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Monday, April 14, 2014

Data, Society, and Inference Seminar: When Should We Trust the Results of Data Science? - Victoria Stodden

Colloquium | April 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall

Victoria Stodden, Columbia University

Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, Gareatis Foundation, Institute of Governmental Studies

When should we trust the results of data science? In this talk, I will take a critical view of knowledge generation in data science. I develop three lines of thought that point to the need for new methods for reliable inference in computational science. First, the use of computational methods facilitates enormously complex calculations that are not well-described in a traditional scientific......   More >

RSVP by April 11 online.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Future of Transportation in California: Malcolm Dougherty, Caltrans Director

Seminar | April 15 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (SDH 310)

Director Malcolm Dougherty, California Department of Transportation

Institute of Transportation Studies

Malcolm Dougherty, Director of the California Department of Transportation, will speak on the current state of transportation in California, and on Caltrans’ forward vision of our shared transportation future; the challenges and breakthroughs which may be just over the horizon, and where it all may lead. His talk will be followed by a brief, moderated question and answer period....   More >

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

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

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In Drought and Deluge: How Applied Hydroinformatics are Becoming Standard Operating Data for All Californians

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

Joshua Viers, UC Merced

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

Joshua Viers joined the CITRIS leadership as the director at UC Merced in August 2013. Prior to this, Dr. Viers has been serving in a research capacity at UC Davis for 10 years since receiving his Ph.D. in Ecology there, most recently as Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. Before that he received his B.S. in International Agricultural Development......   More >


registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.

BioE Seminar: &#147;Bacterial glycoengineering: from enzymes and pathways to human therapeutics and vaccines&#148;

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Matt DeLisa, Cornell University

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 16
12noon - 1:00pm
106 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley

“Bacterial glycoengineering: from enzymes and pathways to human therapeutics and vaccines”

Matt DeLisa
William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

Carbohydrates add a level of diversity across all forms of life that is unparalleled by the information content of nucleic......   More >

Development Engineering: Research in Action Speaker Series

Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

Amos Winters, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT

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

The Hearts and Minds of Data Science

Colloquium | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)

Cecilia R. Aragon, Associate Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Thanks in part to the recent popularity of the buzzword "big data," it is now generally understood that many important scientific breakthroughs are made by interdisciplinary collaborations of scientists working in geographically distributed locations, producing and analyzing vast and complex data sets. The extraordinary advances in our ability to acquire and generate data in......   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

LAGSES General Body Meeting

Miscellaneous | April 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, 225 Bechtel

Graduate Assembly

The Latino Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science (LAGSES) will be hosting its second general body meeting of the semester and holding its elections for the upcoming year. Please join us to participate in electing our new board members and learn more about our recent activities, upcoming events, and outreach opportunities....   More >

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TRUST Security Seminar: Privacy at Facebook

Seminar | April 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

Maritza Johnson, Facebook

Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)

Privacy at Facebook is more than just a set of controls and it is at the core of everything we do. We focus our efforts on three key principles: transparency, control, and accountability. In this talk, I will cover several of our existing processes that ensure privacy is considered every step of the way, and will discuss new initiatives that help us understand and ensure we meet users’......   More >

General Public

General Public

MSE Seminar: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University: Visualizing chemical reactions and light-matter interactions with nanometer-scale resolution

Colloquium | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Jennifer Dionne, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

In 1833, Faraday combined silver and sulfur and discovered the first material with a negative temperature coefficient of resistance, silver sulfide. At the time, the word semiconductor did not even exist. Yet we now know that this first semiconducting material laid the foundation for an entirely new and extremely important class of electronic materials. Today, a similar revolution is unfolding......   More >

CEE's Spring Distinguished Lecture with Armen Der Kiureghian

Lecture | April 17 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Armen Der Kiureghian, Taisei Chair in Civil Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Post‐Hazard learning, risk assessment and decision‐making for infrastructure systems...   More >

Friday, April 18, 2014

California in Drought: BERC Resources Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 18 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. |  The David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94709

Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

California is experiencing its worst drought in recorded history, but droughts are not new to California. Over the past 150 years, during which California’s water infrastructure and its expectations for water supply developed, may have actually been a wet anomaly in California’s deeper history of aridity. Adding climate change-induced variability, drought will be part of the ‘new normal’ for......   More >

Understanding Materials for Solar Fuel Production: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Prof. Dunwei Wang, Boston College, Dept. of Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Solar energy represents a renewable source that has the potential to meet our ever-increasing energy demand without devastating the environment. One approach to harvesting the energy is to carry out light-powered chemical reactions. Thermodynamically uphill, these reactions produce energetic chemicals that can be used as fuels, promising a large-scale energy storage solution.

To enable these......   More >

Environmental Engineering Spring Seminar Series

Seminar | April 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

Andrea Silverman, PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

SanDisk Talk with CEO: Sanjay Mehrorta

Information Session | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium/306

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At SanDisk, we're expanding the possibilities of data storage. Our products are used in the world's largest data centers, embedded in game-changing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and entrusted by consumers around the world.

Learn more about SanDisk from our Co-Founder, President and CEO, Sanjay Mehrotra, during a special......   More >

Life After Cal

Information Session | April 18 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

Career Center

Come hear from alumni and employers talk about what to expect after graduation. This is an opportunity to hear about their experiences from student to employment. Find out what they wish they knew prior to graduating. How their degrees prepared them for their first job, and what advice they would give to new graduates....   More >