Theory Group

Theory Group

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Overview

We work on fundamental problems in mathematics and theoretical computer science, interact extensively with the academic community and collaborate with other researchers at MSR on challenging applied problems. Among our areas of expertise are probability, algorithms, statistical learning, optimization, algorithmic game theory, error-correcting codes, combinatorics, statistical physics, and fractals. We host an amazing array of researchers in these areas, see below for a list of recent and upcoming visitors.

See the Theory Seminar for a list of upcoming and recent talks (often recorded on video).

The group reports to Chris Meek.

Visitors

Recent and Upcoming Visitors

Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of visitors to the Theory Group. You can subscribe to this calendar here.

Anna Karlin One day per week
James Lee One day per week
Ryokichi Tanaka (2/1/2016 – 2/28/2017)
David Levin (9/12/2016 – 9/16/2016)
Tianyi Zheng (9/12/2016 – 9/16/2016)
Alex Zhai (9/12/2016 – 9/23/2016)
Jonathan Hermon (9/19/2016 – 9/24/2016)
Robin Pemantle (9/25/2016 – 9/29/2016)
Victoria Kostina (10/10/2016 – 10/14/2016)
Oanh Nguyen (10/10/2016 – 10/14/2016)
Marta Lewicka (10/18/2016 – 10/23/2016)
Lionel Levine (10/31/2016 – 11/4/2016)
Yuval Rabani (10/31/2016 – 11/11/2016)
Costis Daskalakis (11/15/2016 – 11/23/2016)
Matt Weinberg (11/29/2016 – 12/9/2016)
Russell Lyons (12/5/2016 – 12/13/2016)
Izabella Stuhl (12/6/2016 – 12/10/2016)
David Levin (12/11/2016 – 12/16/2016)
Alex Zhai (12/11/2016 – 12/16/2016)
Nina Holden (1/4/2017 – 1/27/2017)
Alex Zhai (1/8/2017 – 1/20/2017)
Bob Hough (1/9/2017 – 1/13/2017)
Lisa Hartung (1/15/2017 – 1/20/2017)
Marta Lewicka (1/15/2017 – 1/20/2017)
Ronen Eldan (1/20/2017 – 2/15/2017)
Claire Mathieu (1/30/2017 – 2/24/2017)
Chris Bishop (2/18/2017 – 2/27/2017)
Reza Gheissari (2/20/2017 – 2/25/2017)
Jim Propp (2/20/2017 – 2/24/2017)
Alex Zhai (2/20/2017 – 3/3/2017)
Omer Angel (2/27/2017 – 3/3/2017)
Abbas Mehrabian (2/27/2017 – 3/3/2017)
Geoffrey Grimmett (3/13/2017 – 3/17/2017)
Venkat Guruswami (two weeks in May)
Van Vu (5/15/2017 – 5/16/2017)
Tim Roughgarden (5/15/2017 – 5/17/2017)
Aleksander Madry (6/26/2017 – 6/29/2017)
Santosh Vempala (7/17/2017 – 7/28/2017)

Links

Additional Links

In memoriam: Oded Schramm

In memoriam

  • Oded Schramm (died in a tragic accident, September 2008):
 

Oded’s interests: 

Percolation, two dimensional random systems, critical systems, SLE, conformal mappings, dynamical random systems, discrete and coarse geometry, mountains

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