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Sunday, March 19, 2017

TOM:Berkeley Makeathon Showcase: See Novel Assistive Technologies developed over the weekend makeathon

Special Event: Top events | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


95 innovators and makers will gather at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley for TOM:Berkeley, a three-day technology-development marathon where participants work together with people with disabilities to develop solutions for everyday challenges. Physical prototypes address the local need, and the designs will be published online to address the needs of others with similar......   More >

TOM:Berkeley: Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.

Special Event: Top events | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Tikkun Olam Makers, TOM:Berkeley, EnableTech, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon....   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, March 20, 2017


Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

Center for Teaching and Learning

The 2016-17 Dialogues colloquium series is focusing on "Teaching Evaluations and Feedback Mechanisms". This year's faculty curators are: Claire Kremen, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; John Wallace, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Oliver O'Reilly, Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Teaching....   More >

RF Linearity in SiGe HBTs: Characterization, Physics and Circuit Implications

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

Guofu Niu, ECE Department, Auburn University

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talks presents experimental characterization techniques, underlying physics, analysis techniques and circuit implications of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) HBT linearity....   More >

Wolfgang Ketter - FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

As the share of renewable energy becomes an increasing part of electricity generation, electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to be used as virtual power plants (VPP) to provide reliable back-up power....   More >

Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will outline my research in what I define as next-generation learning experiences, which leverage instrumented and connected environments to aid in human learning and performance....   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 >

ATC Lecture &#151; Andrew and Deborah Rappaport, &#147;Designing Spatiality for New Media Art&#148;: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater

Andrew Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project

Center for New Media

Collecting and exhibiting new media art poses particular challenges for private collectors. Among other questions, every acquisition must address the following:

* Is it possible to honor and adhere to the artist’s vision outside of an institutional context?
* Is it practical to integrate the work into a home environment while still living in the house?
* Is it feasible to manage conservation......   More >

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights....   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar: Top events | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall....   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

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 >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives....   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BioE Seminar: &#147;Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.&#148;

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Chris Vollmers
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz

Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire......   More >

Neural Dust, A Platform for Neural Interfaces

Lecture: Top events | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;...   More >


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

Applied Mathematics Seminar: No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex/multiscale systems

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Ioannis Kevrekidis, Princeton

Department of Mathematics

Obtaining predictive dynamical equations from data lies at the heart of science and engineering modeling, and is the linchpin of our technology. In mathematical modeling one typically progresses from observations of the world (and some serious thinking!) first to equations for a model, and then to the analysis of the model to make predictions. Good mathematical models give good predictions (and......   More >

The Role of Signaling Small Molecules in Clostridial ABE Fermentation/TBA

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group

Department of Chemical Engineering

ERG Colloquium: Terry Deacon: A Critical Transition: from Runaway Self-organization to Self-regulation

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

Terry Deacon, Professor of Biological Anthropology, UC Berkeley Anthropology Department

Energy and Resources Group

The dynamics contributing to human ecosystem degradation and human-influenced run-away climate change exhibit properties common to all so-called self-organized processes. These properties characterize both organic and inorganic far-from-equilibrium systems. Principal among these properties is accelerated entropy production—not merely entropy increase, but an increase in the rate of......   More >

Social Impact Job Fair

Career Fair | March 22 | 5-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Goldman School of Public Policy

Decisions are made by those who show up. You have the ability to bring about real change. So as you search for job and internship opportunities, why not work on things that matter?

From healthcare and education to national security and economic opportunity, technology now touches all areas of society. Organizations in the public, private, and civil sectors need thoughtful tech and policy......   More >

Teradata Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us to hear from the GM/VP of Aster Engineering, Raghu Chakravarthi, and the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sri Raghavan, from Teradata to talk about how they help companies improve business performance with data science and analytics.

Come learn about the recruiting process and career opportunities offered at Teradata. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume!

Dress code is......   More >

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Inside NSF

Workshop | March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NSF is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NSF works to their funding strategies....   More >

Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

James Sethian

Academic Senate

James H. Simons Chair in Mathematics

The Mathematics of Moving Interfaces: From Industrial Printers and Semiconductors to Medical Imaging and Foamy Fluids...   More >

Engineering at the Limits of the Nanoscale

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

Farnaz Niroui, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At the nanoscale, unique properties and phenomena emerge that can lead to scientific and technological paradigms beyond those classically envisioned. This talk will introduce an approach to achieve nanometer precision, resolution and control in fabrication and tunability by engineering surfaces and surface adhesive forces....   More >

ationary Electricity Storage: the Liquid Metal Battery

Seminar | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Professor Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Massive electricity storage would offer huge benefits to today’s grid, reducing price volatility, improving stability against loss of power, increasing utilization of generation assets by enabling us to design towards average demand instead of peak demand, and deferring the costs of upgrading existing transmission lines. When it comes to tomorrow’s grid, storage is critical to widespread......   More >

Friday, March 24, 2017

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Ultra-Low Loss Integration Platform for Passive and Active Components for Next Generation Photonic Integrated Circuits and Terabit Optical Interfaces and Interconnects

Seminar | March 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

Professor Daniel Blumenthal, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


There has been progress towards the realization of a new class of ultra low loss waveguide (ULLW) PIC technologies and building blocks that leverage reduced on-chip optical waveguide losses as low as 0.45dB/m and can be integrated with Silicon Photonics and InP PICs to address important system scaling issues like bandwidth, form factor, power density, the power spreading problem and......   More >

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely......   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

Katya Cherukumilli, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Changing Fuel Loading Behavior to Improve Airline Fuel Efficiency

Lecture | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Lei Kang, UC Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Airlines rely on flight dispatchers to perform the duty of fuel planning. The required trip fuel is calculated by airlines’ Flight Planning Systems (FPS). However, the FPS trip fuel predictions are not always accurate. If planned trip fuel is higher than actual trip fuel, then a flight will waste fuel by carrying excess fuel weight. On the other hand, if trip fuel is under-estimated,......   More >

Grounds for Science - Energy and Atmosphere: Planning for a safe future

Presentation | March 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar,

3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Alexis Shusterman; Chris Keckler


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Alexis Shusterman and Chris Keckler, exploring the chemistry of climate science and the physics of safe nuclear reactors....   More >

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

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