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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bridging the gap between noisy healthcare data and knowledge: causality and portability

Lecture | January 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Xu Shi, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Routinely collected healthcare data present numerous opportunities for biomedical research but also come with unique challenges. For example, critical issues such as data quality, unmeasured and mismeasured confounding, high-dimensional covariates, and patient privacy concerns naturally arise. In this talk, I present tailored causal inference methods and an automated data quality control pipeline...   More >

Surveying Sistan: New Tales about an Old Archaeological Project in Afghanistan

Lecture | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Mitchell Allen, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility & Smithsonian Institution

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Helmand Sistan Project (HSP), the only multidisciplinary, long-term, comprehensive survey and excavation project ever conducted in the southwest corner of Afghanistan.

The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University

 UC Berkeley EERI Student Chapter

Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials — shape memory alloys — in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading.

Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches: Dixon Osburn | Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability

Lecture | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room

 Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

 The Berkeley Forum

How can one NGO take on the world’s war criminals? Come listen to how San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability has been leading the charge for the past twenty years.

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