Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maryland Theory Day October 10!

Univ of Maryland at College Park is having a Theory Day
Friday October 10.

Free Registration and Free Lunch! (there are no economists coming to tell us there is no such thing).

For Information and Registration goto here

A good way to learn lots of current theory in a short time.


8:30-9:00 Light Breakfast and Intro Remarks

9:00-9:20  Gasarch, UMCP
NIM with Cash

9:25-9:45  Mount, UMCP
A New Algorithm for Approximating the Euclidean Minimum Spanning Tree

9:50-10:10 Samir, UMCP:
To do or not to do: scheduling to minimize energy

10:20-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Distinguished Invited Speaker Avrim Blum, CMU
Reconstructing preferences and priorities from opaque transactions

12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch

1:00-2:00 Distinguished Invited Speaker Sanjeev Arora, Princeton
Overcoming the intractability bottleneck in unsupervised learning.

2:00-2:30 Coffee Break

2:30-2:50 Elaine Shi, UMCP
Circuit ORAM and Tightness of the Goldreich-Ostrovksy bound

2:55-3:15 David Harris, UMCP
The Moser-Tardos Framework with Partial Resampling

3:20-3:40 Mohammad Hajiaghayi, UMCP
Streaming Algorithms for Estimating the Matching Size in Planar Graphs and Beyond

3:45-4:05 Michael Dinitz, JHU
Explicit Expanding Expanders

4:10-5:00 Poster Session in 2120 (Grad Students)

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