<< Week of March 31 >>

Monday, April 1, 2019

EECS/CS Transfer Student Social

Social Event: Departmental: EE: CS | April 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event will be a great opportunity to socialize with your peers over free food! We will also have some resources available to you at this event, such as a CS Career Counselor and fellow transfer students who can share wisdom about their experiences getting into grad school, finding undergraduate research, etc.

This event is open to all junior transfer students involved with the EECS...   More >

Population Diversity in Aging and Metabolic Stress: Using Systems Biology to Connect Molecular Networks and Phenotypic Outcomes: Dr. Evan Williams, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich

Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Interactions between individuals' genetic backgrounds and their environments over a lifetime drive variation in the incidence and severity of metabolic disorders and age-related co-morbidities. We have followed a highly diverse set...   More >

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

UCB Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium: External Relations Group: EE: CS: Data Science | April 2 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ucberkeleystartupfairsp19

The UCB Startup Fair is back again!
Run by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA, students are introduced to small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It's a great way for students to find full-time and internship positions! Attendance is free for all UCB students, so please bring your student ID.

You must...   More >

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Scientific Computing and Matrix Computations Seminar: Subspace methods for computing real pseudospectral abscissa and eigenvalue optimization

Seminar: EE: CS | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Ding Lu, UC Davis

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Applications in computational science and engineering often involve
optimizations that require repeatedly calculating the spectrum of a smoothly
varying matrix valued function. In this talk, we consider one such a problem
for computing the real $\epsilon$-pseudospectral abscissa of a real matrix
$A$, namely, the largest real part of the eigenvalues of all real matrices
that are...   More >

Grace-like polynomials and related questions

Seminar | April 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Ruelle, IHES

 Department of Statistics

We say that the multi-affine polynomial P(z1, . . . , zm, w1, . . . , wn) is Grace-like if it does not vanish when {z1, . . . , zm is separated from {w1, . . . , wn) by a circle in the complex plane. Such polynomials have many unexpected probabilistic properties related to the work of Borcea-Brändén.

EECS Colloquium: The Neural Code of Speech

Colloquium: Departmental: EE: CS | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Edward Chang, Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaking is a defining behavior of our species. Our research seeks to understand the neural computations that govern our ability to speak and hear words. Advances in direct neurophysiological recordings from the human brain have led to a completely new view on the neural code that translates between sound and meaning. I will focus on our discoveries on the cortical representation of speech sounds...   More >

Thursday, April 4, 2019

View from the Top: Judy Chou: Being a Biotech Entrepreneur in a 155-Year-Old Company

Lecture: Biosystems and Computational Biology: EE | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Judy Chou, Senior VP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

 College of Engineering

In her talk, Judy will discuss her experience attempting to combine the strengths of a startup within a mature global organization.

New approaches for uncovering the role of energy metabolism in health and disease: Dr. Denis Titov, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley

Seminar: Biosystems and Computational Biology: CS | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Over the last century, many studies have demonstrated that calorie restriction (i.e. decreased food intake) and exercise cause lifespan extension in model organisms and decrease human mortality from age-associated diseases. Many physiological changes...   More >

Friday, April 5, 2019

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Deep Cytometry and Other Applications of Time Stretch Instruments

Seminar: Solid State Technology and Devices: EE: CS | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Professor Bahram Jalali, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has achieved spectacular performance in image and speech recognition and synthesis. It is naturally
suited for applications where large amounts of data are available. Pioneered and advanced in the last 20 years, high
throughput instruments based on the Photonic Time Stretch have established record realtime measurement speed in
spectroscopy, interferometry, OCT, and imaging flow...   More >

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar: Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): EE | April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Dissertation Talk: Visual Dynamics Models for Robotic Planning and Control

Seminar: Artificial Intelligence: CS | April 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Alex Lee, Ph.D. candidate, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)