Friday Five for November 18, 2022

1. We have added the recording for BruinTech Forward event: Leveling Up Your Zoom with OBS Studio:

Recording available here

2. Come and listen to this talk: CS 201 | AI for Science: Discovering Diverse Classes of Equations in Medicine and Beyond, MIHAELA VAN DER SHAAR, University of Cambridge

Date: Nov 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm. Location: 3400 Boelter Hall, 420 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles California 90095

More Information here

 3. Attend this Dissertation Talk: Towards Trustworthy Machine Learning

Nov 23 at 1 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: UC Berkeley and Zoom.  Speaker: Adam Gleave, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley.  Sponsor: Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning has made remarkable progress towards building automated systems that achieve high average-case performance on procedurally specified objectives. However, real-world tasks often have complex objectives that are difficult to specify procedurally, and safety-critical tasks often demand worst-case guarantees. In this talk, I will first discuss how agent objectives can be inferred from human feedback, with a focus on how to test and validate the learned objective. I will then introduce methods for adversarially testing agents, concluding with methods to make agents more robust.

Zoom Link here

4. This week’s IT job listings at UCLA

37838 TCHL PROJECT MGR 1 Program Director, IT Security Transformation 11-15-2022 12-14-2022 Contract Standard Posting 3200-COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 100
37839 EDUC TCHL SPEC 3 A/V Technology and Support Coordinator 11-15-2022 11-30-2022 Career Standard Posting 0300-ANDERSON GRAD SCH OF MANAGEMENT 100
Applications Programmer 3 11-15-2022 02-28-2023 Contract Multi-Hire Posting (MHP) 3091-OFFICE FOR RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 100



Database Administrator 3 11-15-2022 02-28-2023 Contract Standard Posting 3091-OFFICE FOR RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 100
37807 BUS SYS ANL 3 Technology Project Manager 11-10-2022 12-09-2022 Career Standard Posting 3320-TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 100
37815 EDUC TCHL MGR 2 Director, Learning Spaces 11-10-2022 12-09-2022 Career Standard Posting 3200-COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 100
37793 BUS SYS ANL 3 Web Developer and Cloud Architect 11-08-2022 01-31-2023 Contract Standard Posting 2200-RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY GROUP 100

5. Friday Fun

Comic strip showing 2 friends talking, one apparently very full after Thanksgiving dinner