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Monday, April 21, 2014

Big Ideas: IT poster session

Workshop | April 21 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


The eight finalists for the 2014 Big Ideas Competition in IT for Society will present at an April 21 poster session at CITRIS from 3-5pm. Come learn more about these innovative projects and support the students.The winners will be announced in early May as part of the Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas@Berkeley project. Congratulations to all of the finalists for......   More >

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Renewables Integration and Grid Management: The Role of Storage and Electric Vehicles

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)

California energy policy supports an ambitious transition from conventional fossil generation to renewable and other clean resources. Low-carbon, variable and distributed generation provide many benefits to the state, but also present new circumstances for our traditional energy integration and reliability tools to respond to. Some of the resources that California is pursuing to manage this ramp......   More >


registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.

BioE Seminar: &#147;New tools for unlocking cell polarity&#148;

Seminar | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Orion Weiner, University of California, San Francisco

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 23
12noon - 1:00pm
106 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley

“New tools for unlocking cell polarity”

Orion Weiner
Associate Professor
CVRI & Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

My lab is interested in understanding how motile cells generate and orient cell polarity. The first portion of my talk focuses......   More >

Neyman Seminar - Statistics in Quantum Paradigm

Seminar | April 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Yazhen Wang, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Department of Statistics

Quantum computation and quantum information are of great current interest in computer
science, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. They will likely lead to a
new wave of technological innovations in communication, computation and cryptography.
As the theory of quantum physics is fundamentally stochastic, randomness and
uncertainty are deeply rooted in quantum computation, quantum......   More >

Development Engineering: Research in Action Speaker Series

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

Ashok Gadgil, Division Director and Faculty Senior Scientist, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Development Impact Lab

The Development Engineering Research Seminar series will explore and examine currents efforts to promote the sustainable development of agriculture, public health, education, and engineering in emerging regions. The series will consist of weekly seminars on a variety of research topics and disciplines, and two faculty panels to foster discussions regarding Impact Analysis and Clean Water......   More >

Students - Graduate

All Audiences

Changing the Nature of Work

Lecture | April 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

Arnold Lund

Information, School of

The new frontier in user interfaces is a constellation of wearable gadgets, tablets, smart phones, appliances, and more that can communicate with one another autonomously....   More >

Thursday, April 24, 2014

TRUST Security Seminar: Robotics and the New Cyberlaw

Seminar | April 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

Ryan Calo, University of Washington

Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)

Two decades of analysis have produced a rich set of insights as to how the law should apply to the Internet’s peculiar characteristics. But, in the meantime, technology has not stood still. The same public and private institutions that developed the Internet, from the armed forces to search engines, have initiated a significant shift toward robotics and artificial intelligence.

This article......   More >

General Public

General Public

How We Design: From Animal Innovation to Engineering Innovations

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Andy Dong, Warren Centre Chair for Engineering Innovation, University of Sydney, Australia

College of Engineering

Humans have a nearly unbounded capability to design our environment to suit our current and future needs, mostly for the better but sometimes with injurious unintended consequences. The products of our capability to design are all around us, and we are never apparently satisfied with what we have imagined and made, always pursuing something better. Where does this capability to design come from......   More >

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Multimedia Extravaganza!: An evening of light, motion, music, technology, innovation, art, science, and dance.

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 24 | 6-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Arts Festival

2133 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710

Multimedia Orchestra @Berkeley, Synesthesia Association at Berkeley, Art and Science DeCal

Come one, come all! Join us for an evening of light, motion, music, technology, innovation, and dance. In addition to interactive installations, live performances, and a jam room, by the Multimedia Orchestra @Berkeley, the event will also feature original art made by students of the UC Berkeley Art & Science DeCal and the Synesthesia Association at Berkeley. All are welcome to join us in......   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

$0-15 Donation-Based Admission

Please print or bring an electronic copy of your ticket to show at the door. Register online.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Recent Progress with Nanowires: Growth and Energy Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. Lars Samuelson, Nano Structure Consortium Founder, Lund University, Sweden

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The scientific field of (compound) semiconductor nanowires got started seriously in the US and in Europe about 15 years ago, some ten years after the original break-through research conducted by Dr. Kenji Hiruma and his team at Hitachi in Japan.

Our own early work was initially very much exploratory research, testing to what extent we could understand, control and have fun with the ways in......   More >

Environmental Engineering Spring Seminar Series

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

Nikolaos Katapodes, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pioneers in Engineering Robotics Competition

Special Event | April 26 – 27, 2014 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join over 27 high-school teams from around the Bay Area for this annual all-day classic at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Check out each team's robot design and watch them compete against one another in an epic battle for victor (featuring good sports-robot-ship, of course)....   More >

Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public

All Audiences

Free with admission.