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POSTPONED: ISSNAF BAC Talk Women's History Month



POSTPONED: ISSNAF BAC Talk Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter will celebrate it featuring four outstanding Italian scholars and scientists working in the Bay Area: Laura Fantone, Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini, Giulia Guidi and Caterina Vernieri.

7:00pm | Check in
7:30pm | Dinner
Presentation (10 min per speaker)

Laura Fantone (University of California, Berkeley)
Women in Contemporary Asian American Art
Laura Fantone is an Italian political and social scientist. She holds an M.A. in Gender and Women' s Studies and a Ph.D. in Social Research. Her research and activism revolve around immigration, and refugees and urban and inequality issues, technology, and diversity. She teaches at the University of California Berkeley. Her recent publications include Local Invisibilities, a book on Asian American feminist artists in California, and (R)Esistenze, on women and anti-fascism in Tuscany. Laura also produced a documentary on globalization, ReSisters, distributed by Films Media Group in New York.

Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini (University of California, San Fransciso)
(Title TBD)
Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist, currently directing the Language Neurobiology Laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and serving as the neurology lead of the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She obtained her medical degree and clinical neurology specialty training in Italy, and has a doctorate in the neuroimaging of language from University College London. Her clinical work concentrates on behavioral neurology across the lifespan, and her research investigates the neural basis of higher cognitive functions such as language and memory. Dr. Gorno Tempini has applied her expertise in cognitive neurology to neurodegenerative diseases, particularly primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and to language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. In 2011, Dr. Gorno Tempini's NIH-funded research resulted in new diagnostic criteria for PPA and its variants.

Giulia Guidi (University of California, Berkeley, LBNL)
High-Performance Computing and Linear Algebra Meet Biology
Giulia Guidi is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and a graduate research assistant at the Computational Research Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She received both her M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Broadly, her research interests are Parallel Computing, Computational Genomics, and Applied Mathematics. Currently, Giulia is developing a novel algorithm to de novo genome assembly using long-read sequencing data and sparse linear algebra as part of the ExaBiome Project. Giulia is also interested in high-performance sequence alignment algorithms, a major bottleneck in (and not just) Computational Genomics, exploiting heterogeneous hardware platforms, such as GPUs and FPGAs.

Caterina Vernieri (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
Colliding Protons to Unveil the Secrets of the Universe
Caterina Vernieri received a PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy in 2014 and then moved to Chicago for a postdoctoral fellowship at Fermi National Laboratory. She has recently joined as a Panofsky Fellow (2018) the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Caterina studies the fundamental interactions of elementary particles, in particular the mechanism responsible of their mass at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Organized by ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 7:00-10:30pm
Lucia's Restaurant, 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: From 7:00 pm To 10:30 pm

Organized by : ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter

Entrance : With fee


2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley