Friday, February 16, 2018
Workshop | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.
Free with Garden Admission
A Methodologically Integrative Approach to Predicting the Seismic Performance of Structures on Liquefiable Ground
Seminar | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Shideh Dashti, Ph.D
Dr. Dashtis research includes the study of interactions and interdependencies among infrastructure systems during disasters; seismic performance of underground structures; and consequences and mitigation of the liquefaction hazard facing structures in isolation and in urban settings.
Colloquium | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Exit Talk
Application of Causal Analyses for Diagnosing Environmental Problems: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Charles Menzie, Global Executive Director, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Workshop | February 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.
Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Mark Thompson, University of Bristol
Quantum information technologies offer a new and powerful ways to processing and communicating information. Of the various approaches to quantum technologies, photons are appealing for their low-noise properties and ease of manipulation at the single qubit level; while the challenge of entangling interactions between photons can be met via measurement induced non-linearities. Historically bulk... More >
Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley
Seminar | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location
Prof. Eric Betzig, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Physics
A single mammalian cell is a complex yet robust machine self-assembled from approximately 100 million copies of tens of thousands of distinct proteins, each only a few nanometers in size. Reverse engineering this system is a daunting task, not only because of the small size and shear number of components, but also because the system is exquisitely sensitive to perturbation, either by scientific... More >
Seminar | February 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Zeyu Zheng, Stanford University
Abstract: In this talk, we will argue that data-driven service systems engineering should take a statistical perspective that is guided by the decisions and performance measures that are critical from a managerial perspective. We further take the view that the statistical models will often be used as inputs to simulations that will be used to drive either capacity decisions or real-time decisions... More >
Seminar | February 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Workshop | February 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Egyptians are expected to go to the polls next month to vote in the presidential election. However, the process has already been tainted by the suppression of competitors of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. What can Egyptians expect from this election?
Seminar | February 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Preliminary research results about companiesâs internal research practices in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analytics.
Seminar | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Actinides in the +3 oxidation state occupy central roles in many areas that are important for our quality of life. These range from developing targeted alpha therapy in treating cancer to processing spent nuclear fuel. Hence, there is pressing need to advance
fundamental understanding of +3 actinide coordination chemistry. While numerous
heroic efforts have advanced AnIII chemistry, two main... More >
Seminar | February 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley
Still more on how multivalued harmonic functions arise in regularity theory for minimal surfaces and on the basic theory of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions.