Three annoucements (the last two I was asked to post)
Congrads to fellow blogger ***SORELLE*** who got her PhD recently.
I was on her committee. She did a masterful
job of presenting it. It looked like theory that can be
applied to stuff. At least Google, who hired her, might think so.
Or they might think (correctly) that she is smart and knows things
so she can help them.
her post about her PhD
for more information and a pointer to her actual thesis.
ANNOUCEMENT 2: Rocco Servedio and Ryan O'Donell have requested that I post about
upcoming workshop at the Center for Computational
Intractability in Princeton.
The topic is Analysis and Geometry of Boolean Threshold Functions.
It will take place the Thursday and Friday morning before FOCS, Oct.
For detailed information, please see:
There is also a poster
COMMENT FROM GASARCH: Its right before FOCS but its NOT close to FOCS.
It is in Princeton NJ. FOCS is in Las Vegas.
Not sure this makes sense but I suppose they will find out.
ANNOUCEMENT 3: Tracy Kimball at NSF has requested this annoucement be posted.
CISE has announced a new funding opportunity administered jointly with
the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). The
new program is called ICES (Interface between Computer Science and
Economics and Social Sciences). You'll find the all the details about
Be sure to read the whole solicitation and click through to the
non-exhaustive list of example topics as well. ICES seeks to fund
interdisciplinary work at one particular boundary between computer
science and economics & social sciences. As always with anything new at
NSF, there will be lots of questions. Email CISE/CCF Program Director
Tracy Kimbrel (firstname.lastname@example.org), SBE/SES Program Director Nancy Lutz
(email@example.com), CISE/IIS Program Director Sven Koenig
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or CISE/CNS Program Director Darleen Fisher
(email@example.com) and we will do our best to answer the questions. If
you're wondering Is my project suitable for ICES? be sure to include a
one or two page description with your email because that will help us
with the answer. The deadline for submitting proposals to ICES is
October 5, 2010.