Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Mon 3/8/21 11 amVirtual (Zoom)
Quantum/Gravity Seminar
Steve Naculich (Bowdoin College)
A Tale of Two Exponentiations in N=8 Supergravity
Four-point gravitational scattering amplitudes can exhibit two types of exponentiation. In momentum space, one-loop infrared divergences exponentiate to give higher-loop amplitudes modulo an IR-finite remainder function. On the other hand, at high energies and small angles, the four-point amplitude can be expressed in impact parameter space as the exponential of an eikonal phase. We explore the interplay of these two types of exponentiation in N=8 supergravity, and show how each can inform us about the structure of the other.
Please contact for Zoom link

Mon 3/8/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Sue Paradis (Brandeis University )
Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Circuit Development and Plasticity
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 3/8/21 12 noonVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Varinder Aggarwal (University of Bristol )
Synthesis in a Boron World
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97367262570 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Dan Polyak

Mon 3/8/21 12:30 pmOnline
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
Ian Hunter (Fraden Lab)
Controlling Pattern Formation in Complex Networks
Zoom link is https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/91273642334. Please contact scigradoffice@brandeis.edu for password.

Mon 3/8/21 1 pmOnline
Special Seminar (MCB Faculty Search Candidate )
Dr. E. (Javier) Lopez Soto (Brown University)
Cell-specific epigenetic control of calcium ion channel splicing and function
**please note special start time** https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/94901963153 Please email aesposito@brandeis.edu for the password

Mon 3/8/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Maximilian Swiatlowski (TRIUMF)
The LHC’s Next Frontier: Searching for Pairs of Higgs Bosons to Understand the Standard Model and Beyond
The discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider completed the Standard Model, but many fundamental open questions remain. One question is particularly simple: how could the Big Bang produce the matter-dominated universe we observe without anti-matter, which should have been produced in equal parts? As the LHC switches into its High-Luminosity phase, the huge datasets the ATLAS experiment will collect can provide answers to this question, and others, by measuring the extremely rare production of pairs of Higgs bosons. Though difficult to observe, these signatures can directly measure the shape of the Higgs potential: deviations from the Standard Model's expectations could allow us to understand not just the history of the early universe that created the matter/anti-matter asymmetry, but questions like the future stability of the universe. This colloquium will focus on the challenges to detecting Higgs boson pairs, and how to interpret them to understand the shape of the Higgs potential and consequences for physics beyond the Standard Model. I will also describe how ATLAS is utilizing new developments in detector upgrades and machine learning to improve these measurements and to make the most of the data in the face of unprecedented experimental conditions.
Please contact for Zoom link
Hosted by Gabriella Sciolla

Tue 3/9/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
NO CLASSES - NO SEMINAR

Tue 3/9/21 2 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Topology Seminar
William Ballinger (Princeton University)
Concordance invariants from Khovanov homology
The Lee differential and Rasmussen's E(-1) differential acting on Khovanov homology combine to give a pair of cancelling differentials, an algebraic structure that has been studied in the context of knot Floer homology. I will describe some concordance invariants that come from this structure, with applications to nonorientable genus bounds and linear independence in the concordance group.
Zoom link https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99772088777 Password: hyperbolic
Hosted by Daniel Ruberman

Tue 3/9/21 3:30 pmOnline
Chemistry Seminar (Physical Chemistry and Materials Seminar)
Zhaoxi Zheng (Schmidt-Rohr Lab)
Circular Polymer Economy based on Chemical Recycling to Monomers
Email chemofc@brandeis.edu or scigradoffice@brandeis.edu for Zoom link and password

Wed 3/10/21 10 amOnline
Computational Neuroscience Journal Club
Jennifer Hoy (University of Nevada, Reno)
Developmental changes in visual orienting behavior in mice
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96713965693 For password please email Paul Miller: pmiller@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Steve Van Hooser

Wed 3/10/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Melda Buyukozturk (Birren Lab)
Tet1 Isoforms Differentially Regulate Gene Expression, Synaptic Transmission, and Memory in the Mammalian Brain
Ref: https://www.jneurosci.org/content/41/4/578
Alexis Ryan (Bradshaw Lab)
A bacterial cytolinker couples positioning of magnetic organelles to cell shape control
Ref: http://pnas.in/2020/pdf/DEC/volume117issue50/32086-32097.pdf
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/12/21 10 am https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/3615824913
Prof. Matthew Turk (President, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC))
Beyond Fairness in Face Recognition
Abstract: Face recognition technologies have made great progress and are being deployed in a wide variety of applications, yet they also raise serious issues with respect to privacy, bias, and serious misuse by individuals, companies, and governments. Some civil liberties and advocacy groups have been increasingly raising warnings and supporting legislation banning such technologies. Many in law enforcement push back, arguing that it saves lives and helps to make us safer. Legislative bodies are trying to decide if and how to address these issues, sometimes with limited information. As technologists, what is our role in this public debate? Are we helping to create a surveillance dystopia? What should we do about it? Let's discuss.

Speaker Bio: Matthew Turk is the President of the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), a graduate academic institution that focuses on research in computer science theory, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He was formerly a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he co-directed the UCSB Four Eyes Lab, focused on the "four I's" of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. He received a BS from Virginia Tech, an MS from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked at Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, LIFIA/ENSIMAG (Grenoble, France), Teleos Research, and Microsoft Research, where he was a founder of the Vision Technology Group. He co-founded an augmented reality startup company in 2014 that was acquired by PTC Vuforia in 2016. Dr. Turk has received several best paper awards, and he is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and the recipient of the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies.

Hosted by Hongfu Liu

Fri 3/12/21 11:15 amZoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Terrence Strick (ENS Paris)
Transcription-coupled repair: when a DNA repair system moonlights as a mutagen
For login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Jeff Gelles

Fri 3/12/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Ryan Kirk (Nelson Lab)
Jenny Choi (Haber Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/15/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Michael Schneider (Nelson Lab)
Mohamed Adel (Griffith Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Tue 3/16/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Oded Rechavi (Tel Aviv University)
Memory Inheritance in C.elegans
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Piali Sengupta

Wed 3/17/21 10 amVolen 119
Computational Neuroscience Journal Club
Ben Ballintyn (Miller Lab)
Mapping hierarchical reinforcement learning methods onto the brain and behavior

Part 2

Class will be a hyrbid format. For online access use: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96713965693 and email Paul Miller (pmiller@brandeis.edu) for password.

Wed 3/17/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Anthony Vecchiarelli (University of Michigan)
Yes, bacteria have organelles. How are they organized?
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Alex Bisson

Fri 3/19/21 11:15 amZoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
First-Year BCBP PhD Students
First-Year Biochemistry & Biophysics Doctoral Rotation Talks
For Zoom login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/19/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Ines Patop (Kadener Lab)
Dan Svedberg (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/22/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Jordan Breffle (Miller Lab)
Daniel Svedberg (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 3/22/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Hosea Nelson (UCLA)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/93205527956 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Hao Xu

Tue 3/23/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium (The Gordon Lecture Series)
Jeremy Wilusz (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
Unexpected mechanisms that control the outputs of many protein-coding genes
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For pw please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu This series is made possible through a grant by the Gordon Family
Hosted by Sebastian Kadener

Tue 3/23/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Chris Jarzynski (University of Maryland)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/24/21 10 amVolen 119
Computational Neuroscience Journal Club
Jacob Olson (Jadhav Lab)
Complementary Maps for Location and Environmental Structure in CA1 and Subiculum
Class will be a hyrbid format. For online access use: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96713965693 and email Paul Miller (pmiller@brandeis.edu) for password.

Wed 3/24/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Jenny Choi (Haber Lab)
Mason Towne (Lovett Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 3/26/21 10 amvia Zoom https://www.google.com/url?q=https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/3615824913&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1613574312172000&usg=AOvVaw1iZ2KvEpT9ArqEIXWheXZm
Computer Science Seminar
Prof. Xinchao Wang (Stephens Institute of Technology)
Deep Reuse
Abstract:

Abstract: Deep learning has brought about unprecedented results in many artificial intelligence (AI) tasks, but also at an unprecedented cost: training deep networks relies on a huge amount of annotated data and often hundreds if not thousands of GPU hours. In this talk, we will discuss our endeavors towards reusing pre-trained deep networks, which can be found prevalent online, to build compact yet competent models, without accessing human-annotated data. We will start by introducing a novel approach that "distills" knowledge from a pre-trained graph convolutional network to build a smaller one, and then discuss our work on "amalgamating" knowledge from multiple heterogeneous pre-trained networks to learn a compact and versatile model. Next, we will present a lightweight approach to measuring "distances" between knowledge contained in various pre- trained networks, so as to understand their intrinsic transferability. We will conclude this talk by discussing our future work on the deep model reuse.

Speaker Bio: Bio: Xinchao Wang has been a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, United States, since November 2017. Before joining Stevens, he was an SNSF postdoctoral fellow at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with Prof. Thomas S. Huang. He received a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2015, and a first-class honorable degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2010. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, medical image analysis, and multimedia. His articles have been published in major AI venues including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, AAAI, IJCAI, MICCAI, TPAMI, IJCV, TIP, TMI, and TNNLS, where he also serves as an area chair or program committee.

Abstract: Deep learning has brought about unprecedented results in many artificial intelligence (AI) tasks, but also at an unprecedented cost: training deep networks relies on a huge amount of annotated data and often hundreds if not thousands of GPU hours. In this talk, we will discuss our endeavors towards reusing pre-trained deep networks, which can be found prevalent online, to build compact yet competent models, without accessing human-annotated data. We will start by introducing a novel approach that “distills” knowledge from a pre-trained graph convolutional network to build a smaller one, and then discuss our work on “amalgamating” knowledge from multiple heterogeneous pre-trained networks to learn a compact and versatile model. Next, we will present a lightweight approach to measuring “distances” between knowledge contained in various pre- trained networks, so as to understand their intrinsic transferability. We will conclude this talk by discussing our future work on the deep model reuse.
Hosted by Hongfu Liu

Fri 3/26/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Jordan Breffle (Miller Lab)
Nathan Brownstein (Kadener Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 3/29/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
NO CLASS

Tue 3/30/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
CANCELLED

Tue 3/30/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Romain Vasseur (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 3/31/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Alyssa Fassett-Carman (Gutsell/Snyder Labs)
Monica Quinones-Frias, PhD (Rodal Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Wed 3/31/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
NO CLASS - BRANDEIS MONDAY

Fri 4/2/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Alexis Ryan (Bradshaw Lab)
Andrea Guerrero (Turrigiano Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 4/5/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Benjamin Ballintyn (Miller Lab)
Juliet Bottorff (Turrigiano Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 4/5/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Omowunmi Sadik (New Jersey Institute of Technology )
Hosted by Chris Konow

Tue 4/6/21 12:30 pmOnline
M.R. Bauer Colloquium Series
Joe McCarty (MD Andersen)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Bruce Goode

Tue 4/6/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Ramesh Narayan (Harvard University)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 4/7/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Rebecca Fleming (Lee Lab)
Ilias Vamvakas (Rodal Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 4/9/21 11:15 amZoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Dali Liu (Loyola University-Chicago)
From Complexity to Specificity: Development of Mechanism-Based Inactivators against a PLP-Dependent Cancer Target Ornithine Aminotransferase
For Zoom login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Dagmar Ringe

Fri 4/9/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Christina Mazzio (Garrity Lab)
Suhaily Penix (Bradshaw Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 4/12/21 Virtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Suwei Dong (Peking University)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99924225295 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Hao Xu

Mon 4/12/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Mingxin Ding (Jadhav Lab)
Susannah Adel (Paradis Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Tue 4/13/21 12:30 pmOnline
M.R. Bauer Colloquium Series
Nirao Shah (Stanford)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Paul Garrity

Tue 4/13/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Taylor Hughes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 4/14/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Katrina Velle (UMass Amherst)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Alex Bisson

Fri 4/16/21 11:15 amZoom
Biochemistry-Biophysics Friday Lunchtime Pizza Talks
Wei-chen Chang (University of North Carolina)
Mechanistic studies and potential application of non-heme iron enzymes in natural product biosynthesis
For Zoom login info, please email Laura St. Clair at lstclair@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Maria Pandelia

Fri 4/16/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Lydia Joh (Kardon Lab)
Kathleen Maigler (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 4/19/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Christina Mazzio (Garrity Lab)
Tyler Hill (Sengupta Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Tue 4/20/21 12:30 pmOnline
M.R. Bauer Colloquium Series (Brandeis Diverse Students Hosted Speaker)
Carlos Aizenman (Brown)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Raul Ramos

Tue 4/20/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
Philip Kim (Harvard University)
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 4/21/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Melina Perez Torres (Rosbash Lab)
Neha Koundinya (Goode Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 4/23/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Mingxin Ding (Jadhav Lab)
Thalia Sass (Lovett Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 4/26/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Abuzar Mahmood (Katz Lab)
Kathleen Maigler (Katz Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 4/26/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
TBD
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 4/26/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Jinsang Kim (University of Michigan)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99575094301 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Grace Han

Tue 4/27/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Judy Lieberman (Harvard Medical School)
Fanning the Flames: Inflammation in Cancer and COVID-19
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Jim Haber

Tue 4/27/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 4/28/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Travis Rogers (Sengupta Lab)
Siobhan Gartland (Marr Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Fri 4/30/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Ruocong Tang (Garrity Lab)
Michael Schneider (Nelson Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 5/3/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
Andrea Guerrero (Turrigiano Lab)
Amy Scalera (Rodal Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/98089933618 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu

Mon 5/3/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Chemistry Department Colloquium
Bryan Dickinson (University of Chicago)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/96989980372 Please email chemofc@brandeis.edu from your Brandeis email account for the password.
Hosted by Isaac Krauss

Tue 5/4/21 12:30 pmOnline
Joint Biology/Neuroscience Colloquium
Nir Friedman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/97005395635 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Sebastian Kadener

Tue 5/4/21 4 pmVirtual (Zoom)
Physics Department Colloquium
TBA
TBA
Please email Dawn Mitchell for Zoom link

Wed 5/5/21 12 noonOnline
Molecular Genetics Journal Club
Ines Patop (Kadener Lab)
Targeting Mitochondria-Located circRNA SCAR Alleviates NASH via Reducing mROS Output
Ref: https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)31000-X
Suhaily Penix (Bradshaw Lab)
Chromosome Translocation Inflates Bacillus Forespores and Impacts Cellular Morphology
Ref: https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2818%2930104-1
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/99047466182 For password please email: aesposito@brandeis.edu
Hosted by Alex Bisson

Fri 5/7/21 12:30 pmOnline
Molecular and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Student Seminars
Rabia Anjum (Paradis Lab)
https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/92495098435?pwd=OVV0OU1OSlBGRWtNdE9vR0ZMT255UT09

Mon 5/10/21 12 noonOnline
Neurobiology Journal Club
NO CLASS FINALS

 
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