<< Week of January 22 >>

## Tuesday, January 24, 2017

### Development Lunch:"How Many Babies Did Nestle Really Kill? An Empirical Investigation into the Infant Formula Controversy"

Seminar | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Department of Economics, CEGA

### EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 24 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

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 >

### Job Market Seminar: "Strategic Inattention, Inflation Dynamics and the Non-Neutrality of Money"

Seminar | January 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

Hassan Afrouzi, The University of Texas at Austin - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics, Theory

### Benjamin, Kafka, and Theology

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 2:30-6 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp; Gilad Sharvit, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Robert Alter, UC Berkeley; Chana Kronfield, UC Berkeley; Karen Feldman, UC Berkeley

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Monodromy and Log Geometry

Seminar | January 24 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Arthur Ogus, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

A proper semistable family over a disc gives rise to a smooth proper and saturated morphism $X/S$ of log analytic spaces over the log disc. We will explain how the underlying map of topological spaces $X_{top}/S_{top}$ can be recovered from the restriction $X_0/S_0$ of $X/S$ to the log point. We will also give simple formulas for the action of the monodromy and the differentials on the $E_2$...   More >

### Design Field Notes: Neil Goldberg

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Neil Goldberg

Neil Goldberg will give a talk, "Design Matters: From Design Consciousness to Design Thinking," at the Jacobs Institute.

### Metallomembranes: Exploring the Interactions of Metal Ions with Lipid Bilayers

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Paul Cremer, Department of Chemistry and BMB, Penn State University

College of Chemistry

Phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) are major components of numerous cellular membranes. Both these lipids contain amine moieties in their head groups that can strongly interact with first row transition metal ions such as Cu2+. This is significant because copper is a redox active metal ion and causes lipid oxidation in the presence of an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide....   More >

### Happy Americans, Unhappy Japanese: How Software Engineers work; how they feel about it; and how they are rewarded. A cross-national survey.

Colloquium | January 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

Prof. Yoshifumi Nakata, Doshisha University

Prof. Nakata holds a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley and has a long distinguished career researching the relationship between technology and employment related factors. He founded the Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiv​e​ne​ss a​t​ Doshisha and recently stepped down as its long-term Director.​ His bio information can be found

### Functional Analysis Seminar: Amenability of discrete groups

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Kate Juschenko, Northwestern

Department of Mathematics

The subject of amenability essentially begins in 1900's with Lebesgue. He asked whether the properties of his integral are really fundamental and follow from more familiar integral axioms. This led to the study of positive, finitely additive and translation invariant measure on reals as well as on other spaces. In particular the study of isometry-invariant measure led to the Banach-Tarski...   More >

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Degree of SO(n)

Seminar | January 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give a closed formula for the degree of the projective closure of SO(n) over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and outline the proof of this result. I will also describe some symbolic and numerical techniques used for computing this degree for small values of n.

### EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

### Jon Else | "TRUE SOUTH: Henry Hampton and 'Eyes on the Prize,' the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement"

Reading - Nonfiction | January 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

Julie Hirano

You are cordially invited to the Bay Area book launch of "TRUE SOUTH: Henry Hampton and 'Eyes on the Prize,' the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement" by award-winning documentary filmmaker and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Professor Jon Else.

“No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American...   More >

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## Wednesday, January 25, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### Spring Career Fair, Day 1 (Engineering-Tech)

Career Fair | January 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting...   More >

### Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Sketched Ridge Regression

Seminar | January 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

Shusen Wang, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Previous work has applied matrix sketching to speed up the least squares regression (LSR) on the n >> d data. Theoretical analysis of the sketched LSR is has been well established and refined. How the results extend to the sketched ridge regression is yet unclear. In our recent work, we study two types of the sketched ridge regression—the classical sketch and the Hessian sketch--- from two...   More >

### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeremy Crawford "Elucidating the genomic consequences of sociality, from population structure to immune evolution.": Finishing Seminar

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Jeremy Crawford, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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 >

### BioE Seminar: “Ice-binding-proteins and their interaction with ice crystals”

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Ido Braslavsky

Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, January 25
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Ido Braslavsky
Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
Associate Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

### Introduction to Career Development (BECAR001)

Workshop | January 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

TBA, University Health Services

### Spatialized ethno-racial inequality and labor market outcomes in Los Angeles: IRLE Spring 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | January 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

Paul Ong, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

How does spatialized ethno-racial inequality contribute to labor market outcomes? Professor Ong will discuss his conceptual and empirical approach to modeling the relationship between ethnic and racial stratification and labor market outcomes, primarily in the city of Los Angeles.

RSVP by emailing Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu

### Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Signaling and Metabolism

Seminar | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Yasemin Sancak**, Havard University

### The effects of intranasal oxytocin on mentalization in individuals with and without schizophrenia

Colloquium | January 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Joshua Woolley, Assistant Professor, UC San Francisco

There is growing interest in the use of intranasal oxytocin administration to alter social behavior and functioning in healthy and patient populations. In particular, there is growing excitement that oxytocin may be a novel approach for treatment of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, which are important causes of worse clinical, functional, and occupational outcomes. However, there is...   More >

### The Intergeneration Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from the Golden Era of Upward Mobility: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | January 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University

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.

### The Future of Reproductive Justice under Trump

Panel Discussion | January 25 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

Law, Boalt School of

Following the Trump inauguration and 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, join If/When/How's Berkeley chapter for a panel discussion on the future of reproductive justice under the Trump administration. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law and Boalt Hall Women's Association.

Panelists:...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dunfield and Thurston’s stable description of certain finite $\text{Mod}(\Sigma_g)$ actions

Seminar | January 25 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Eric Samperton, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

Let $X_g : = \{ \pi _1(\Sigma _g) \to G\}$. The mapping class group $\text {Mod}(\Sigma _g)$ acts on $X_g/Aut(G)$. Using the classification of finite simple groups, Dunfield and Thurston gave a complete description of this action when $G$ is nonabelian simple, and $g$ is large enough. I will review their theorem.

### Job Market Seminar: "Revealed Preference Analysis of Characteristics in Discrete Choice"

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

John Rehbeck, University of California, San Diego - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Econometrics, Operations Research

### Self-avoiding walks on graphs and groups

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Geoffrey Grimmett, Cambridge University

Department of Statistics

The problem of self-avoiding walks (SAWs) arose in statistical mechanics in the 1940s, and has connections to probability, combinatorics, and the geometry of groups. The basic question is to count SAWs. The so-called 'connective constant' is the exponential growth rate of the number of n-step SAWs. We summarise joint work with Zhongyang Li concerned with the question of how the connective...   More >

### Applied Math Seminar: Sparse Factorizations and Scalable Algorithms for Differential and Integral Operators

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Yingzhou Li, Stanford University

Department of Mathematics

This talk focus on the Distributed-memory hierarchical interpolative factorization (DHIF) which offers an efficient way for solving or preconditioning elliptic partial differential equations. By exploiting locality and low-rank properties of the operators, the DHIF achieves quasi-linear complexity for factorizing the discrete positive definite elliptic operator and linear complexity for solving...   More >

### Illuminating the Dark Corners of the Genome

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Noah Spies**, Stanford University

### Seminar: Dr. Noah Spies, Stanford University

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Title: Illuminating the Dark Corners of the Genome

### Number Theory Seminar: Tropical geometry and uniformity of rational points on curves

Seminar | January 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

David Zureick-Brown, Emory University

Department of Mathematics

Let X be a curve of genus g over a number field F of degree d = [F:Q]. The conjectural existence of a uniform bound N(g,d) on the number #X(F) of F-rational points of X is an outstanding open problem in arithmetic geometry, known to follow from the Bomberi-Lang conjecture. ...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: How the New US National Institute for Photonics Will Change Information Technology

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara

We review recent advances in heterogeneous silicon photonic integration technology and components and describe progress in silicon photonic integrated circuits. Techniques for laser integration and the impact of active silicon photonic integrated circuits could have on interconnects, telecommunications and silicon electronics are reviewed. A variety of materials are being heterogeneously...   More >

### From Laboratory Research to a Startup: a 3D Printed Microreactor for Chemical Analysis

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab

Dr. Andrew Jones, Activated Research Company

### A Bayesian Multivariate Functional Dynamic Linear Model

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Daniel Kowal, Cornell University

Department of Statistics

I will present a Bayesian approach for modeling multivariate, dependent functional data. To account for the three dominant structural features in the data--functional, time dependent, and multivariate components--we extend hierarchical dynamic linear models for multivariate time series to the functional data setting. We also develop Bayesian spline theory in a more general constrained...   More >

### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Computational complexity and 3-manifolds and zombies

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

Eric Samperton, UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

We consider the computational complexity of counting homomorphisms from 3-manifold groups to fixed finite groups $G$. Let $G$ either be non-abelian simple or $S_m$, where $m \geq 5$. Then counting homomorphisms from fundamental groups of 3-manifolds to $G$ is $\mathsf { P}$-complete. In particular, for fixed $m \geq 5$, it is $\mathsf {NP}$-complete to decide when a 3-manifold admits a connected...   More >

### Combinatorics Seminar: Pseudorandomness in graph theory and additive combinatorics

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Yufei Zhao, University of Oxford

Department of Mathematics

(Please note the unusual time and place of this talk.)

I will highlight some connections between graph theory and additive combinatorics. I will explain how to prove the celebrated Green-Tao theorem, that the primes contain arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions. Following a graph theoretic viewpoint, we will see an answer to the question: what kinds of pseudorandomness are used in the proof...   More >

## Thursday, January 26, 2017

### Foundations of Machine Learning Boot Camp

Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).

### RAPDP - Foundational - F2 Research in a Regulatory Environment

Course | January 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RA's.

### Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | January 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

Public Affairs

This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On a uniqueness result for minimizers of quasiconvex integrals

Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall | Canceled

Jan Kristensen, Oxford University

Department of Mathematics

It is known that minimizers of strongly polyconvex (and hence strongly quasiconvex integrals) need not be unique. In this talk we present uniqueness results for minimizers of strongly quasiconvex integrals under suitable smallness conditions. The talk is based on joint work with Judith Campos Cordero.

### Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Morse-Sard type results for Sobolev mappings

Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

Jan Kristensen, Oxford University

Department of Mathematics

The Morse-Sard theorem, and the generalizations by Dubovitskii and Federer, have numerous applications and belong to the core results of multivariate calculus for smooth mappings. In this talk we discuss extensions of these results to suitable classes of Sobolev mappings. The quest for optimal versions of the results leads one to consider possibly nondifferentiable mappings that in turn warrants...   More >

### EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

### Spring Career Fair, Day 2

Career Fair | January 26 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting...   More >

### PMB Seminar : "Genotype by environment interaction and the genomic basis of environmental response"

Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Koshland Hall, 338 Koshland Hall

David Des Marais, Harvard University

### Transforming SF: THE FUTURE OF WORK: Ken Goldberg and John Zysman in conversation

Panel Discussion | January 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mechanics' Institute, 4th Floor Meeting Room

Ken Goldberg, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

Mechanics Institute

What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will we do with time on our hands and how will we "earn a living"? Two experts in this field will sort out these complicated dynamics, dispel misconceptions, and offer both...   More >