Kasper Green Larsen: Crossing the Logarithmic Barrier for Dynamic Boolean Data Structure Lower Bounds Tuesday, November 28, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm 

Venkatesan Guruswami: Promise Constraint Satisfaction Tuesday, November 14, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: Given a 5SAT instance admitting an assignment satisfying at least 2 literals in each clause, can one efficiently find a satisfying assignment that sets at least one literal to true in each clause? 

Omer Paneth: On the round Complexity of ZeroKnowledge Protocols and Compressing Collisions Tuesday, November 7, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm 

Noga Alon: Structure, randomness and universality Tuesday, October 31, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: What is the minimum possible number of vertices of a graph that contains every kvertex graph as an induced subgraph ? What is the minimum possible number of edges in a graph that contains every kvertex graph with maximum degree 3 as a subgraph ? 

Sanjam Garg: IdentityBased Encryption from the DiffieHellman Assumption Tuesday, September 19, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm In this talk, I will describe a new construction of identitybased encryption based on the hardness 

Russell Impagliazzo: Learning models : connections between boosting, hardcore distributions, dense models, GAN, and regularity Tuesday, September 12, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Learning models : connections between boosting, hardcore distributions, dense models, GAN, and regularity 

Yuval Peres: Trace reconstruction for the deletion channel Tuesday, May 2, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: In the trace reconstruction problem, an unknown string $x$ of $n$ bits is observed through the deletion channel, which deletes each bit with some constant probability $q$, yielding a contracted string. How many independent outputs (traces) of the deletion channel are needed to reconst 

Cynthia Dwork: What's Fair? Tuesday, April 25, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: Data, algorithms, and systems have biases embedded within them reflecting designers’ explicit and implicit choices, historical biases, and societal priorities. 

Andrea Montanari: The landscape of some statistical problems Wednesday, April 19, 2017  4:30pm to 5:30pm Abstract: Most highdimensional estimation and prediction methods propose to minimize a cost function 

Virginia Vassilevska Williams: Fast distance product of bounded difference matrices with applications to Language Edit Distance and RNAFolding Tuesday, April 11, 2017  4:00pm to 5:00pm Abstract: The distance product of two matrices A and B is the matrix C defined as C[i,j]=min_k A[i,k]+B[k,j]. 