Friday, April 01, 2011

Theory of Computation as a Lens on the Sciences: Berkeley Conference

Theory of Computation as a Lens on the Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, May 7-8, 2011

The conference will explore the theme that many processes in the physical, biological, engineering and social sciences involve information processing at a fundamental level and can be studied through computational models. A conference held in Berkeley in May, 2002 helped crystallize this theme as a promising direction of research, and this second conference will highlight the impact of the computational lens on areas such as quantum information science, statistical physics, social networks, economics and game theory, genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, mathematics, statistics and machine learning. Featured Speakers:

  • Professor Leslie Valiant, Harvard University, Evolution as a Form of Learning
  • Professor Ehud Kalai, Northwestern University, Robustness and Complexity in Games
  • Professor Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley, Algorithms, Games, and the Internet
  • Professor Michael Kearns, Univ of Pennsylvania, Social Networks, Strategic Behavior and Computation
  • Professor Mark Newman, University of Michigan, Structure and Dynamics of Networks in the Real World
  • Professor Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley, On Joint Inference of Phylogeny and Alignment
  • Professor David Haussler, UC Santa Cruz, Cancer Genomics
  • Professor Andrea Montanari, Stanford, Statistical Mechanics through the Lens of Computation
  • Professor Daniel Fisher, Stanford, Modeling Evolutionary Dynamics: Problems and Prospects
  • Dr. Jonathan Oppenheim, University of Cambridge, Computer Science as a Lens on Quantum Theory
  • Professor Umesh Vazirani, UC Berkeley, How does Quantum Mechanics Scale?
  • Professor Lior Pachter, UC Berkeley, A Computational Approach to Discovery in Biology
  • Professor Tandy Warnow, UT, Austin, Ultra-Large Phylogenetic Estimation
  • Professor Sebastien Roch, UCLA, Large Phylogenies from Short Sequences: Recent Theoretical Insights

Please register for this conference here. There is no charge for registration. If you have questions, please contact Heather Levien, tel: 15106423497.



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