The 8th Annual Simons Institute Industry Day will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. PST at Calvin Lab Auditorium.

The goal of the day is to foster exchange and collaboration between the Institute’s Industry Partners and graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and senior researchers at the Institute and on the broader Berkeley campus. 

Participation is open to the Simons Institute's Industry Partners and Sponsors, and to others by invitation. Learn more about our Industry Partnerships program here, or contact Senior Development Director Amy Ambrose for further information at amyambrose [at] or +1 510 944 6674.


Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Schedule subject to change

Click here for the Complete Event Booklet with abstracts and bios.

9:30 – 10:00 am


Coffee and Check-In

10:00 – 10:55 am      


Introduction and Research Fellows Lightning Talks

10:55 – 11:00 am


Networking Break

11:00 am


Industry Partner Presentations

11:00 – 11:15 am   zkSaaS: Zero-Knowledge SNARKs as a Service
Sanjam Garg (NTT)
11:15 – 11:30 am  

Computational Mobility: Learning, Prediction, and Algorithms
Sreenivas Gollapudi (Google)

11:30 – 11:45 am   Interactive Proofs for Data Science
Guy Rothblum (Apple)
11:45 – 12:00 pm   CrystalBox: Efficient Model-Agnostic Explanations for Deep RL Controllers
Nina Narodytska (VMWare)
12:00 – 12:15 pm   Generating Adversarial Examples & Defense Methods For Online Fraud Detection
Nitin Sharma (PayPal)
12:15 – 12:30 pm  

Sequential Decision Making Problems in Multi-Agent Environments
Sumitra Ganesh (JP Morgan)

12:30 – 12:45 pm

Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Residential Real Estate Data
Takamitsu Tanaka (Roc360)

12:45 – 2:00 pm  


2:00 – 2:30 pm


Highlights from Current Programs: 
Data-Driven Decision Processes (Siddhartha Banerjee, Cornell)
Graph Limits and Processes on Networks: From Epidemics to Misinformation (Christian Borgs, UC Berkeley)
Analysis and TCS (Avishay Tal, UC Berkeley)

2:30 – 2:35 pm


Closing Remarks

2:35 – 2:45 pm  


2:45 – 3:15 pm  


ACE Presentation (Natacha Crooks, UC Berkeley)

3:15 pm


Special Session on Data-Driven Decision Processes organized by Jackie Baek (NYU), Thodoris Lykouris (MIT), and Chen-Yu Wei (MIT).

3:15 – 4:30 pm   First Session:
Matching Supply and Demand at Airbnb (Ruben Lobel, Airbnb)
AI & Optimization for Global Health Supply Chains (Hamsa Bastani, Macro-Eyes)

Operations Research for the Cloud (Konstantina Mellou, Microsoft)
Personalization as Decision-Making (Dawen Liang, Netflix)

4:30 – 5:45 pm  

Second Session:
How Do Transformers Capture Latent Information? (Kunal Talwar, Apple)
Dynamic Decision-Making in Ridesharing (Tony Qin, Lyft)
Content Moderation and Experimentation at Meta (Kenneth Hung and Parikshit Shah, Meta)
Collaborative Debugging of NLP Models (Fereshte Khani, Microsoft)

5:45 – 6:00 pm



6:00 – 6:30 pm


Pre-Dinner Reception at Faculty Club

6:30 pm


Buffet Dinner at Faculty Club


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