Campus Shutdown Notice

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have decided to close our administrative offices starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.  Cory and Soda Hall are closed.  Classes are being held remotely.  All events in Cory and Soda Halls will either be cancelled or held remotely, and staff will be working remotely during this time.


Dissertation Talk: Applications of Machine Learning for Character Animation

  • Stephen Bailey
An important goal of character animation is to create believable, life-like movements and expressions. For film, artists spend significant amounts of effort to add sufficient complexity to a character rig to enable believable and emotionally evocative performances. However, once a complex character rig has been authored, an artist then needs to spend a significant amount of effort to animate a...

Rivian Info-session

Via Zoom:
We're looking for the most adventurous thinkers on earth. There’s a reason we’re hardwired with curiosity and a capacity to invent better ways of doing things. The part of us that seeks to explore the world is the secret to making sure it remains a world worth exploring. Plug-in with Rivian. Learn how your adventurous spirit can thrive in our unique culture and how the products and...

Doing Some Good with Machine Learning (and Statistics): Neyman Seminar

Evans Hall
  • Lester Mackey, Microsoft Research
This is the story of my assorted attempts to do some good with machine learning (and statistics). Through its telling, I’ll highlight several models of organizing social good efforts, describe half a dozen social good problems that would benefit from our community's attention, and present both resources and challenges for those looking to do some good with ML and stats.

Delivery and Antiparasitic Antimonial Therapy Using Biomaterial Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Zoom Session
  • Prof. Timothy Johnstone, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry & Biochemistry Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease that is endemic to 98 countries and claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Of the handful of drugs available to treat infection with Leishmania spp., two contain the main-group element antimony: meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate.

BIDS-BCHSI Research Xchange Forum

Virtual Participation via Zoom
This Forum is an open discussion platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and research at the intersection of healthcare and data science. Meetings are held monthly on first Mondays at 12:30-1:30 PM Pacific. Register to receive schedule and access links.

CCB Seminar: From genomes to genealogies: mapping the history of humans and their genetic variation using ancient and modern genomes

Zoom Seminar
  • Dr. Simon Myers, Professor, Department of Statistics, Oxford University
Abstract: Genetic variation is shaped through evolutionary processes acting on our genomes over hundreds of millennia, including past migrations, isolation by distance, population bottlenecks, and natural selection. Such events are reflected in the genealogical trees that relate individuals back in time. We have developed an approach, Relate, to reconstruct such genealogies from genetic...

Berkeley Conversations — COVID-19 Misinformation: Understanding and Seeking Truth during a Pandemic

  • Nick Adams, Founder & Chief Scientist of Goodly Labs
  • Hany Farid, Professor, professor with joint appointments in UC Berkeley's School of Information and department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic continues to create confusion and contention along scientific and political lines. In this conversation, Berkeley faculty will help us understand the nature of misinformation in order to assess, evaluate and engage more effectively with the information resources we consult. They will discuss some of the reasons for the rapid spread of misinformation,...

RISE Seminar: Lessons from Large-Scale Cloud Software at Databricks

Soda Hall
  • Matei Zaharia, Stanford University
The cloud has become the most common way to deliver commercial software, but it requires building products in a very different way from traditional software, which has not been heavily studied in research. I will explain some of these challenges based on my experience at Databricks, a startup that provides a data analytics platform as a service on AWS and Azure. Databricks manages...