Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Chicago

The Theory group sprung up with the founding of the Department in 1983 and has thrived ever since. In the intellectual environment of the University of Chicago, a university dedicated to fundamental research in all areas, our Theory group graduated a number of outstanding doctoral students. Our faculty, as well as current and former graduate students have produced widely cited results and won major awards in Theory.

Our group is enhanced by close collaboration with TTIC, a relatively new institution on the University of Chicago campus with several faculty members and postdocs in Theory.

Both the Department and TTIC continue to hire in a variety of areas, including Theory, so we expect our group to further expand in the next several years.

Theory Seminar

Our seminar is intended to be broad and will (hopefully) cover not only what is traditionally referred to as "core theory", but also many topics at least distantly related to it. And when we are really interested in a result and/or a speaker, the employed notion of distance will be understood rather liberally!

Logistically, our normal meeting time and place is:

Tuesday, 3pm
Ryerson 251

(refreshments are served before the seminar). But, as a courtesy to our out-of-town speakers, we expect to meet occasionally on a different day, read the announcements carefully (and sign to our mailing list if you want to receive them on a regular basis).

Descriptions of seminars offered between 2008 and 2014 can be found on our seminar archive page.