Skip to main content.
Advanced search >
Print

<< Week of November 14 >>

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of......   More >


Why Autonomy is Hard

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306


Dr. Brandon Basso, Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), UBER

Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Dr Brandon Basso is a former UC Berkeley graduate from the ME department and the Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this talk he will give an overview of the autonomous car program at UBER and focus on the challenges associated to delivering safe autonomous cars.

BIOGRAPHY
Brandon Basso is a Director of Autonomy at Uber Advanced Technologies Group......   More >


Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library


Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Institute for Data Science


A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. My colleagues and I have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological......   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences


Career Connections: Bio Tech Connect

Social Event: Top events | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Cal Alumni Association, Career Center


Alumni and student networking event....   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of......   More >


Wesley Valdes on &#34;Times, they are a Changin ... Healthcare and the Connected Consumer&#34;: CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall


CITRIS and the Banatao Institute


About the speaker:
Dr. Valdes is coming on board at UC Davis Health to fill a role as the Principal Architect for Digital Health and as the Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Services. Dr. Valdes is an internal medicine physician trained in treating chronic wounds and tissue repair and will staff the new outpatient chronic wound clinic. Dr. Valdes enjoys watching trends in the tech......   More >


Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

Center for African Studies


"Modern energy for all", a broad initiative to connect poor populations to the electric grid, is generally thought to lead to reductions in poverty-induced vulnerabilities and is considered a primary strategy for meeting development goals. Indeed the main push for electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rests on the connection between the lack of electricity connections in SSA, and......   More >


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

All Audiences


A Conversation Across the Divide: David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law

Office of Chancellor


We are thrilled to welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the campus to the second event in the Conversations Across the Divide speaker series we are continuing to host this year. You can view the first in this series between Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy and former Secretary of Labor and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting......   More >


Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this......   More >


ERG Colloquium: Bri-Mathias Hodge: Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Bri-Mathias Hodge, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Energy and Resources Group


This talk focuses on the challenges of renewable energy integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems....   More >


Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley

Department of Statistics


Logistic regression is one of the most popular methods in binary classification, wherein estimation of model parameters is carried out by solving the maximum likelihood (ML) optimization problem, and the ML estimator is defined to be the optimal solution of this problem. It is well known that the ML estimator exists when the data is non-separable, but fails to exist when the data is separable.......   More >


Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall


Bri-Mathias Hodge, University of Colorado, Boulder

Energy and Resources Group


Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations......   More >


VIDEO GAME Playtest!

Special Event | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 241 Cory Hall


Nuclear Science and Security Consortium


The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) and the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invite you to playtest a game called Signal, developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Signal will be playtested in both a VIDEO GAME and BOARD GAME format. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward......   More >


Evening with Industry

Miscellaneous | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club


2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Join Berkeley SWE and various large engineering firms at Evening with Industry for an evening of networking and fine dining at Berkeley City Club on Wednesday, November 14!

This year, SWE is inviting representatives from Google, Intel, IBM, AT&T, P&G, Dropbox, General Motors, KLA Tencor, Danaher, Accenture Labs, PWC, AECOM, Intuitive Surgical, STRIVR, and ZS Associates. If you’re currently......   More >

Friday, November 16, 2018

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elizabeth Churchill

Lecture: Top events | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google, will give a talk on Empowering Creators: Research & Material Design at Jacobs Hall....   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences


Think globally, breathe locally: Sensing air pollution for a planet of cities: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Dr. Joshua Apte, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, UT Austin

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Carbide Micro-/Nanosystems for Harsh Environment Applications

Seminar | November 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room


Roya Maboudian, UC Berkeley Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


Silicon has been the dominant semiconducting material in micro-/nanosystems technologies. However, the material and surface properties of silicon impose limitations on its use in applications involving harsh environment (such as high temperature, high radiation and corrosive conditions). Silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor, is emerging as a material to address the limitations of......   More >


Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


A wide range of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and non-volatile metabolites are generated by almost all biological systems, and are now thought to represent end products associated with organism physiology and metabolism. This applies to many different types of systems ranging from humans, bacteria, trees, and plants.

In humans, several thousand metabolic chemical compounds have been......   More >


Rethinking America&#146;s 20th-Century Highway Institutions

Lecture | November 16 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Robert Poole, Reason Foundation

Institute of Transportation Studies


Director of Transportation Policy at Reason Foundation Robert Poole will present Rethinking America’s 20th-Century Highway Institutions on November 16, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m....   More >

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture - Earthquake Mythbusters

Lecture | November 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building


Dr. Jennifer Strauss, Seismological Laboratory

Science@Cal


Get an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the seismological lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Also find out the latest news about the status of Shake Alert, the earthquake early warning system now being rolled out on the West Coast.

The ShakeAlert system is being developed with......   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