The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program. It will consist of four days of tutorial presentations, each with ample time for questions and discussion, as follows:
Playlist: 16 videos
Dec. 2017
On December 6th, 2017, incoming Simons Institute Director Shafi Goldwasser gave a briefing on Capitol Hill on cryptography, and the impact of government-funded basic research on society.
May. 2017
David Blei, Columbia University
Computational Challenges in Machine Learning
Apr. 11 – Apr. 15, 2016
Playlist: 28 videos
Dec. 2015
Richard Karp sat down with Tim Roughgarden to discuss the Fall 2015 program on Economics and Computation.
Nov. 2015
Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
Algorithmic Game Theory and Practice
Oct. 2015
Ryan Williams, Stanford University
Simons Institute Open Lectures, Fall 2015
May. 2015
Dan Boneh, Stanford University
Theoretically Speaking Series

Theoretically Speaking is produced by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, with sponsorship from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Berkeley City College. These presentations are supported in part by an award from the Simons Foundation.
Mar. 2015
Ankur Moitra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Information Theory, Learning and Big Data
Dec. 2014
James R. Lee, University of Washington
Simons Institute Open Lectures

Full title: The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Spectral Graph Theory: A Confluence of Algorithms, Geometry, and Physics
Nov. 10 – Nov. 14, 2014
Playlist: 24 videos
Oct. 13 – Oct. 16, 2014
Playlist: 30 videos
Aug. 2014
Richard Karp, moderator, UC Berkeley
Ron Fagin, IBM Almaden
Russell Impagliazzo, UC San Diego
Sandy Irani, UC Irvine
Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley
Omer Reingold, Microsoft Research
Michael Sipser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ryan Williams, Stanford University
Jun. 2013
Judea Pearl, UCLA
Symposium on Visions of the Theory of Computing, May 31, 2013, hosted by the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley.

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