The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)(link is external), return for the Fall 2018 series. 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

Data and sustainability science and practice(link is external)

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

September 18


Henry Brady

The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences(link is external)

Henry Brady
Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy

October 2

Jesse Rothstein

Letters of recommendation in Berkeley undergraduate admissions: Program evaluation and natural language processing(link is external)

Jesse Rothstein
Professor, Public Policy and Economics

October 9

Anca Dragan

Optimal robot action for and around people (link is external)

Anca Dragan
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

October 23


Deb Agarwal

Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data (link is external)

Deb Agarwal
Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL

October 30

Rosemary Gillespie

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics(link is external)

Rosemary Gillespie
Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management

November 13

Rachel Slaybaugh

Creating the future of nuclear energy(link is external)

Rachel Slaybaugh
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering

November 27


Kristina Hill

Maps of a rising water table: The hidden component of sea level rise(link is external)

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

December 4