Theory Seminar

A fortnightly seminar series at IIIT Hyerabad focused on theoretical talks from computer science, communications theory, machine learning and natural sciences.

Upcoming Talks

Beyond worst-case analysis: Planted models for Graph Partitioning

Past Talks

Talk Speaker Date
Impossibility of Trisecting the angle using Compass and Straight Edge Siddharth Bhat 2 Oct, 2019
Matroids: An Introduction - II Prasad Krishnan 21 Aug, 2019
Matroids: An Introduction - I Prasad Krishnan 16 Aug, 2019
VC Dimension, Uniform Convergence, and Sample Complexity in PAC Learning - II Tushant Jha 24 Jul, 2019
VC Dimension, Uniform Convergence, and Sample Complexity in PAC Learning - I Tushant Jha 10 Jul, 2019
Counting Objects under Symmetry: PĆ³lya - Burnside Enumeration Girish Varma 1 Jun, 2019
Codes with Locality for Distributed Storage - II Lalitha Vadlamani 16 May, 2019
Codes with Locality for Distributed Storage - I Lalitha Vadlamani 7 May, 2019

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Giving Talks

We expect faculty as well as students to give talks. Any student doing Honors, MS or PhD can give talks. There is no restriction on the choice of topics (need NOT be the work of the speaker). We will try to ensure that faculty also gives talks regularly. Following are some basic expectations for the seminar:

  1. Delivered using chalk/pen and board (mainly to avoid hand waving).
  2. Only assume 2nd year UG math background.
  3. Self contained.
  4. Focus on precise definitions, derivations, logical proofs, maths.
  5. Adversarial questioning of ambiguous content is encouraged, and the speakers should be prepared to address them.

Please contact the student coordinator for scheduling talks.

Student Coordinators : Divija Swetha Gadiraju (divija.swetha@research.iiit.ac.in), Shailja Agrawal (shailja.agrawal@research.iiit.ac.in)

More Info

For more information you can contact the student coordinators.

A public google calendar is available here:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gub225uvjrphkkcv67rq4h5brc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Asia%2FKolkata

If you prefer ical feed:
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/gub225uvjrphkkcv67rq4h5brc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Google group for seminar organization: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/theory-seminar-iiith-organization