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Theory Seminar & talks
2010-2011 Academic Year**

Date | Event / Seminar |

TuesdayMay 31, 2011 |
Theory Seminar
Bridging Shannon and Hamming: Codes for computationally simple channels
Venkat Guruswami (CMU) 10:00am, 4310 CS |

FridayMay 27, 2011 |
Theory Seminar
Optimal Auction Design with Correlated Valuations
Hu Fu (Cornell University) 11:00am, 4310 CS |

FridayMay 20, 2011 |
Theory Seminar
Covering demands with intervalsVenkat Chakaravarthy (IBM Research, New Delhi) 2:00pm, 3310 CS |

WednesdayMay 18, 2011 |
Preliminary ExamApproximation in Bayesian Mechanism DesignDavid Malec 2:00pm, 4310 CS |

FridayApril 29, 2011 |
Theory Seminar
Optimal Crowdsourcing ContestsBalu Sivan 4:00pm, 3310 CS |

FridayApril 1, 2011 |
Theory Seminar
Secretary Problems with Convex CostsSeeun Umboh 4:00pm, 3310 CS |

TuesdayNovember 16, 2010 |
Theory Seminar
Contribution Games in Social NetworksElliot Anshelevich (RPI) 1:00pm, 3310 CS (Cookies during talk) |

ThursdayOctober 28, 2010 |
Theory Seminar
Randomized Local EmbeddingsBen Recht 4:00pm, 3310 CS |

FridayOctober 22, 2010 |
Theory Seminar
The Lov\'{a}sz Local Lemma ConstructiveBarna Saha (University of Maryland, College Park) 11:00am, 4310 CS (Cookies during talk) |

MondaySeptember 13, 2010 |
Theory Seminar
Reducing Baysian Mechanism Design to Algorithm DesignAzarakhsh Malekian (Northwestern University) 2:30pm, 4310 CS |