# Academic

## Wednesday, November 13, 2019

### No BioE Department Seminar due to Veterans Day Holiday

Seminar | November 13 | Stanley Hall

### OmniX - an accelerator-centric OS architecture for omni-programmable systems

Seminar | November 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Soda Hall, 510 Soda Hall

Mark Silbertein, Israel Institute of Technology

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future systems will be omni-programmable: alongside CPUs, GPUs,

Security accelerators and FPGAs, they will execute user code

near-storage, near-network, and near-memory... More >

### How SMC complexes shape genomes

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

David Rudner, Harvard Medical School

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

### Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will... More >

### CITRIS Research Exchange - Irma Olguin Jr

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Molly Schumer: Title TBA

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

Molly Schumer

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 >

### Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Visualizing the Assembly of Influenza Viral RNA"

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Seema Lakdawala, University of Pittsburgh

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Her lab focuses on emergence of pandemic influenza viruses and uses cutting-edge microscopy... More >

### Effective Resume Writing

Workshop | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create a document that highlights your transferable skills and the strengths of your unique work history.

### Together and Separate: Controversies, Ambivalence, and Barriers to Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health needs among Rural People with Opioid Addictions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

Claire Snell-Rood, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

Institute of Personality and Social Research

There is widespread agreement on the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health conditions and the related need to integrate behavioral health services to address these needs in concert. However, in the case of the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD), there are considerable controversies about the role of behavioral therapies in medication assisted treatment (MAT, e.g., buprenorphine),... More >

### Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n,\mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a... More >

### BLISS Seminar: Towards an Average-case Complexity of High-dimensional Statistics

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

Guy Bresler, MIT

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The prototypical high-dimensional statistical estimation problem entails finding a structured signal in noise. These problems have traditionally been studied in isolation, with researchers aiming to develop statistically and computationally efficient algorithms, as well as to try to understand the fundamental limits governing the interplay between statistical and computational cost. In this talk... More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Cohomology of the moduli space of cubic threefolds and its compactifications (NOTE: Special Day)

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Samuel Grushevsky, Stony Brook University

The moduli space of complex cubic threefolds admits various compactifications, from the point of view of K-stability (proven by Y. Liu and C. Xu to be the same as the GIT compactification), as a ball quotient, or via intermediate Jacobians. We compute and compare the cohomology of these various compactifications. Based on joint work with S. Casalaina-Martin, K. Hulek, and R. Laza.

### FPF Speaker Series

Colloquium | November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | FPF Building (Academic Hall), Room 102

2515 Hillegass Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

Dr. Aparajita Nanda, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen; Dr. Seth Lunine, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen

Fall Program for Freshmen, UC Berkeley Extension, College of Letters & Science

The Fall Program for Freshmen speaker series highlights activities and research that cultivate skills for community engagement and promoting social justice. Each session features two current instructors who share work derived from interdisciplinary or collaborative projects.

### Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability I

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Alexander Bertoloni Meli, University of California, Berkeley

### EECS Colloquium: Learning for Decision-Making: Dynamics and Economics

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Nika Haghtalab, Cornell

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning systems are increasingly used for automated decision making; for example for designing economic policies and for identifying qualified candidates in education or finance. When designing such systems, it is important to consider how changes in the target population or the environment affect the performance of the systems... More >

### Existence and uniqueness of the Liouville quantum gravity metric for $\gamma \in (0,2)$: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Jason Miller, University of Cambridge

Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is in some sense the canonical model of a two-dimensional Riemannian manifold and is defined using the (formal) metric tensor

\[ e^{\gamma h(z)} (dx^2 + dy^2)\]

where $h$ is an instance of some form of the Gaussian free field and $\gamma \in (0,2)$ is a parameter. This expression does not make literal sense since $h$ is a distribution and not a function, so... More >

### Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will... More >

### Blockchain Identity Panel and Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator (SSI) Pitches

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

Greg Kidd, Co-founder and CEO, GlobalId Inc.; John Patrick Kelly, Member Board of Directors, Evernym, Inc

Lisa Hawke, VP Security and Compliance, Everlaw

Maya Kanehara, Managing Director, Self Sovereign Identity Incubator

UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

Join us on November 13 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center for a unique blockchain identity panel and for self-sovereign identity Incubator (SSI) pitches.