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 Calvin Lab Auditorium, or the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, and are free and open to the public. No special background is assumed.

Spring 2023

Speaker: Alvy Ray Smith (Co-Founder of Pixar)
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Fall 2022

Speaker: Yonina Eldar (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Summer 2022

Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (freelance journalist, moderator) Panelists: Sébastien Bubeck (Microsoft Research), Melanie Mitchell (Santa Fe Institute), and Laurens van der Maaten (Meta AI Research)
Friday, Jul. 22, 2022, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Spring 2022

Speaker: Dina Katabi (MIT)  (Speaker presenting remotely)
Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022, 11:00 am12:15 pm
Speaker: Noam Barda (Harvard, Tel-HaShomer Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University) Noa Dagan (Harvard, Clalit Research Institute and Ben-Gurion University)
Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2022, 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Speaker: Judea Pearl (UCLA) (Speaker presenting remotely)
Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022, 10:00 am11:30 am
Speaker: Issa Kohler-Hausmann (Professor of Law at Yale Law School) Panelists: Shamik Dasgupta (UC Berkeley), Robin Dembroff (Yale), & Maegan Fairchild (University of Michigan)  
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2022, 2:00 pm3:30 pm

Fall 2021

Speaker: Anil Ananthaswamy (Simons Institute, moderator) Panelists: James DiCarlo (MIT), Grace Lindsay (University College London), Jitendra Malik (UC Berkeley), and Santosh Vempala (Georgia Tech)
Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, 11:30 am1:00 pm
Speaker: Ehud Shapiro (Weizmann Institute and Columbia University)
Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, 11:00 am12:30 pm

Spring 2021

Speaker: Michal Feldman (Tel Aviv University)
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021, 11:00 am12:30 pm