Thursday, December 7, 2017
Colloquium | December 7 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
The College of Engineering and Berkeley's Arts + Design Initiative will celebrate the launch of the FHL VIVE Center for Enhanced Reality, a multi-disciplinary research center for the advancement of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). The program will feature a series of presentations on various AR/VR technology research and applications from faculty across campus including Engineering,... More >
Registration opens November 22. Register online by December 5.
Course | December 7 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 28 University Hall
Ram Kapoor, Communications & Public Affairs; Hulda Nelson, Communications & Public Affairs
Attend this workshop to understand the strategy behind the development of the Berkeley brand platform. See examples of how to apply the brand guidelines in your daily work. Get hands-on practice with the visual design elements of the brand platform. Work on a sample project (or bring a live one of your own) to create a branded piece with your own unique voice. Participants: Anyone who does... More >
Course | December 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Presentation | December 7 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall
THU, DEC 7, 11am-7pm. Students in ARCH203 & ARCH205A will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.
Seminar | December 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Marcy Alsan, Professor, Stanford
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 >
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 >
Workshop | December 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Veronica Ufoegbune, UC Berkeley, Early Childhood Education Program; Nicole Biondi, Cultural Care Au Pair; Judy Kriege, BANANAS Inc.
Whether its center-based care, family day care, or in-home nannies/au pairs, learn the differences for you to make the decision that works best for your family. Join this panel of providers who will describe their childcare programs and answer questions.
IB Finishing Talk: Mats to metagenomes: investigating the ecology of toxigenic benthic cyanobacteria mats in a river network
Seminar | December 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Keith Bouma-Gregson, UCB (Powers Lab)
Dissertation talk: Toward a more reliable power system: frequency regulation from buildings and secure estimation against cyber attacks
Presentation | December 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Seminar | December 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
Prof. Yiorgos Makris, ECE Department, The University of Texas at Dallas
Partly because of design outsourcing and migration of fabrication to low-cost areas around the globe, and partly because of increased reliance on third-party intellectual property, the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain is now considered far more vulnerable than ever before. With electronics ubiquitously deployed in sensitive domains and critical infrastructure, such as wireless communications,... More >
Presentation | December 7 | 2-4:30 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Four groups of students from the highly popular CE153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-world and real-time aviation problems, and range from topics such as designing smart airports with private LTE networks, safety analysis of taxiway operations and mitigation of runway incursions and airport passenger experience.
Seminar | December 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Apoorva Khare, Indian Institute of Science
We discuss which functions preserve the notions of positive semidefiniteness and total positivity, when applied entrywise to matrices in a fixed dimension. This question has a long history, starting from Schur, Schoenberg, and Rudin, who classified the positivity preservers of matrices of all dimensions. The study of positivity preservers in fixed dimension is harder, and a complete... More >