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STOC Theory Fest Announcements
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STOC Theory Fest Announcements

There's a lot of new information up at the STOC web page http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2017/ about the amazing theory fest June 19-23 in Montreal.  In particular, most...

SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017
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SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize Call, 2017

Call for Nominations2017 SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize The Theory community benefits in many ways from the dedicated service, above and beyond the call of...

Godel Prize 2017 Call
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Godel Prize 2017 Call

The call for nomination for the 2017 Godel Prize is up.  The call is available at http://madhu.seas.harvard.edu/Announce/Goedel2017CFN.html and will be up on the...

Knuth Prize 2017 Call
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Knuth Prize 2017 Call

The call is going out for the 2017 Knuth Prize.  The call will be up on the SIGACT Web page shortly, but until it shows up there here's a pdf.   Key date:  deadline...

Postdocs (Rabin and other) for this year
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Postdocs (Rabin and other) for this year

The Theory Group at Harvard has put out its ad for postdocs again this year.  It will be our second year for the Rabin Postdoc in theoretical computer science.here...

FOCS 16 Workshops/Tutorials Call for Proposals
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FOCS 16 Workshops/Tutorials Call for Proposals

I'm told that there's a call for proposals up for workshops/tutorials for FOCS 16. Here's a link to the call for those who are interested....Deadline is August...

STOC Theory Fest 2017 (Montreal June 19-23)
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STOC Theory Fest 2017 (Montreal June 19-23)

As SIGACT chair I announced at the STOC’16 business meeting that starting in 2017, STOC will turn into a 5-day event, a Theory Fest. This idea was discussed atspecial...

STOC 2017 (and STOC 2016)
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STOC 2017 (and STOC 2016)

I'm starting to get asked about STOC 2017 dates -- we recently executed the hotel contract, and STOC will be June 18-23 in Montreal.  (It will really "start" the...

Class Evaluations, Again
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Class Evaluations, Again

I've not been blogging much, but I have an excuse now that class evaluations have arrived.  By posting about the evaluations, the students know I read them.  And...

SODA Information
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SODA Information

Phil Klein passed on that there's a delay at SIAM in getting the SODA 2017 CFP up, and of course we want to get out the relevant information out to the community...

David Johnson
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David Johnson

I was sad to learn that David Johnson passed away.  David was a leader in the theoretical computer science community for decades, both in his research and in his...

Distinguished Service Award
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Distinguished Service Award

Nominations are open for the SIGACT Distinguished Service Prize.More information is available at the SIGACT web site.   Here's the key info: Nominations Nominations...

Graduating Bits Announcement
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Graduating Bits Announcement

Boaz asked me to remind people about ITCS, and in particular the Graduating Bits Event.  Just in time for those of us reading application folders....ITCS 2016 will...

Yes, We Have Postdocs This Year
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Yes, We Have Postdocs This Year

The Harvard Theory of Computation group has postdocs.  This year, besides our usual general call for postdocs, we are also inaugurating the Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral...

Yes, We're Hiring This Year
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Yes, We're Hiring This Year

Harvard's CS search ad is apparently up and out.  We're eagerly awaiting applications....https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6497The Harvard John A.http...

This Year's Andreessen-Horowitz Meeting
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This Year's Andreessen-Horowitz Meeting

Andreessen Horowitz had another Academic Roundtable, which I've written about in previous years (here, here).  For me, the most exciting session was on VirtualMatthew...

One Lecture Down....
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One Lecture Down....

CS125, the "new", "honors-ish" Algorithms and Complexity course, got off to a good start today.  The room was full with not enough seats for people, the students...

CACM Viewpoints on Theory and Experiments
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CACM Viewpoints on Theory and Experiments

There's a fun pair of viewpoints in the September CACM by Jeffrey Ullman and myself on experiments in computer science research, with him addressing systems conferences...

SIGACT Meeting, Some Stuff
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SIGACT Meeting, Some Stuff

As some of you know, I was recently elected to the position of SIGACT (ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory) Chair.  So some part ofpreview...

The High Cost of Conferences
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The High Cost of Conferences

At some point, I'm convinced the "conference structure" is going to fall apart.Case in point -- I haven't bought my tickets yet for SIGCOMM because, unless I'm...
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