<< Week of January 22 >>

## Sunday, January 22, 2017

### Amgen Biotech Experience Workshop: Teacher Professional Development: Abridged ABE Series

Workshop | January 21 – 22, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 150 Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This event is open to all Bay Area high school science teachers interested in teaching the Amgen Biotech Experience curriculum (amgenbiotechexperience.com). The curriculum includes basic biotechnology laboratories and techniques through the lens of learning about diabetes and the manufacturing of insulin through recombinant technology. This workshop...   More >

### FAMILY PROGRAM: Seeds - From Helicopters to Hitchhikers

Workshop | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Get cozy in our Garden classroom as we explore the wonderous and diverse designs of seeds and their enclosures. Learn how plants make seeds and see an amazing array of seed pods and fruits that aid in their seed dispersal, from papery 'helicopter' wings to natural velcro for 'hitchhiking'. Everyone will make a special seed project to take home.

$15 Adult,$15 Child, $10 Adult Member,$10 Child Member (must have Family level membership)

or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

## Monday, January 23, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Simons Institute Workshop: Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Seminar | January 23 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Lecture Hall

Various, Various

Department of Mathematics

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program. It will consist of five days of tutorial presentations, each with ample time for questions and discussion, as follows:

Monday, January 23rd Elad Hazan (Princeton University): Optimization of Machine Learning Andreas Krause (ETH Zürich) and Stefanie Jegelka (MIT): Submodularity: Theory and...   More >

### NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | January 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

Elliott Smith, Bioscience Library

Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

### CMES Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East

Workshop | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

As Donald Trump enters office as the 45th President of the United States, what might this mean for U.S. involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, including military involvement, economic ties, and diplomatic endeavors? Join CMES faculty affiliates and community members in an informal moderated conversation about what we might expect in the first 100 days and beyond.

### Oxyopia Postdoctoral Scholar and Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Postdoctoral Scholar Sowmya Ravikumar; Stella Kang, Lu Chen Lab

Postdoctoral Scholar Sowmya Ravikumar will be speaking on:
Effect of marginally induced astigmatism on refractive error development in chicks

&

Graduate student Stella Kang will be speaking on:
Corneal lymphangiogenesis and valvulogenesis after transplantation

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Geometry of shrinking Ricci solitons

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Jiaping Wang, University of Minnesota

Department of Mathematics

Shrinking Ricci solitons arise naturally from singularity analysis of the Ricci flows. Their classification in the three dimensional case plays an important role in the proof of Thurston's geometrization conjecture by Perelman. Our talk mainly concerns some of the recent work with Ovidiu Munteanu toward the understanding of four dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons.

### Professional Emailing Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

Leah Carroll

Do you need to email someone you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

The workshop is open to all...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing"

Seminar | January 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Dmitry Taubinsky, Dartmouth Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Behavioral Economics, Public Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics

### Casey Law (Berkeley): The First Precision Localization of a Fast Radio Burst

Seminar | January 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

Casey Law, UC Berkeley

Nearly ten years have passed since the discovery of a milisecond radio transient with anomalously high dispersion (the "Lorimer burst"). The naive interpretation of that burst argued for new class of object at cosmological distance with a luminosity far greater than any other radio transient. Since that time, another 20 of these "fast radio bursts" (FRBs) have been detected at telescopes around...   More >

### Somayeh Sojoudi - Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation

Seminar | January 23 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Somayeh Sojoudi, UC Berkeley

Abstract / Description:
Graphical model is a probabilistic model for which a graph is used to represent the conditional independence between random variables. Such models have become extremely popular tools for modeling complex real-world systems. Learning graphical models is of fundamental importance in machine learning and statistics and is often challenged by the fact that only a small...   More >

### Phase plates expand the capabilities of cryo-EM

Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Radostin Danev, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Structural Biology

### The Myth Behind the Mask: Mikhail Zoshchenko and the Rebirth of Enthusiasm in the ‘Spiritual Simplicity’ of Jazz

Colloquium | January 23 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Jason Cieply, Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

The first lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

### Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Dynamic Random Expected Utility"

Seminar | January 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Mira Frick, Cowles Foundation, Yale University

Department of Economics

### IB SEMINAR: Vocal control, sensorimotor learning, and the dynamics of birdsong

Seminar | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Samuel Sober, Emory University

### Analysis Seminar: A Proof of Onsager’s Conjecture for the Incompressible Euler Equations

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Philip Isett, MIT

Department of Mathematics

In an effort to explain how anomalous dissipation of energy occurs in hydrodynamic turbulence, Onsager conjectured in 1949 that weak solutions to the incompressible Euler equations may fail to exhibit conservation of energy if their spatial regularity is below $\frac13$-Hölder. I will discuss a proof of this conjecture that shows that there are nonzero, $(\frac13-\epsilon)$-Hölder Euler flows...   More >

### [Physics Colloquium] The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Seminar | January 23 | 4:15-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Julia Velkovska, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >

### The Tiniest Perfect-Liquid Droplets

Colloquium | January 23 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

Department of Physics

The quark-gluon plasma (QGP) produced in ultra-relativistic collisions between large nuclei, such as Au+Au or Pb+Pb, is a state of nuclear matter with extremely high temperature and energy density. The particles produced in these collisions exhibit collective behavior that indicate that QGP is a liquid with extremely low specific viscosity, which makes it the most perfect liquid in nature. In the...   More >

## Tuesday, January 24, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | January 24 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

Ergonomics@Work

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

### Next-generation block polymers from renewable feedstocks

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

College of Chemistry

Sustainable block polymers hold much promise as tomorrow’s advanced macromolecular materials. In this presentation I will describe our work aimed at the development of next-generation sustainable polymers that (i) can be produced from renewable resources on large scale, (ii) can be incorporated in block polymers with precision control over molar mass and composition, and (iii) exhibit properties...   More >

### Investigating the structural basis of glutamate receptor gating using cryo-EM

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

**Joel Meyerson**, Brandeis University

### Seminar 217, Risk Management: Estimating Latent Asset-Pricing Factors

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Speaker: Markus Pelger (joint with Martin Lettau), Stanford

Abstract:
We develop an estimator for latent factors in a large-dimensional panel of financial data that can explain expected excess returns. Statistical factor analysis based on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) has problems identifying factors with a small variance that are important for asset pricing.

### PMB Seminar : "Gating the immunity and cell death at the nuclear pore complex"

Seminar | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room

Yangnan Gu, Duke University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

### Development Lunch:"How Many Babies Did Nestle Really Kill? An Empirical Investigation into the Infant Formula Controversy"

Seminar | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Department of Economics, CEGA

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 24 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

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 >

### Job Market Seminar: "Strategic Inattention, Inflation Dynamics and the Non-Neutrality of Money"

Seminar | January 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

Hassan Afrouzi, The University of Texas at Austin - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics, Theory

### Benjamin, Kafka, and Theology

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 2:30-6 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp; Gilad Sharvit, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Robert Alter, UC Berkeley; Chana Kronfield, UC Berkeley; Karen Feldman, UC Berkeley

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Monodromy and Log Geometry

Seminar | January 24 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Arthur Ogus, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A proper semistable family over a disc gives rise to a smooth proper and saturated morphism $X/S$ of log analytic spaces over the log disc. We will explain how the underlying map of topological spaces $X_{top}/S_{top}$ can be recovered from the restriction $X_0/S_0$ of $X/S$ to the log point. We will also give simple formulas for the action of the monodromy and the differentials on the $E_2$...   More >

### Design Field Notes: Neil Goldberg

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Neil Goldberg

Neil Goldberg will give a talk, "Design Matters: From Design Consciousness to Design Thinking," at the Jacobs Institute.

### Metallomembranes: Exploring the Interactions of Metal Ions with Lipid Bilayers

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Paul Cremer, Department of Chemistry and BMB, Penn State University

College of Chemistry

Phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) are major components of numerous cellular membranes. Both these lipids contain amine moieties in their head groups that can strongly interact with first row transition metal ions such as Cu2+. This is significant because copper is a redox active metal ion and causes lipid oxidation in the presence of an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide....   More >

### Happy Americans, Unhappy Japanese: How Software Engineers work; how they feel about it; and how they are rewarded. A cross-national survey.

Colloquium | January 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

Prof. Yoshifumi Nakata, Doshisha University

Prof. Nakata holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley and has a long distinguished career researching the relationship between technology and employment related factors. He founded the Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiv​e​ne​ss a​t​ Doshisha and recently stepped down as its long-term Director.​ His bio information can be found

### Functional Analysis Seminar: Amenability of discrete groups

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Kate Juschenko, Northwestern

Department of Mathematics

The subject of amenability essentially begins in 1900's with Lebesgue. He asked whether the properties of his integral are really fundamental and follow from more familiar integral axioms. This led to the study of positive, finitely additive and translation invariant measure on reals as well as on other spaces. In particular the study of isometry-invariant measure led to the Banach-Tarski...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Degree of SO(n)

Seminar | January 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give a closed formula for the degree of the projective closure of SO(n) over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and outline the proof of this result. I will also describe some symbolic and numerical techniques used for computing this degree for small values of n.

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

### Jon Else | "TRUE SOUTH: Henry Hampton and 'Eyes on the Prize,' the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement"

Reading - Nonfiction | January 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

Julie Hirano

You are cordially invited to the Bay Area book launch of "TRUE SOUTH: Henry Hampton and 'Eyes on the Prize,' the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement" by award-winning documentary filmmaker and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Professor Jon Else.

“No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American...   More >

by January 24.

## Wednesday, January 25, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Spring Career Fair, Day 1 (Engineering-Tech)

Career Fair | January 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting...   More >

### Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Sketched Ridge Regression

Seminar | January 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

Shusen Wang, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Previous work has applied matrix sketching to speed up the least squares regression (LSR) on the n >> d data. Theoretical analysis of the sketched LSR is has been well established and refined. How the results extend to the sketched ridge regression is yet unclear. In our recent work, we study two types of the sketched ridge regression—the classical sketch and the Hessian sketch--- from two...   More >

### BioE Seminar: “Ice-binding-proteins and their interaction with ice crystals”

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Ido Braslavsky

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, January 25
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Ido Braslavsky
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
Associate Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeremy Crawford "Elucidating the genomic consequences of sociality, from population structure to immune evolution.": Finishing Seminar

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Jeremy Crawford, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

### Spatialized ethno-racial inequality and labor market outcomes in Los Angeles: IRLE Spring 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | January 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

Paul Ong, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

How does spatialized ethno-racial inequality contribute to labor market outcomes? Professor Ong will discuss his conceptual and empirical approach to modeling the relationship between ethnic and racial stratification and labor market outcomes, primarily in the city of Los Angeles.

RSVP by emailing Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu

### Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Signaling and Metabolism

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Yasemin Sancak**, Havard University

### Introduction to Career Development (BECAR001)

Workshop | January 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

TBA, University Health Services

### The effects of intranasal oxytocin on mentalization in individuals with and without schizophrenia

Colloquium | January 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Joshua Woolley, Assistant Professor, UC San Francisco

There is growing interest in the use of intranasal oxytocin administration to alter social behavior and functioning in healthy and patient populations. In particular, there is growing excitement that oxytocin may be a novel approach for treatment of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, which are important causes of worse clinical, functional, and occupational outcomes. However, there is...   More >

### The Intergeneration Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from the Golden Era of Upward Mobility: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | January 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University

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.

### The Future of Reproductive Justice under Trump

Panel Discussion | January 25 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

Law, Boalt School of

Following the Trump inauguration and 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, join If/When/How's Berkeley chapter for a panel discussion on the future of reproductive justice under the Trump administration. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall Women's Association.

Panelists:...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dunfield and Thurston’s stable description of certain finite $\text{Mod}(\Sigma_g)$ actions

Seminar | January 25 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Eric Samperton, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

Let $X_g : = \{ \pi _1(\Sigma _g) \to G\}$. The mapping class group $\text {Mod}(\Sigma _g)$ acts on $X_g/Aut(G)$. Using the classification of finite simple groups, Dunfield and Thurston gave a complete description of this action when $G$ is nonabelian simple, and $g$ is large enough. I will review their theorem.

### Job Market Seminar: "Revealed Preference Analysis of Characteristics in Discrete Choice"

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

John Rehbeck, University of California, San Diego - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Econometrics, Operations Research

### Self-avoiding walks on graphs and groups

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Geoffrey Grimmett, Cambridge University

Department of Statistics

The problem of self-avoiding walks (SAWs) arose in statistical mechanics in the 1940s, and has connections to probability, combinatorics, and the geometry of groups. The basic question is to count SAWs. The so-called 'connective constant' is the exponential growth rate of the number of n-step SAWs. We summarise joint work with Zhongyang Li concerned with the question of how the connective...   More >

### Illuminating the Dark Corners of the Genome

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Noah Spies**, Stanford University

### Applied Math Seminar: Sparse Factorizations and Scalable Algorithms for Differential and Integral Operators

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Yingzhou Li, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

This talk focus on the Distributed-memory hierarchical interpolative factorization (DHIF) which offers an efficient way for solving or preconditioning elliptic partial differential equations. By exploiting locality and low-rank properties of the operators, the DHIF achieves quasi-linear complexity for factorizing the discrete positive definite elliptic operator and linear complexity for solving...   More >

### Seminar: Dr. Noah Spies, Stanford University

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Title: Illuminating the Dark Corners of the Genome

### Number Theory Seminar: Tropical geometry and uniformity of rational points on curves

Seminar | January 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

David Zureick-Brown, Emory University

Department of Mathematics

Let X be a curve of genus g over a number field F of degree d = [F:Q]. The conjectural existence of a uniform bound N(g,d) on the number #X(F) of F-rational points of X is an outstanding open problem in arithmetic geometry, known to follow from the Bomberi-Lang conjecture. ...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: How the New US National Institute for Photonics Will Change Information Technology

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara

We review recent advances in heterogeneous silicon photonic integration technology and components and describe progress in silicon photonic integrated circuits. Techniques for laser integration and the impact of active silicon photonic integrated circuits could have on interconnects, telecommunications and silicon electronics are reviewed. A variety of materials are being heterogeneously...   More >

### From Laboratory Research to a Startup: a 3D Printed Microreactor for Chemical Analysis

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab

Dr. Andrew Jones, Activated Research Company

### A Bayesian Multivariate Functional Dynamic Linear Model

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Daniel Kowal, Cornell University

Department of Statistics

I will present a Bayesian approach for modeling multivariate, dependent functional data. To account for the three dominant structural features in the data--functional, time dependent, and multivariate components--we extend hierarchical dynamic linear models for multivariate time series to the functional data setting. We also develop Bayesian spline theory in a more general constrained...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Computational complexity and 3-manifolds and zombies

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Eric Samperton, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

We consider the computational complexity of counting homomorphisms from 3-manifold groups to fixed finite groups $G$. Let $G$ either be non-abelian simple or $S_m$, where $m \geq 5$. Then counting homomorphisms from fundamental groups of 3-manifolds to $G$ is $\mathsf { P}$-complete. In particular, for fixed $m \geq 5$, it is $\mathsf {NP}$-complete to decide when a 3-manifold admits a connected...   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: Pseudorandomness in graph theory and additive combinatorics

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Yufei Zhao, University of Oxford

Department of Mathematics

(Please note the unusual time and place of this talk.)

I will highlight some connections between graph theory and additive combinatorics. I will explain how to prove the celebrated Green-Tao theorem, that the primes contain arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions. Following a graph theoretic viewpoint, we will see an answer to the question: what kinds of pseudorandomness are used in the proof...   More >

## Thursday, January 26, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### RAPDP - Foundational - F2 Research in a Regulatory Environment

Course | January 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RA's.

### Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | January 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

Public Affairs

This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Morse-Sard type results for Sobolev mappings

Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

Jan Kristensen, Oxford University

Department of Mathematics

The Morse-Sard theorem, and the generalizations by Dubovitskii and Federer, have numerous applications and belong to the core results of multivariate calculus for smooth mappings. In this talk we discuss extensions of these results to suitable classes of Sobolev mappings. The quest for optimal versions of the results leads one to consider possibly nondifferentiable mappings that in turn warrants...   More >

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On a uniqueness result for minimizers of quasiconvex integrals

Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall | Canceled

Jan Kristensen, Oxford University

Department of Mathematics

It is known that minimizers of strongly polyconvex (and hence strongly quasiconvex integrals) need not be unique. In this talk we present uniqueness results for minimizers of strongly quasiconvex integrals under suitable smallness conditions. The talk is based on joint work with Judith Campos Cordero.

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

### PMB Seminar : "Genotype by environment interaction and the genomic basis of environmental response"

Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Koshland Hall, 338 Koshland Hall

David Des Marais, Harvard University

### Spring Career Fair, Day 2

Career Fair | January 26 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting...   More >

### Transforming SF: THE FUTURE OF WORK: Ken Goldberg and John Zysman in conversation

Panel Discussion | January 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mechanics' Institute, 4th Floor Meeting Room

Ken Goldberg, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

Mechanics Institute

What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will we do with time on our hands and how will we "earn a living"? Two experts in this field will sort out these complicated dynamics, dispel misconceptions, and offer both...   More >

\$0 Free for UC Berkeley Affiliates

Registration opens January 10. or by calling Pam Troy at 415-393-0102

### Research Colloquium: Anu Gomez

Colloquium | January 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

Social Welfare, School of

### Co-Parenting with Resiliency (BEUHS361)

Workshop | January 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

Jeanette Harround, MFT and Marlies Rosmark, MFT

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This workshop is intended to help adults develop and utilize the skills needed to cooperatively parent their children following separation and divorce. Using a combination of discussion, role play and small group exercises we will explore children’s perspectives and experiences of divorce and identify different co-parenting styles, the skills needed to be better single parents and what parents...   More >

### IB SEMINAR: Neural mechanisms of social behavior

Seminar | January 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Gül Dölen, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

### Swarm - Terraswarm Seminar: Moh Haghighat: Accelerating the Path to the Ambient Computing Era

Seminar | January 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 Cory

Moh Haghighat, Intel Senior Principal Engineer

Swarm Lab/Terraswarm

We are at the early stages of the next major era of computing, the era when digital technology will become an integral part of our everyday environment, the Ambient Computing Era. Powerful pervasive computing will enable “AI first” user experiences, promoting speech and visual recognition and real-time learning over traditional input devices and screens. This talk will review the key requirements...   More >

### How to Write a Social Science and Humanities Research Proposal

Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Sean Burns, OURS

This work shop is primarily designed for social science and humanities undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.

### Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

### Neural circuits for making predictions

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**David Schneider**, Duke University

### echanical Instability-driven Architecturing of –Atomically-thin Materials – Where Shape Enables New Functions

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Professor SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, collapsing, and delamination, are usually considered threats to mechanical integrity which are to be avoided or reduced in the design of materials and structures. However, if materials systems and applied stresses are carefully controlled, such mechanical instabilities can be tailored to deterministically create functional...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Density Forecasts in Panel Data Models: A Semiparametric Bayesian Perspective"

Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Laura Liu, University of Penn - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Financial

### Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"

Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

### Optimal Combining Outcomes to Improve Prediction: Candidate's seminar for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102)

Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Dr. David Benkeser, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biostatistics

Public Health, School of

Please join us! The Division of Biostatistics is delighted to host guest speaker and candidate for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102),
Dr. David Benkeser.

ABSTRACT: In many studies, multiple instruments are used to measure different facets of an unmeasured outcome of interest. For example, in studies of childhood development, children are administered tests in...   More >

### Mathematics Department Colloquium: Period maps, complex and p-adic

Colloquium | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Xinwen Zhu, Caltech

Department of Mathematics

Hodge structures appear as abstractions of certain linear algebra structure on the cohomology of smooth projective algebraic varieties (more generally compact Kahler manifolds). The classifying spaces of Hodge structures are called period domains. While it is not known in general which Hodge structures come from cohomology of algebraic varieties, it is believed that those parameterized by...   More >

### Applied Algebra Seminar: Using algebraic geometry for computer vision

Seminar | January 26 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Joe Kileel, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

In computer vision, 3D reconstruction is a fundamental task: starting from photographs of a world scene, taken by cameras with unknown positions and orientations, how can we best create a 3D model of that world scene? Algorithms that do this built Street View (Google) and are instrumental in autonomous robotics. In 2004, David Nister (Tesla) used Grobner bases to build a solver for robust...   More >

### Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

## Friday, January 27, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Essig Brunch: Dr. Daniel Thompson, UNLV: Endemic butterflies of the Spring Mountains, Nevada: habitat selection, phylogeography, and responses to the 2013 Carpenter 1 fire

Seminar | January 27 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Dr. Daniel Thompson, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

### How to Write a Stem Research Proposal

Workshop | January 27 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Sean Burns, OURS

This work shop is primarily designed for STEM undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.

### Inorganic Molecular Precursors: The Quest for Function through Structure

Seminar | January 27 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

Alexandra Velian, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

College of Chemistry

### Cognition Colloquium: "Discovering simple heuristics from mental simulations." and "Do people know what they think they know about math? Self-assessment in an online math tutor."

Colloquium | January 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Rachel Jansen; Fred Callaway

Department of Psychology

Grad student Rachel Jansen will present her work, "Do people know what they think they know about math? Self-assessment in an online math tutor," and grad student Fred Callaway will present his work, "Discovering simple heuristics from mental simulations."

### Labor Lunch Seminar: “The Intended and Unintended Consequences of a Financial Aid Program for the Poor”

Seminar | January 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Juliana Londono-Velez, UCB

Department of Economics

### Models in Science: The renormalization group and information geometry

Seminar | January 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

Mr. Archishman Raju, Cornell University

Department of Chemistry

### BOOK LAUNCH: The Practice of Reproducible Research

Conference/Symposium | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

The scientific community has long recognized the importance of making research findings reproducible by independent investigators. The increasing complexity of modern scientific research, however, has made it more difficult than ever to gather data, conduct analyses, and share findings in a way that allows others to fully understand and repeat a scientific experiment. To date, there has been...   More >

### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Local models for stacks

Seminar | January 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Martin Olsson, UCB

Department of Mathematics

I will discuss background on local models for stacks, both Deligne-Mumford and Artin stacks, and discuss some applications to the study of vector bundles on moduli spaces.

### Activatable Fluorophores: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. Françisco M. Raymo, Univ. of Miami, Chemistry

The goal of our research program is the development of operating principles to activate the fluorescence of organic chromophores under either chemical or optical control.

In particular, we design molecules capable of switching from a nonemissive to an emissive state, upon either acidification or illumination at an appropriate activation wavelength, and then produce fluorescence, after...   More >

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Integral Estimates for Approximations by Volume Preserving Maps

Seminar | January 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Christopher Policastro, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

The Brenier decomposition is a nonlinear version of the polar decomposition. It determines the nearest approximation by a volume preserving map. Following work of Kohn and Friesecke-James-Muller, I will discuss a quantitative Brenier decomposition bounding the deviation of a map from volume preserving by the deviation of its derivative from volume preserving.

### Job Market Seminar: "Blood Rubber: The Effects of Labor Coercion on Institutions and Culture in the DRC"

Seminar | January 27 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

Sara Lowes, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Department of Economics

Field(s): Development Economics, Political Economy, Economic History

### Model Theory Seminar: Groups with definable generics

Seminar | January 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Silvain Rideau, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A result of Pillay's state that a group definable in a differentially closed field can be embedded in an algebraic group. Similar theorems have also been proved in various structures of enriched fields: separably closed fields, fields with a generic automorphism, real closed fields... Moreover, the proofs of all these results use similar tools developed to study groups in stable, and then simple,...   More >

### Composition Colloquium: Steve Reich

Colloquium | January 27 | 3:10 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall | Note change in time

Department of Music

supported by Cal Performances and in conjunction with the concert on Sunday evening at 7pm in Hertz Hall, which will feature a premiere by Ensemble Signal.

Seminar | January 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

Clifford Lynch

Information, School of

Reading analytics are a relatively new development but are being deployed in many contexts and at a variety of scales.

### Why Library Catalog Design is Obsolete

Seminar | January 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

Michael Buckland

Information, School of

Library and bibliographical practices for discovery and access are based on now-obsolete assumptions that pre-date digital networks. So we need to go back to basics and build more useful designs based on contemporary assumptions.

### RTGC Seminar: Ideals in derived algebra and boundary conditions in AKSZ-type field theories

Seminar | January 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute

Department of Mathematics

For each dg operad P, I will present a homotopically-coherent version of "P-ideal". This presentation extends without change to a many-to-many generalization of operads with tree-level compositions called "dioperads". Whereas operads describe algebras, dioperads describe bialgebras, and "P-ideals" for a dioperad P are simultaneously ideals and coideals. In the case where P describes Frobenius...   More >

### Staging Courtesans: Liang Chenyu’s (1519-1591) Washing Gauze (Huansha ji) and the Performance Culture of Late Sixteenth-Century China

Colloquium | January 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Ling Hon Lam, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Peng Xu, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2017;

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This paper seeks to read Liang Chenyu’s dramatic masterpiece, Washing Gauze (Huansha ji), with reference to the rise of courtesans as “theater women” and the subsequent changes in the performance culture in the late sixteenth century. It argues that the play explodes the literary tradition to which it belong by staging female chorus, dance forms and their training sessions, and outdoors music...   More >

### How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll

If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

### Inorganic Chemistry seminar

Seminar | January 27 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

Prof. Mir Wais Hosseini

College of Chemistry

### Logic Colloquium: Model theory of operator algebras

Colloquium | January 27 | 4:10-5:15 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Ilijas Farah, Professor of Mathematics, York University

Department of Mathematics

Unexpected and deep connections between the theory of operator algebras and logic have been discovered in the past fifteen years. Even more remarkably, diverse areas of logic that are generally (and arguably) thought to have little connection to one another have found natural - and sometimes necessary - applications to operator algebras. In this talk I will emphasize applications of model theory...   More >