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.

Spring 2021

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

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