Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Lecture | May 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her new book, American Eden, which both the Wall Street Journal and Ron Chernow (Alexander Hamilton) have called captivating.
$12 / $10 UCBG Members / Free UC Staff, Faculty and Students Price includes admission to the Garden, a $12 value
Lecture | May 15 | 10-11 a.m. | 360 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Cesar Torres, University of California Berkeley
Creative technologies like digital fabrication led to the rise of the Maker Movement, engendering grassroots innovation in education, manufacturing, and healthcare. This talk lays down a framework for composing new materials and technologies to foreground the existing knowledge and practices of material practitioners and alter the trajectory of the Maker Movement towards a New Making Renaissance.
Lecture | May 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Ke Li, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I will present our work on overcoming two long-standing problems in machine learning and algorithms: the curse of dimensionality in nearest neighbour search and mode collapse in generative adversarial nets (GANs).
Lecture | May 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Shawn Bubel, Associate Professor, Department of Geography (Archaeology), University of Lethbridge
The archaeology of the Canadian province of Alberta provides important information about the various periods of human habitation in North America. The earliest evidence for cultural activity in Alberta dates to around 13,000 years ago. These people hunted megafauna in an environment that was very different from todays. Join Shawn Bubel as she describes her work at sites throughout Alberta.
Lecture | May 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1303 Dwinelle Hall
Pauline Jacobson, Brown University