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NIPS 2018 Post
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NIPS 2018 Post

Today was my first day at a NIPS conference.  Advertising note, before my thoughts on the experience:Tomorrow I'll be stationed at a poster 10:45 AM -- 12:45 PM...

Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship Advertising Post
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Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship Advertising Post

Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer ScienceDeadline for full consideration: December 3, 2018.  Applications can be submitted here:https...

Lenore Blum interview
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Lenore Blum interview

I've just read this, and do not have any specific comments, but I thought this interview with Lenore Blum on her recently announced resignation from CMU would be...

Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms, Submission Server
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Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms, Submission Server

A reminder that the deadline for SOSA 2019 is August 16.  The submission server is live and running (and we already have some submissions!).  The easychair link...

STOC Lunch Sign-ups, and Reminder
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STOC Lunch Sign-ups, and Reminder

Just a reminder that next week is the 50th STOC in Los Angeles!  You can still come and register on site, so please come -- the program is STOC-full of good stuff...

Sympoisum on Simplicity in Algorithms, 2019
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Sympoisum on Simplicity in Algorithms, 2019

Jeremy Fineman and I are co-chairing the 2019 Symposium on Simplicity in Algorithms, the second year of this new endeavor.  It's nicely co-located with SODA, and...

STOC 2018, Early Reg Deadline
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STOC 2018, Early Reg Deadline

Just a reminder that the early registration for STOC 2018 is June 1.  Besides wanting that early registration discount price, you really want to also make your...

SIGACT-Related Stuff
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SIGACT-Related Stuff

Some SIGACT related-stuff of import:First, there's an election going on!!!  If you're an ACM/SIGACT member, you've probably gotten an e-mail about this, and it's...

New Papers/Code for MIC and MINE
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New Papers/Code for MIC and MINE

Several years ago, I worked on a project where the goal was to try to come up with an "equitable" version of a measure of dependence;  the idea was you could take...

Sublinear Algorithms Workshop
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Sublinear Algorithms Workshop

I was asked to post to announce the workshop/bootcamp on Sublinear Algorithms, June 10-13 at MIT.  I plan to be there and possibly talk about some new work. From...

An Ad-Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment and Related Issues
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An Ad-Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment and Related Issues

The following is from Yuval Rabani, regarding a joint initiative we are moving forward with to establish policies, procedures, and institutions to deal with harassment...

Swedish Summer School
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Swedish Summer School

I was asked to post the following notice for the upcoming Swedish Summer School for (theoretical) computer scientists.  I gave some lectures for it a couple ofhttp...

Optimizing Learned Bloom Filters
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Optimizing Learned Bloom Filters

For the small-ish subset of people out there who care about "learned Bloom filters" (the subject of my last post), I have a small-ish update.  I guess the datafixed...

Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"
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Some Notes on "Learned Bloom Filters"

About a month ago, a draft paper was put out on arxiv called The Case for Learned Indexed Structures by the people at Google Brain.  The paper has received some...

Double-blind, ALENEX
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Double-blind, ALENEX

I wanted to point people to a pair of blog posts (Part 1, Part 2) by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at the geomblog discussing the experience of having the ALENEX conference...

Harvard CS Concentrators Jump Again
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Harvard CS Concentrators Jump Again

During my time as Area Dean for computer science, the number of computer science majors at Harvard more than doubled.  Growth has continued, and according to the...

BARC, Copenhagen
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BARC, Copenhagen

A few summers ago, I had an opportunity to visit Copenhagen, and work with Rasmus Pagh for a month.   I (and the family) liked it so much we went back the nextAarhus...

Simulated Annealing for JPEG Quantization
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Simulated Annealing for JPEG Quantization

I have a new paper on the arxiv (web page describing results, and full version** available) with two Harvard undergrads, Max Hopkins and Sebastian Wagner-Carrena...

Grace Hopper College
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Grace Hopper College

I hadn't seen the news about Yale renaming Calhoun College to Hopper College;  it just popped into one of my newslines here in the New York times.  I guess I hadn't...

Best Post I've Read on the Google Memo
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Best Post I've Read on the Google Memo

After the shout-out to Meena, she suggested I might have more to say on the issue of the Google memo.  I (like I imagine so many others) have been following the...
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