Spring 2014

Evolutionary Biology Reunion

Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 29, 2015 

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Anand Bhaskar (Stanford University), Shishi Luo (UC Berkeley), Yun S. Song (UC Berkeley)

This reunion workshop is for long-term participants in the program "Evolutionary Biology and the Theory of Computing" held in the Spring 2014 semester. It will provide an opportunity to meet old and new friends. Moreover, we hope that it will give everyone a chance to reflect on the progress made during the semester and since, and sketch which directions the field should go in in the future. The organizers are planning to have various activities during the reunion, including panel discussions, open problems sessions, research talks, and updates from Simons Fellows. In an effort to keep things informal and to encourage open discussion, none of the activities will be recorded.

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Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

Invited Participants: 

Elaine Angelino (UC Berkeley), Nick Barton (IST Austria), Anand Bhaskar (Stanford University), Graham Coop (UC Davis), Steven Evans (UC Berkeley), Marc Feldman (Stanford University), Vitaly Feldman (IBM Almaden), Daniel Fisher (Stanford University), Eran Halperin (Tel Aviv University), Varun Kanade (École Normale Supérieure Paris), Joachim Krug (University of Cologne), Chuck Langley (UC Davis), Adi Livnat (University of Haifa), Shishi Luo (UC Berkeley), Iain Mathieson (Harvard University), Elchanan Mossel (U Penn and UC Berkeley), Christos Papadimitriou (UC Berkeley), Periklis Papakonstantinou (Tsinghua University), Lea Popovic (Concordia University), Sebastien Roch (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Sriram Sankararaman (Harvard Medical School), Eric Siggia (Rockefeller University), Montgomery Slatkin (UC Berkeley), Yun Song (UC Berkeley), Wolfgang Stephan (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Paul Valiant (Brown University), Nisheeth Vishnoi (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Daniel Zivkovic (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), James Zou (Microsoft Research New England).