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 2020

Speaker: Dale Schuurmans (University of Alberta)
Nov. 23, 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. A link to the Zoom webinar will be shared on this page closer to the event date.
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. A link to the Zoom webinar will be shared on this page closer to the event date.
Speaker: Claire Tomlin (UC Berkeley)
Oct. 5, 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. A link to the Zoom webinar will be shared on this page closer to the event date.
Speaker: Brian Christian (UC Berkeley)
Sep. 17, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98690190921
Speaker: Lenka Zdeborová (EPFL)
Sep. 14, 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. Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97166437509.
Speaker: Thomas Gilbert (UC Berkeley)
Sep. 10, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
Zoom

Spring 2020

Speaker: Henry Yuen (University of Toronto)
Apr. 20, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/169236905
Speaker: Daniele Micciancio (UC San Diego)
Apr. 6, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/212109352
Speaker: Zvika Brakerski (Weizmann Institute of Science) 
Mar. 16, 2020 11:00 am12:00 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium

Fall 2019

Speaker: Rafael Pass (Cornell University) 
Dec. 2, 2019 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

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