The goal of Industry Day is to foster exchange and collaboration between the Institute’s Industrial Partners and the 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 Industrial Partners and Sponsors, and to others by invitation. Learn more about our Industrial Partnerships program here, or contact Senior Development Director Amy Ambrose for further information.


9:30 a.m.

Coffee and check-in

10:00 a.m.

Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute Director

10:10 a.m.

Industrial Partner presentations
Jerry Li, Microsoft Research
Vitaly Feldman, Google
Udi Wieder, VMware
Mu Li & Alex Smola, Amazon Web Services

11:35 a.m.


11:45 a.m.

Lightning talks
Somil Bansal, UC Berkeley
Sarah Cannon, UC Berkeley
Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley
Rafael Mendes de Oliveira, University of Toronto
Richard Zhang, UC Berkeley
Nima Anari, Stanford University
Kush Bhatia, UC Berkeley
Niladri Chatterji, UC Berkeley
Rachel Cummings, Georgia Institute of Technology
Katharina Victoria Jochemko, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Gautam Kamath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rajiv Khanna, UC Berkeley
Jingcheng Liu, UC Berkeley
Vidya Muthukumar, UC Berkeley
Aaron Schild, UC Berkeley

12:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Current and upcoming programs
Blockchain (Alessandro Chiesa, Simons Institute)
Data Privacy (Adam Smith, Boston University)
Geometry of Polynomials (Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley)
Deep Learning (Samy Bengio, Google)
Online and Matching-Based Market Design
       (Vijay Vazirani, UC Irvine)
Lattices (Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute)
The Quantum Wave (Urmila Mahadev, UC Berkeley)
Fairness (Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University)

3:30 p.m.



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