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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Mechanical Energy Storage for Self-Destructing Motes and Jumping Microrobots

Presentation | May 10 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Joseph Greenspun, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation Talk

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Untangling the Farm Bill: Graduate Seminar Presentations

Presentation | May 10 | 12-2 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come and hear the final presentations of UC Berkeley’s first Farm Bill Graduate Seminar and learn about emerging marker bills and pressing issues in our nation’s largest omnibus food and agriculture legislation. This two-hour cross-disciplinary seminar will feature student research and policy briefs on proposed improvements to the Farm Bill.

Topics will include:

- The Elephant in the Farm...   More >

  RSVP online

Dissertation Talk: Machine Learning for Resource Management in the Datacenter and the Cloud

Colloquium | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Neeraja J. Yadwadkar, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I argue that advancements in machine learning can be leveraged to manage and optimize contemporary distributed systems by deriving actionable insights from performance data. To realize this vision of model-based resource management, we show how to deal with the key challenges of data-driven models: uncertainty in predictions, cost of training, and cost of updating the models.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | May 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics