Theoretically Speaking Series

Theoretically Speaking is a lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science for a broad general audience. Events are held at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, and are free and open to the public. No special background is assumed.

Spring 2020

Speaker: Manuela Veloso (Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, Carnegie Mellon University)
Mar. 5, 2020 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Fall 2019

Speaker: Andrew W. Lo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Dec. 3, 2019 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Speaker: Silvio Micali (Founder of Algorand and faculty at MIT)
Oct. 30, 2019 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Summer 2019

Speaker: Peter Bartlett (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, moderator) Panelists: Shafi Goldwasser (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Martha Minow (Harvard University), Elliot Schrage (Facebook) and Patricia Williams (Columbia University) 
Jun. 7, 2019 6:00 pm

Spring 2019

Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence, moderator) Panelists: Celeste Kidd (UC Berkeley), Bruno Olshausen (UC Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University) and Michael Pollan (UC Berkeley) 
Mar. 7, 2019 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Speaker: Eric Horvitz (Microsoft)
Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Fall 2017

Speaker: Scott Aaronson (University of Texas at Austin)
Oct. 18, 2017 6:00 pm7:30 pm