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Monday, February 26, 2018

GraphXD Seminar: Vector Representations of Graphs and the Maximum Cut Problem

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


David P. Williamson, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


In this talk, I will look at a classical problem from graph theory of finding a large cut in a graph. We’ll start with a 1967 result of Erdős that showed that picking a random partition of the graph finds a cut that is at least half the largest possible cut. We’ll then describe a result due to Goemans and myself from 1995 that shows that by representing the graph as a set of vectors, one per...   More >

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spatial Data Science: Mapping for Impact: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library


Maggi Kelly

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Spatial data collection, analysis and visualization has changed dramatically in the last decade. We now have, for example, high spatial and temporal resolution imagery, integrated smart phones as data collectors, and cloud-based analytical platforms to work with. Collectively, these developments make up our 21st century mapping toolkit that is in increasing demand to address contemporary...   More >

Monday, March 5, 2018

WiDS Berkeley: The Global Women in Data Science Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  South Hall


Information, School of


The UC Berkeley School of Information is excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Berkeley, California.

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an annual one-day technical conference based at Stanford, which brings together data scientists and professionals in adjacent fields from around the globe to discuss the latest...   More >


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Equity and the Environment: What’s the connection?: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library


Rachel Morello-Frosch

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health

Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of “environmental justice”—that is, a situation in which people of...   More >