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Computing and Mathematical Sciences

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Events in 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Super-Linear Gate and Super-Quadratic Wire Lower Bounds for Depth-Two and Depth-Three Threshold Circuits
Ryan Williams, Stanford
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Monday, January 11, 2016
2:30 pm - 
3:30 pm
Annenberg 213
Data-Driven Computational Approach to Understand Cancer Progression and Drug Resistance
Peng Jiang, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
The Largest Possible Quantum Speedups
Scott Aaronson, MIT
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Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Pseudorandomness via the Discrete Fourier Transform
Raghu Meka, UCLA
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Properties and Generalizations of the Moser-Tardos Process
Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland in QuICS
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Friday, January 29, 2016
10:30 am - 
11:30 am
Annenberg 213
On Holo-Hilbert Spectral Analysis and Some Applications
Professor Norden E. Huang, Research Center for Adaptive Data Analysis, National Central University
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Monday, February 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Resilience of Infrastructures
Professor Munther A. Dahleh, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Efficient Spectral Methods for Learning Mixture Models
Qingqing Huang, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Ground State Patterns and Phase Transitions for Spin-1 Bose-Einstein Condensates, Numerics and Analysis
Professor I-Liang Chern, Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Does looking inside the circuit help?
Antonina Kolokolova, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Algorithms from natural lower bounds
Valentine Kabanets, Simon Fraser University
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Informational bottlenecks in control systems
Gireeja Ranade, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microsoft Research, Redmond
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Monday, February 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification for Solutions to Differential Equation Models
Dave Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and Director, Management and System Science, Simon Fraser University
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Friday, February 12, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 213
Exponential Integrators of EPIRK-type: Construction, Analysis and Implementation
Assistant Professor Mayya Tokman, University of California, Merced
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Structure of protocols for XOR functions
Shachar Lovett, UCSD
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 115
Adaptive Horizon Model Predictive Control
Arthur Krener, Distingushed Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Navel Postgraduate School
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Monday, February 22, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment
Professor Randall J. LeVeque, Applied Mathematics Department, University of Washington
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Friday, February 26, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Bi-Lipschitz Bijection between the Boolean Cube and the Hamming Ball
Gil Cohen, Caltech
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Towards simple, robust and approximately optimal auctions (part 1 of 2)
Hu Fu, CMI Postdoctoral Fellow, CMS, Caltech
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Monday, April 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Information-Theoretic Lower Bounds for Distributed Function Computation
Assistant Professor Maxim Raginsky, ECE Department and Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
Gil Elbaz, Founder and CEO, Factual
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Towards simple, robust and approximately optimal auctions (part 2 of 2)
Hu Fu, CMI Postdoctoral Fellow, CMS, Caltech
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Monday, April 11, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Can Embedded Boundary Methods Compute High Reynolds Number Flow?
Professor Marsha Berger, Computer Science Department, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Conservation Profiles, Functional Enrichment, and the Tree of Life
Benny Chor, School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Bipartite Perfect Matching is in quasi-NC
Stephen Fenner, University of South Carolina
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Monday, April 18, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Subtle Is the noise, but malicious it is not: exploring the dynamic benefits of intracellular randomness
Professor Mustafa Khammash, Control Theory and Systems Biology, Head, Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)
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Friday, April 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Information-theoretic bounds and phase transitions in community detection and high-dimensional clustering
Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute
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Monday, April 25, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
CMS Seminar
Hadas Kress-Gazit, Associate Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Computing Isomorphisms between Finite Fields using Elliptic Curves (pt 1 of 2)
Anand Kumar Narayanan, Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Constant-round Interactive-proofs for Delegating Computation
Omer Reingold, Samsung Research America
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Seminar in Computing & Mathematical Sciences
Anima Anandkumar, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, U.C. Irvine
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Friday, April 29, 2016
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 213
A Posteriori Error Estimation Techniques for Finite Element Methods
Professor Zhiqiang Cai, Purdue University
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Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
The brain architecture of embodied action: The Distributed Adaptive Control Theory of decisions at a choice point
Paul F.M.J. Verschure
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Bayesian inference and the low-dimensional structure of measure transport
Professor Youssef Marzouk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Computing Isomorphisms between Finite Fields using Elliptic Curves (pt 2 of 2)
Anand Kumar Narayanan, Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:30 am - 
11:30 am
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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Friday, May 6, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Fast distance product of bounded difference matrices with applications to language edit distance and RNA folding
Virginia Vassilevska Williams, Stanford
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Operator scaling and applications to non-commutative rational identity testing
Ankit Garg, Princeton University
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter 125
How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, Not Engaged Argument
Molly Roberts, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 
7:30 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Sara Hendren, Artist, Design Researcher, and Assistant Professor of Design, Olin College of Engineering
Ken Pickar, Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
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Friday, May 20, 2016
9:00 am - 
5:30 pm
Off Campus
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12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 314
Spectrahedral lifts of polytopes, sums of squares, and quantum information
James Lee, University of Washington
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
A Polynomial Lower Bound for Testing Monotonicity
Eric Blais, University of Waterloo
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Friday, June 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Faster Algorithms for the Constrained k-means Problem
Ragesh Jaiswal, University of California, San Diego
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Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:30 am - 
6:00 pm
Off Campus
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Monday, June 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
The Diamond Norm as an Improved Regularizer for Low Rank Matrix Recovery
Richard Kueng, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Achievable Performance of Blind Policies in Heavy Traffic
Bart Kamphorst, National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)
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Thursday, August 4, 2016
8/4 9:00 am - 
8/6 3:00 pm
Baxter B125
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3:30 pm - 
5:00 pm
Gates-Thomas 135
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Friday, August 5, 2016
8/4 9:00 am - 
8/6 3:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Saturday, August 6, 2016
8/4 9:00 am - 
8/6 3:00 pm
Baxter B125
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Friday, August 12, 2016
3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Breaking symmetric cryptosystems using quantum period finding
Marc Kaplan, Paris Tech
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Monday, September 12, 2016
8:30 am - 
5:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Fast Approximate Gaussian Elimination for Laplacians
Sushant Sachdeva, Google
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Friday, September 16, 2016
1:00 pm - 
2:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Probabilistic Numerical Computation: A New Concept?
Professor Mark Girolami, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
Constant-Round Interactive Proofs for Delegating Computation
Guy Rothblum, Samsung Research America
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
TBD
Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers
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Thursday, September 29, 2016
1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
The entropy power inequality for the Renyi entropy
Arnaud Marsiglietti, Caltech
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
"Predictably Rational: Coping with Uncertainly"
Angela Yu, UCSD
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Politics of Sovereign Default under Financial Integration
Marina Azzimonti, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Streaming Communication: Information Theoretic Perspectives
Ashish Khisti, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
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Monday, October 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Secure State-Estimation and Control for Dynamical Systems Under Adversarial Attacks
Professor Paulo Tabuada, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Arun Viswanathan, The New Space Race: Cyber Security for Space Missions, CTM - The Aerospace Corporation Subcontract, JPL, Cyber Security Improvment Project
Jeremy Pecharich, CTM - The Aerospace Corporation Subcontract, JPL, Cyber Security Improvment Project
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
From algorithms to lower bounds and back via the statistical query complexity
Vitaly Feldman, IBM Research Almaden
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Monday, October 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Difference-of-Convex Programming
Professor Jong-Shi Pang, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
From Pixels to Depth: Learning to Predict Shape from a Single Photograph
Oisin Mac Aodh, Postdoc in Pietro Perona's Computational Vision Lab, Engineering & Applied Science, Caltech
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Kernel-based methods for Bandit Convex Optimization.
Ronen Eldan, Weizmann Institute
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Friday, October 21, 2016
8:00 am - 
6:00 pm
Off Campus
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Monday, October 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Next Generation Computer Simulations for Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Electromagnetic Applications
Professor Jin-Fa Lee, ElectroScience Lab., ECE Dept. College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
How Bitcoin enables a Machine-Payable Web
Balaji S. Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co and a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
Local search yields approximation schemes for k-means and k-median in Euclidean and minor-free metrics
Claire Mathieu, ENS
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Extreme Power Density and Efficiency Power Converters for Grid Interfaced Applications—New Circuit Topologies and Control Techniques to Leverage Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Devices
Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
On Probabilistic Checking in Perfect Zero Knowledge
Michael Forbes, MIT
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 314
Using Algebraic Geometry for Computer Vision
Joe Kileel, UC Berkeley
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Data-driven methods for sparse network estimation
Somayeh Sojoud, Assistant Project Scientist at University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Powell-Booth 100 (Seminar Room)
Deep Learning: the promise and the pitfalls
Ashish Mahabal, California Institute of Technology
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1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
Computational Efficiency and Robust Statistics
Ilias Diakonikolas, USC
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
High-Dimensional Analysis of Stochastic Optimization Algorithms: Limiting Dynamics and Phase Transitions
Yue Lu, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
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Friday, November 4, 2016
9:30 am - 
10:30 am
Beckman Institute Auditorium
Unsupervised Learning: the Next Frontier in AI
Silver Professor of Computer Science Yann LeCun, The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Model checking and strategy synthesis for mobile autonomy: from theory to practice
Marta Kwiatkowska, Trinity College, Unversity of Oxford
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Monday, November 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Graph Structure in Polynomial Systems: Chordal Networks
Professor Pablo Parrilo, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
“The Intelligent Search and Mapping of Shipwrecks in the Coastal Waters of Malta"
Zoe Wood, Professor of Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
TBD
Bo Waggoner, UPenn
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Friday, November 11, 2016
9:00 am - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
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Monday, November 14, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Extrapolation Bias and Financial Markets
Assistant Professor Lawrence Jin, Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning
Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
The Marginal Voter's Curse
Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Reader of Economics, Queen Mary University of London
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
TBD
Gregory Valiant, Stanford
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3:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Google Brain Team Talk
Dumitru Erhan, Google
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Monday, November 21, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Multisymplectic HDG methods
Ari Stern, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Exploring chemical reaction spaces using a graph grammar approach.
Christoph Flamm, Professor, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Making software for rockets and spacecraft
Josh Sulkin, Lead Flight Software Engineer - Dragon Spacecraft, SpaceX
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Annenberg 308
TBD
Mark Zhandry, Princeton University
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Monday, November 28, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
How We Can Use Optimization to Design Electric Power Markets to Support Socially Optimal Decisions
Benjamin F. Hobbs, Theodore M. and Kay W. Schad Chair of Environmental Management, Johns Hopkins University
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 213
Opting Into Optimal Matchings
Nika Haghtalab, Graduate-Research Assistant, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
11:00 am - 
12:00 pm
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Baxter B125
Discovery of Treatments from Text Corpora
Justin Grimmer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Computing and Mathematicals Sciences Seminar
Omri Azencot, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Annenberg 105
Computing and Mathematicals Sciences Seminar
Omri Azencot, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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Thursday, December 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar
James D. Anderson, Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
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Friday, December 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Moore B270
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Moore B280
Trace Reconstruction When the Number of Samples Is Exponential in the Cube Root of n
Yuval Peres, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Annenberg 213
RSRG/DOLCIT Seminar
Minghua Chen, Associate Professor, Information Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong
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1:30 pm - 
2:30 pm
Annenberg 213
Time-Space Hardness of Learning Sparse Parities
Avishay Tal, IAS, Princeton
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Friday, December 9, 2016
10:00 am - 
11:00 am
Kerckhoff 119
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