Workshops
Spring 2014

Computational Theories of Evolution

Mar. 17Mar. 21, 2014

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Organizers:

Nick Barton (IST Austria), Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley), Mike Steel (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Leslie Valiant (Harvard University)

During the past decade, models and theories of evolution have been articulated which were inspired by computational considerations: examples are Valiant's evolvability, and the theory of mixability for the role of sex. The purpose of this workshop is to showcase and advance this strand of research, and also to expose it to the feedback and criticism of biologists and mathematicians. A second goal of the workshop is to highlight research questions in evolutionary biology which might benefit from computational insights and methodology, such as intractability proofs and novel algorithmic paradigms.

Enquiries may be sent to the organizers workshop_evolution2 [at] lists [dot] simons [dot] berkeley [dot] edu (at this address.)

Invited Participants: 

David Aldous (UC Berkeley), Lee Altenberg (Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research), Elaine Angelino (Harvard University), Claudia Bank (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Nick Barton (IST Austria), Jeremy Berg (UC Davis), Aviv Bergman (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Carl Bergstrom (University of Washington), Ivona Bezáková (Rochester Institute of Technology), Anand Bhaskar (UC Berkeley), Nayantara Bhatnagar (University of Delaware), Erick Chastain (Rutgers University), Jeff Clune (University of Wyoming), Benjamin Doerr (Ecole Polytechnique de Paris), Rick Durrett (Duke University), Steve Evans (UC Berkeley), Vitaly Feldman (IBM Almaden), Chrisantha Fernando (Queen Mary University of London), Daniel Fisher (Stanford University), Stephanie Forrest (University of New Mexico), Steve Frank (UC Irvine), Dan Gusfield (UC Davis), Oskar Hallatschek (UC Berkeley), David Haussler (UC Santa Cruz), John Huelsenbeck (UC Berkeley), Varun Kanade (UC Berkeley), Sampath Kannan (University of Pennsylvania), Artem Kaznatcheev (McGill University), Eugene Koonin (National Center for Biotechnology Information), Edo Kussell (New York University), Charles Langley (UC Davis), Dick Lipton (Georgia Institute of Technology), Adi Livnat (Virginia Tech), Gerton Lunter (University of Oxford), ShiShi Luo (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Joanna Masel (University of Arizona), Iain Mathieson (Harvard University), Elchanan Mossel (UC Berkeley), Rasmus Nielsen (UC Berkeley), Lior Pachter (UC Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley), Periklis Papakonstantinou (Tsinghua University), Mohan Paturi (UC San Diego), Pavel Pevzner (UC San Diego), Nicholas Pippenger (Harvey Mudd College), Lea Popovic (Concordia University), Satish Rao (UC Berkeley), Sebastien Roch (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Sriram Sankararaman (Harvard Medical School), Guy Sella (Columbia University), Eric Siggia (Rockefeller University), Montgomery Slatkin (UC Berkeley), Sagi Snir (University of Haifa), Mike Snyder (Stanford University), Yun Song (UC Berkeley), Mike Steel (University of Canterbury), Daniel Štefankovič (University of Rochester), Wolfgang Stephan (Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich), Justin Thaler (Harvard University), David Tse (UC Berkeley), Gregory Valiant (Stanford University), Les Valiant (Harvard University), Paul Valiant (Brown University), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology), Nisheeth Vishnoi (Microsoft Research), Andrew Wan (Harvard University), Manfred Warmuth (UC Santa Cruz), Richard Watson (University of Southampton), Daniel Weissman (IST Austria), Carsten Witt (Technical University of Denmark), Mihalis Yannakakis (Columbia University), Daniel Zivkovic (Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich), James Zou (Harvard University).