Workshop: Computation As A Lens
Not April fool, real workshop, real people, really
Dick Karp is Dick Karp.
Today I want to help announce a workshop that Dick is holding at Berkeley on May and .
I usually do not do announcements for workshops, but I think making an exception for anything Dick does is right.
The conference is: Theory of Computation as a Lens on the Sciences. It is being held on the Berkeley campus May 7 and 8. Chris Switzer is the contact—see here for more information and details. There is no charge for registration—a pretty good deal.
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.
- Evolution as a Form of Learning
- Robustness and Complexity in Games
- Algorithms, Games, and the Internet
- Analysis of Social Networks
- Structure and Dynamics of Networks in the Real World
- On Joint Inference of Phylogeny and Alignment
- Cancer Genomics
- Statistical Physics and Computation
- Computer Science as a Lens on Quantum Theory
- How Does Quantum Mechanics Scale?
- A Computational Approach to Discovery in Biology
- Ultra-Large Phylogenetic Estimation
- Large Phylogenies from Short Sequences: Recent Theoretical Insights
- Daniel Fisher
- David Haussler
- Michael Jordan
- Ehud Kalai
- Michael Kearns
- Andrea Montanari
- Jonathan Oppenheim
- Lior Pachter
- Christos Papadimitriou
- Sebastien Roch
- Leslie Valiant
- Tandy Warnow
- Umesh Vazirani
- Mark Newman
Who is giving which talk? And more importantly what is Computation as a Lens?