New Problems and Perspectives on Learning, Testing, and Sampling in the Small Data Regime Thursday, May 16, 2019  4:00pm to 5:00pm I will discuss several new problems related to the general challenge of understanding what conclusions can be made, given a dataset that is relatively small in comparison to the complexity or dimensionality of the underlying distribution from which it is drawn. In the f 

Arkadev Chattopadhyay: The LogApproximateRank Conjecture is False Tuesday, March 12, 2019  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: 

Elette Boyle: Compression Vector OLE and More Tuesday, January 15, 2019  10:30am to 12:00pm Abstract:
We will speak about a CCS'18 result and the bigger picture of a new line of work in compressing different types of pseudorandom correlations.


Michael Saks: Approximating the edit distance to within a constant factor in truly subquadratic time Tuesday, December 4, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: Edit distance is a widely used measure of similarity of two strings based on 

Avishay Tal: Oracle Separation of BQP and the Polynomial Hierarchy Tuesday, November 27, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: In their seminal paper, Bennett, Bernstein, Brassard and Vazirani [SICOMP, 1997] showed that relative to an oracle, quantum algorithms are unable to solve NPcomplete problems in subexponential time 

Dean Doron: Probabilistic logspace algorithms for Laplacian solvers Tuesday, December 11, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: A series of breakthroughs initiated by Spielman and Teng culminated in the construction of nearly linear time Laplacian solvers, approximating the solution of a linear system Lx = b, where L is the Laplacian of an undirected graph. 

Aaron Sidford: PerronFrobenius Theory in Nearly Linear Time Tuesday, November 13, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm


Vijay Vazirani: Planar Graph Perfect Matching is in NC Tuesday, November 6, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: Is matching in NC, i.e., is there a deterministic fast parallel algorithm for it? 

Xiao Wang (MIT): Covert Security with Public Verifiability: Simpler, Faster, and Leaner Friday, October 12, 2018  10:30am to 12:00pm Abstract: 

Suresh Venkatasubramanian: Towards a theory (or theories) of fairness in automated decisionmaking Tuesday, October 2, 2018  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: 