Richard M. Karp Distinguished Lectures

The Richard M. Karp Distinguished Lectures were created in Fall 2019 to celebrate the role of Simons Institute Founding Director Dick Karp in establishing the field of theoretical computer science, formulating its central problems, and contributing stunning results in the areas of computational complexity and algorithms. Formerly known as the Simons Institute Open Lectures, the series features visionary leaders in the field of theoretical computer science, and is geared toward a broad scientific audience. To view the video of a past lecture, please follow the link in the list below.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the many contributors to the Richard M. Karp Fund.

Fall 2021

Speaker: Uriel Feige (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Nov. 1, 2021 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium and Zoom
Speaker: Andrea Montanari (Stanford)
Oct. 4, 2021 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium and Zoom
Speaker: Wilfrid Gangbo (UCLA)
Sep. 20, 2021 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium and Zoom

Spring 2021

Speaker: Toniann Pitassi (University of Toronto)
Apr. 19, 2021 9:00 am10:00 am
This talk will be held virtually and will be live streamed on our website. Full participation (including the capacity to ask questions) will be available via Zoom webinar. Zoom link registration: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HkD5uXUiQ7mZYQppE5LXLQ.
Speaker: Javier Esparza (Technical University of Munich)
Mar. 31, 2021 9:00 am10:00 am
https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7H3nqq1tQT6e9hGwdR-faQ
Speaker: Marijn Heule (Carnegie Mellon University)
Mar. 19, 2021 9:00 am10:00 am
This talk will be held virtually and will be live streamed on our website. Full participation (including the capacity to ask questions) will be available via Zoom webinar. Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/1316146382478/WN_B5CbWSSyR1K_4LX8W9Biyg
Speaker: Orna Grumberg (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Feb. 25, 2021 9:00 am10:00 am
https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VvlM4ifCQb2bjz77rie_Hg

Fall 2020

Speaker: Dale Schuurmans (Google Brain & University of Alberta)
Nov. 23, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95408220999
Speaker: Ronitt Rubinfeld (MIT)
Nov. 9, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
This talk will be held virtually and will be live streamed on our website. Full participation (including the capacity to ask questions) will be available via Zoom webinar. https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95163729039

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