Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Workshop | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.
Seminar | September 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
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.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University
Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical... More >
Building non-invasive, quantitative, and integrative physiological imaging for molecular medicine: Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
My primary research interest is in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a platform technology for non-invasive and multiplexed molecular imaging in heart and kidney failure.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Pam Reinagel, UC San Diego
In rapid sensory decision-making, the time taken to choose and the accuracy of the choice are related in three distinct ways. First, it takes more time to assess noisy signals, so decisions about weak sensory stimuli are slower, as well as less accurate. Second, for any given stimulus strength, adopting an overall policy of higher stringency will make decisions slower, but more accurate. Third,... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cals curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."
Seminar | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.
Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nadja Hempel, UCLA
1-dependent theories better known as NIP theories are the first class of the hierarchy of n-dependent structures. The random n-hypergraph is the canonical object which is n-dependent but not (n-1)-dependent. Thus the hierarchy is strict. But one might ask if there are any algebraic objects (groups, rings, fields) which are strictly n-dependent for every n? We will start by introducing the... More >
Colloquium | September 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University
During natural communication, caregivers pitch statistics at infants, and infants figure out what to pay attention to across milliseconds and months. In doing so, they make progress in detecting and then running with meaningful, naturally variable structure in their environments. I will present recent studies examining how caregivers package language to infants, how infants process patterns in... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | September 4 | 3:10-4:10 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Wenpin Tang, Berkeley IEOR
Sampling Gibbs measures at low temperature is a very important task but computationally very challenging. Numeric evidence suggest that the infinite-swapping algorithm (isa) is a promising method. The isa can be seen as an improvement of replica methods which are very popular. We rigorously analyze the ergodic properties of the isa in the low temperature regime deducing Eyring-Kramers formulas... More >
Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to arithmetic statistics of function fields via Hurwitz spaces
Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley
We will introduce the topic for this semester long learning seminar, including covering global fields, basic questions of arithmetic statistics (field counting, class group counting), the geometric side of function fields, moduli spaces, and organization of the seminar.
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Joe Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term sensory prosthetics that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Steve Piantadosi, UC Berkeley
Human learning differs qualitatively from state of the art machine learning both in scale and power. People are able to discover much richer latent structures in data than are typically captured in statistical models. In particular, people seem able to discover algorithmically sophisticated representations, often real computational processes like computer programs. This ability can be seen in... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Sriram Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA
Sri Kosuri is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (BS, Bioengineering '01; Go Bears) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, with appointments in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology Institute, Broad Stem Cell Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Kosuri... More >
ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group
Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists concerns about the plausibility of... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Claire Burrin, Rutgers University
Various questions concerning translation surfaces depend on counting saddle connections. For a certain class of translation surfaces, this reduces to the more general, yet more tractable problem of counting points in discrete orbits for the linear action of a lattice of SL(2,R) on the Euclidean plane. This can be done effectively, using either methods from ergodic theory or from number theory. We... More >
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Professor Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Karen Musalo, Professor, Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings
Elizabeth Oglesby, Professor, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Paula Worby, Ph.D, Public Health Researcher, Hesperian Health Guides
Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion
Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.
Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online