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## Wednesday, May 8, 2019

### Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Workshop | May 8 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office

Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, where jobs and people change fast – staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course staff will learn about...   More >

### ICBS Seminar

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

Anca Dragan, EECS; Emily Cooper, Vis Science

Optimal Robot Action for and around People, Anca Dragon

3D Vision in Natural Environments, Emily Cooper

### Contact lens optics and binocular vision in childhood myopia

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

Kate Gifford, Clinical Optometrist - Gerry & Johnson Optometrists, Visiting Research Fellow - Queensland University of Technology (QUT) School of Optometry and Vision Science

A globally growing prevalence of myopia has led to increasing investigation and development of optical corrections which slow its progression. Overnight orthokeratology (OK, also known as corneal reshaping) and multifocal soft contact lenses (MFSCLs) show the most consistent results for reducing axial and refractive progression in childhood myopia, by around 50%, with only some understanding of...   More >

### The James R. Boyce Housing Studio Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

Please join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the College of Environmental Design for a panel discussion, networking lunch, and presentation of student work focused on developing and supporting affordable housing.

### Dissertation Talk: Learning to Predict Human Behavior from Video

Seminar | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 337A Cory Hall

College of Engineering

In recent times, the field of computer vision has made great progress with recognizing and tracking people and their activities in videos. However, for systems designed to interact dynamically with humans, tracking and recognition are insufficient; the ability to predict behavior is requisite. In this talk, I will present my work on learning to make predictions from visual input. Using team...   More >

### No MVZ Lunch Seminar: Tba

Seminar | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

TBA

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

### Mad cows and crazy proteins: understanding how the prion protein folds and misfolds at the single-molecule level

Seminar | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Michael T. Woodside, University of Alberta

Prion diseases like "mad cow" disease are caused by the protein PrP, which forms an incorrect structure that is both toxic to neurons and infectious, in the sense that it can propagate the misfolding. The mechanisms by which misfolded PrP forms and spreads remain poorly understood. I will discuss our studies of PrP misfolding in the single-molecule regime, using high-resolution optical tweezers...   More >

Workshop | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

This high-impact, online series is designed to provide UC alumni with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities.

### Communication Skills to Support Your Quiet Teens (BEUHS372)

Workshop | May 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

April Snow

Jessica Weikers

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Many parents are looking for more connection, communication and clarity when interacting with their Quiet Teens, but don’t know how to reach them or be a more central figure in their lives. In this dynamic workshop led by two teen therapists, you will learn how to feel more confident engaging in open conversations with your teen that don’t feel forced, invasive, or strained. When parents and...   More >

### Be Well at Work: Communication Skills to Support Your Quiet Teen

Workshop | May 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

April Snow; Jessica Weikers

Human Resources

Many parents are looking for more connection, communication and clarity when interacting with their Quiet Teens, but don’t know how to reach them or be a more central figure in their lives. In this dynamic workshop led by two teen therapists, you will learn how to feel more confident engaging in open conversations with your teen that don’t feel forced, invasive, or strained. When parents and...   More >

### Dissertation Talk: Coded Illumination for Multidimensional Quantitative Phase Microscopy

Seminar | May 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Visual Computing Lab (VCL)

Michael Chen, UC Berkeley

Imaging biological samples under optical microscopes is challenging, since the absorption is too weak to form images with informative contrast. Besides fluorescent imaging techniques, label-free phase contrast imaging methods have been proposed to greatly improve the contrast of transparent samples. In order to efficiently recover quantitative properties, such as 2D phase projection and 3D...   More >

### Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Multilinear Restriction and its Use in Decoupling

Seminar | May 8 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Multilinear restriction estimates are an important tool in the proof of the decoupling inequality for the paraboloid. This talk will introduce and provide a heuristic proof of a multilinear restriction estimate, relying on the multilinear Kakeya inequality discussed in last week's talk. If time permits, attention will be given to applications to decoupling and multilinear decoupling (the latter...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Scissor Congruence and Mixed Tate Motives

Seminar | May 8 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Daniil Rudenko, University of Chicago

Department of Mathematics

Scissor congruence theory of polytopes is an old subject going back to 19th century. One of its first major achievements was appearance of so-called Dehn invariant. This mysterious invariant could be properly understood and generalized in the context of the theory of mixed Hodge structures of mixed Tate type. I will explain this relation and show some applications to hyperbolic geometry.

### Last Passage percolation: modulus of continuity and the slow bond problem

Seminar | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Sourav Sarkar, UC Berkeley

Department of Statistics

The talk has two parts. In the first part we will speak on the modulus of
continuity in Poissonian last passage percolation, a model lying in the
KPZ universality class. In the second part we speak on the “slow bond”
model, where Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process (TASEP) on
$\mathbb{Z}$ (a model which can be thought to simulate a one-way traffic
movement) is modified by adding...   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Etale and crystalline companions

Seminar | May 8 | 3:10-5:10 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

Kiran Kedlaya, UCSD

Department of Mathematics

Deligne's "Weil II" paper includes a far-reaching conjecture to the effect that for a smooth variety on a finite field of characteristic $p$, for any prime $\ell$ distinct from $p$, $\ell$-adic representations of the etale fundamental group do not occur in isolation: they always exist in compatible families that vary across $\ell$, including a somewhat more mysterious counterpart for $\ell =p$...   More >

### "The Multifaceted Roles of Adipocytes: Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes and Beyond”.

Seminar | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

Philipp Scherer, UT-Southwestern

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Non-Euclidean tetrahedra, mixed Hodge structures and rational elliptic surfaces

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Daniil Rudenko, University of Chicago

Department of Mathematics

I will explain how to construct a rational elliptic surface out of every non-Euclidean tetrahedra. This surface "remembers" the trigonometry of the tetrahedron: the length of edges, dihedral angles and the volume can be naturally computed in terms of the surface. The main property of this construction is self-duality: the surfaces obtained from the tetrahedron and its dual coincide. This leads to...   More >