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<< Week of September 27 >>

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Science of Scaling: Building Evidence to Advance Anti-Poverty Innovations

Conference/Symposium: Top events | September 26 |  Blum Hall

Blum Center for Developing Economies

The Development Impact Lab 2016 State of the Science Conference
The Science of Scaling: Building Evidence to Advance Anti-Poverty Innovations

The Development Impact Lab (DIL), headquartered at UC Berkeley and funded by USAID, has developed a new approach to innovation in the context of global development. The approached–called “Development Engineering (Dev Eng)”–merges advances in engineering......   More >

Splunk Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn more about Splunk!

Splunk is an industry-leading platform for machine data. Come to hear more about how machine data is capturing all aspects of our digital lives, and how Splunk is enabling enterprises and society at large make sense of the data. Splunk is at the forefront of delivering an end-to-end integrated, fast time-to-insight data platform, allowing users to spend more time......   More >

The Green Initiative Fund Mini-Grants Info Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall

Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Student Environmental Resource Center

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be hosting an info session on their 2016 Fall Mini-Grants. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about TGIF and how to apply for a mini-grant.

For more information on mini-grants, please visit:

About TGIF:
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides......   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 >

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Workshop: Top events | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

Nicholas de Monchaux, Berkeley Center for New Media; Peter Laurence, Clemson University School of Architecture; Jennifer Light, MIT

Center for New Media

Few have been more prescient in understanding the networked nature of cities, and the complex and subtle way people and information work together to create urban life, than Jane Jacobs. Historian on urban computing Jennifer Light and Jane Jacobs scholar Peter Laurence join us for a masterclass that will discuss the data and technical methods that can be used to build the personal experiences at......   More >

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 28 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

Graduate Division Dean Fiona Doyle, Graduate Division

Graduate Division

This workshop will give you valuable tips to help you strengthen your application. Speakers will include UC Berkeley’s NSF fellowship coordinator, a Berkeley faculty and fellowship review committee member, and three current Berkeley NSF fellows. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are for U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens who are in the early stages of their graduate study.......   More >

See and Spray Systems for Robotic Weeding

Lecture: Top events | 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.


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.

EECS Colloquium: High Throughput Connectomics

Colloquium | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Nir Shavit, MIT

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Connectomics is an emerging field of neurobiology that uses cutting edge machine learning and image processing to extract brain connectivity graphs from electron microscopy images. It has long been assumed that the processing of connectomics data will require mass storage and farms of CPUs and GPUs and will take months if not years. This talk will discuss the feasibility of designing a......   More >

Thursday, September 29, 2016

HTNM Lecture with Miriam Posner, &#147;A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film and Media&#148;: History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Lecture | September 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons

Miriam Posner, UCLA

Center for New Media

"Media companies and personnel often operate in networks. A company of actors may work together frequently, for example, or a certain set of directors might tend to move in the same circle. One fan community might have points of overlap with another, and certain companies might tend to be involved with each other in media production. When relationships like these are important, media scholars may......   More >

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

All Audiences

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ion Insertion Electrochemistry at the Molecular and Meso-scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. William Chueh, Stanford University, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Electrochemically-active materials enable the efficient transformation of electrical energy to and from chemical energy, and are at the heart of carbon-neutral energy cycles. Understanding design rules that govern material composition, microstructure, and architecture holds the key towards rationally optimizing technologies such as batteries and fuel cells.

Unlike those described in......   More >

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

Seminar: Top events | 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....   More >

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Homecoming at Berkeley Engineering: Fun, Games and the New Frontier: Augmented Reality and Cognition

Lecture: Top events: Alumni | October 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

College of Engineering

From desktops and laptops to tablet computers and cell phones, we have found many ways to embed computing in our physical world. Augmented reality and cognition form the next frontier in the evolving human-machine relationship....   More >

Register online.