BDA 2013 Preliminary Schedule

8:30am — Welcome Remarks

Session 1. Chair: Yuval Emek

8:35-9:05am [Invited talk]: “Executable Biology: Successes and Challenges”.
J. Fisher (Microsoft Research UK and Univ. of Cambridge.)

9:05-9:30am [Contributed talk]: Firefly Synchronization with Asynchronous Wake-up
D. Alistarh (USA, MIT), A. Cornejo (USA, Harvard), M. Ghaffari (USA, MIT), and N. Lynch (United States, MIT).

9:30am-10:00am [Invited talk]: “Synaptic Pruning: An Algorithmic Perspective”
S. Navlakha (USA, CMU).

10:00-10:30am [Invited talk]: Integrating Theoretical Algorithmic Ideas in Empirical Biological Study
A. Korman (France, CNRS and Univ. of Paris Diderot)

10:30-11:00am — Break

Session 2. Chair: Amos Korman

11:00-11:30am [Invited talk]: Fighting noise with limited resources: an ant colony perspective [removed movies for technical reasons]
O. Feinerman (Israel, Weizmann Institute).

11:30am-12:00pm [Invited talk]: Robust computing over networks : Lessons from nature
Z. Bar-Joseph (USA, CMU).

12:00-12:25pm [Contributed talk]: The Power of Pheromones in Ant Foraging
C. Lenzen (USA, CSAIL MIT) and T. Radeva (USA, CSAIL MIT).

12:25-12:55pm [Invited talk]: Distributed computing on the (fruit) fly
Y. Emek (Zurich, ETH).

12:55-14:30pm — Lunch break

Session 3: Chair Ziv Bar-Joseph

14:30-15:20pm [Keynote]: “Evolutionary tradeoffs and the geometry of phenotype space”
U. Alon (Israel, Weizmann Institute).

15:20-15:45pm [Contributed talk]: Ameba-inspired Self-organizing Particle Systems
S. Dolev (Israel, Ben-Gurion Univ.), R. Gmyr (Germany, Univ. of Paderborn), A.W. Richa (USA, Arizona State Univ.), and C. Scheideler (Germany, Univ. of Paderborn).

15:45-15:50pm Closing remarks