Thursday, April 26, 2018
Course | April 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Dissertation Talk: Power Management for Li-ion Battery to Processor Core Supply: A direct Power Delivery Scheme Enabled with a Hybrid DC-DC Converter Approach
Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Due to limited platform size, most portable and wearable electronics call for a compact power management achitecture with high efficiency and high power density. The conventional buck converter requires bulky magnetics that consume a large amount of board areas. The switched capacitor (SC) converter, though promising for a fully integrated solution, is not efficient for continuous voltage... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall
Biye Jiang, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
Machine learning is growing in importance in many different fields. However, it is still very hard for users to tune hyper-parameters when optimizing their models, or perform a comprehensive and interpretable diagnosis for complex models like deep neural nets. Existing developer tool like TensorBoard only provides limited functionality which usually visualizes model statistics based on metrics... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Mulford Hall
Join us for the 2018 Distinguished Lecture by an ESPM Student - Eric Dougherty of the Getz Lab.
Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring your own mug.
This event is open to the public.
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Please join us on April 26, 2018 at 12pm for an interactive seminar focused on adversarial machine learning, featuring Doug Tygar, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Professor of Information Management at UC Berkeley. This event is presented as part of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity's 2018 Spring Seminar Series.
RSVP online by April 24.
Colloquium | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Duster Room
2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720
René Espinoza Kissell, Ph.D. Candidate, Education Policy and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Wright, Ph.D. candidate in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley
Sandra Smith, Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley
Rene Kissell | "The Enduring Financial 'Crisis' of Urban School Districts: A Case Study of the Political Evolution of the Portfolio Strategy"
Anthony Wright | "Black Families, Cancer, and the Existential Weight of Racism"
Sandra Smith as respondent |Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California,... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Julie Johnson, Parent Educator, Hand in Hand Parenting
Now that theyre a teenager, you need a whole new set of instructions:
· Its hard to know how to stay close to them when theyre pushing you away.
· Youre triggered by everything they sayespecially that rude, snarky talkbut somewhere deep down inside you still love them.
· You have little patience for their irritability and moodiness, but you know you have to be the loving adult.
·... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.
Reframing Tech Speaker Series with Dr. Marcia Linn: Education, Equity, and Underrepresentation in STEM
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Dr. Marcia Linn, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech. Each talk will be followed by a discussion about actionable steps we can all take as students, faculty, staff;... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: George Papanicolaou, Stanford
Statistical arbitrage is a collection of trading algorithms that are widely used today but can have very uneven performance, depending on their detailed implementation. I will introduce these methods and explain how the data used as trading signals are prepared so that they depend weakly on market dynamics but have adequate statistical regularity. The trading algorithm itself will be presented... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Mike Gil, University of California, Davis
Presentation | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall
As robotic systems become more pervasive, the need for algorithms that can ensure their safety becomes paramount. In this talk we propose a novel framework for ensuring safety in such systems. This framework is amenable to data-driven methods that learn about the system's safety through observations.
Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250
Dr. David Jassby, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Los Angeles
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "The Roots of Health Inequality and the Value of Intra-family Information"
Seminar | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Youngryel Ryu, Associate Professor, Seoul National University shares his talk, "Integration of near-surface and satellite remote sensing to monitor land-atmosphere interactions from the leaf to global scales"
Coffee will be served at 2:00 PM in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring a reusable mug.
This event is open to the public.
Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Emery Brown , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna and Peter Sahlins will discuss their respective books, "Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840)" and "1668: The Year of the Animal in France." They will be joined by David Bates, author of "Enlightenment Aberrations: Error and Revolution in France."
Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seongjoo Min, UCB
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins, David Bates, Department of History
A conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley). Part II of a series of two talks. Part I (April 23): "Whither the French Revolution?". A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley).
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley).
Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Song Sun, UC Berkeley
A K3 surface is a simply connected compact complex surface with trivial canonical bundle. Moduli space of K3 surfaces has been extensively studied in algebraic geometry and it can be characterized in terms of the period map by the Torelli theorem. The differential geometric significance is that every K3 surface admits a hyperkahler metric (a metric whose holonomy group is SU(2)), which is in... More >
Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dafna Zur, Stanford University
Steven Lee, UC Berkeley
Figuring Korean Futures is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future.
Reading - Nonfiction | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland Hall)
Ellen Moore, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus (Duke University Press) traces the college experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on California college campuses. Ellen Moore's book findings challenge the popular narrative that explain student veterans' academic difficulties, while showing how these narratives lead to suppression of campus debates about... More >
Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: Foodscape Mapping Project Policy Town Hall
Colloquium | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
From 2015 to 2018, the Berkeley Food Institute collected data on the entities at UC Berkeley who participate in food-related learning and practice on campusencompassing teaching, student and faculty research, student organizations, administrative decisions and initiatives, and dining services and procurementwith the goal of revealing barriers to the full participation of historically... More >
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Elbaum will discuss his book Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao, and Che with Colleen Lye (UC Berkeley) and Joshua Clover (UC Davis).