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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Applied Math Seminar: Rethinking Generalization and Robustness in Neural Networks: Breiman’s Dilemma and Huber’s Model

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuan Yao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We approach the following two fundamental problems in deep learning: (a) how can over-parameterized models generalize well in neural networks? (b) how does deep learning achieve the robustness against adversarial samples?

For problem (a), Max-Margin has been an important strategy since perceptrons in machine learning for the purpose of boosting the robustness of classifiers toward a good...   More >

Real Estate/Finance joint seminar

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

Xavier Giroud: Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shocks

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shock"

Seminar | November 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Seminar 271, Development: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

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

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

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

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Booth

 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 >

Maresi Nerad on Are they converging? Doctoral Education Worldwide: Trends and Future Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Maresi Nerad

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion on doctoral education worldwide by Maresi Nerad.

IB Graduate Students on Parade

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

 Ana Lyons (Williams Lab): “Role of the Aquaporin gene family in conferring tolerance to multiple environmental stressors in tardigrades", UCB; Alexander Stubbs (McGuire Lab): "Sound attributed to “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba spectrally matches an echoing cricket call", UCB; Kate Wilsterman (Bentley Lab): "A test of the energy limitation hypothesis in female zebra finches", UCB

 Department of Integrative Biology

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Information Storage in Memory Engrams

Seminar | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tomas Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology,

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Dangerous Research: Reflections on fieldwork in an insecure context, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Roomt

 Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for African Studies

Drawing on over 16 months of qualitative fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this talk aims to re-center discussions of “doing dangerous fieldwork”. It considers not only methodology as a practical consideration, but also the fact that who we are, how we are seen, with whom we interact and how we respond matter and, ultimately, play a considerable role in shaping the field.

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Riemann-Hilbert correspondence and Fukaya category

Colloquium | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Tatsuki Kuwagaki, IPMU

 Department of Mathematics

Riemann-Hilbert correspondence translates differential equations into some topological data. For irregular singularities, the topological data is called Stokes structures. Some years ago, D'Agnolo-Kashiwara proposed a formalism treating all the Stokes structures simultaneously and proved Riemann-Hilbert correspondence for irregular singularities. In this talk, I will talk about a modified version...   More >

Milton and the Problem of Belief

Colloquium | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Victoria Kahn, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium

Please join the Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium for a discussion of 'Milton and the Problem of Belief' with Professor Victoria Kahn. The chapter will be pre-circulated and is from Professor Kahn's upcoming book The Trouble with Literature.

To avoid a scheduling conflict next week, this event will take place on Thursday November 1st at 5 PM in Room 330. Snacks and light refreshments will...   More >

What to Expect When Expecting Grad School: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on thinking about and planning for graduate school.

Food Systems Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Berkeley Food Institute, Student Environmental Resource Center, Food@Haas, Berkeley Student Food Collective, Food and Agricultural Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!

  Register online

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Finding a mentor

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come hear from students to see how they found mentors to support them through their research process.

Human Rights and Victories Over Impunity and Corruption: A conversation with human rights defenders Nadiezhda Henríquez Chacín, Helen Mack Chang, and Berta Zúñiga Cáceres

Presentation | November 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Throughout Latin America, governments have used violence to eliminate opponents of their political, economic, and social agendas. The speakers are clinic partners and family members of victims murdered for their human rights activism. The panelists will speak about their struggles against impunity, the relationship between legal and social justice, and the future of the human rights movement.

  Make reservations online by October 31.

QT Self Defense: Intro to Self Defense for LGBTQ+ Students

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop is a 2 hour introductory self defense class for LGBTQ+ students. The class covers physical defenses in addition to discussions on topics such as boundary setting and healthy relationships.

Insider’s View of the Faculty Search

Workshop | November 1 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Anyone pursing a faculty career should understand the conventions of the academic job market. In this panel program, faculty will share their experiences with hiring committees, and discuss what candidates should know to better navigate the hiring process. Find out how positions are advertised, applications are sorted, and candidates are selected through screening and on-campus interviews....   More >