TOCA-SV: May 12

Our second TOCA-SV meeting will take place at Google, Mountain View, on Friday May 12. We had a very good first meeting, and we are hoping to continue the momentum. Please come and register.

Motwani Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford

I'm happy to invite (in the name of the Stanford theory group) applications for the inaugural Motwani Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science, made possible by a gift from the Motwani-Jadeja foundation. Please see application instructions . Please apply by Jan 6, 2017 for full consideration.

Outreach on Fairness, Privacy and Data Analysis

A lovely interview with Cynthia Dwork in the New York Times on bias in computations. In particular, discussing our work (joint with Moritz Hardt, Toni Pitassi and Rich Zemel) on Fairness through Awareness. Our Science article, The reusable holdout: Preserving validity in adaptive data analysis (joint with Cynthia Dwork, Vitaly Feldman, Moritz Hardt, Toniann Pitassi and Aaron … Continue reading Outreach on Fairness, Privacy and Data Analysis

Do It Yourself Theoryfestival Design – Guest Post By Sanjeev Arora

Sanjeev suggesting an interesting exercise, in our series on the design of a Theory Festival as part of STOC 2017: --------------- Throughout our conference design process  we often observe big shifts in people’s opinions as they engage with the issues and the mathematical constraints. So if you have strong opinions about the theory festival, I … Continue reading Do It Yourself Theoryfestival Design – Guest Post By Sanjeev Arora

More fun at the theory festival: plenary sessions – guest post by Sanjeev Arora

Towards the business meeting, another personal post in our series (this one by Sanjeev Arora): -------------- An important part of the plan for theory festival ---which everybody involved agrees upon---is the need for a substantial plenary component. The festival organizing committee would select the plenary program based upon inputs from various sources. Plenary sessions will include about … Continue reading More fun at the theory festival: plenary sessions – guest post by Sanjeev Arora