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Friday, August 17, 2007

A New Job and Journal

Guest Post by Lance Fortnow

As an anonymous commentor mentioned on Monday, I am moving to Northwestern University EECS in January. Northwestern also hired Jason Hartline and Nicole Immorlica so I have an exciting opportunity to join an up and coming theory group without having to move my family.

In other news the ACM Transactions on Computation Theory has been approved and will be starting up soon with yours truly as editor-in-chief. Watch for details and get your papers ready.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new gig!

    I rescind my disbelief.

    Now, is Subhash Koth really going to NYU?

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  2. Has TTI's endowment been hit by the recent sub-prime mess?

    It will be interesting to find out which University fund managers have been playing the sub-prime market and got burned.

    Wells Fargo has wiped almost all local construction and re-modeling projects from their budget. When they start laying off employees local governments who gave them tax breaks are going to cry bloody murder.

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  3. Now, is Subhash Koth really going to NYU?

    Yes.

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  4. I am moving to Northwestern University EECS in January

    The question whose answer we're all seeking is: why? What was lacking in at UChicago that Northwestern had to offer? Can you please shed some light into the matter, (and some juicy excitement into this blog).

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  5. With Koth and Khot working together, the pair should be unstoppable.

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  6. The question whose answer we're all seeking is: why? What was lacking in at UChicago that Northwestern had to offer? Can you please shed some light into the matter, (and some juicy excitement into this blog).

    More money?

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  7. Power over life and death?

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  8. Question to Lance:

    What will be unique, if at all, in the ACM Transactions on Computation Theory, say, from Theory of Computing, Computational Complexity, SICOMP, JCSS and other journals devoted mainly to the theory of computing?

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  9. The Steak 'n Shake Chair of Ultimate Computer Science?

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  10. The question whose answer we're all seeking is: why?

    An outside guess: U. Chicago has a reputation for no longer valuing theory, while (judging from its recent hires) Northwestern clearly does.

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  11. I am moving to Northwestern University EECS in January.

    Well, it certainly shortens the commute. See you at Peet's!

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  12. For Anon 4: That would be telling.

    For Anon 8: ToCT fits a important gap in the ACM literature: A journal to complement the ACM Transactions on Algorithms to cover the non-algorithmic research in STOC/FOCS areas. Hopefully having a low-priced society journal in this area will encourage more authors to submit their paper to a refereed journal.

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