The Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows were announced today including Northwestern's own Nicole Immorlica. Other winners in theoretical computer science include Xi Chen, Nate Foster and Prasad Raghavendra. A shout out to TTIC who have their second Sloan Fellow in Jinbo Xu.
Computer science did well in the president's budget for FY 2013. CISE head Farnam Jahanian gives the details. Of course now the budget has to get through congress.
Tomorrow there will be a celebration of twenty years of the NITRD (Networking and Information Technologies Research and Development), an interagency program that has heavily supported CS research over the past two decades. Quite an impressive list of speakers. There will be a live webcast of the event.
FOCS call for papers is out. Submission deadline is April 4.