How do our strategies of fighting fire have to change to match the new normal, and when there is a fatality do we have to ask questions differently? Ivan Pupulidy, PhD. applies dynamic perspectives to complex systems and high-risk environments, such as wildland firefighting, aviation, military and medicine. His approach to human factors includes the social aspects of human interaction and sensemaking, which are essential components of a learning organization. As a U.S. Forest Service Director, Ivan replaced the traditional accident investigation model with the Learning Review, which embraces complex events by looking at conditions and networks of influence; this approach helps organizations develop learning and cultural change.
August 13, 2018 to August 17, 20189:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Social scientists are increasingly taking advantage of machine learning methods to gain new insight into their data and expand their methodological toolbox. Presented as part of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, this course covers both supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods but will place special emphasis on the (often) underappreciated suite of unsupervised learning tools.
July 30, 2018 to August 3, 20189:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
This panel discussion will feature E. Glen Weyl, principal researcher at Microsoft and visiting senior research scholar in economics and law at Yale University, who together with Eric Posner co-authored the book, Radical Markets, which introduces evolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all.
Faculty, students, and staff from across the UC Berkeley community are cordially invited to a combined Social Sciences Fest/Matrix Open House! Social Science Fest celebrates the accomplishments of the Social Sciences Division and its faculty. Please join us to enjoy food and drink and learn more about what has been happening in the social sciences at UC Berkeley.
Graduate students from UC Berkeley's Social Science Departments are invited to participate in the first-ever Social Science Matrix GRAD SLAM, which is modeled after the UC Grad Slam and Three-Minute Thesis competitions organized by universities around the world. Join us for this fun event, learn about each other's work, and forge connections across fields in a relaxed atmosphere.
March 16, 2018 to March 17, 20189:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Please join us on March 15 for a presentation by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom." Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, will be the discussant.