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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

RAPDP - Specialty - Cost Share

Workshop | January 22 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project. Learning Objectives: • Define what cost sharing is and identify applicable policies • Describe the PI and RA roles in securing, monitoring and reporting on cost share commitments • Identify the risks of non-compliance to the campus,...   More >

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Early vision in artificial neural networks

Seminar | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Chris Olah, Open AI

 Berkeley Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Artificial neural networks are capable of sophisticated vision tasks, including recognizing complex object families and captioning images. But very little is known about how they accomplish this. What happens if we take such a neural network seriously as a kind of "model organism?" In this talk, we give a neuron by neuron account of low-level visual features in InceptionV1, and demonstrate that...   More >

Science by analogy: PWAS or Persome Wide Association Studies of behavior

Colloquium | January 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 William Revelle, Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

I will discuss three interrelated threads: 1) the power of open science and public domain data and software; 2) Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment (or SAPA) which is an analogy to data collection methods used in radio astronomy applied to collecting personality data in psychology; and 3) Persome Wide Association Studies in personality (PWAS) which is an analogy of procedures developed for...   More >

BPM 201 Employee Engagement

Workshop | January 22 | 1-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers an overview of employee engagement, new employee onboarding, the use of ongoing assessments of engagement, creation of an engagement action plan, and communicating the engagement strategy.

Cell types, and the specificity of synaptic connectivity and signaling between them, in primary visual cortex

Seminar | January 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Dr. Gabe Murphy, Allen Institute

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neurons are frequently classified into distinct groups, or ‘cell types’, on the basis of structural, physiological, or genetic attributes. Constraining the definition and diversity of neuronal cell types likely requires a different, more integrated approach - e..g, assaying the cellular and network attributes of individual neurons and determining the degree to which those attributes co-vary...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Uncovering the molecular and cellular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Helen Bateup, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

A Chemical Engineering's Approach to Systems Biology-Microfluidics, Automation and Big Data

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Hang Lu, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

My lab is interested in engineering micro systems and automation tools. Our recent effort also includes image informatics and statistical machine learning techniques; this greatly enhances our ability to address questions in developmental and behavioral neurogenetics, and aging in C. elegans, which have implications in human developmental, psychiatric, and age-related neural disorders.

Optimal adaptive design of experiments for stochastic dynamic systems: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Giles Hooker, Cornell University

 Department of Statistics

This talk examines the design of stochastic experimental systems so as to best able to estimate parameters of the underlying dynamics. In systems ranging from ecology, neurobiology and economics, models of system dynamics can be paired with laboratory experiments to estimate parameters and gain insight into their underlying dynamics. When this is done, several experimental parameters can be...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Fan Dai: California-China Climate Partnership: the past, present and future

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Fan Dai, California-China Climate Institute

 Energy and Resources Group

California and China have a long-standing history of climate and environment partnership through the dozen MOUs between the governments, as well as policy exchange and joint research initiatives, ranging from air-quality, carbon market, energy efficiency, renewable energy innovation to long-term climate goal setting. What motivates and what has worked in such bilateral collaboration? What can the...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Fan Dai: California-China Climate Partnership: the past, present and future

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Fan Dai, California-China Climate Institute

 Energy and Resources Group

California and China have a long-standing history of climate and environment partnership through the dozen MOUs between the governments, as well as policy exchange and joint research initiatives, ranging from air-quality, carbon market, energy efficiency, renewable energy innovation to long-term climate goal setting. What motivates and what has worked in such bilateral collaboration? What can the...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Coordinate Descent Methods for Full Configuration Interactions

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yingzhou Li, Duke

 Department of Mathematics

The edge eigenvalue problems arise in many applications. When the dimension of the matrix is extremely large, such as in quantum many-body problems, conventional algorithms become impractical. We reformulate the problem as a non-convex optimization problem and propose a family of coordinate descent methods to address it. Based on our convergence analysis of these proposed methods, we tailored one...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Mergers and Acquisitions, Local Labor Market Concentration, and Worker Outcomes"

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab | Note change in location

 David Arnold, Princeton Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s):Labor Economics, Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics

Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale

Presentation | January 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall

 D-Lab

Join this kick-off event for a NSF-funded project to evaluate and expand Berkeley's data science curriculum. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to share their experiences with data science education and give suggestions on the components of a successful and inclusive education program.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >