I was asked to post this on behalf of Dick Karp, the conference organizer. Sounds like a fun conference; I wish I could go!
Theory of Computation as a Lens on the Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, May 7-8, 2011
Registration for this conference will begin on Thursday, March 31 at http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/lensconference2011. There is no charge for registration. We hope you will be able to attend.
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.
Professor Leslie Valiant, Harvard University
Evolution as a Form of Learning
Professor Ehud Kalai, Northwestern University
Robustness and Complexity in Games
Professor Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley
Algorithms, Games, and the Internet
Professor Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
Analysis of Social Networks
Professor Mark Newman, University of Michigan
Structure and Dynamics of Networks in the Real World
Professor Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley
On Joint Inference of Phylogeny and Alignment
Professor David Haussler, UC Santa Cruz
Professor Andrea Montanari, Stanford
Statistical Physics and Computation
Professor Daniel Fisher, Stanford
Dynamics of Evolutionary Processes
Dr. Jonathan Oppenheim, University of Cambridge
Computer Science as a Lens on Quantum Theory
Professor Umesh Vazirani, UC Berkeley
How Does Quantum Mechanics Scale?
Professor Lior Pachter, UC Berkeley
A Computational Approach to Discovery in Biology
Professor Tandy Warnow, UT, Austin
Ultra-Large Phylogenetic Estimation
Professor Sebastien Roch, UCLA
Large Phylogenies from Short Sequences: Recent Theoretical Insights
If you have questions, please contact Heather Levien, assistant to Professor Richard Karp, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 642-3497.