Theoretically Speaking

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.

Fall 2021

Speaker: Ehud Shapiro (Weizmann Institute and Columbia University)
Dec. 10, 2021 11:00 am12:30 pm
Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (Simons Institute, moderator) Panelists: James DiCarlo (MIT), Grace Lindsay (University College London), Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley), and Santosh Vempala (Georgia Tech)
Oct. 18, 2021 11:30 am1:00 pm

Spring 2021

Speaker: Ashia Wilson (MIT, moderator) Panelists: Seny Kamara (Brown University Department of Computer Science and Aroki Systems), Shalini Kantayya (7th Empire Media and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism), Sendhil Mullainathan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Omer Reingold (Stanford University Computer Science Department), and Patricia Williams (Northeastern University School of Law)
May 7, 2021 11:00 am1:00 pm
Speaker: Michal Feldman (Tel Aviv University)
Apr. 28, 2021 11:00 am12:30 pm

Fall 2020

Speaker: Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania)
Oct. 14, 2020 11:00 am12:30 pm

Summer 2020

Speaker: Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Jul. 30, 2020 11:00 am12:30 pm
Speaker: Manuela Veloso (Head of J.P. Morgan AI Research, Carnegie Mellon University)
Jun. 22, 2020 11:00 am12:30 pm

Spring 2020

Speaker: Peter Bartlett (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, moderator) Panelists: Klaske van Heusden (University of British Columbia), Madhav Marathe (University of Virginia), Ankur Moitra (MIT), Shai Shalev-Shwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Anil Vullikanti (University of Virginia), and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley)
May 11, 2020 11:00 am12:30 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