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

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is the world's leading 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. The Institute brings 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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Jun. 7, 2019 6:00 pm
Peter Bartlett (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, moderator) Panelists: Shafi Goldwasser (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Martha Minow (Harvard University), Elliot Schrage (Facebook) and Patricia Williams (Columbia University) 

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for programs to run at the Institute in Fall 2020 and beyond. Deadline: December 31, 2018.

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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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CS294 "Cryptography and Friends," instructor Moni Naor. (Watch this space for more details.)

CS294-160 "Machine Learning in Social Dynamics," instructor Moritz Hardt, Wed 11-12:30pm, Thu 12-1:30pm, Soda Hall 5th floor (email Moritz for a syllabus).

Research Fellows

The call for 2019/20 Fellowships is closed. For more information, please click here.