The BLISS seminar (formerly NCD seminar) is co-sponsored by generous grants from Microsoft Research and Qualcomm, and is the area seminar of the Berkeley Laboratory for Information Systems and Sciences. Talks at the seminar cover topics including but not limited to information and coding theory, signal processing, optimization and statistics. The list of talks for the current semester can be found below, and past seminars from 2016 onwards are listed here. For an archive of all talks from 1996-2015, visit the old webpage.
Spring 2017 Talks
Dates marked in bold indicate that talks are at non-regular times.
|Jan 30 || Vincent Poor (Princeton) || Network Analysis Problems Motivated by the Smart Grid || details |
|Feb 6 || Victoria Kostina (Caltech) || Information-theoretic tradeoffs in control || details |
|Feb 8 || Ziv Goldfeld (Ben-Gurion) || Semantic security versus active adversaries || details |
|Feb 13 || Reinhard Heckel (Berkeley) || Active Ranking from Pairwise Comparisons || details |
|Feb 21 || Ilan Shomorony (Berkeley) || DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Assembly Software || details |
|Feb 27 || Haim Permuter (Ben-Gurion) || Causality and directed information || details |
|Mar 6 || Lele Wang (Stanford) || Graph information ratio || details |
|Mar 13 || Matus Telgarsky (UIUC) || Logistic regression convergence rates || details |
|Mar 20 || Aditya Mahajan (McGill) || || |
|Mar 27 || Ambuj Tewari (Michigan) || || |
|Apr 24 || Suvrit Sra (MIT) || || |