<< Friday, October 19, 2018 >>

Friday, October 19, 2018

4th Annual CDAR Symposium 2018

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. Confirmed speakers include Jeff Bohn, Olivier Ledoit, Ulrike Malmendier, Steven Kou, Ezra Nahum, Roy Henriksson, and Ken Kroner.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Sang Oum at soum@berkeley.edu by October 12.

Coping with Backlash Against Globalization: National and Firm Strategies

Conference/Symposium | October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), Center for Long-term Cyber Security, MSPL Ltd, The Clausen Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

The rise of trade protectionism, authoritarianism, China, and data competition are all critical drivers of the global economy. We have seen the consequences of these drivers in the move to Brexit, the election of Trump, the promotion of rival trade and financial arrangements by the Chinese, and cyber operations that are a form of societal warfare...   More >

Hacking Politics

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Center for New Media

We often describe asymmetrical and unanticipated actions in a technological context as “hacking,” yet what is being hacked in our current moment is not just infrastructure, but the structure of civil society. From our political structures and infrastructures, through the political process, to the larger framework of civil society, we live in an era when the intersection of media, technology, and...   More >

  Register online

Modeling vegetation carbon uptake responses to extreme weather: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lauren Lowman, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Wake Forest University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

ESPM Seminar: Community-based Conservation and Working-lands Connectivity

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Gary Burnett, Executive director, Heart of the Rockies

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Gary Burnett, Executive director, Heart of the Rockies will share a talk on Community-based conservation and working-lands connectivity: how turning to those affected by changing conditions builds durable solutions

Special Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: " Surface-Surfing with a Few Million Friends: How Identity Information Modulates the Emergent Behaviors of a Bacterial Swarm"

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Karine Gibbs, Harvard University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

"The goal of our research is to understand how cells and organisms distinguish between self and other. Specifically, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying the ability of cells to discriminate self from non-self in the uropathogen Proteus mirabilis" - Karin Gibbs

Labor Lunch: "Labor market changes and earnings dynamics in Germany: 1960 -2015“

Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Matthias Giesecke, RWI & IZA

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Modeling (Human) Bias in Artificial Intelligence

Seminar | October 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Margaret Mitchell, Google

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Human data brings with it human biases. Algorithms trained on that data can effectively perpetuate and amplify these biases,
creating feedback loops that deepen social division. In this talk, I walk through how human bias is at play in the end-to-end machine learning cycle,
and the effects this can have within society.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: EUV Lithography: the Road to HVM and Beyond

Seminar | October 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Dr. Anthony Yen, ASML Lithography

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Development of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing started in early 2000s. In 2018, 250W of source power became available in the field, giving EUV exposure systems a throughput of >140 wph at an exposure dose of 20 mJ/cm2. Concurrently, the rate of power degradation due to collector contamination has been driven down so that high system throughput can be maintained. Based on this and...   More >

How to Network Panel

Panel Discussion | October 19 | 1-3 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center and AEP

You know that networking is important but you have no idea where to begin or what to say… This workshop will give you tips on how to get started. Alums and employers will also give their advice so that you can feel confident in reaching out and making connections.

Toward Perfect 1D Conduction in Magnetic Topological Insulators: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. David Goldhaber-Gordon, Stanford University, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will explain what is "perfect" 1D conduction and describe several strategies for achieving it. Some require high magnetic fields and/or cryogenic temperatures, but there's now hope of achieving perfect 1D conduction at room temperature with no external magnetic field, through a phenomenon known as the quantum anomalous Hall effect.

This effect was recently realized in thin films of Cr-doped...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Some Non-Uniqueness Results for PDEs from Hamiltonian Systems II

Seminar | October 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Stamatis Dostoglou, University of Missouri

 Department of Mathematics

We shall first recall how to obtain macroscopic PDEs by taking limits of Hamiltonian dynamics as the number of molecules increases to infinity. We shall then construct along these lines explicit examples of spontaneous energy generation (and therefore establish non-uniqueness) for the compressible Euler system, with and without pressure. The examples come from rescalings of well-posed...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Didem Coskunseven and Selim Goncu

Colloquium | October 19 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

Didem Coskunseven contemporary music composer who lives and works in Istanbul.


Selim Göncü finished his bachelor studies in composition at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg, graduating in 2012. He also served as assistant to the department for composition in Mozarteum for two years.
He attended workshops by distinguished composers like Philippe Leroux, Georg Friedrich Haas, Francesco...   More >

Mena Salon: Death, Disappearance, Jail, and Exile: Dissidence and Journalism

Workshop | October 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

International news media has focused on the recent disappearance and alleged execution of a dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Saudi officials. Jamal Khashoggi, also known as Cemal Kasikci, did not have a long track record as a "dissident" journalist, but was known as of late to be in an inevitable exile as he had grown increasingly critical of the...   More >

Digital Privacy for Librarians (and Others)

Seminar | October 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How librarians can support digital privacy practices in their communities.

Molecular Complexity and Inorganic Chemistry: Utilizing Non-Covalent Interactions to Control Function

Seminar | October 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Andrew Borovik, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

Location matters…no compound operates in isolation without interacting with its local environment. Metalloproteins are example systems whose active sites contain intricate structures that aid the performance of specific functions with high selectivities and efficiencies. The complexity of these systems complicates the study of their function and the understanding of the properties that give rise...   More >

Colloquium: Louise Meintjes, Duke University: Ululation

Colloquium | October 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public