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Allston :  Students Should Speak Up
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Allston : Students Should Speak Up

I have had (as is pretty usual for me) some number of lunches with students this semester, and many of them asked me about the Computer Science move to Allston....

Crimson Editorial on Allston
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Crimson Editorial on Allston

This was the first Crimson editorial I can recall about the upcoming move computer science will be making to Allston next year. I'd encourage students (both undergraduate...

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision Out
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Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Decision Out

As someone who reads a significant number of court documents and decisions (I still do expert witness work), I can recommend for your reading pleasure the very....

Changing Times
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Changing Times

An old friend from college sent me an e-mail, and it got me thinking.  When I was an undergraduate at Harvard some significant number of years ago, I took the graduate...

Off to ALGO/ESA 2019
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Off to ALGO/ESA 2019

I'm shortly hopping on a plane to head to ALGO/ESA.  I'll be giving a survey-ish talk on Learning Augmented Algorithms, covering my work so far in the area as well...

Happy New Academic Year:  Teaching Randomized Algorithms
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Happy New Academic Year: Teaching Randomized Algorithms

It seems I haven't written on this blog for a while.Today was the start of a new semester.  I'll be teaching Randomized Algorithms and Probabilistic Analysis, using...

ANALCO, SOSA, SODA post
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ANALCO, SOSA, SODA post

I spent the last few days at SODA-ANALCO-ALENEX-SOSA in San Diego.  (Nice location choice, I'd say!)  Here's some news.This will be the last ANALCO (Analytic Algorithms...

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...
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