Bringing Together the World's Leading Researchers and Scholars in Theoretical Computer Science

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting new venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science. Established on July 1, 2012 with a grant of $60 million from the Simons Foundation, the Institute is housed in Calvin Lab, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus. Its goal is to bring together the world's leading researchers in theoretical computer science and related fields, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars, to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation.

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Current Programs

Workshops / Symposia

Feb. 9Feb. 13, 2015

Other Events

Jan. 28, 2015 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Marco Dalai (Brescia University)
Feb. 4, 2015 10:00 am11:00 am
Harry Buhrman (CWI Amsterdam) 

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute during calendar year 2017. Deadline: June 30, 2015.

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The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing offers numerous ways for scientists to participate in the life of the Institute.

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Graduate Courses

The following graduate course is relevant to our Spring program on Information Theory:


EE 223 "Stochastic Systems: Estimation and Control", instructor Venkat Anantharam. TuTh 3:30-5:00 in 293 Cory Hall.

First meeting Tuesday January 20.


Research Fellows

The deadline for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships for 2015-16 was December 15, 2014. We are no longer accepting applications. The call for applications for 2016-17 will be posted in Fall 2015.

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