BLISS Seminar


The BLISS seminar (formerly NCD seminar) is the area seminar of the Berkeley Laboratory for Information and System Sciences. Talks at the seminar cover topics including but not limited to information and coding theory, signal processing, optimization, statistics, and control. The list of talks for the current semester can be found below, and past seminars from 2016 onwards are listed here. For an archive of all talks from 1996-2015, visit the old webpage.

A calendar of all the talks is maintained here. Feel free to add it to your own.

Fall 2023
Regular seminar time: Fridays 2 PM - 3 PM PT
Regular seminar venue: Hughes Room, 400 Cory Hall, Berkeley subscribe to our mailing list for more details.

To give a talk at the seminar, contact Nived Rajaraman or Tom Courtade.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Recordings of the talks are available here.

Dates marked in bold indicate that talks are at non-regular dates / times.

Oct 13 Alireza Fallah (MSRI and UC Berkeley) Privacy Mechanisms for Data MarketsI details
Oct 20 Surbhi Goel (U Penn) Beyond Worst-case Sequential Prediction: Adversarial Robustness via Abstention details
2-3pm PT, Oct 26 Chiwei Yan (UC Berkeley IEOR) Incentive-aware Dynamic Matching Problems details
Nov 3 Jingyan Wang (Georgia Tech) Modeling and Correcting Bias in Sequential Evaluation details
Nov 10 Aryan Mokhtari (UT Austin) Online Learning Guided Quasi-Newton Methods: Improved Global Non-asymptotic Guarantees details
Nov 17 Gaurav Mahajan (Yale) details
Nov 24 Thanksgiving break - -
Dec 1 Jason Altschuler (University of Pennsylvania) details