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Monday, March 18, 2019

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Granular Mechanics: Soil, Additive Manufacturing, and Beyond

Seminar | March 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall


Michelle Bernhardt-Barry

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


The advent of additive manufacturing (AM) has opened many new fields of study related to multi-scale granular material behavior and it has the potential to transform the way in which we design and construct geotechnical infrastructure. This talk will highlight several areas of ongoing research within Dr. Bernhardt-Barry’s group and opportunities for expanding this research in the future. The......   More >


Maxwell, Rankine, Airy and Modern Structural Engineering Design

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Bill Baker, NAE, FREng, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | March 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Berkeley Institute for Data Science


The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend....   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences


Jeffrey Linderoth &#150; Perspectives on Integer Programming in Sparse Optimization

Seminar | March 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall


Jeffrey Linderoth, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research


Abstract: Algorithms to solve mixed integer linear programs have made incredible progress in the past 20 years. Key to these advances has been a mathematical analysis of the structure of the set of feasible solutions. We argue that a similar analysis is required in the case of mixed integer quadratic programs, like those that arise in sparse optimization in machine learning. One such analysis......   More >


Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Bioengineering (BioE)


Mar. 18 – Rajan Patel and Kate Stephenson
iO Design

These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic....   More >


Quantitative analysis of energy metabolism: Dr. Sheng Hui, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

Seminar | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall


Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology


Abstract:
Mammals generate energy by burning dietary carbon into CO2. The largest calorie source for most mammals is carbohydrate, which is broken down into glucose in the small intestinal lumen. Glucose is then absorbed and circulates in the blood stream. To acquire energy, tissues are generally assumed to take in glucose and break it down to CO2 through the concerted action of glycolysis and......   More >

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium


1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences


Jan AMBROSINI

Attachments10:21 AM (22 minutes ago)

to Jan, bcc: qb3facultyucb
Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.
Jan





2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE



The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone......   More >


Lam Day at Berkeley

Panel Discussion: Top events | March 19 | 12-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Vahid Vahedi, Senior Vice President, Etch Business Unit, Lam Research

n/a


On Tuesday, March 19, the College of Engineering and College of Chemistry will welcome Lam Research to campus for Lam Day @ Berkeley.

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Lam Research is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's products and services are used to make virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic......   More >


STEM PhD Leadership and Community Expo (SPLiCE)

Information Session | March 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, First Floor Atrium


QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences


QB3-Berkeley, VSPA, and Grad Division invite you to participate in our first ever STEM PhD Leadership & Community Expo (SPLiCE), taking place on March 19, 2019, 6pm in Stanley Hall. SPLiCE is a new event with the aim of connecting Berkeley’s graduate and postdoc scientists in an environment which will foster engagement and new opportunities.

Why should you attend SPLiCE? Because at this unique......   More >

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium


1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences


Jan AMBROSINI

Attachments10:21 AM (22 minutes ago)

to Jan, bcc: qb3facultyucb
Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.
Jan





2019 QBI/INSTITUT PASTEUR SYMPOSIUM ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE



The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone......   More >


CITRIS Research Exchange with Prasant Mohopatra

Conference/Symposium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


About the speaker:

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is serving as the Vice Chancellor for Research at University of California, Davis. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and served as the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies at University of California, Davis during 2016-18. He served as an Associate Chancellor during 2014-16, and the Interim Vice-Provost and CIO of UC......   More >


Precision profiling of microbiome-host interactions

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


lwijn De Vlaminck, Cornell University

Bioengineering (BioE)


Despite the centrality of microbes to human health, we know very little about how microbes interact with each other and their environment. This lack of understanding is due to fundamental limitations of existing tools to study microbiomes and microbiome-host interactions. In this talk, I will describe key limitations of existing tools, and I will provide solutions. First, I will discuss the......   More >


Fairness in Machine Learning for Online Social Systems: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall


Elisa Celis, Yale

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Social systems are now fueled by machine learning algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, and
socially optimal in the manner in which they use......   More >


CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall


Sabrina Sun, Ph.D. student in the Schaffer Group; Edmond Zaia, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group and the Urban Group

Department of Chemical Engineering


CRISPR-READI: Efficient generation of knock-in mice by CRISPR Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Electroporation and Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Donor Infection/Enhanced carrier transport in organic-inorganic hybrid thermoelectrics: uncovering the underlying physics...   More >


Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Lecture: Top events | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium


Safiya Umoja Noble, UCLA

Berkeley Center for New Media, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


In her recent best-selling book Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number......   More >


Two Innovation Dragons: China and India

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Conference Center


500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Kirti Gupta, Vice President - Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Inc.

Amit Kapoor, President, India Council on Competitiveness

Hemal Shah, Director India – Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mark Cohen, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asian IP Project

Institute for South Asia Studies, Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology


While China has been caught in a trade war with the United States involving intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer, India has been making dramatic improvements to its IP environment. What opportunities and lessons do the two countries offer each other and the United States in high tech, biotech, intellectual property and other areas? Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center......   More >


$15 -$25

Registration opens March 7. Register by March 19 online.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Socio-Technical Modeling, Control, and Optimization for Urban Mobility

Seminar | March 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy, Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Abstract: Urban mobility in Transportation is witnessing a transformation due to the emergence of new concepts in Mobility on Demand, where new modes of transportation other than private individual cars and public mass transit are being investigated. With a projection of a total number of 2 billion vehicles on roads by the year 2050, such innovations in transportation are urgently needed. One......   More >


Covariant neural network architectures for learning physics

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall


Risi Kondor, University of Chicago

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills


Deep neural networks have proved to be extremely effective in image recognition, machine translation, and a variety of other data centered engineering tasks. However, some other domains, such as learning to model physical systems requires a more careful examination of how neural networks reflect symmetries. In this talk we give an overview of recent developments in the field of......   More >


Modeling Cellular Programs and Interactions Underlying Innate Immune Response: Dr. Samantha Riesenfeld, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard University

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall


Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology


Abstract:
To protect the host and maintain tissue homeostasis, the immune system responds not only to a vast array of pathogens, but also to environmental cues, for example, signals of tissue injury or changes in nutrient availability. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a type of immune cell that play a role in maintaining a stable environment and barrier in mucosal tissues but can also promote......   More >


Ajantha Subramanian | Meritocracy and Democracy: The Social Life of Caste in India

Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University

Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Townsend Center Working Group on Labor, Philosophy, and Change, Townsend Center for the Humanities Lecture Grant, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology


A talk by Harvard Anthropologist, Ajantha Subramanian....   More >


Zillow Group Info-Session: Career Insights and Stories: Women in Software Engineering at Zillow Group

Information Session | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Speaker Bios

Alyssa So (Associate Software Engineer, Zillow Group, San Francisco)
Alyssa is an Associate Software Engineer at Zillow Group on the Premier Agent platform team as an Android developer, where she interned at the summer of 2017. She graduated from UC Berkeley that same year as a Theater and Performance Studies major with a minor in Computer Science. She loves how technology and......   More >

Friday, March 22, 2019

AlphaStar: Mastering the Real-Time Strategy Game StarCraft II

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall


Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems......   More >


'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library


Berkeley Institute for Data Science


The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend....   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences


Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Solar to Chemical Energy Conversion

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521


Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankind’s currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates......   More >


Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall


Dr. Emory Chan, LBNL, Molecular Foundry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.

My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction......   More >


Underwater Flight of the Pteropod: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series

Seminar | March 22 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Professor Donald R. Webster, Georgia Tech

Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Abstract: A portable tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) system was used to study fluid dynamics and kinematics of pteropods (aquatic snails nicknamed ‘sea butterflies’) in Antarctica. These pteropods (Limacina helicina antarctica) swim with a pair of parapodia (or “wings”) via a unique flapping propulsion mechanism that incorporates similar techniques as observed in small flying......   More >


Grounds for Science - Evolving Markets: Developing Fuel Cells and Analyzing Counterfeits

Presentation | March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar


3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Julie Fornaciari; Eric Hsu

Science@Cal


Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari
Everyone is talking about energy, renewable and nonrenewable. But another key player in the energy landscape is hydrogen – a gas that can utilize different energy sources for various applications. Julie will be talking about the technology (fuel cells and electrolyzers) and how they play a role in the energy......   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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Earth Action Initiative: Sustainability Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


The Green Initiative Fund and the Graduate Assembly


On Saturday, March 23, we cordially invite you to join us for an day of conversation, connection, and action.



Our 2019 conference has two major components: educational workshops and a climate art experience. Workshops cover a variety of topics ranging from nuclear energy to environmental justice, and all result in some direct action. Check out workshop descriptions on the schedule page......   More >