Events Spring 2017

Third Annual Simons Institute Industry Day

Mar 23, 2017 

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Calvin Lab

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will hold its third annual Industry Day on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The goal of the day is to foster exchange and collaboration between the Institute’s Industrial Partners and the graduate student, postdoctoral and senior researchers at the Institute and on the broader Berkeley campus.

Participation is open to our Industrial Partners and Sponsors. Learn more about our Industrial Partnerships program here, or contact kakane [at] (subject: Industrial%20Sponsorship) (Kristin Kane) for further information.


9:30 am Coffee and check-in
10:00 am Welcome
Richard Karp, Director, Simons Institute
10:05 am Industrial Partner presentations
Gagan Aggarwal, Google
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Joseph Soriaga, Qualcomm
Michael Karasick, IBM
11:20 am Break
11:30 am  Lightning talks
Aviad Rubinstein, UC Berkeley
Alexander Anderson, UC Berkeley
Anup Rao, Georgia Institute of Technology
Manuel Sabin, UC Berkeley
Pasin Manurangsi, UC Berkeley
Akshayaram Srinivasan, UC Berkeley
Maithra Raghu, Cornell University & Google
Xiaorui Sun, Columbia University
Dylan Foster, Cornell University
Marcell Vazquez-Chanlatte, UC Berkeley
Ahmed Alaoui, UC Berkeley
Shrinu Kushagra, University of Waterloo
Abbas Mehrabian, University of British Columbia
Ilan Shomorony, UC Berkeley
12:45 pm Lunch at the Bancroft Hotel
2:00 pm Simons Institute Industry Fellow presentations
Eshan Chattopadhyay, Microsoft Research Fellow
Hamed Hassani, Qualcomm Research Fellow
Ruth Urner, Google Research Fellow
3:00 pm Tea
3:30 pm Views from the programs
Luca Trevisan, UC Berkeley, Pseudorandomness
Sanjoy Dasgupta, UC San Diego, Machine Learning
4:30 pm     Reception