Thursday, November 30, 2017
Seminar | November 30 | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
The evolution of data accumulation, management, analytics, and visualization has led to the coining of the term big data, which challenges the task of data integration. This task, common to any matching problem in computer science involves generating alignments between structured data in an automated fashion. Historically, set-based measures, based upon binary similarity matrices... 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.
Workshop | November 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office
Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive... More >
Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
$190, $175 members
Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc
About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.
Conference/Symposium | November 30 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Demonstrated benefits of a diverse leadership team and workforce include more robust market insights, improved strategic decisions and increased financial success. Yet from tech accelerators and startup companies to venture capital firms and established industries, female technologists, founders and investors often struggle to marshal support for their ideas. In 2016, companies led by men... More >
$25 University Student/Faculty/Staff, $50 Non-profit/Government/Small Business, $100 Corporate
This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.
Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political... More >
Seminar | November 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Nicholas Ryan, Professor, Yale University
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Seminar | November 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Come learn more about how JPMorgan's Quantitative Research team is using Machine Learning! They will also be holding a recruiting event later in the day.
Post-transcriptional gene regulation in the aging brain: stress, cellular identity, diversity and disruption
Seminar | November 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Peter Sudmant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Workshop | November 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | November 30 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
This weeks speaker is Patty Frontiera, who will be discussing her work on the Louisiana Slave Conspiracies digital humanities project. This is a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, and analyzing manuscripts from three Louisiana slave conspiracies. The LSC team is building a digital archive that will present these French and Spanish... More >
Seminar | November 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Mel Stephens, University of Michigan
Joint with Labor seminar
* Please note change in time due to joint event
Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Information Seeking and Randomization in Human Exploration and Exploitation
Colloquium | November 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Bob Wilson, University of Arizona
Seminar | November 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Robert Wilson, University of Arizona, Department of Psychology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Colloquium | November 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University
Generalized permutahedra are a beautiful family of polytopes with a rich combinatorial structure and strong connections to optimization. We study their algebraic structure: we prove they are the universal family of polyhedra with a certain “Hopf monoid" structure. This construction provides a unifying framework to organize and study many combinatorial families:
1. It uniformly answers open... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | November 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall
Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his fathers recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.
*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,... More >
Career Fair | November 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall
Come meet JPMorgan employees, learn about the firm and their opportunities with the Quantitative Research - Machine Learning Program!
Seminar | November 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Somayeh Sojoudi, EECS, Mechanical Engineering
Learning models from data has a significant impact on many disciplines, including computer vision, medical imaging, social networks, neuroscience and signal processing. In the network inference problem, one may model the relationships between the network components through an underlying inverse covariance matrix. Learning this graphical model is often challenged by the fact that only a small... More >
Panel Discussion | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley
Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis
Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.