We will talk about UAV operation in research, changes to Japan UAV regulations, and general discussion about drone operations at OIST.
IBISML, NC, BIO, MPS Joint Workshop, Onsite and Online
Information-Based Induction Sciences and Machine Learning (IBISML) Technical Committee on Neurocomputing (NC) Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics (SIGBIO) Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving (MPS)
QG group meeting. Speaker: David O'Connell. Title: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 2).
Seminar by Mr. En Watanabe, University of Otago
Title : Using a donut-shaped beam for the super-resolution of proteins
Date: June 28 (Wed)
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: C015 (Lab1)
[Zoom Seminar] "Brain-Motivated Computation: A Journey from Neural Circuitry to Cognitive Control Systems" by Dr. Alexander G. Ororbia II, Rochester Institute of Technology
"Brain-Motivated Computation: A Journey from Neural Circuitry to Cognitive Control Systems" by Dr. Alexander G. Ororbia II, Rochester Institute of Technology
[Speaker] Prof. Dr. Marc Avila, Director ZARM - Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Bremen, Germany
Seminar "Correlations in SU(N) Fermi-Hubbard models" Dr. Mathias Mikkelsen, Kindai University, Osaka
Speaker: Dr. Mathias Mikkelsen, Kindai University, Osaka
1)History of Ryuukyuu(Okinawan) Traditional dance
2)Instructor will demonstrate some Ryuukyuu dances.
*Teaching how to move your foot to feel the rhythm of music.
*There have link for introduction videos above, Please confirm those videos.
4)If there has a plenty time, you will wear traditional costume(Bingata) by yourself and take pictures and videos.
5)Performance time (about 20 minutes) for showing the result of training.
The marginalization and bias against members of our LGBTQIA community and other minoritized populations in STEM is not only unjust and harmful, but inhibits creativity and innovation. Active learning and an inclusive class climate promotes the relevance of students’ LGBTQIA identities to their scientific interests and increases engagement, performance, and persistence.
[Seminar] A kinase and a phosphatase: molecular basis of inherited Parkinson’s disease by Prof. Suzanne Pfeffer
June 23, 2023 10:00 - 11: 00 at C700, Lab 3
Prof. Suzanne Pfeffer, Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine
A kinase and a phosphatase: molecular basis of inherited Parkinson’s disease
Activating mutations in LRRK2 kinase cause Parkinson’s disease and activated LRRK2 phosphorylates a subset of Rab GTPases. We have discovered that Rab phosphorylation blocks primary cilia formation in specific neurons and astrocytes in the nigrostriatal circuit that are important for dopaminergic signaling in Parkinson's disease. This lecture will provide an update on our studies using purified LRRK2 and its counteracting PPM1H phosphatase to understand how the proteins become localized and activated on membrane surfaces. In addition, work will be presented related to the consequences of LRRK2 mutation for neurons and astrocytes in the dorsal striatum of mice and humans.
Did you know that for some very special materials, when you shine light on them they will cool down? Optical refridgeration is not a very well known phenomena but it can cool materials down to temperatures below 100K! In this talk we will discuss the optical trapping of nanoparticles AND the bulk cooling of them using optical means.
Dr. Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Lab. Language: English.
[Seminar]MLDS Seminar 2023-3 by Mr. Guillaume Houry (Universite Paris-Saclay), Mr. Yuxan Wan (Michigan State Univ. ), Seminar Room L5DE23
Speaker 1: Mr. Guillaume Houry, Ph. D. Student, Universite Paris-Saclay
Title: Average complexity of Persitence Homology computing in Topological Data Analysis
Speaker 2: Yuxuan Wan, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University
Title: Defense Against Gradient Leakage Attacks via Learning to Obscure Data
Bring your own ukulele if you can, but if not we have a few to loan for the evening. Also bring your own beer. We will not have beer to loan.
From SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns to digital contact tracing: there and back again - Dr. Luca Ferretti
Seminar for general audience. Join us in L1C015 or via zoom.
QG group meeting. Speaker: David O'Connell. Title: Non-Hausdorff Vector Bundles (Part 1).
This is a series for those who are either currently in the midst of a job search for an academic position and would like to improve their existing materials, or for anyone who plans to engage in a job search on the academic market in the future. The series will cover the most common application materials required for academic jobs, as well as an introduction to the process of searching for a job itself.
Dr. Rebecca Ostertag, Professor of Biology, University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Language: English, no interpretation. Target audience: everyone at OIST and beyond. Seminar will be held in-person only.
[Seminar] Critical Sobolev Spaces and Subspaces of BMO, Professor Daniel Spector, National Taiwan Normal University
Abstract: It is well-known that functions in critical Sobolev spaces embed into the space of functions of bounded mean oscillation (BMO) originating in the work of John and Nirenberg. Less well-known is the fact that they actually embed into BMO on subspaces of every smaller dimension. In this talk we introduce a class of spaces which are finer targets of these critical Sobolev embeddings than BMO that capture this phenomena, which we term beta-dimensional BMO. Interestingly, these spaces also gives an answer to the question of which BMO functions admit restrictions in BMO of subspaces. The key tool is a capacitary analogue of the John-Nirenberg inequality for the Hausdorff content, obtained recently in a joint work with You-Wei Chen.
OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Erik De Schutter (Computational Neuroscience) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions | Tutorial sessions are closed (only for selected participants)
Speaker: John Lewis
University of Kentucky, USA
Are you interested in making your presentations more memorable? Would you like to participate in a global event and give a speech on the big stage?
The Falling Walls Lab events and similar 3min pitch competitions give young researchers the chance to impress the world with their work.
In this briefing session Moe Atwa (recent OIST Graduate; Falling Walls Lab Sendai 2023 winner and global finalist) and Jonas Fischer (Academic Coordinator for Visiting Programs; Falling Walls 2020 Top 10 Winner) will talk about their experiences at the Falling Walls Lab Sendai and the global finals in Berlin. In addition, Izabela Porebska and Theodoros Bouloumis of OIST’s Orators Club will share their experiences from Falling Walls, “3 Minute Thesis”, and similar events.
The main part of the session will be on general methods and tips to make your presentations more engaging.
Finally, we will explain how to apply for the Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2023 on July 25th, which will be co-hosted by OIST, and the planned practice sessions in June and July. However, there is no need to apply for the actual Falling Walls Lab in order to join this briefing session. Feel free to join if you are interested in the topic in general, or thinking about joining the Falling Walls Lab competition or a similar event in the future. Open to all students, postdocs, and employees at OIST.
Generation of entanglement from mechanical rotations. Is it possible to use the movement of massive objects to generate quantum entanglement? If this proves to be possible - what consequences would it have for our understanding regarding quantum mechanics and how it relates to space and time? Come to this talk by thoeretician Dr Toros, from Scotland - to hear how he proposes to do it and what might be the consequences!
Prof. Gui-Qiang Chen
Statutory Professor in the Analysis of PDEs, Director of the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDEs ( OxPDE ), University of Oxford, United Kingdom
[Seminar]MLDS Seminar 2023-2 by Mr. Haoyu Han (Michigan State Univ.), Mr. Weijie Liu (Zhejiang Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23
Speaker 1: Mr. Haoyu Han, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University
Title: Alternately Optimized Graph Neural Networks
Speaker 2: Mr. Weijie Liu, Ph. D. Student, Zhejiang University
Title: Robust Graph Dictionary Learning
[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael A. Long
Title: Neural mechanisms of interactive communication
Join the ZOOM from the link here!
"From SARS-CoV-2 transmission patterns to digital contact tracing: there and back again" Dr. Luca Ferretti
Zoom talk by Dr. Ferretti working at Big Data Institute, University of Oxford.
Talk targeted to a general audience, zoom link available or come to C15, Lab1.
QG group meeting. Speaker: Mirian Tsulaia. Title: Interacting Black Holes and Massive Higher Spin Fields (part2).
【Mathathon3】Asymptotic Mean Value Expansion for Solutions of General Ellipticand Palabolic Equations
Prof Juan Manfredi
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Speaker: Sir John Ball
Heriot-Watt University and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh
Seminar: From alpine beetle populations to Cretaceous moth radiation: can we connect the dots between microevolution and macroevolution?
Abstract Population genetics and phylogenetics are two main subfields of evolutionary genetics. The former investigates the genetic variations among populations within a species while the latter focuses on reconstructing phylogeny of many species using genetic data. In this presentation, I will present my previous work on the population genetics of an alpine ground beetle, Nebria ingens complex, in the Sierra Nevada in California and my current work on the deep evolutionary history of species radiation of Lepidoptera. In the alpine ground beetle study, I used genome-wide variants to characterize the population structure and demographic history. I found that the glacial refugia was in the low-elevation drainage basins of Sierra Nevada during the last glacial maximum, followed by the postglacial recolonization to the current high-altitude alpine zone. I also used genome-wide association approaches to identify the genes putatively associated with the postglacial elevational range shift, local adaptation to the heterogeneous environments, and the morphological variations. For the study of Lepidoptera species radiation, I use published high-quality lepidopteran genomes to explore the genomic evidence related to rapid diversification of modern lepidopteran lineages. The preliminary results suggest that the gene evolution involving host plant detection, phytocompound detoxification, and protein digestion play crucial roles in species diversification along with the Angiosperm radiation. Finally, I will provide my personal perspective on connecting population genetics (microevolution) and phylogenetics (macroevolution) for a more thorough understanding of evolutionary processes.
About Dr. Yi-Ming Weng: Yi-Ming was born and brought up in Taiwan. He graduated from National Chung-Hsing University for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Entomology department. He is interested in insect biodiversity and evolution in general. For his master thesis, he studied phylogeography of alpine ground beetles in Taiwan, looking for sharing evolutionary history between the alpine ground beetle species with similar ecological niche and geographical distribution. Yi-Ming started his PhD carrier in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. He worked with Professor Sean Schoville to further study the evolutionary history of alpine ground beetle from the Sierra Nevada in California using genomic data. By the time he started to develop his skillsets in bioinformatics and genomics. Now Yi-Ming is working with Professor Akito Kawahara in the University of Florida as a postdoctoral researcher studying evolutionary genomics of Lepidoptera.
Despite Yi-Ming has been working mostly with computers for his bioinformatics analyses, he is most interested in outdoor activities and direct observation of insects. He believes that good biological questions usually come from the field, and stepping out to touch the insects gets the best inspiration.
【Mathathon 1】The Wiener Criterion at ∞ for the Elliptic and Parabolic PDEs and its Measure-Theoretical, Topological and Probabilistic Consequences.
Speaker: Prof. Ugur Abdulla
Analysys and Partial Differential Equations Unit, OIST
[Seminar] Metric Recovery from Unweighted k-NN Graphs by Ryoma Sato (Kyoto University), Seminar Room L5DE23
Metric Recovery from Unweighted k-NN Graphs by Ryoma Sato (Kyoto University)
OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Ugur Abdulla (Analysis and Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).
Lecture: “Large Collaborations in Science: Can OIST learn from their experience?” by Dr. Albrecht Wagner
Speaker: Dr. Albrecht Wagner
A physics lecture for non-physicists. Title: Why is the sky blue? Speaker: Yasha Neiman.
Prof. Colin Jackson, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University
The Orators club is back and have a meeting this Friday 9th June, 12pm @ L4E01.
Join us for fun and educating exercises on how to practice and strenghten our commination skills!
This is your chance to overcome stage fright and get better at public speaking.
All levels are welcome!
Laugh in the face of danger by singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" directly into a typhoon.
OIST Café is a casual science information session to introduce the OIST PhD program, Research Internship, and other workshops. What do cutting-edge research and education look like? What are the qualification and criteria to get into Graduate School? What are the career options after the graduation? OIST members such as PhD students and admissions officers will meet you to answer all your questions!
Speaker: Dr. Faedi Loulidi, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique.
[Seminar] MLDS Seminar 2023-1by Mr. Pengfei He(Michigan State Univ.) and Mr. Yuki Takezawa(Kyoto Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23
Speaker 1:Mr. Pengfei HE, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University
Title: Probabilistic Categorical Adversarial Attack
Speaker 2:Mr. Yuki TAKEZAWA, Ph.D. Student, Kyoto University
Title: Beyond Exponential Graph: Communication-Efficient Topologies for Decentralized Learning via Finite-time Convergence
Please send us your awe-inspiring scientific images!
Those selected will form a collection that will represent OIST at exhibitions throughout the world.
Deadline EXTENDED June 22 at 9am JST .
In this meeting we will catch up on progress in the development of the OIST Natural History Collection
User group meeting for the Environmental Science and Informatics section