Monday September 17, 2018 |
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TIME | ACTIVITIES | VENUE | |
08:30-09:00 | Registration | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
09:00-09:10 | Opening Remarks | Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
09:10-09:55 | Chair: Ran Duan |
Limits on All Known (and Some Unknown) Approaches to Matrix Multiplication Josh Alman (MIT) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
09:55-10:40 | Parameterized Inapproximability Pasin Manurangsi (UC Berkeley) |
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10:40-10:55 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
10:55-11:55 | Keynote Talk 1 Chair: Xiongfeng Ma |
Approximation on Scheduling under Precedence Constraints Shi Li (University at Buffalo) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
12:00-13:30 | Lunch Break | ||
13:30-14:15 | Chair: Ran Duan |
An Almost-linear Time Algorithm for Uniform Random Spanning Tree Generation Aaron Schild (UC Berkeley) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
14:15-15:00 | Dynamic Ordered Sets with Approximate Queries Or Zamir (Tel Aviv University) |
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15:00-15:20 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
15:20-16:05 | Chair: Zhaohui Wei |
Non-Malleable Codes for Small-Depth Circuits Marshall Ball (Columbia University) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
16:05-16:50 | Secret Sharing and CDS Tianren Liu (MIT) |
Tuesday September 18, 2018 |
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TIME | ACTIVITIES | VENUE | |
09:00-09:45 | Chair: Xiaoming Sun |
Simple Optimal Hitting Sets for Small-Success RL William Hoza (UT Austin) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
09:45-10:30 | Tight Hardness for Shortest Cycles and Paths in Sparse Graphs Andrea Lincoln (MIT) |
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10:30-10:45 | Coffee Break | Photo at the lobby of FIT Building | |
10:45-11:45 | Keynote Talk 2 Chair: Ran Duan |
Complexity Theory of the LOCAL Model Seth Pettie (University of Michigan) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
12:00-13:30 | Lunch | ||
13:30-14:15 | Chair: Jian Li |
How to Match when All Vertices Arrive Online Yuhao Zhang (University of Hong Kong) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
14:15-15:00 | Optimal Streaming and Tracking Distinct Elements with High Probability Jarosław Błasiok (Harvard University) |
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15:00-15:20 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
15:20-16:05 | Chair: Mingji Xia |
Beyond Kasteleyn: A New Polynomial-time Algorithm for Six-Vertex Models and a Complexity Trichotomy Shuai Shao (University of Wisconsin-Madison) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
16:05-16:50 | Torpid Mixing of Markov Chains for the Six-vertex Model on Z^2 Tianyu Liu (University of Wisconsin-Madison) |
Wednesday September 19, 2018 |
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TIME | ACTIVITIES | VENUE | |
09:00-09:45 | Chair: Wei Chen |
A General Theory of Sample Complexity for Multi-Item Profit Maximization Ellen Vitercik (CMU) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
09:45-10:30 | Provably Efficient Algorithms for Learning Simple Convolutional Neural Networks Surbhi Goel (UT Austin) |
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10:30-10:55 | Group Photo + Coffee Break | Photo at the west door of FIT Building | |
10:55-11:55 | Keynote Talk 3 Chair: Seth Pettie |
Yes, There is an Oblivious RAM Lower Bound! Kasper Green Larsen (Aarhus University) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
12:00-13:30 | Lunch | ||
13:30-14:15 | Chair: Longbo Huang |
Selling Partially-Ordered Items: Exploring the Space between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Mechanism Design Ariel Schvartzman (Princeton University) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
14:15-15:00 | Linear Algebraic Analogues of the Graph Isomorphism Problem and the Erdős-Rényi Model Yinan Li (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) |
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15:00-15:20 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
15:20-16:05 | Chair: Chenye Wu |
Prediction with a Short Memory Vatsal Sharan (Stanford University) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
16:05-16:50 | Dispersion for Data-Driven Algorithm Design, Online Learning, and Private Optimization Travis Dick (CMU) |
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18:00-20:00 | Banquet | Banquet Hall, Quanjude Restaurant |
Thursday September 20, 2018 |
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TIME | ACTIVITIES | VENUE | |
09:00-09:45 | Chair: Chenye Wu |
A Simple Proximal Stochastic Gradient Method for Nonsmooth Nonconvex Optimization Zhize Li (Tsinghua University) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
09:45-10:30 | Counting Hypergraph Colorings in the Local Lemma Regime Chao Liao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) |
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10:30-10:45 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
10:45-11:45 | Keynote Talk 4 Chair: Ran Duan |
The Lovász number and beyond: when graph meets quantum Runyao Duan (Baidu INC) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
12:00-13:30 | Lunch | ||
13:30-14:15 | Chair: Ran Duan |
PPP-Completeness with Connections to Cryptography Manolis Zampetakis (MIT) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
14:15-15:00 | Polar Codes for Compressing Hidden Markov Sources Preetum Nakkiran (Harvard University) |
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15:00-15:20 | Coffee Break | Lobby of Lecture Hall, FIT Building | |
15:20-16:05 | Chair: Xiongfeng Ma |
Matrix Product States for Quantum Stochastic Modeling Chengran Yang (Nanyang Technological Unversity) |
Lecture Hall, FIT Building |
16:05-16:50 | Quantifying the Coherence of Operations Thomas Theurer (Ulm University) |
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16:50-17:00 | Closing Ceremony |