Speaker Spotlight Series
The Foundation's Speaker Spotlight Series brings LTCC faculty and academic experts from other colleges and universities to our campus to share their knowledge and experiences with local students, and to encourage local youth to pursue careers in the sciences and mathematics fields. The Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation from Bob and Cathy Cliff.
In the Spotlight: Jesse Livezey, U.C. Berkeley doctoral student
Join us on Monday, October 27 with visiting speaker Jesse Livezey. He'll present a talk about brain physics from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in LTCC's Board/Aspen Room, inside the library building. Livezey's presentation, "Brain Physics: Using Mathematical Models to Understand the Brain," will explore what we know about how the brain processes sensory inputs ranging from vision to audition to touch. He'll also look at how the brain influences current algorithms that are in use at companies like Google and Facebook.
Livezey graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics. While there, he studied how diffuse clouds of electrons can disrupt particle accelerator beams, like protons do in the Large Hadron Collider. After teaching physics in Doha, Qatar for a year, Livezey came to U.C. Berkeley as a graduate student. He is now at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience where he studies topics ranging from the coding of sound in the auditory pathway to learning probabilistic models of images.