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Friday, September 2, 2016

Design Field Notes: Euiyoung Kim

Seminar | September 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Euiyoung Kim, postdoctoral design fellow at the Jacobs Institute, will speak on "design roadmapping."


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All Audiences

Thursday, September 8, 2016

View from the Top: Renu Thomas: Breaking Barriers and Leading Change

Lecture | September 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Renu Thomas, EVP, Media Operations, Engineering & IT, Disney|ABC Televison Group

College of Engineering


Renu will discuss how she has fostered innovation and led change throughout her career and within Disney|ABC Television by finding opportunity in people and technology. She will show that for an organization to thrive, it must continue to break barriers and embrace and deploy cutting edge technology.


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Resilient Transportation Networks: Strategic routing and value of information

Seminar | September 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Saurabh Amin, MIT

Institute of Transportation Studies


In recent years, commuters are increasingly relying on traffic navigation applications (e.g., Waze, Google maps) to decide their routes and departure times. This talk focuses on the question of estimating the social value of such navigation systems.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Monday, September 12, 2016

Caltrans' experience of the past leading into the future research work: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Dr. Mark Mahan, Chief, Office of Earthquake Engineering, Analysis & Research, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


In this seminar an overview of the lessons learned in the past earthquakes and ongoing technical improvements in the design of bridges in California will be presented.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Taking Robots from the Lab to the Workforce

Lecture | September 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Melonee Wise is the CEO of Fetch Robotics.

For the past 14 years I have been designing, building, and programming robotic hardware. As part of past projects, I have had the opportunity to develop algorithms, libraries, and hardware for an autonomous boat, autonomous car, personal robot platforms, battlebots, and several low cost platforms. From this experience, I have gained a broad...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Data Science for Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance

Seminar: Transportation Engineering | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


George Mohler, Director of Data Science, Metromile

Institute of Transportation Studies


In this talk, we will provide an overview of pay-per-mile car insurance, a type of usage-based insurance policy where a driver's rate variably changes with mileage.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mapping Aquatic Plants From the Air

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


Susan Ustin, Professor of Environmental and Resource Science, UC Davis

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Susan Ustin is a Professor of Environmental and Resource Science and Director of the Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing (CSTARS) at UC Davis. She works with imaging spectroscopy and other remote sensing systems at a variety of scales ,from leaf level to global. Among other studies, she has included mapping vegetation distribution and abundance, including invasive species mapping...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Design Field Notes: Misha Cornes

Seminar | September 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall


Misha Cornes, LUNAR Design

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Misha Cornes, Head of Innovation Strategy at LUNAR Design, will speak at Jacobs Hall.


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All Audiences



The Timing of Land Redevelopment Around BRT

Seminar: Transportation Engineering | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center


Daniel Rodriguez, Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies


Although there is increasing evidence about the effects of bus rapid transit on land development, little is known about when that development occurs. In this presentation I will focus on a joint study that examines the timing of land market changes give the introduction of a BRT line in Bogotá, Colombia.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bio-inspried Flexible Structures: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Simon Schleicher, Professor, Department of Agriculture, University of California, Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Simon Schleicher is searching for a promising alternative to the still persisting paradigm of rigid-body mechanics and has found inspiration in flexible plant movements and insect locomotion. By using modern computational modeling and simulation techniques, he can reveal the plants’ compliant mechanisms and integrate them into bio-inspired flexible structures.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

See and Spray Systems for Robotic Weeding

Lecture | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


James Ostrowski, VP of Engineering, Blue River Technology

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


Jim Ostrowski is the VP of Engineering at Blue River Technology, which serves farmers with computer-vision based robotics that unlock greater yield potential.

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Free and open to the public. Register by the Monday before the talk for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on...   More >


Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Design Field Notes: Amy Wibowo

Seminar | September 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall


Amy Wibowo, BubbleSort Zines

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Programmer and BubbleSort Zines founder Amy Wibowo will speak in a Jacobs Hall studio. BubbleSort Zines, which uses hand-drawn art and diagrams to frame computer science in an accessible and inclusive way, has been featured in the New Yorker, Recode, and more.


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Low Car(bon) Communities: Inspiring car-free and car-lite urban futures

Seminar: Transportation Engineering | September 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Nicole Foletta, Principal Planner, BART

Institute of Transportation Studies


In Low Car(bon) Communities, authors Nicole Foletta and Jason Henderson examine seven case studies in Europe and the United States that aim explicitly to reduce dependency on cars. Innovative and inspirational, these communities provide a rich array of data and metrics for comparison and analysis.


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate