two of the leading champions for girls' education and family planning in West Africa. Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi and Margaret Bolaji will be sharing more about their work in Nigeria and what more can be done to achieve development goals in the region.
Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley
Graph bootstrap percolation is a cellular automaton introduced by Bollobas. Let H be a graph. Edges are added to an initial graph G=(V,E) if they are in a copy of H minus an edge, until no further edges can be added. If eventually the complete graph on V is obtained, G is said to H-percolate. We identify the sharp threshold for K4-percolation on the Erdos-Renyi graph G(n,p)... More >
Seminar | September 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine
Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Mengdi Wang, Princeton University
Stochastic first-order methods provide a basic algorithmic tool for online learning and data analysis. In this talk, we survey several innovative applications including risk-averse optimization, online principal component analysis, dynamic network partition, Markov decision problems and reinforcement learning. We will show that convergence analysis of the stochastic optimization algorithms... More >
Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Hany Farid, Dartmouth College
From the tabloid magazines to main-stream media outlets, political campaigns, courtrooms, and the photo hoaxes that land in our email, doctored photographs are appearing with a growing frequency and sophistication. The resulting lack of trust is impacting law enforcement, national security, the media, e-commerce, and more. The field of photo forensics has emerged to help return some trust in... More >
Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
John Price, Brigham Young University
Seminar | September 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Essa Yacoub, University of Minnesota
While higher magnetic fields present the opportunity to address higher resolution neuroscience questions, such applications are faced with confounds of fMRI spatial specificity, as well as technical challenges in acquiring higher resolution images. Significant efforts have been put forth over the past 20 years towards understanding these issues and in addressing them with technical developments.... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: An elliptic Schur-Weyl construction of the rectangular representation of the DAHA
Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Monica Vazirani, UC Davis
Building on the work of Calaque-Enriquez-Etingof, Lyubashenko-Majid, and Arakawa-Suzuki, Jordan constructed a functor from quantum D-modules on general linear groups to representations of the double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) in type A. When we input quantum functions on GL(N) the output is L($k^N$), the irreducible DAHA representation indexed by an N by k rectangle. For the specified... More >
Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami
A "tree of tetrahedra” is a simplicial complex that is homeomorphic to the 3-ball and that has a tree as dual graph. Starting with a tree of tetrahedra, suppose that you are allowed to recursively glue together two *incident* boundary triangles. (You can perform this type of move as many times you want.) Call "Mogami manifolds" the triangulated 3-manifolds that you can obtain this way. Are all... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor and Head of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar | September 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Integrating Information from Diverse Microscope Images: Learning and Using Generative Models of Cell Organization
Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. | Online
Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin
This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to... More >
Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology
Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in... More >