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## Monday, March 4, 2019

### Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Data-assisted high-fidelity modeling for systems design and monitoring

Seminar | March 4 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

Audrey Olivier

Increased availability of measured data has recently generated tremendous interest in the development of methods to learn from data. In parallel, engineers have a long history of building high-fidelity physics- based models that allow us to model the behavior of highly complex systems. This talk aims at presenting some of the exciting research opportunities that arise.

Seminar | March 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Katharina Foote, Roorda Lab; Liz Lawler, Silver Lab

Katharina Foote's Abstract
Structure and function in retinitis pigmentosa patients with mutations in RHO vs. RPGR

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) causes slow, progressive, relentless death of photoreceptors. In order to gain insight on how cone survival differs between different mutations affecting rods vs. affecting rods and cones, we measured cone structure and function in patients with mutations...   More >

### Instabilities and Phase Transitions in Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media: Fluids Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu, Miller Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Flow and transport through porous media is ubiquitous in nature. They are key processes behind subsurface resources such as oil and gas, geothermal energy, and groundwater. They also mediate corrosion and ageing of porous engineering materials as well as geohazards such as landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Central to many of these processes is the strong coupling between porous...   More >

### Maladaptive responding to the distress of others: Insights from developmental neuroscience

Colloquium | March 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

Kalina Michalska, University of California, Riverside

Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in developmental affective science is how children come to understand the emotions of others when deciding how to behave towards them. One consequential domain of such an ability is responding to others’ distress with empathy and kindness. In this talk, I will explore the neurobiological and social factors that lead some children to respond maladaptively to the distress of...   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: On statistic of irreducible components

Seminar | March 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

### Remaking Urban Landscape in China’s Large Cities: State-Society Nexus and the Reproduction of Space amidst Accelerate Urbanization

Colloquium | March 4 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley

Phenomenal transformation of the landscape in Chinese cities has been conventionally understood as the spatial outcome of the reformation of state-market relations. The current urban landscape observable today is described as a juxtaposition of two elements, namely the legacy of the socialist city and the newly emerged space of marketization. This research identifies a new wave of urbanization in...   More >

### PHYSICS/SQB Colloquia: "Exploring Embryonic Patterning With Colonies Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University

Embryology at the beginning of the 21st century finds itself in a situation similar to neurobiology; the behavior of the component pieces is understood in some detail, but how they self-assemble to become life is still very hazy. There are 100’s of molecules that enable cell communication and genetics defines their function by classifying aberrant embryos at a suitable intermediate stage of...   More >

### Science in the Schoolyards of Detroit, Cairo, and Philadelphia: What are the seven Ss of success?

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Nancy Butler Songer, Drexel University, School of Education

This talk will present three stories and empirical research results associated with middle and high school-based systemic reform with investigation and design projects as the focus of the reform. Where was systemic change realized, and where did it falter? Drawing from these research-based stories, what are the seven Ss of secondary science success?

### Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia"

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Leo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

Department of Economics

Joint with the Psychology and Economics seminar

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

Department of Economics

*Joint with Development and Planning Seminar. Please note change from regularly scheduled Psychology and Economics time.

ABSTRACT: Through the custom of guardianship, husbands typically have the final word on their wives’ labor supply decisions in Saudi Arabia, a country with very low female labor force participation...   More >

### Perceiving Humans in the 3D World

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

Angjoo Kanazawa, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

In this talk, I will discuss my work in reconstructing 3D non-rigid, deformable objects such as humans and animals from everyday photographs and video, and show how such systems can be used to train a simulated character to learn to act by watching YouTube videos.

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Complementary Information and Learning Traps

Seminar | March 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Field

Annie Liang, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Economics

We develop a model of social learning from complementary information: Shortlived agents sequentially choose from a large set of (flexibly correlated) information sources for prediction of an unknown state, and information is passed down across periods. Will the community collectively acquire the best kinds of information? Longrun outcomes fall into one of two cases: (1) efficient information...   More >

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dispersive decay of small data solutions for the KdV equation

Seminar | March 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall