Lecture | August 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Sudatta Mohanny, UC Berkeley
The talk explores a technique for effectively representing the congestion state in a neighborhood for the purpose of short-term predictions through a simple scoring mechanism based on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD). Network state signals emanating from a larger region-wide network are then utilized to predict this score using a deep learning (LSTM) framework, which is... More >
Lecture | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The initial Wednesday meeting of the semester is a coordination meeting for ARF Faculty, Grad Students and Staff. There is no public lecture. The first lecture occurs on the next Wednesday (Sept 5).
Lecture | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Alexandre Kedar, University of Haifa School of Law
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society
The talk will introduce Emptied Lands (Stanford University Press, 2018), a book that investigates the protracted legal, planning, and territorial conflict between the settler Israeli state and indigenous Bedouin citizens over traditional lands in southern Israel/Palestine. The book places this dispute in historical, legal, geographical, and international-comparative perspectives, providing the... More >
Lecture | August 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430, Wozniak Lounge
Prof. Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich
Academic research in rack-scale and datacenter computing today is hamstrung by lack of hardware. Cloud providers and hardware vendors build custom accelerators, interconnects, and networks for commercially important workloads, but university researchers are stuck with commodity, off-the-shelf parts.
Enzian is a research computer being developed at ETH Zurich (in collaboration with Cavium and... More >
Lecture | August 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, AUG 29, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Dean of the College of Architecture and President of the Architectural Design & Research Institute at South China University of Technology about global architectural innovation. Open to all!
Lecture | August 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Tatul Hakobyan, Yerevan-based Reporter and Political Analyst
This talk, followed by a discussion, will analyze the latest political developments in Armenia that resulted in the so-called Velvet Revolution led by Nigol Pashinyan. This revolution brought about the resignation of newly-elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had already served two terms as Armenias President, and his replacement by Pashinyan. Some of the questions to be addressed... More >
Lecture | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the introductory lecture to this public series, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation in light of international migratory flows since the 19th century to the present day.
Alex M. Saragoza was born in Madera, California, where for much of his... More >
DCRP/GMS Lecture: The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting
Lecture | August 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban capital and assesses its role in the production of urban space and urban policy.
Lecture | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
This presentation will feature the first results from the Museums ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cals first doctorate in anthropology (1908).
This program will present footage shot in Victoria... More >
Lecture | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430
Dahlia Malkhi, VMWare Research
Blockchain is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) replicated state machine, in which each state-update is by itself a Turing machine with bounded resources. The core algorithm for achieving BFT in a Blockchain appears completely different from classical BFT algorithms:
Classical solutions like DLS, PBFT solve BFT among a small-to-medium group of known participants. Such algorithms consist of... More >