Columbia University Department of Computer Science


The New York Area Theory Day is a semiannual conference, aimed to bring together people in the New York Metropolitan area for one day of interaction and discussion.  The Theory Day features several (usually 4-5) hour-long presentations by leading theoretical computer scientists about state-of-the-art advances in various areas.  Some presentations give a survey of the latest advances in some area, while others may concentrate on a particular result.   The meeting is free and open to everyone; in particular, students are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Theory Day:

  • Fall 2019 Theory day

    A Selection of Past Theory Days:

    The Theory Day is held at alternating locations: in the Fall, it's held at NYU (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer Street, Auditorium 109) and in the Spring it's at Columbia (CSB 451, Mudd building).

    For directions to Theory Day at NYU, please see and (building 46)

    For directions to Theory Day at Columbia, please see


    Yevgeniy Dodis (NYU)

    Tal Malkin (Columbia)

    Tal Rabin (IBM Research)

    Baruch Schieber (IBM Research)

    Rocco Servedio (Columbia)

    Cliff Stein (Columbia)

    Alexandr Andoni (Columbia)

    Krzysztof Onak (IBM Research)