Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, room 1102
Zach Pardos, Graduate School of Education and School of Information; Stella Yu, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, EECS
The Mind in Big Data, Zach Pardos
Learning with Minimal Human Supervision, Stella Yu
Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
About the speaker:
Rita Lucarelli studied at the University of Naples LOrientale, Italy, where she received her MA degree in Classical Languages and Egyptology. She holds her Ph.D. from Leiden University, the Netherlands (2005). Her Ph.D. thesis was published in 2006 as The Book of the Dead of Gatseshen: Ancient Egyptian Funerary Religion in the 10th Century BC. From 2005 to 2010,... More >
Cell Phones, Cell Towers, and Wireless Safety (BEUHS666): Keynote Presentation for Balancing Technology Programs
Presentation | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center
Joel Moskowitz, PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley
Learn about the latest research on wireless radiation safety and steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones from potential harm.
This event is primarily for UC Berkeley faculty and staff, but we will take students and community members as long as there is room. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot if you cannot register online.
Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago
Joy Bergelson is the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Her research is focused on interactions between the host plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, and the community of bacteria that inhabit it. Her lab is interested in understanding how the ecology of these interactions shapes evolutionary trajectories, and how evolutionary change in turn impacts ecology.... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Ryan Baumbusch: Barred owls in the Pacific Northwest: trophic interactions of a novel, nocturnal predator
Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Colloquium | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Margaret Frye, Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan
Sara Lopus, Professor, Social Sciences, Cal Poly
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Kiana Aran, Keck Graduate Institute
Graphene-based biosensors have the potential to revolutionize digital biochemical measurements for applications in the field of drug discovery, biomedicine, integrated diagnostics and environmental monitoring. This talk will describe the design and development of novel graphene-based biosensors and their use in facile identification of clinically relevant biomarkers in cancer and aging. In... More >
Colloquium | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Justine Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
How does civil war shape post-conflict democratization? More specifically, how does living under rebel control during civil war affect local non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders attitudes and behaviors regarding the distribution of resources to citizens? I develop a theory in which the takeover of territory and the establishment of institutions by rebels during civil war evokes... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Kubrat Danailov, UC Berkeley
This seminar is an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk continues discussion of the core part of the proof, utilizing the key concept of broad points to carry out the inductive step. Following the incidence problem model, the analysis divides into three parts. A key decomposition, including a bilinear term,... More >
Workshop | February 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program
Staff from the Office of the Protection of Human Subjects and the Office of Undergraduate Research will present on how undergraduates should prepare a proposal (protocol) to receive approval for human subjects related research projects.
Seminar | February 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Jason Manning, Cornell University
I'll define hyperbolic group, relatively hyperbolic group, the boundary, and give examples and basic properties.
Seminar | February 27 | 2:40-4 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Auditorium | Note change in time
Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley
I will review the appearance of curvings for objects in the deformation theory of categories and discuss conditions for their removal. I will review the role of nilpotence in reduction to uncurved deformations.
Seminar | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Sarah Cannon, UC Berkeley
I will discuss how tools from statistical physics used to analyze partition functions, such as Peierls arguments and the cluster expansion, can be used to solve seemingly unrelated distributed computing problems about programmable matter. Programmable matter is a material or substance that has the ability to change its features in a programmable, distributed way; examples are diverse and include... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Roy Zhao, UC Berkeley
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jiajun Wu, Ph.D. Student, MIT
In this talk, I will present our recent work on physical scene understanding---building versatile, data-efficient, and generalizable machines that learn to see, reason about, and interact with the physical world.
Colloquium | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Alex Hall, faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science, will be discussing how "business-as-usual" and reduced emissions scenarios are posed to affect climate and snowpack in the Sierra Nevada through the end of the century.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Jason Manning, Cornell University
I'll survey what is known about the way the boundary of a relatively hyperbolic group is affected by relatively hyperbolic Dehn filling. I'll talk both about geometric and algebraic topological properties of the boundary. Parts of this talk will be based on joint works with Groves, Groves–Sisto, and Wang.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Liangyou Rui, University of Michigan
Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Cream skimming and the comparison between social interventions: Evidence from entrepreneurship programs for at-risk youth in France
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Esther Duflo, MIT
Joint with Development and Planning Seminar
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Sam Hopkins, UC Berkeley
We study polynomial time algorithms for estimating the mean of a heavy-tailed multivariate random vector. We assume only that the random vector X has finite mean and covariance. In this setting, the radius of confidence intervals achieved by the empirical mean are large compared to the case that X is Gaussian or sub-Gaussian.
We offer the first polynomial time algorithm to estimate the mean with... More >
Radiotopia Showcase Podcast Preview: SPACEBRIDGE | A conversation between Julia Barton and Adam Hochschild
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)
At a low point in the Cold War, three men walk into a bureaucrats office at Gosteleradio, the state broadcaster of the Soviet Union. Two are Americans: an astronaut, and a researcher of psychic phenomena. The third is a Russian utopian with a notebook full of phone numbers hes not supposed to know. The three want approval for something thats never been tried before: a two-way, simultaneous... More >
RSVP online by February 27.