Monday, March 5, 2018
Conference/Symposium | March 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | South Hall
The UC Berkeley School of Information is excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Berkeley, California.
The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an annual one-day technical conference based at Stanford, which brings together data scientists and professionals in adjacent fields from around the globe to discuss the latest... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Anne Schilling, UC Davis
We provide a unified framework to compute the stationary distribution of any finite irreducible Markov chain or equivalently of any irreducible random walk on a finite semigroup S. Our methods use geometric finite semigroup theory via the Karnofsky-Rhodes and the McCammond expansions of finite semigroups with specified generators; this does not involve any linear algebra. The original Tsetlin... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
**Seth Shipman**, Harvard University
Seminar | March 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Danqi Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
In this talk, I explore novel neural network approaches that open up opportunities for getting a deep understanding of natural language text.
Seminar | March 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University
I will present constructions of hyperfinite subfactors with infinite representation theory that cannot be recovered from their standard invariant. While it is open how to distinguish such non-amenable subfactors in general, some invariants are known and will be discussed. I hope to convince you that the world of non-amenable, hyperfinite subfactors is extremely interesting.
Seminar | March 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Christine Breiner, Fordham University
Constant mean curvature (CMC) surfaces are critical points for the area functional, subject to an enclosed volume constraint. Classical examples include spheres and cylinders. Until the late 1980's the only other known examples were the Wente torus and the rotationally symmetric surfaces of Delaunay. In 1990, Kapouleas developed a gluing construction that produced infinitely many new examples of... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Roderick Little, University of Michigan
I recently taught a course entitled "Seminal Papers and Controversies in Statistics", and Leo Breiman's (2001) article "Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures" was a very popular paper with students. The paper contrasts the machine learning culture, with it's focus on prediction, with more classical parametric modeling approach to statistics. I am more in the parametric modeling camp, but... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "How Do We Choose Our Identity? A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption"
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Colloquium | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Ido Roll, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia
Most scaffolding literature advocates for providing novice learners with detailed explicit support. In this talk I will share examples that suggest otherwise, namely, that novice learners benefit more from implicit support for exploration. These examples span diverse STEM topics and student populations. Identifying commonalities across these, I will suggest forms of task and feedback that... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
David Atkin, MIT
Cultivating the Paddy to Cultivate the Future: Joy and Challenges of a Small Scale Farmer in Rural Japan
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge
Nami Yamamoto, Kyoto University
Nami Yamamoto is an urban migrant from Osaka, Japan, who decided to go into the rural area and live there as new dweller with her partner and two young children. She will share the living experiences full of joy and difficulties in search of an alternative lifestyle in a rural village in Japan.
Colloquium | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
This is the second lecture of the Spring 2018 Slavic Graduate Colloquium lecture series.
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >