Noga Alon: PAC Learnability of partial concept classes Tuesday, November 16, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm We extend the cl 

Shachar Lovett: The logrank conjecture  where do we stand? Tuesday, November 9, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm The logrank con 

Greg Valiant: Sequential Prediction: Calibration and Selective Prediction Tuesday, October 26, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm ABSTRACT: I'll 

Liyang Tan: Properly learning decision trees in almost polynomial time Tuesday, October 19, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract 

Nutan Limaye: Superpolynomial Lower Bounds Against LowDepth Algebraic Circuits Tuesday, October 12, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm ABSTRACT: Every multivariate polynomial P(X) can be written as a sum
of monomials, i.e. a sum of products of variables and field constants. 

Kuikui Liu: Markov Chain Analysis via Spectral Independence Tuesday, September 28, 2021  4:00pm to 5:00pm


Nike Sun: Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems Tuesday, December 8, 2020  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: I will survey recent progress in determination of asymptotic behavior for random constraint satisfaction problems, including phase transitions and some understanding of solution geometry. 

Toniann Pitassi: Lifting with Sunflowers Tuesday, December 1, 2020  4:00pm to 5:30pm Abstract: In this talk I will first motivate lifting theorems where lower bounds on communication complexity for composed functions are obtained by a general simulation theorem, essentially showing that no protoco 

Huijia (Rachel) Lin: Indistinguishability Obfuscation from WellFounded Assumptions Tuesday, November 17, 2020  4:00pm to 5:00pm


Ashish Goel: Beyond Voting: Mechanisms and Platforms for Societal Decision Making Tuesday, November 10, 2020  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: YouTube competes with Hollywood as an entertainment channel, and also supplements Hollywood by acting as a distribution mechanism. Twitter has a similar relationship to news media, and Coursera to 