Events Fall 2021

Seventh Annual Industry Day

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 9:30 am1:30 pm PDT

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The 7th Annual Simons Institute Industry Day will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT via Zoom.

The goal of the day is to foster exchange and collaboration between the Institute’s Industry Partners and 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 Industry Partners and Sponsors, and to others by invitation. Learn more about our Industry Partnerships program here, or contact Senior Development Director Amy Ambrose for further information at amyambrose [at] or +1 510 944 6674.

Schedule (subject to change):

9:30 a.m.

Peter Bartlett, Simons Institute Associate Director
Prasad Raghavenda, Simons Institute Senior Scientist

9:40 a.m.

Lightning Talks by Industry Partners

Tal Rabin, Algorand
Rina Panigrahy, Google
Alberto Pozanco Lancho, JP Morgan
Audra McMillan, Apple
Jerry Li, Microsoft Research
Vipul Goyal, NTT Research
Ignacio De Loizaga, PayPal
Elizabeth Barton, Roc360
Udi Wieder, VMware

10:40 a.m.

Networking Break in Gather.Town

11:10 a.m.

Lightning Talks by Research Fellows

Anurag Anshu
Stephen Bates
Siddharth Bhandari
Spencer Frei
Adil Salim
Makrand Sinha
Kevin Tian
Melanie Weber
Alex Wein
Angela Zhou

12:10 p.m.

Program Organizer Presentations

Guy Bresler
Philippe Rigollet
Frederick Eberhardt
Vasilis Syrgkanis
Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Umesh Vazirani

12:50 p.m. Networking Session via Gather.Town