Events

Nov05

CMU Health Care Analytics and IT Master's Degree

212 Cory Hall
Interested in taking your CS or EECS training to the next level in an industry in need of analytic innovators? The Master of Science in Health Care Analytics & Information Technology offered by the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon will provide you with a #1 education in analytics and IT management to not only understand the complex business models of today’s health care systems, but also use...
Nov05

Sketching Big Data

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Jelani Nelson, Harvard Universty
A "sketch" is a data structure supporting some pre-specified set of queries and updates to a database while consuming space substantially (often exponentially) less than the information theoretic minimum required to store everything seen, and thus can also be seen as some form of functional compression. The advantages of sketching include less memory consumption, faster algorithms, and reduced...
Nov06

Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Deb Agarwal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL
Building the data capabilities and products needed to help enable understanding of watershed dynamics, tropical forests, carbon flux, and soil carbon. are just a few of the areas where we are working. This talk will describe the role inter-disciplinary data science is playing in helping to address these challenges. Many challenges encountered are not addressed by the tools available today. The...
Nov07

Why Deep Learning Works: Traditional and Heavy-Tailed Implicit Self-Regularization in Deep Neural Networks

1011 Evans Hall
  • Michael W. Mahoney, UC Berkeley
Random Matrix Theory (RMT) is applied to analyze the weight matrices of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), including both production quality, pre-trained models and smaller models trained from scratch. Empirical and theoretical results clearly indicate that the DNN training process itself implicitly implements a form of self-regularization, implicitly sculpting a more regularized energy or penalty...
Nov09

'Nano' Implies Nonlinear Dynamics

390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • R Stanley Williams, HP Labs
One thing that we who have worked in the nano area for the past 20 years keep claiming is that new properties and opportunities arise from materials crafted at the nanometer scale. One of the major changes is that the response of materials to stimuli becomes increasingly nonlinear, and that leads to a completely new set of dynamical properties. I will show how a single nanoscale device can be...
Nov13

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. My colleagues and I have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological...
Nov14

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
  • Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing
Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this...
Nov14

Evening with Industry

Berkeley City Club
Join Berkeley SWE and various large engineering firms at Evening with Industry for an evening of networking and fine dining at Berkeley City Club on Wednesday, November 14! This year, SWE is inviting representatives from Google, Intel, IBM, AT&T, P&G, Dropbox, General Motors, KLA Tencor, Danaher, Accenture Labs, PWC, AECOM, Intuitive Surgical, STRIVR, and ZS Associates. If you’re currently...
Nov16

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elizabeth Churchill

310 Jacobs Hall
Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google, will give a talk on Empowering Creators: Research & Material Design at Jacobs Hall.