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 Calvin Lab Auditorium, or the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, and are free and open to the public. No special background is assumed.

Summer 2022

Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (freelance journalist, moderator) Panelists: Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Melanie Mitchell (Santa Fe Institute), and Laurens van der Maaten (Meta AI Research)
Jul. 22, 2022 10:00 am12:00 pm

Spring 2022

Speaker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann (Professor of Law at Yale Law School) Panelists: Shamik Dasgupta (UC Berkeley), Robin Dembroff (Yale), & Maegan Fairchild (University of Michigan)  
Apr. 26, 2022 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Speaker: Noam Barda (Harvard, Tel-HaShomer Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University) Noa Dagan (Harvard, Clalit Research Institute and Ben-Gurion University)
Mar. 23, 2022 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Speaker: Dina Katabi (MIT)  (Speaker presenting remotely)
Mar. 9, 2022 11:00 am12:15 pm

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