[Guest post from Virginia Vassilevska Williams –Boaz]
Barna Saha, Sofya Raskhodnikova and I are organizing the second annual TCS Women event at STOC’19. We had an event at STOC’18 and it went really well. We envision an exciting program for the TCS Women event at STOC 2019. The details about the program are forthcoming. The new TCS Women website is here: https://sigact.org/tcswomen/. There you can learn more about our initiative.
In addition to the event, we have secured generous funding (similar to last year) from the NSF and industrial partners such as Akamai, Amazon, Google and Microsoft for travel grants for women and underrepresented minority students and postdocs to attend STOC. These grants are separate from the STOC travel awards and you can apply to both.
The application deadline for the TCS Women travel scholarship is April 25th, 2019. The information on how to apply is available here https://sigact.org/tcswomen/tcs-women-travel-scholarship/. We hope to support as many women and underrepresented minority students and postdocs as possible all over the globe to come to STOC and FCRC. The participants will also have the opportunity to present their work at the STOC poster session.
If you are aware of eligible students (not only PhD) who are interested in attending STOC, please encourage them to apply.
Virginia on behalf of the TCS Women organizers