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Monday, October 7, 2019

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

Dimitri Azar

Seminar | October 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, College of Medicine, The University of Illinois

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A Glimpse at the Vulnerable Population’s Access to Sexual Health Service in China

Presentation | October 7 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Bixby Conference Room, BWW 6122

 Rebekah Gong, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

 Public Health, School of

Observations on the issue of sex workers’ limited access to
sexual health services, the needs and obstacles of the disabled population accessing sexual health services,
and the overall experience of working with “You and Me” in China.

Trade Lunch: "Factor-biased Technologies and Spatial Reallocation"

Seminar | October 7 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Petr Martynov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Introduction to Mindful Literacy (BEUHS063)

Workshop | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Bean, MFA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training...   More >

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Toward Developmentally Reasonably Self-Supervised Learning: IHD/Developmental Colloquium Fall 2019

Colloquium | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dan Yamins, tanford University Department of Psychology and Computer Science


Abstract: Neural networks have proven effective learning machines for a variety of challenging AI tasks, as well as surprisingly good models of brain areas that underly real human intelligence. However, most successful neural networks are totally unrealistic as developmental models, because they are trained in a supervised fashion on large labelled datasets. Unsupervised approaches to learning...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Graded multiplicity in harmonic polynomials

Seminar | October 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alex Heaton, Max Planck Institute Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a family of examples falling into the following context (first considered by Vinberg): Let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over the complex numbers. A subgroup, K, of fixed points of a finite-order automorphism acts on the Lie algebra of G. Each eigenspace of the automorphism is a representation of K. Let g1 be one of the eigenspaces. We consider the harmonic polynomials on...   More >

PERL Seminar:“Converging on words, not policies – Evidence from campaign manifestos”

Seminar | October 7 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Caroline Le Pennec-Çaldichoury

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Contemplating Home: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 7 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Seminar | October 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jennifer Tour Chayes, Technical Fellow, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs, New England, New York City, and Montreal

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I'll discuss in detail particular applications to (1) recommendation systems, using machine learning to infer recommendations from sparse data sets on bipartite networks; and (2) cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to identify possible drug targets.

String-Math Seminar: Aspects of Ω-deformed M-theory

Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Jihwan Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, Costello proposed how to systematically apply Omega deformation on string theory and M-theory. Upon the deformation, one can discuss the exact topological holography of both M2 and M5 branes.

The goal of the talk is to review Costello's formalism and to discuss a combined system of the M2 and M5 branes, which is the joint work with D. Gaiotto. The M2 brane worldvolume theory is 3d N=4...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some non-commutative hydrodynamic Euler equations in free probability theory

Seminar | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Euler equations for a flow which preserves the Gaussian measure on Euclidean space can be translated in terms of Gaussian random variables, which raises the question about an analogue in free probability. We derive these "free" Euler equations by applying the approach of Arnold for Euler equations to a Lie algebra of infinitesimal automorphisms of the von Neumann algebra of a free group. We...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci Flow of Doubly-warped Product Metrics

Seminar | October 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Maxwell Stolarski, Arizona State

 Department of Mathematics

The Ricci flow of rotationally symmetric metrics has been a source of interesting dynamics for the flow that include the formation of slow blow-up degenerate neckpinch singularities and the forward continuation of the flow through neckpinch singularities. A natural next source of examples is then the Ricci flow of doubly-warped product metrics. This structure allows for a potentially larger...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Moments of cubic $L$-functions over function fields

Seminar | October 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexandra Florea, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

I will focus on the mean value of $L$-functions associated to cubic characters over $F_q[t]$ when $q \equiv 1 \pmod 3$. I will explain how to obtain an asymptotic formula which relies on obtaining cancellation in averages of cubic Gauss sums over functions fields. I will also talk about the corresponding non-Kummer case when $q \equiv 2 \pmod 3$ and I will explain why this setting is somewhat...   More >

Shane Henderson – Under the Hood of Bike Sharing

Seminar | October 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 1174 (George B. Dantzig Auditorium)

 Shane Henderson, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

oint work with Daniel Freund, Nanjing Jian, Eoin O’Mahony, David Shmoys

Cornell’s work on bike sharing with Citi Bike and its parent company Motivate relies on a combination of data analysis, stochastic modeling and optimization to help inform both the design and operation of the largest bike-sharing operations in North America. I’ll discuss our work and its impact, but focus on some of the...   More >

MBTG Seminar: "CryoEM and CryoET Automation: Where are we now and what do we still need?"

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center

 College of Chemistry

The dramatic improvements in the progress of cryo electron microscopy (cryoEM) and cryo electron tomography (cryoET) over the last five years has been accompanied by the adoption of a high level of automation. However, there are several automation challenges that remain to be addressed in the areas of specimen preparation, image acquisition, and analysis. In specimen preparation we need to...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Welfare Consequences of Internalizing Border Spillovers

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zenan Wang, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Graphons: From Graph Limits to Modeling and Estimation of Sparse Networks at Scale: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Doe Library, BIDS Room

 Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

There are many examples of sparse network at scale, e.g., the WWW, online social networks, and large bipartite networks used for recommendations. How do we model and learn these networks? In contrast to conventional learning problems, where we have many independent samples, it is often the case for these networks that we can get only one independent sample. How do we use a single snapshot today...   More >

Children’s personalised books: A look back and a look ahead

Colloquium | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Natalia Kucirkova, Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research, University of Stavanger, Norway

 Graduate School of Education

This talk focuses on personalized books and personalised digital reading. I will begin with an explanation of what is meant by digital personalisation in early childhood, with some examples of the resources and practices subsumed under this umbrella term. I will outline how digital personalization affects children’s reading experience and how it impacts on children’s learning.

Natalia Kucirkova

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations: defocusing mass and energy critical cases

Seminar | October 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Deng Zhang, SJTU

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will present our recent results on stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations with linear multiplicative noise, particularly, in the defocusing mass-critical and energy-critical cases. More precisely, for general initial data, we obtain the global existence and uniqueness of solutions in both mass-critical and energy-critical case. When the quadratic variation of noise is...   More >

Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | October 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality, Amazon; Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality, IBM

 Mayan Shay May-Raz, Augmented Reality SDK Product Manager, Lenovo

 UC Berkeley Extension

Delighted to have Mayan Shay May-Raz at UC Berkeley Extension for an Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Fireside Chat with Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality at Amazon; and Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality at IBM. Join us on October 7 at 6:30 pm at our San Francisco Center.


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Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

Presentation | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in relationship to empowerment, Faustine examines the legacy of trauma, lineage, and...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.