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Berkeley City College to host MoSAIC: A Festival of Math and Art, October 3-4

1 October 2014

MoSAIC-Poster-BCC-webBerkeley’s Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College will host MoSAIC: Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry and Culture: a Festival of Math and Art 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat., Oct. 3 & 4. The event is free and open to the public.

MoSAIC is a collaborative effort sponsored and funded by MSRI and administered by the Bridges organization. The groups create interdisciplinary mini conferences and festivals on mathematical connections in science, art, industry, and culture for colleges and universities around the United States and abroad.

The BCC event will include hands-on workshops, presentations, math/art exhibits, films and information exchanges with mathematicians and artists. Notable presenters include Art historian Carol Bier, George Hart, mathematician and sculptor, Vi Hart, YouTube math video producer, Chris Palmer, author of Shadowfolds, Karl Schaffer, dancer, and more. For details, visit www.mosaicmathart.org/events/berkeley.

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Dr. Anna Patterson, Google’s VP of Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, presents “Search Engines Through the Ages,” at Berkeley City College, October 22

30 September 2014

content_patterson_for_webGoogle’s Dr. Anna Patterson will explore, “Search Engines Through the Ages: A Brief History of How We Seek Information,” 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 22, at Berkeley City College’s Auditorium, 2050 Center St. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your ticket at http://tinyurl.com/annapatterson. Details about the event are at http://www.msri.org/general_events/20903.

Accessing information has radically changed through the advent of the internet, as have searching for—and finding—knowledge, news, and gossip. Dr. Patterson takes us back in time before “to google” became the synonym for searching the web, and looks at the different ways we’ve searched for information, from taxonomies to text to algorithms, and beyond. She explains these changes, presents the latest developments in internet search engines and how current developments will impact the future.

Dr. Patterson is Vice President of Engineering and Artificial Intelligence for Google. She was the architect of one of Google’s largest search serving systems TeraGoogle and also led efforts in Web Search, Ads and Shopping. The focus of her current work is on text understanding.

Her talk is part of the “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of six public lectures in 2014–15, which are jointly presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC). They are made possible with funding from the Simons Foundation.

 

For more information contact:

Shirley Fogarino
Berkeley City College
(510) 981-2852

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P-SPAN – “Music, Computing and People” lecture by Dr. Ge Wang at Berkeley City College

19 March 2014

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College (BCC) continued their “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” lecture series with “Music, Computing and People” a lecture by Dr. Ge Wang.  Dr. Wang, assistant professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), researches programming languages and interactive software systems for computer music, mobile and social music, laptop orchestras, and education at the intersection of computer science and music.  He is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, is founding director of Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO).  He also co-founded Smule, and is the designer of the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano.  This event took place at Berkeley City College on February 12, 2014.

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Dr. Inez Fung Presents How to Use Data and Climate Models to Measure and Verify Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Berkeley City College

1 November 2013

Inez Fung

As international, national and local targets for greenhouse gas emissions are discussed and implemented, how well do we know if the targets are being met?

MSRI and Berkeley City College will host “Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 6, with Dr. Inez Fung, in Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St., Berkeley. The lecture is part of “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of lectures sponsored by the Simons Foundation (www.simonsfoundation.org) and co-presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College.

Auditorium seating is limited so be sure to go RSVP at http://inezfung.bpt.me to obtain your free ticket. You must present your ticket at the door to ensure your admission.

Dr. Fung will demonstrate how data assimilation techniques merge observations with climate change models to test similarity between “bottom-up” reported emissions and “top-down” estimates inferred from their atmospheric signatures. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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