<< Week of May 14 >>

Monday, May 15, 2017

School of Public Health Undergraduate Senior Honors Symposium: Class of 2017 Undergraduate Public Health Major

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Public Health, School of

Please join the Class of 2017 Public Health major students in the senior honors symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017. The honors cohort will present their theses in brief 5-minute lightning talks, followed by the cording ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break.

Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances for obstacles in hyperbolic space

Seminar | May 15 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley and Miller Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We consider scattering by star-shaped obstacles in hyperbolic space and show that resonances satisfy a universal bound $\mathrm {Im}\lambda \leq -1/2$; in odd dimensions and for small obstacles with diameter ρ, we improve this to $\mathrm {Im}\lambda < -C/\rho $ for a universal constant $C$. Our proofs largely rely on the classical vector field approach of Morawetz. We also explain how to relate...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Designing Performant Systems for Human-Powered Data Analysis

Presentation | May 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Daniel Haas, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In spite of the dramatic recent progress in automated techniques for computer vision and natural language understanding, human effort, often in the form of crowd workers recruited on marketplaces such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, remains a necessary part of data analysis workflows. However, embedding manual steps in automated workflows comes with a performance cost, since humans seldom process...   More >

Modeling of Natural Stimulus Representation in the Human Brain Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: X-ray transforms and tensor tomography on surfaces

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Francois Monard, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On $(M,g)$ a non-trapping Riemannian surface with boundary, the tensor tomography problem consists of inferring (i) what is reconstructible of a symmetric tensor field from knowledge of its integrals along geodesics through that surface, and (ii) how to reconstruct it. In the Euclidean case and zero-th order tensors (i.e., functions), this is the well-known X-Ray (or Radon) transform and it...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance in cancer

Seminar | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Hemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Genetically encoded tools for manipulation of metabolism in living cells

Seminar | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Denis Titov**, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

EPMS Weekly Seminar

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

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

RAPDP - Advanced - ST2 Cost Share

Course | May 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project.

  Register online

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 17 | 12-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

12pm: Joe Driscoll, Fields lab
“Circuit Specific Modulation by Corticotrophin Releasing Factor in Ventral Tegmental Neurons”

12:45pm: Chris Holdgraf, Knight lab
"Predictive models for studying auditory perception in human electrophysiology"

1:30pm: Shawn Marks, Jagust lab
“The influence of age and Alzheimer’s pathology on hippocampal function”

2:15pm: Anna Vlasits, Feller...   More >

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | May 18 | 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.

  Register online

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

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

 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.

Commencement Ceremony: Mathematics Department Commencement Address

Seminar | May 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 1 Zellerbach Hall

 Robert L. Bryant, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

3:30pm – Brian Isett, Feldman lab
"Simultaneous coding of texture and local shape in mouse somatosensory cortex"

4:15pm – Yvonne Fonken, Knight lab
“How what we know shapes future perception and action: investigating the mechanisms of prediction in the brain.”

Friday, May 19, 2017

Communication / Resume Clinic: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Write a great cover letter, email and review linkedin protocols. Second part of the session will be spent in reviewing resumes.

PEER Seminar Series, May 19, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures: Application to Aeronautic Nacelles

Seminar | May 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Nazih Mechbal, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The ability to monitor autonomously the health of complex structures such as aeronautic or civil engineering structures in real-time is becoming increasingly important. This process, referred to as structural health monitoring (SHM), relies on onboard platforms comprising sensors, actuators, computational units, and communication resources. The SHM process is typically divided into four steps:...   More >

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stirring Up Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Ellen Blinderman, Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You and your child will experiment with mixing common ingredients to explore how substances change and transform. Children will experiment like scientists by observing, predicting, comparing, and using scientists’ tools (such as magnifying lenses, eyedroppers, and measuring spoons).

 Workshop discussion and activities are for 3–5-year-olds with a participating adult.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Free

  Register online

Stirring Up Science at the Hall

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science