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Monday, October 24, 2016

Resilience-Based Design of the 181 Fremont Tower in San Francisco: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

Ibbi Almufti, SE, PE, LEED AP, Associate in the Advanced Technology + Research, Arup, San Francisco

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

181 Fremont is a 56-story mixed-use tower that will be the 2nd tallest building in San Francisco when construction is completed in 2017. The design of 181 Fremont followed a resilience-based design approach which targeted beyond code resilience objectives including immediate re-occupancy and short functional recovery time after a 475 year return period earthquake....   More >

BLISS Seminar: Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation

Seminar | October 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

Somayeh Sojoudi, Berkeley

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will explore the graphical LASSO and the associated SDP relaxation, deriving some simple conditions under which computational complexity can be managed. It will also introduce a circuit model that can be used as a platform for testing different statistical procedures....   More >

Tim Roughgarden - Application-Specific Algorithm Selection

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The best algorithm for a computational problem generally depends on the "relevant inputs," a concept that depends on the application domain and often defies formal articulation. While there is a large literature on empirical approaches to selecting the best algorithm for a given application domain, there has been surprisingly little theoretical analysis of the problem.

We adapt concepts from......   More >

SLAM Seminar: Running a Research Group of Undergraduates

Seminar | October 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Carmen Domingo, Professor, San Francisco State University

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Carmen Domingo is a Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University. She will discuss her experiences teaching at the undergraduate level and will share strategies for leading a research group of undergraduate and master’s students....   More >

Box, Inc. Talk w/ Founders: Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB (DOP Center)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Q&A Session with Box Technical Co-founders, Jeff Queisser and Sam Ghods
Presented by Box Engineering

Date: Monday Oct. 24th
Time: 6PM PT
Location: Cory Hall 540AB

Come join us for a frank and open discussion with Jeff Queisser and Sam Ghods, co-founders of Box! They'll be discussing Box' origins in a chocolate factory, how to build a strong engineering culture, the future of cloud......   More >

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – December 23, 2019 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | Soda Hall, Room 380

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking....   More >

&#34;Eat and Greet&#34; Food Community Mixer: UC Berkeley's FIRST inter-food club gathering

Special Event | October 24 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

College of Natural Resources

Looking to get involved in Cal's diverse food club community?

Explore your interest in food consulting, food engineering, food publication, nutrition education, food recovery, food policy, food systems, food innovation, or even just cooking! Your passion for food can be applied in so many ways!

Clubs that will be represented include: Berkeley Student Food Collective, FoodInno, GradFood,......   More >

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MEGSCo Coffee Hour

Social Event | October 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Graduate Assembly

Come enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks with the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students Committee. This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at   More >

Saad Khan | What does it Mean to be a Man?: Photo/Narratives on Masculinity in Bangladesh

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Saad Khan, Senior Research Associate at James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

A lecture by Saad Khan...   More >

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | October 26 |  Stanley Hall

Bioengineering (BioE)

No Bioengineering Seminar today...   More >

From Collective Improvisation to Collective Problem Solving: A Presentation by Tove Frykmer, Lund University, Sweden

Presentation | October 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

Tove Frykmer, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

Please join us on October 26 for a presentation by Tove Frykmer, a Visiting Scholar with the UC Berkeley Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, a Matrix-affiliated center....   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Technology and Cultural Preservation

Lecture: Top events | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Nicola Lercari, Assistant Professor of World Heritage, UC Merced

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Nicola Lercari is Assistant Professor of World Heritage at UC Merced. He investigates digital preservation of heritage, cross-media systems for museums, and the analytical and interpretative role of the visualization of the past.

Abstract: Climate change, prolonged drought periods, the lack of cultural awareness and funding for physical conservation pose severe threats to the preservation of......   More >

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

John Chiang-Colloquium

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

John Chiang, Professor, UC Berkeley Geography

Energy and Resources Group

EECS Colloquium: Internet of Moving Things: Improving Urban Mobility

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Shiva Shivakumar, Google Inc.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are entering the age of the Internet of Moving Things. With the proliferation of smartphones and low cost connected sensors, such as GPS/RFID/Beacons, a new class of “movement data” is growing rapidly – from people, public transportation, ride-sharing services, etc -- creating unprecedented opportunities for cities, businesses, and the everyday person. With such data, arise new technology......   More >


Lecture | October 26 | 112 Wurster Hall

College of Environmental Design

WED. Oct 26, 6:30pm, 112 Wurster Hall. Please join us for an evening of architectural discovery with Andrew Zago and Laura Bouwman. The firm has completed projects in the United States and Korea....   More >

Friday, October 28, 2016

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

Conference/Symposium: Top events | October 28 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

Emmanuel Alloa, Assistant Professor for Cultural Theory and Philosophy; Antonio A. Casilli, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, Telecommunication College of the Paris Institute of Technology; Elodie Ternaux, Co-director, matériO SAS; Julian Oliver, Artist

Center for New Media

What is the connection between secrets and publicity, between authenticity and its showcase? Is the move towards transparency a move towards a more critical society, or is it paradoxically yielding the opposite results?

Join us at this one-day international symposium as experts from France, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States ask who is manufacturing transparency, and......   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

$16.82 Early Bird Registration before October 21st, $27.37 Regular Ticket

Buy tickets online.

Design Field Notes: Aaron Marcus

Seminar: Top events | October 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall | Canceled

Aaron Marcus

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Aaron Marcus, a pioneer in computer-based graphic design, will share insights at the Jacobs Institute....   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Self-Assembly of New Structures and Materials with DNA-Coated Colloids: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. David J. Pine, NYU, Physics and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Coating colloidal particles and clusters with DNA, we program interactions between colloids, using their shape to make crystal structures that have previously been difficult or even impossible to make.

Some of the structures have no known atomic equivalent.

Use of different materials allows the structures to be modified after being assembled, leading to new open structures with interesting......   More >

Specification and Synthesis of Networked Control Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles

Seminar | October 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

Richard Murray, Porfessor, California Institute of Technology

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Institute of Transportation Studies, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), Foundations of Resilient CybEr-Physical Systems (FORCES)

One of the major challenges in design of complex networked control systems --such as those arising in aerospace, computing, robotics, critical infrastructure and manufacturing systems, to name a few-- is insuring that the combination of dynamical behavior and logical decision-making satisfy detailed safety and performance specifications....   More >

Specification and Synthesis of Networked Control Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture | October 28 | 4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Richard Murray, California Institute of Technology

Institute of Transportation Studies, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Richard Murray, from the California Institute of Technology, will present "Specification and Synthesis of Networked Control Systems with Application to Autonomous Vehicles" October 28 in the Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai, at 4 p.m. Join us for beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

This talk is part of the Resilience Seminar Series, which is co-presented by CITRIS and the Banatao......   More >

6sense Info Session

Information Session | October 28 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

6sense's mission is to empower marketing and sales teams with 100 percent visibility into buyers; who they are, needs and timing. Come listen to 6sense talk about their company and their job opportunities!...   More >

Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 28 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Lobby Energy Biosciences Building

Nipam Patel, Professor, Intergrative Biology; Holly Aaron, Director, ZEISS Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center; Philipp Haslinger, Enar De Dios Rodríguez and Thomas Juffmann, Physics


Experience the boundaries of the natural world, from the infinitesimal to the cosmic scale. Explore exhibits of microscopy, multimedia artwork, digital sound and sculpture, created by artists and scientists probing our world for deeper understanding....   More >

All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences

GIF Collider

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Center for New Media

In celebration of the internet archive's 20th anniversary, the Berkeley Center for New Media and BAMPFA are presenting a Javascript program by artists Greg Niemeyer, Olya Dubatova, and Brewster Kahle, that explores a trove of visual culture preserved by the archive, accompanied live by Starpause.

GIF Collider is an endlessly looping program featuring 4.5 million GIF (Graphic Interchange File)......   More >

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Creepy Hall-oween

Social Event | October 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), UC Berkeley's Pioneers in Engineering

Start your Halloween early and celebrate all weekend long during Happy Creepy Hall-oween.

From pumpkin lifts in the Ingenuity Lab to creepy animal encounters in the Animal Discovery Room, you're sure to find the perfect way to celebrate with science.

Plus, join us and UC Berkeley's Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) on Saturday, September 29, and watch as a giant trebuchet sends pumpkins flying......   More >

Children, Friends of the University, General Public, Cal Parents

All Audiences

Happy Creepy Hall-oween is free with your admission.

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.