Events Spring 2018

Fourth Annual Simons Institute Industry Day

May 9, 2018

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Calvin Lab

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing will hold its fourth annual Industry Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The goal of the 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 our Industrial Partners and Sponsors. Learn more about our Industrial Partnerships program here, or contact Development Officer Annie Averitt for further information.


9:30 a.m. Coffee and Check-in
10:00 a.m. Welcome
Shafi Goldwasser, Director, Simons Institute
10:10 a.m. Industrial Partner Presentations
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
Kunal Talwar, Google
Parikshit Gopalan, VMware
11:20 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Lightning Talks
Swati Gupta
Rishidev Chaudhuri
Sofya Vorotnikova
Evelyn Tang
Jonathan Shafer
Adithya M. Devraj
Jess Banks
Fotis Iliopoulos
Siqi Liu
Grace Dinh
Chinmay Nirkhe
12:45 p.m. Lunch at The Bancroft Hotel
2:00 p.m. Current and Upcoming Programs
Quantum Computation (Umesh Vazirani, UC Berkeley)
Real-Time Decision Making (David Shmoys, Cornell University)
The Brain and Computation (Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University)
Foundations of Data Science (Ravi Kannan, Microsoft Research India)
Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications (Moritz Hardt, UC Berkeley)
Proofs, Consensus, and Decentralizing Society (Alessandro Chiesa, UC Berkeley)
Lattices (Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute, UC Berkeley)
3:30 p.m. Reception