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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

BSAC at IDTechEx USA 2019, Santa Clara, Nov 20-21

Conference/Symposium | November 20 – 21, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  IDTechEx USA 2019

  Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

BSAC, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

BSAC Booth Q21

BPM 209 Running Effective Meetings

Workshop | November 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the roles and skills necessary for effective meeting facilitation.

  Register online

(CANCELED) Deep Imaging of Genomes

Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Tom Misteli, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "One Small Molecule for a Microbe, a Giant Leap for Natural Products"

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nigel Mouncey, Director, DOE Joint Genome Institute

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Mouncey joined the DOE Joint Genome Institute in 2017 as the fourth Director in its 20-year history. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology at University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Sussex. His team has developed production strains and fermentation processes for other molecules such as a new fungicide, propionic acid and long-chain alcohols, as well...   More >

Bioengineering Rising Star Lecture - Krishanu Saha: Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Krishanu Saha, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Krishanu Saha,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation

We have developed new approaches to inform first-in-human studies that combine patient-derived, induced pluripotent stem cell models with new delivery nanocarriers and computational models.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Victoria Coleman

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online


Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 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 >

The long-term impacts of large-scale public works spending on population health: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 David Rehkopf, Professor of Medicine; Health Disparities Research Group Leader, Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality

 Population Science, Department of Demography

David Rehkopf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His work focuses on the way in which social and economic factors impact health and mortality across the lifespan, with particular attention to the impact of work and earnings on cardiovascular biomarkers and obesity.

From paws to hands: The evolution of the forelimb and cortical areas involved in complex hand use

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leah Krubitzer, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Forelimb morphology and use in mammals is extraordinarily diverse. Evolution has produced wings, flippers, hooves, paws and hands which are specialized for a variety of behaviors such as flying, swimming and grasping to name a few. While there is a wealth of data in human and non-human primates on the role of motor cortex and posterior parietal cortical areas in reaching and grasping with the...   More >

[Peterson / Dean's Speaker Series] Does Enlightened Capitalism Have a Future?

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor), Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

In this very special Dean's / Peterson Speaker Series, Professor James O’Toole, Professor Emeritus at USC’s Marshall School of Business and author of The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good, will discuss the future of enlightened capitalism with Professor David Vogel, Solomon Lee Emeritus Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School...   More >

Reading: Jacquelynn Baas

Reading - Nonfiction | November 20 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Director Emeritus Jacquelynn Baas presents her groundbreaking new book Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life with an illustrated introduction and reading. Duchamp drew on a wide range of sources, from science and mathematics to alchemy. Baas makes the argument that his work may also have been informed by Asian “esoterism”—energetic spiritual practices such as Indo-Tibetan Tantra that identify...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to systole

Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

We survey some basic facts about systole geometry introduced by Gromov.

BLISS Seminar: Towards a Theory of Information for Dynamical Systems

Seminar | November 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Victoria Kostina, Caltech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are moving towards a massively and diversely connected world populated by a seamless network of intelligent, dynamic distributed systems engaged in a shared interaction with the physical world and each other through unreliable sensors, actuators and noisy communication channels. These systems are extremely delay sensitive, so that coding over long blocks of observed data might not be feasible....   More >

Utility Based Model Selection and Model Averaging

Seminar | November 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jan Vecer, Charles University in Prague

 Department of Statistics

This talk connects several basic concepts from probability, statistics and economic theory. We study model prediction in the form of a distributional opinion about a random variable X and show how to test this prediction against alternative views. Different model opinions can be traded on a hypothetical market that trades their differences. Using a utility maximization technique, we describe such...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability II

Seminar | November 20 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Rahul Dalal, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

ERG Colloquium: Laney Siegner: Social, Ecological and Educational Seeds: Harvesting the Perennial Value of Small Community Farms

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Laney Siegner, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Come to the first iteration of Laney’s “climate farm school” to learn more about existing efforts to build climate resilient, equitable, re-localized food systems.  

The Trouble with Inequality

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle, Academic Innovation Studio

 127 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jeff Manza, Professor of Sociology, New York University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Goldman School of Public Policy, Center for Right-Wing Studies

Growing support for right-wing populist candidates and parties around the world raises questions about how citizens understand and conceptualize inequality. Many political-economic theories of democratic responsiveness emphasize the capacities of citizens to connect major societal changes with demands for new government policies. Rapidly rising high-end income and wealth inequality over the past...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

EECS Colloquium: Representation, Modeling, and Optimization in Reinforcement Learning

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Sham Kakade, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Reinforcement learning is now the dominant paradigm for how an agent learns to interact with the world. The approach has lead to successes ranging across numerous domains, including game playing and robotics, and it holds much promise in new domains, from self driving cars to interactive medical applications. Some of the central challenges are: - Representational learning: does having a good...   More >

Diffusion of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Complex and Biological Fluids

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Carlos Rinaldi, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

 College of Chemistry

Nanoparticles are of interest in a variety of biomedical applications that take advantage of their small size and unique properties.

Ensembles of Trees and CLT's: Inference and Machine Learning: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Giles Hooker, Cornell University

 Department of Statistics

This talk develops methods of statistical inference based around ensembles of decision trees: bagging, random forests, and boosting. Recent results have shown that when the bootstrap procedure in bagging methods is replaced by sub-sampling, predictions from these methods can be analyzed using the theory of U-statistics which have a limiting normal distribution. Moreover, the limiting variance...   More >

Topology Seminar: Systole growth of locally symmetric manifolds under the congruence coverings

Seminar | November 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that systole of locally symmetric manifold grows proportional to the logarithm of the volumes under the congruence covers and give explicit value for Gromov's multiplicative constant.

Cal STAPH Fellowship Panel

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Graduate Assembly

Alumni will participate in a panel to talk about their fellowship experiences after graduating from the MPH program.

Exploring Diversity in Healthcare Panel | Helix Medical

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Mallika Dhawan, MD, Oncologist, UCSF Health; Young Kim-Parker, ASW, MSW, MPH, Social Work Clinician, Stanford Children's Health; Aida Sadikovic, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente Oakland; Reginald Wright, Critical Care and Support Technician, USCF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland; Megan Zapanta, Richmond Organizing Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network


Diversity is considered to be an important trait in any modern workspace, but how important is it in healthcare? How does diversity impact the roles of those in healthcare professions and the advancing quality of healthcare?

Helix @ Berkeley is proud to present “Exploring Diversity in Healthcare,” a panel and networking event with professionals from UCSF, John Muir Health, and Kaiser...   More >