Dissertation Talk: Learning to Navigate in Visual Environments

380 Soda Hall
In this talk, we examine learning and systems challenges related to visual navigation tasks. First, we approach visual navigation tasks within the setting of reinforcement learning under partial observation. Second, we consider issues related to the large scale training of convolutional nets.

Design Field Notes: Ian Leighton

220 Jacobs Hall
Ian Leighton is a digital product designer from the Bay Area, now based in Lisbon. He graduated from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (2011). He founded a startup, Embark which created a dozen public transit apps for iPhone, and was acquired by Apple in 2013. At Apple, Ian worked on a large part of the design for Apple Maps Transit. His talk will explore "Design in Transit."

Creating the future of nuclear energy: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science with Rachel Slaybaugh

190 Doe Library
  • Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
The nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads: existing nuclear reactors are struggling to operate economically in some tough markets, and construction of new designs in the U.S. is slow and over budget. At the same time, interest in and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors is growing at an unprecedented rate, and some other nations are building new reactors efficiently. Can...

EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning to Solve Challenging Problems

306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
  • Jeff Dean, Google, Inc.
For the past seven years, Google Research teams have conducted research on difficult problems in artificial intelligence, on building large-scale computer systems for machine learning research, and, in collaboration with many teams at Google, on applying our research and systems to many Google products. As part of our work in this space, we have built and open-sourced the TensorFlow system...

Rethinking America’s 20th-Century Highway InstitutionsModeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
  • Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, University of Washington
University of Washington's Xuegang (Jeff) Ban will present Modeling Dynamic Transportation Networks Using Differential Complementarity Systems on November 30, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Maps of a rising water table: The hidden component of sea level rise: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

190 Doe Library
  • Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
Map-based data viewers have been available for several years that reveal where coastal flooding is likely to occur as oceans warm and ice sheets melt. Recently, geologists have begun to study the influence of sea level rise on groundwater, and have concluded that in some coastal areas, as much or more land could flood as a result of rising groundwater than will flood directly from saltwater. Yet...

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

101 Life Sciences Addition
Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing Abstract: Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA...