# Academic

## Monday, April 30, 2018

### Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30
–
May 4,
2018 *every day* |
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and... More >

### Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop | April 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117)

Please join us for a discussion of some of the best approaches to teaching during the summer at UC Berkeley. Among the topics, we will discuss are strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the AC requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms.

RSVP
online *by
April 30*.

### Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

Jared Rubin, Chapman University

### The neural circuits of the fly's olfactory memory

Seminar | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

Lou Scheffer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The fruit fly Drosophila will avoid odors previously associated with unpleasant experiences, and pursue odors previously associated with rewards. It has long been known that the seat of this associative learning is the Mushroom Body, a particular compartment of the fly's brain. Using a combination of genetic methods, behavioral experiments, electrophysiology, and circuit reconstruction (through... More >

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Higher-order estimates for collapsing Calabi-Yau metrics

Seminar | April 30 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Hans-Joachim Hein, Fordham University

Consider a compact Calabi-Yau manifold \(X\) with a holomorphic vibration \(F: X \rightarrow B\) over some base \(B\), together with a "collapsing" path of Kahler classes of the form \([F^*\omega _B] + t [\omega _X]\) for \(t \in (0,1]\). Understanding the limiting behavior as \(t \rightarrow 0\) of the Ricci-flat Kahler forms representing these classes is a basic problem in geometric analysis... More >

### Applied Math Seminar: Smoothing techniques for risk-averse PDE-constrained optimization

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall

Drew Kouri, Sandia National Laboratories

Many science and engineering applications necessitate the optimal control or design of systems described by partial differential equations (PDEs) with uncertain inputs such as coefficients, boundary conditions and initial conditions. In this talk, I formulate such problems as risk-averse optimization problems in Banach space. For many popular measures of risk such as coherent risk measures, the... More >

### BLISS Seminar: Phase Transitions in Generalized Linear Models

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

Leo Miolane, INRIA

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider generalized linear models (GLMs) where an unknown $n$-dimensional signal vector is observed through the application of a random matrix and a non-linear (possibly probabilistic) componentwise output function.

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Constancy of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of a p-adic local system

Seminar | April 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Koji Shimizu, Harvard University

Sen attached to each p-adic Galois representation of a p-adic field a multiset of numbers called generalized Hodge-Tate weights. In this talk, we regard a p-adic local system on a rigid analytic variety as a geometric family of Galois representations and show that the multiset of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of the local system is constant. The pretalk is designed to be a quick introduction to... More >

### Avraham Shtub -Technion

Seminar | April 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Avraham Shtub, Technion

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 where he also served as a chairman of the department (1993-1996)... More >

### The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present... More >

### STROBE Seminars: New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

Dr. Stan Osher

Stan Osher, "New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography"

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/861872381

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 861-872-381

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Media Competition and the Source of Disagreement"

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

### The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present... More >

### Dissertation talk: Classical delegation and verification of quantum computations

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

Urmila Mahadev

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Due to recent advances in quantum computing, two related open questions have become increasingly important. First, can a classical computer delegate a quantum computation without compromising privacy? Next, is it possible for a classical computer to verify the result of a quantum computation? In this talk, we present methods allowing a classical computer to achieve both of these cryptographic... More >

### IB Finishing Talk: Metapopulations in miniature: connectivity, subpopulation extinction, and recovery in microbial microcosms

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Helen Kurkjian, UCB (Simms Lab)

### UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29
–
April 30,
2018 *every Monday with exceptions* |
6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198

Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18

Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >