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 2016

Speaker: Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University) 
Sep. 26, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Anna Karlin (University of Washington)
Sep. 12, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Spring 2016

Speaker: Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin)
Apr. 26, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Leslie Valiant (Harvard University)
Mar. 28, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Katie Pollard (UC San Francisco)
Mar. 14, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Alan Frieze (Carnegie Mellon University)
Feb. 8, 2016 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Fall 2015

Speaker: Mikkel Thorup (University of Copenhagen) 
Dec. 4, 2015 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Calvin Lab auditorium
Speaker: Paul Milgrom (Stanford University) 
Nov. 9, 2015 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Ryan Williams (Stanford University)
Oct. 5, 2015 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Speaker: Éva Tardos (Cornell University)
Sep. 14, 2015 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

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