**Please note that lunch will not be provided during the conference, but a map of Harvard Square with a list of local restaurants can be found here.**

**Monday, August 24**

Time | Speaker | Title |

8:45am | Meet and Greet | |

9:00am | Sendhil Mullainathan | Prediction Problems in Social Science: Applications of Machine Learning to Policy and Behavioral Economics |

9:45am | Mike Luca | Designing Disclosure for the Digital Age |

10:30 | Break | |

10:45 | Jianqing Fan | Big Data Big Assumption: Spurious discoveries and endogeneity |

11:30am | Daniel Goroff | Privacy and Reproducibility in Data Science |

12:15pm | Break for Lunch | |

2:00pm | Ryan Adams | Exact Markov Chain Monte Carlo with Large Data |

2:45pm | David Dunson | Scalable Bayes: Simple algorithms with guarantees |

3:30pm | Break | |

3:45pm | Michael Jordan | Computational thinking, inferential thinking and Big Data |

4:30pm | Joel Tropp | Applied Random Matrix Theory |

5:15pm | David Woodruff | Input Sparsity and Hardness for Robust Subspace Approximation |

**Tuesday, August 25**

Time | Speaker | Title |

8:45am | Meet and Greet | |

9:00am | Gunnar Carlsson | Persistent homology for qualitative analysis and feature generation |

9:45am | Andrea Montanari | Semidefinite Programming Relaxations for Graph and Matrix Estimation: Algorithms and Phase Transitions |

10:30am | Break | |

10:45am | Susan Athey | Machine Learning and Causal Inference for Policy Evaluation |

11:30am | Denis Nekipelov | Robust Empirical Evaluation of Large Competitive Markets |

12:15pm | Break for Lunch | |

2:00pm | Lucy Colwell | Using evolutionary sequence variation to make inferences about protein structure and function: Modeling with Random Matrix Theory |

2:45pm | Simona Cocco | Inverse Statistical Physics approaches for the modeling of protein families |

3:30pm | Break | |

3:45pm | Remi Monasson | Inference of top components of correlation matrices with prior informations |

4:30pm | Sayan Mukherjee | Random walks on simplicial complexes and higher order notions of spectral clustering |

A Banquet from 7:00 – 8:30pm will follow Tuesday’s talks. This event is by invitation only.

** Wednesday, August 26 **

Time | Speaker | Title |

8:45am | Meet and Greet | |

9:00am | Ankur Moitra | Beyond Matrix Completion |

9:45am | Florent Krzakala | Optimal compressed sensing with spatial coupling and message passing |

10:30am | Break | |

10:45am | Piotr Indyk | Fast Algorithms for Structured Sparsity |

11:30am | Guido Imbens | Exact p-values for network inference |

12:15pm | Break for lunch | |

2:00pm | Edo Airoldi | Some fundamental ideas for causal inference on large networks |

2:45pm | Ronitt Rubinfeld | Something for almost nothing: sublinear time approximation algorithms |

3:30pm | Break | |

3:45pm | Lenka Zdeborova | Clustering of sparse networks: Phase transitions and optimal algorithms |

4:30pm | Jelani Nelson | Dimensionality reductions via sparse matrices |