Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science - Fall 2018 Series

August 20, 2018

The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and the Berkeley Division of Data Sciences, return next month for the Fall 2018 series. Upcoming lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.  This lecture series is offered to engage our diverse campus community and enrich active connections among colleagues.  All campus community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

Where: 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley
When: Tuesdays at 4:10-5:00 PM
Arrive at 3:30 PM for light refreshments and discussion prior to the formal presentation.

Dan Kammen

September 18

Data and sustainability science and practice

Dan Kammen
Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Henry Brady

October 2

The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences

Henry Brady
Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy
Anca Dragan

October 23

Optimal robot action for and around people

Anca Dragan
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Deb Agarwal

November 6 (Originally scheduled on October 30)

Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data

Deb Agarwal
Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rosemary Gillespie

November 13

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics

Rosemary Gillespie
Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management
Rachel Slaybaugh

November 27

Creating the future of nuclear energy

Rachel Slaybaugh
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill

December 4

Maps of a rising water table: The hidden component of sea level rise

Kristina Hill
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design