<< Week of January 13 >>

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Towards a mathematical theory of development

Lecture | January 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 4500 Berkeley Way West

 Geoffrey Schiebinger PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk we introduce a mathematical model to describe temporal processes like embryonic
development and cellular reprogramming. We consider stochastic processes in gene expression
space to represent developing populations of cells, and we use optimal transport to recover
the temporal couplings of the process. We apply these ideas to study 315,000 single-cell RNA-sequencing profiles...   More >

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Free Career Webinar: Informational Interviewing: Conversations for Exploring Your Future

Lecture | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Terrie Moore, UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Program

 UC Berkeley Extension

Are you considering a career change? Would you like to advance into a new role or are you curious about bringing your skills to a new industry? Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development—throughout your career—if you know some basic best practices. They will make all the difference in making career connections that are effective and worthwhile for both...   More >

Friday, January 18, 2019

Semi-Supervised Inference with Large and High Dimensional Data: A Semi-Parametric Perspective

Lecture | January 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Abhishek Chakrabortty PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk, I will consider SS inference for a class of standard Z-estimation problems. I will discuss first the subtleties and associated challenges that necessitate a semi-parametric perspective. I will then demonstrate a family of SS Z-estimators that are robust and adaptive, thus ensuring that they are always as efficient as the supervised estimator and more efficient (optimal in some...   More >

Wolfgang Kaleck: Law Vs. Power: Edward Snowden's lawyer

Lecture | January 18 | 12:50 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Wolfgang Kaleck, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Law Student Association, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward Snowden's lawyer, is a human rights activist who has travelled globally for two decades to fight alongside those suffering injustice at the hands of powerful players. He is Founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin and together with his colleagues and partners from around the world he brings legal...   More >

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biomedical Imaging Technology at Cal: for Early-Stage Medical Diagnosis

Lecture | January 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Steven Connoly, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


Abstract Treatments for diseases are most effective when the disease is noticed at the earliest stage. Modern medical imaging tools are indispensable for early-stage diagnosis of deadly diseases, like Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Unfortunately, many diseases are still only diagnosed at advanced stage. For example, only 15% of lung cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage. Hence,...   More >

Magnetic particle imaging