Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Workshop | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Presentation | December 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall
WED, DEC 5, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 201 and 205A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.
Course | December 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Workshop | December 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
At this workshop, you will... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Suite 200
Recent advancements in silicon photonics show great promise in meeting the high bandwidth and low energy demands of emerging applications. However, a key gating factor in ensuring this necessity is met is the utilization of a link design methodology which transcends the various levels in the hierarchy, ranging from the device and platform level up to the systems level. In this dissertation, a... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Peng Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Due to limited mechanistic insights and the complexity of catalyst-substrate interactions, catalyst design and optimization in transition metal catalysis often rely on chemical intuition and experimental trial-and-error. I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize a streamlined computational approach to understand and predict the reactivity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts for... More >
Colloquium | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Irene Bloemraad, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Using functional genomics to discover new facets of antiviral immunity"
Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania
Research in the Cherry lab is aimed at identifying cellular factors that regulate viral pathogenesis, including factors hijacked by viruses for replication and innate anti-viral mechanisms used by the host to combat the invader. We study a number of arthropod-borne RNA viruses, including flaviviruses such as West Nile virus, dengue virus and the newly emerging Zika virus. We are also studying the... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Chang C. Liu, University of California, Irvine
We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships or exposure to biological stimuli, as genetic information in situ. I will present work on two genetic systems that we have recently developed. First, I will describe... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 510 Soda Hall
In this talk, I will present methods to reconstruct 3D dynamic magnetic resonance images (MRI) with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. The problem considered is vastly underdetermined and computational demanding (trying to reconstruct ~100 GBs of image from ~2 GBs of measurements). I will first introduce a multi scale low rank matrix model to compactly represent general dynamic images. Then... More >
Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
During the holidays, we are more likely to be stressed out and overwhelmed by obligations, errands and high expectations. Our to-do lists increasingly grow, leading us to race through each day in an effort to complete holiday shopping and errands. And while family time for some of us is joyous, for others of us it can bring added stress and feelings of disappointment and anger. This workshop... More >
Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall
Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").
Seminar | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Promit Ghosal, Columbia University
The KPZ equation is a fundamental stochastic PDE related to modeling random growth processes, Burgers turbulence, interacting particle system, random polymers etc. In this talk, we focus on the tail probabilities of the solution of the KPZ equation. For instance, we investigate the probability of the solution being smaller or larger than the expected value. Our analysis is based on an exact... More >
Presentation | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room
Eric Chang, UC Berkeley
As the nature of scaling has shifted due to both technological and economic barriers, innovations in systems and circuits have become increasingly necessary to meet the needs to next generation designs. However, the stringent and unintuitive design rules of advanced multi-patterned processes along with increased interconnect resistance and capacitance due to dimensional scaling severely lengthen... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Pentagram Maps and Refactorization in Poisson-Lie Groups
Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anton Izosimov, University of Arizona
The pentagram map was introduced by Richard Schwartz in 1992, and is now one of the most renowned discrete integrable systems which has deep connections with such topics as cluster algebras, dimer models etc. In this talk I will present a geometric construction which identifies the pentagram map, as well as its various multidimensional generalisations, with refactorization type mappings in... More >
ERG Colloquium: Sasha Harris-Lovett: Strategic Planning for Multi-Benefit Urban Water InfrastructureEnergy Systems
Colloquium | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
This talk presents a method for supporting decision-makers in implementing more equitable, holistic, and environmentally-sound urban water infrastructure.
"High Transference Number Polymer-Based Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries"/"Probing the Acyl Carrier Protein-Enzyme Interactions within Terminal Alkyne Biosynthetic Machinery"
Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Kyle Diederichsen, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Michael Su, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group
Workshop | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing
Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA... More >
Workshop | December 5 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.
$55 / $50 UCBG Garden members