Events Spring 2019

Fifth Annual Industry Day

Feb. 28, 2019

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Calvin Lab

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
Sébastien Bubeck, Microsoft Research
[Speaker TBD], Google
Udi Wieder, VMware
Mu Li & Alex Smola, Amazon Web Services

11:20 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Lightning talks
[details forthcoming]

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)
Fairness (Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University)
Online and Matching-Based Market Design
       (Vijay Vazirani, UC Irvine)
Lattices (Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute)
The Quantum Wave (Urmila Mahadev, UC Berkeley)

3:30 p.m.