<< March 2019 >>

Friday, March 8, 2019

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Introducción a R y Git (Introduction to R and Git): Spanish-language workshop on programming, data analysis, and version control

Seminar | March 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Juan Pablo Carvallo, Modelador de Sistemas Energéticas, UC Berkeley; Hector Miguel Sanchez Castellanos, Ingeniero Informático, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This workshop will be presented in Spanish, and will cover programming in R and the use of Git for version control and collaborative research. Example-driven, practical exercises will be alternated with short tutorials covering basic to intermediate computing skills. Participants will also be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research.

Global Reception of the Classic Zhuangzi: Han to Tang (Day 1)

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Eliaser Chair in International Studies

The classic Zhuangzi 莊子, a collection of sayings and anecdotes traditionally attributed to Zhuang Zhou 莊周 (trad. 369-286 BCE), has deeply influenced cultural life in East Asia and beyond. A key text in East Asian religious and literary history, it is still routinely cited in diverse discussions of ethics and philosophy, and informs practices from calligraphy to...   More >

Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) is excited to present our second annual Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition! The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Spieker Forum on the 6th floor of Chou Hall at Berkeley Haas. Coffee, snacks, and light refreshments will be available.

The Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition debuted in Spring 2018 creating a...   More >

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

RefWorks is an essential research tool. This hands-on workshop will give you practice in saving and organizing your citations and automatically creating bibliographies using RefWorks.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy: From Bulk Films to Atomically Thin Layers

Seminar | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Professor Zakaria Al Balushi, MS&E Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The development of wide bandgap group-III nitrides (AlN, GaN, and InN) thin films and device structures by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, is an area of continuing research that is aided by the extensive use of in situ optical characterization techniques. These compound semiconductors were key to the realization of efficient light emitters (visible and UV), robust high-frequency power...   More >

Astrocytes Accumulate Evidence that Actions are Futile and Trigger Behavioral State Switches in Zebrafish

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Misha Ahrens, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

When a behavior repeatedly fails to achieve its goal, animals often give up and become passive, which can be strategic for preserving energy or regrouping between attempts. It is unknown how the brain identifies behavioral failures and mediates this behavioral state switch. In larval zebrafish swimming in virtual reality, visual feedback can be withheld so that swim attempts fail to trigger...   More >

Molecular Perspective on Nanoscale Transport: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. David Limmer, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Understanding how mass, energy, or charge are transported on small scales is challenging, as standard hydrodynamic descriptions developed for macroscopic phenomena need not remain valid. On small scales, matter is discrete, thermal fluctuations render currents stochastic quantities, and nonlinear response is ubiquitous.

In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Crystal-free wireless communication with relaxation oscillators and its applications

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 490H Cory Hall

 David Burnett

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk pertains to extreme miniaturization of wireless systems by eliminating all off-chip components and all on-chip inductors leading to a chip-scale wireless system, the size of which is a strong function of transistor process. Current complete wireless systems, usually referred to as "modules," have been stuck at approximately 1cm x 1cm in both industry and academia because they require...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws

Seminar | March 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Protest and Demands for Change in Algeria

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Last week, thousands of Algerians took to the streets in response to the announcement made by the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, would be seeking a fifth term in office after ruling the country uninterruptedly for...   More >

Thinking about Composition: Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together: Sivan Eldar, Myra Melford, Geoffrey O'Brien

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Three master practitioners — award-winning composer Sivan Eldar, noted jazz musician and composer Myra Melford, and celebrated poet Geoffrey O'Brien — explore the practice and problem of composition across different artistic media, scholarship, and thought.

The Specter of Communism: Imperial Security and Anti-Colonial Activism in the Gold Coast, 1948 - 1951

Workshop | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Chase Arnold, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

The Accuracy, Fairness, and Limits of Predicting Recidivism

Seminar | March 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

When algorithms are used for predicting recidivism, do they make the criminal justice system more fair and accurate, or do they perpetuate racial bias?

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions (cont'd)

Seminar | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk. We will discuss Seifert-fibered spaces and the existence of JSJ decompositions.

Music Studies Colloquium: Will Straw (McGill U): Night, Noise and the Urbanization of Musical Politics

Colloquium | March 8 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Will Straw is James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies. He has been Visiting Professor at the Open University (Budapest), the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Belgrade. He is also Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University.

Professor Straw has a Bachelor degree in Film Studies, and...   More >

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

#ElectHer Running for Office Training

Workshop | March 9 | 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Election Law @ Boalt

America needs more women, women of color, and people from underrepresented communities in positions of power. Elect Her will help to address this need by giving participants the tools and inspiration to run a campaign and win! This free training is open to law students of all identities. The training will be facilitated by Melissa Richmond, Attorney and Chief Strategy Officer of Running Start....   More >

Global Reception of the Classic Zhuangzi: Han to Tang (Day 2)

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Eliaser Chair in International Studies

The classic Zhuangzi 莊子, a collection of sayings and anecdotes traditionally attributed to Zhuang Zhou 莊周 (trad. 369-286 BCE), has deeply influenced cultural life in East Asia and beyond. A key text in East Asian religious and literary history, it is still routinely cited in diverse discussions of ethics and philosophy, and informs practices from calligraphy to...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Push and Pull Compositions

Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore how Hans Hofmann used color, form, and space to create depth and feeling in his work. Then, work with artist Kaya Fortune to make a mixed-media art piece using watercolor, geometric shapes, and oil pastels, and see how contrasting colors push and pull against each other to create mood.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Push and Pull Compositions

Workshop | March 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore how Hans Hofmann used color, form, and space to create depth and feeling in his work. Then, work with artist Kaya Fortune to make a mixed-media art piece using watercolor, geometric shapes, and oil pastels, and see how contrasting colors push and pull against each other to create mood.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing...   More >

Symposium: Hans Hofmann in a New Light

Panel Discussion | March 9 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Leading authorities on the work of Hans Hofmann convene for a fresh look at the artist’s achievement in light of new scholarship. Participants are Lucinda Barnes, Norman Kleeblatt, Ellen G. Landau, and Michael Schreyach; Alexander Nemerov moderates.

Lucinda Barnes, BAMPFA senior curator emerita and organizer of the museum’s Hofmann retrospective, will provide an overview of Hofmann’s artistic...   More >

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Monday, March 11, 2019

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Uncertainties, Risk, and Learning in Future Infrastructure Systems

Seminar | March 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Marco Broccardo

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Engineers increasingly rely on computational models to predict adverse events that influence engineering systems and to make critical decisions that impact the safety and well-being of our society. Examples include but are not limited to the safety of structure and infrastructure systems subjected to natural and man-made hazards and the performance and resilience of such systems. Given such high...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Regulation of the female reproductive system in comparative mammalian models

Seminar | March 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Kate Wilsterman, UCB (Bentley Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

A bottleneck for visual word recognition in brain and behavior

Seminar | March 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Alex White, PhD, University of Washington

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In most environments, the visual system is confronted with many relevant objects simultaneously. That is especially true during reading. How many words on this page can you recognize at once? I will present behavioral evidence that a fundamental processing bottleneck prevents recognition of more than one word at a time. I will then present a neuroimaging study designed to identify the source of...   More >

Kinematics of Non-Spherical Particles Suspended in Turbulence at Inertial and Dissipation Scales: Fluids Seminar

Seminar | March 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Evan Variano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Natural particles suspended in water are often non-spherical. We explore the ways in which particle size and shape affect particle motion in homogeneous isotropic turbulent flow. Laboratory measurements and numerical simulations are used to explore the kinematics of particles. Particle shapes are idealized and motivated by open questions in environmental engineering, notably regarding plankton,...   More >

The Development of Non-Symbolic Probability Judgments

Colloquium | March 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Shaun O'Grady, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

What is the mental representation of probability and how does it develop? What role do education and experience play in understanding probability? In this talk I will present the results of several experiments investigating probability judgments in children and adults. In the first part of the discussion I will present data from 3 Experiments in which adult participants perform a ratio comparison...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Mobius Inversion as Duality for Hopf Monoids

Seminar | March 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce an interesting connection between the theory of Hopf monoids in combinatorics and Mobius inversion. Roughly, a Hopf monoid is an algebraic abstraction of families of combinatorial objects which have an operation which combines objects and an operation which breaks objects apart. Like many algebraic structures, Hopf monoids have a nice notion of duality. We will show...   More >

PERL Seminar: "Influence Activities and Bureaucratic Performance: "Experimental Evidence from China"

Seminar | March 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Shaoda Wang, UC Berkeley-ARE

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Magnetic relaxation dynamics in dysprosium complexes

Seminar | March 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Nicholas Chilton, University of Manchester

 College of Chemistry

Following our discovery of the first dysprosium metallocenium cation, [Dy(Cpttt)2][B(C6F5)4], which is the vanguard of the new generation of high-temperature single-molecule magnets, we have been investigating the magnetic relaxation dynamics of various dysprosium-based single-molecule magnets (SMMs) by experimental and theoretical techniques. Here we present our recent results in unravelling the...   More >

String-Math Seminar: HOMFLY-PT link homology from a stack of D2-branes.

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Lev Rozansky, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

 Department of Mathematics

This is a joint work with A. Oblomkov exploring the relation between the HOMFLY-PT link homology and coherent sheaves over the Hilbert scheme of points on \(\mathbb C^2\).

We consider a special object in the 2-category related to the Hilbert scheme of n points on \(\mathbb C^2\). We define a homomorphism from the braid group on n strands to the monoidal category of endomorphisms of this object....   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Instructor Gender Stereotypes and Student Major Selection

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Zach Bleemer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Remarks on the cotangent complex and the Nygaard filtration

Seminar | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Luc Illusie, Université Paris-Sud

 Department of Mathematics

(1) De Rham-Witt: review and prospects. (2) Remarks on the cotangent complex and the Nygaard filtration. I'll discuss some well known relations between the cotangent complex, liftings mod $p^2$, and the de Rham-Witt complex.

Information-theoretic Privacy: Leakage measures, robust privacy guarantees, and generative adversarial mechanism design: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State Univ.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Privacy is the problem of ensuring limited leakage of information about sensitive features while sharing information (utility) about non-private features to legitimate data users. Even as differential privacy has emerged as a strong desideratum for privacy, there is also an equally strong need for context-aware utility-guaranteeing approaches in most data sharing settings. This talk approaches...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Kähler-Ricci solitons

Seminar | March 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ronan Conlon, Florida International University

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some results concerning Kähler-Ricci solitons. This is joint work with Alix Deruelle and Song Sun.

Aging, Memory and Alzheimer’s disease

Colloquium | March 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 William Jagust, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

It has long been known that older individuals often experience decline in their episodic memory abilities. Within the past decade, new approaches have revealed the frequent presence of the aggregated proteins beta-amyloid and tau in the brains of cognitively normal older people. These proteins are also associated with Alzheimer’s disease. By imaging these proteins in normal older people, and...   More >

Alper Atamturk – Sparse Estimation: Closing the Gap Between L0 and L1 Models

Seminar | March 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Alper Atamturk, University of California, Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Sparse statistical estimators are increasingly prevalent due to their ease of interpretability and superior out-of-sample performance. However, sparse estimation problems with an L0 constraint, restricting the support of the estimators, are challenging (typically NP-hard, but not always) non-convex optimization problems. Consequently, academicians and practitioners commonly turn to convex L1...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Welfare effects of unconditional cash transfers: Experimental evidence from Kenya"

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ted Miguel, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

MBTG Seminar: "Mechanism of ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD)"

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Navigated Learning: A "GPS for Learning"

Colloquium | March 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dr. Prasad Ram, Gooru

 Graduate School of Education

Dr. Prasad "Pram" Ram, a former Google Maps engineer, will present how the navigation model—where we locate a user, generate a route to their destination, and reroute them until they arrive—is appropriate for learning; we call that model Navigated Learning. Gooru has developed a Learning Navigator that complements classroom instructions and personalizes learning pathway for every students. Pram...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: The Comparative Statics of Sorting

Seminar | March 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Lones Smith, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Economics

Leading with Creative Confidence: Tom Kelley in Conversation with Rich Lyons

Panel Discussion | March 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tom Kelley, partner at IDEO, one of the world’s foremost design and consulting firms, discusses applying creative skills to leading successful teams in business, the classroom, and academic projects. In conversation with Rich Lyons, former dean of the Haas School of Business, Kelley leads the audience through productive thinking about how to establish creative confidence—underscoring the extreme...   More >

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | March 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Novel Ultrafast Laser Sensors for Chemical Imaging

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Vassilia Zorba, Group Leader, Laser Technologies Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Next-generation sensors able to reveal the chemical makeup of any material with high sensitivity are critical in elucidating the inner workings and properties of advanced devices and systems. Research in this area is driven by applications in the fields of batteries, solar cells, advanced manufacturing, biology, and nuclear security. Direct chemical imaging in these application systems provides...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Financial Frictions, Foreign Currency Borrowing, and Systemic Risk

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Robert Marquez, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We present a novel explanation for the prevalence of foreign-currency borrowing in emerging markets. First, under limited liability, foreign-currency denominated debt acts as a state-contingent claim: Borrowers maximizing profits in local currency are partly shielded from large devaluations through bankruptcy, when repaying foreign currency debt is expensive, but pay higher rates in...   More >

Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michelle Farkas, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 College of Chemistry

Research in the Farkas group involves the development and use of molecular tools in order to study, image, and treat cancer subtypes. Significant advances have been made in understanding and treating cancer, however, there remain many unknowns, especially in the arena of how and why particular diseases become aggressive and metastasize. We are specifically interested in the roles that...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Liquidity Sentiments"

Presentation | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Brett Green, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by March 8.

Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness (BEUHS410)

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

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

Be Well at Work: Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness

Workshop | March 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club Room

 Greg Ryan

 Human Resources

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

IB Seminar: To Feed or To Fight: Nectarivory Energetics and Animal Weapons

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

 Alejandro Rico-Guevara, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

290B Space Physics Seminar: THEMIS and MMS observations of the effects of multiple X-line magnetic reconnection

Seminar | March 12 | 1-2:10 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 325 Old

 Marit Øieroset, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

I will present THEMIS and Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) observations of converging plasma jets from two reconnection X-lines at the Earth’s magnetopause. While two X-lines are often thought to form magnetic flux ropes, the magnetic field topology indicates that in these events the two X-lines produced tangled-up, interlinked magnetic flux tubes. At the interface of the converging jets a thin...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 12 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Dollar Safety and the Global Financial Cycle"

Seminar | March 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Arvind Krishnamurthy, Professor of Finance, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

TBA

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

How we fight surveillance capitalism

Workshop | March 12 | 2:40-4:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School

 Information, School of

In her new book, Professor Shoshana Zuboff explains how the transition to information-intensive business models has given rise to Surveillance Capitalism, a system “that threatens the existential and political canon of the modern liberal order defined by principles of self-determination that have been centuries, even millennia, in the making…[including]…the sanctity of the individual and the...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds

Seminar | March 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global Solutions of Quasilinear Wave Equations

Seminar | March 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dongxiao Yu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a proof of global existence of solutions to certain quasilinear wave equations in three space dimensions with small initial data. The talk is based on a paper by Hans Lindblad published in 2008.

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Presentation | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Peter Cole

 American Cultures

Dr. Peter Cole discusses his highly anticipated book - Dockworker Power. Often missed in commentary on today's globalizing economy, workers in the world’s ports can harness their role, at a strategic choke point, to promote their labor rights and social justice causes. Cole brings such overlooked experiences to light in an eye-opening comparative study of Durban, South Africa, and the San...   More >

Quantum Diamond Sensors

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ronald Walsworth, Department of Physics, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, optically probed nitrogen–vacancy (NV) quantum defects in diamond have become a leading modality for magnetic, electrical, and temperature sensing at short length scales (nanometers to millimeters) under ambient conditions. This technology has wide-ranging application across the physical and life sciences — from NMR spectroscopy at the scale of individual cells to improved...   More >

When Did Black Americans Lose their Indigeneity?: Antiblackness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Future of Black-Indigenous Relations on Turtle Island

Colloquium | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Kyle T. Mays, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies & the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Joseph Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development

This talk will analyze moments of solidarity between Black and Indigenous peoples throughout U.S. history. It will also argue for a new way of thinking and talking about people of African descent on Turtle Island, and how this might look going forward.

Made to Order: Verifying Correctness and Security of Hardware through Event Orderings

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Caroline Trippel, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My work combines hardware architecture and systems approaches with formal methods to support the specification, analysis, and verification of implementation-aware event ordering scenarios. In this talk, I will present two formal, early-stage verification tools and techniques rooted in this approach.

William Main Seminar: Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Thom Porter, CAL FIRE

 College of Natural Resources

Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter will present for the William Main Seminar. His presentation will reflect upon the 2018 fire season, sharing a general overview of the 2018 season, highlighting the many record breaking fires characterizing this season, examining the challenges faced by CAL FIRE in 2018 and discussing the recovery efforts underway now that fire season is over.

Chief Porter's talk...   More >

BAMPFA: Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger: Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  BAMPFA

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Department of German

Ottinger is a multimedia artist, one of the pioneers of exuberant queer cinema, and a master of mesmerizing travel documentaries that creatively combine ethnography and landscape photography with archival materials and theatrical elements. The Department of German partnered with the Pacific Film Archive in realizing this artist residency, so we can see a full series of her earlier and more recent...   More >

Vision+Light: A Conversation with Paul Alivisatos and Kate Nichols

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Paul Alivasatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost & Professor, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Kate Nichols, Artist

 Science@Cal

How can artists and scientists work together to create innovative new work?

Bay Area artist Kate Nichols synthesizes nanoparticles to mimic structurally colored animals, grows artificial skin from microorganisms, and makes her own paints, following fifteenth-century recipes. The long tradition of painters as material innovators inspired Nichols to become the first artist-in-residence in the...   More >

That We May See in a Chamber Things That Are Not 2. Silver nanoparticles on glass.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Faculty Candidate Seminar: De novo design of functional proteins

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Daniel Silva Manzano

 College of Chemistry

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Hyperlocal Air Pollution Mapping for a Planet of Cities

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Joshua Apte

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Air pollution exposure is the leading environmental risk for premature death globally and a key cause of health disparities in U.S. cities. Future choices about energy and transportation will profoundly change the levels and spatial patterns of urban air pollution around us. Yet pervasive gaps in current environmental measurement infrastructure limit our understanding and predictive ability about...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

 Steve Piantadosi, Dept of Psychology; Terry Deacon, Dept of Anthropology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Number learning in the Bolivian Amazon, Steve Piantadosi

Patterns of early embryonic brain development in mammals, Terry Deacon

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Engineering Cells and Microsystems to Study Mechanobiology

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Beth Pruitt, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Living organisms generate and respond to mechanical forces and these forces are sensed and
created by specialized cells in the body. Force generation and sensing, or more broadly the
mechanobiology coupling tissue (cell) mechanics and biology, are essential in normal development,
wound healing, and tissue homeostasis. Our mechanical senses of hearing and touch allow us to
navigate our...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: A molecular circuit for information processing in plant growth regulation

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Zhiyong Wang

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Zhiyong Wang's lab at Carnegie Institution for Science focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms underlying growth regulation and environmental adaptation. Wang is the acting director of the Department of Plant Biology. Wang received his B.S. in plant physiology from Lanzhou University, China, his M.S. from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph. D. in molecular,...   More >

Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Will Dow, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

CITRIS Research Exchange with Yana Feldman

Conference/Symposium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Yana is a specialist in open source information collection and analysis, including multilingual searching and processing of information, analytical tools and methodologies, and all-source information analysis, with an extensive knowledge of international safeguards and the nuclear fuel cycle. Her education and professional background is in nuclear nonproliferation and arms...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - John McCormack: Museum genomics and the mysteries of the world's largest Mexican bird collection

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 John McCormack

 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 >

Be Well at Work: Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Susan Hamilton

 Human Resources

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources. Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for her...   More >

Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors (BEUHS182)

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Susan Hamilton

 Elder Care Program

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables, and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources.

Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for...   More >

When Mattering (really) Matters: A Developmental Science Perspective on Social Value Sensitivity in Adolescence

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ron Dahl, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Adolescence is a dynamic maturational period when social learning experiences can have a large impact on life course development. This presentation will describe a trans-disciplinary developmental science perspective on adolescence—as a dynamic period of learning and adaptation that involves multiple levels of interacting change. This includes the biological changes of puberty (e.g. rapid...   More >

Virtuous Vulgarity: Material Cultures of Porn and Pedagogy in Dakar, Sengal

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juliana Friend, PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

In sex education circles, young people often affirmed: “There is no pornography ‘made in Senegal.’” Senegal, they explained, is a country of sutura. This claim invokes the Wolof value of discretion or modesty. In historically persistent yet contingent ways, the ethics of sutura have predicated a person’s honor and, co-constitutively, their legible gender identity on proper management of...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality, based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk focuses on the bilinear term that arises in controlling the contribution of tubes that are roughly tangential to cell walls. The concept of broad points finally pays its dividend.

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | March 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Analytic aspects of Kapustin–Witten theory

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Kapustin and Witten introduced a new set of gauge-theoretic equations, which were later proposed by Gaiotto and Witten as a tool to access some old and new manifold invariants. I will describe recent progress on the analytic foundations of this subject. Joint work with Witten and with S. He.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The evasion path problem and zig-zag persistent homology

Seminar | March 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The evasion path problem asks: Given a finite collection of sensors continuously moving in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\) for a finite length of time, such that each sensor can detect the presence of objects in a ball of fixed radius around itself, when can an intruder in the domain avoid being detected for the full length of time? The continuous path that such an intruder takes is called an...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Deformation theory and Lie algebras in characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Lukas Brantner, Oxford/MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the notion of partitioned Lie algebras, which gives the characteristic $p$ notion of a Lie algebra that is suited to formal deformation theory.

Correlation Length in the Near-Critical Planar Ising Model

Seminar | March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Charles Newman, Courant Institute, NYU

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss joint work with Federico Camia and Jianping
Jiang (arXiv:1707.02668) which proves exponential decay of correlations
for the generalized random field that is the scaling limit of the
near-critical (i.e., with small magnetic field at the critical
temperature) two-dimensional Ising model. The proof involves
both lattice and continuum FK (Fortuin-Kasteleyn) representations
of the...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Nonlinear detection of connections

Seminar | March 13 | 3:20-4:20 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Gabriel Paternain, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the geometric inverse problem of recovering a connection from the parallel transport along geodesics of a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary or along light rays in Minkowski space. This problem is motivated by other geometric inverse problems and is tackled with a range of techniques including energy estimates, regularity results for the transport equation...   More >

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover: "From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty in Native American Communities"

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, will present a research seminar.

Abstract: This talk explores how food sovereignty as a concept and method is being described, defined, and enacted by Native American farmers and gardeners across the US, and how these definitions are being operationalized in the broader goals of promoting community...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type I

Seminar | March 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alex Carney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Design and Verification of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Programming Approach

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, DOP Center Conference Room (540A/B)

 Yasser Shoukry, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will argue that several problems that arise in different CPS problems (including security, high-assurance, verification) have something in common. Regardless of their heterogeneous nature, they can be formulated as a feasibility problem for a type of formula we call as monotone Satisfiability Modulo Convex programming (or SMC for short).

Lives, Not Metadata: Possibilities and Limits of Mapping Violence

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Monica Muñoz Martinez, Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

This talk will be based on a digital research project, Mapping Violence, for which Dr. Martinez is the primary investigator. The project takes the shape of a digital archive that documents cases of racial violence in Texas from 1900 to 1930. The research is stored in a database and will be displayed as an interactive map that recovers lost and obscured histories of racial violence. The project’s...   More >

Impact of atomic structure and dynamics on solar cell performance of metal halide perovskite thin films

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joshua Choi, Professor, University of Virginia

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Metal halide perovskites (MHPs) are revolutionizing the solar cell research field - the record power conversion efficiency of MHPs based solar cells has reached 23%, which rivals that of silicon solar cells. What is particularly exciting about MHPs is that they can be manufactured into solar cell devices at low-cost using low temperature solution processing. Based on these attributes, MHPs have...   More >

IRLE Speaker Series: Laura Lopez-Sanders

Presentation | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Laura Lopez-Sanders, UNC Chapel Hill

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

More Data, More Problems: What Society Needs from the Statistical and Data Sciences

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brent Durbin, Smith College

 Department of Statistics

Despite more than 20 years of increasing reliance on data-intensive digital tools for commerce, governance, and social interaction, society has been slow to respond to both the promise and the perils of the phenomenon we now call Big Data. This lack of adaptation to new ways of collecting, storing, and analyzing data has been especially apparent within universities and the public sector, both of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Connected components of the space of evasion paths

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the introductory talk, we discussed results on the evasion path problem for sensors wandering in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\). In the case of planar domains (\(n = 2\)), Adams and Carlsson provide a computable algorithm that determines the existence of an evasion path based on the time-varying alpha complex and the time-varying cyclic ordering on the set of sensors in the plane...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.