Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Canceled
Aditi Saraf, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
A talk by Dr. Aditi Saraf, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.
Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Jasmine Syedullah, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, Vassar College
JOB TALK IN GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES
Jasmine Syedullah is a black feminist political theorist of abolition, as well as co-author of "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" (North Atlantic Books, 2016). She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vassar College. Her research brings a black feminist approach to questions of political theory to ask how the carceral... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 202 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Christina Gerhardt, Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley achieved national visibility with a series of student protests responding to the administrations decision to ban information tables regarding the Civil Rights Movement. They mark the first time that the civil disobedience tactics of the Civil Rights Movement were brought to a college campus and served as a foundation for future protests such as... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Somayeh Sojoudi, Berkeley IEOR and EECS
The area of data science lacks efficient computational methods with provable guarantees that can cope with the large-scale nature and the high nonlinearity of many real-world systems. Practitioners often design heuristic algorithms tailored to specific applications, but the theoretical underpinnings of these methods remain a mystery and this limits their usage in safety-critical systems. In this... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Paul Beame, University of Washington
In the early part of the 20th century, Gödel, Turing, and Tarski showed that no consistent system of reasoning can contain proofs of important properties of the natural numbers or of computations. In these cases, the difficulty stems from the need to reason about infinities of numbers or time that don't show up in our everyday world. In contrast, proofs of properties in a bounded size world... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Nick Seaver is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with the developers of algorithmic music recommender systems in the US, which is the subject of a forthcoming book titled Computing Taste.
Del Chiaro Lecture Fall 2018: Etrusco-Corinthian Pottery in Context - A Corinthianising Phenomenon in Etruria
Lecture | November 19 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, The Seaborg Room
Szilvia Lakatos, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Lecture | November 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater, BAMPFA | Canceled
Marisa Morán Jahn
A daemon for ancient Greeks referred to a divinity or being betwixt and between humans and the supernatural, an inner spirit or inspiring force. Today, daemon commonly refers to a discrete background process that handles requests for services such as print spooling and file transfers, and is dormant when not required.
A tool is a device or implement used to carry out a specific function.... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom | Canceled
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
This event has been postponed until the spring semester due to poor air quality.
The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-
1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and
countless other activists of his generation exemplified... More >
Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.
Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library
Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.