Winter '22

Cryptographic Protocols

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Fall '21

Cellular Neurophysiology

  • Membrane potentials and ion pumps
  • electrical signaling and action potentials
  • voltage-gated ion channels
  • dendritic computation
  • synaptic transmission
  • metabotropic receptors and second messengers
  • sensory transduction
  • synaptic plasticity
  • glial cells

Foundations of Cryptography

  • One-way functions and hard-core bits
  • pseudorandomness
  • digital signatures and hash functions
  • public-key encryption
  • zero-knowledge proofs
  • multiparty computation and secret sharing
Spring '21

Neural Signal Processing

  • Fundamental electrical properties of neurons
  • technology for measuring neural activity
  • Poisson processes
  • discrete classification
  • graphical models
  • continuous decoding
Winter '21

Great Theory Hits of the 21st Century

  • Undirected connectivity in logspace and expander graphs
  • graph sparsification and interlacing polynomials
  • extended formulations and communication complexity
  • improved bounds on the sunflower conjecture
  • sensitivity conjecture