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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 30 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Formal Challenges in Designing Incentive Compatible Cryptocurrencies"

Seminar | August 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Matt Weinberg, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Ensure the Healthy Development of All Youth by Unleashing the Power of Prevention

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Valerie Shapiro, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare

 Public Health, School of

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 >

IB Seminar: Land and Sea: Evolutionary Innovation and the Dominance of Land

Seminar | August 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

The Ins and Outs of Visual cortex

Seminar | August 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Massimo Scanziani, University of California San Francisco, Center for Integrative Neuroscience Sandler Neurosciences Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees -- without parameter tuning

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics, Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium / Applied Math Seminar / Statistics Seminar: Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees – without parameter tuning

Colloquium | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

Habeas Data: A Panel Discussion on Data and Surveillance

Panel Discussion | August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cyrus Farivar, Senior Tech Policy Reporter, Ars Technica; Deirdre Mulligan, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Camille Ochoa, Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Alliance

 Steve Trush, Research Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.

  RSVP online by August 29.