*All seminars held in 310 Gates Hall
at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted*
Date
& Time 
Speaker 
Title 
Host 
September 1, 2014 
no
seminar 
Labor
Day 

Two
talks: Tuesday, September 9 at 4:306pm in Biotech Building G10, and
Wednesday, September 10 at 4:155:30 in 396 Statler Hall. 
Duncan Watts,
Microsoft 
“The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything That Seems Obvious Isn’t” 
A. D. White Professor 
September
15, 2014 (joint TCS/probability Seminar) 
Costis Daskalakis, MIT 
Eva Tardos 

September
22, 2014 
Daniel Reichman,
Cornell 
Joe Halpern 

September
29, 2014 (joint TCS/probability Seminar) ***Malott 406**** 4:00pm 
John Wilmes, University of Chicago 
John
Pike 

October
6, 2014 
Andrew Goldberg,
Microsoft 
David
Shmoys 

October
13, 2014 
no
Theory Seminar 
Fall
break 

October 20, 2014 (joint TCS/probability Seminar) ***Malott 406**** 4:00pm 
Robin
Pemantle, UPenn 
Repeated differentiation evens out spacings of zeros 
Lionel
Levine 
October 27, 2014 (joint TCS/Microeconomic Theory Seminar) 
Aaron Roth, Upenn 
Private and (Asymptotically) Truthful Combinatorial Auctions 
Eva Tardos 
November 3, 2014 
No Theory Seminar 


November 10, 2014 
Sid Barman, Caltech 
Approximate Version of Caratheodory’s Theorem and Its Algorithmic Applications 
Eva Tardos 
November 17, 2014 
Isabel
Klouman, Cornell 
Detection, diffusion, and dynamics of groups in social networks 
Jon Kleinberg 
November 24, 1024 (joint TCS/Microeconomic Theory Seminar) 
Inbal Talgam Cohen, Stanford 
Eva Tardos 

December 1, 2014 (joint TCS/probability Seminar) ***Malott 406**** 4:00pm 
Peter Winkler, Dartmouth 
John Pike 

December 8, 2014  Seeun Umboh, Wisconsin  Online network design algorithms via hierarchical decompositions 
David Williamson 
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