Welcome to the CATCS blog

This is the blog for the SIGACT Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science (CATCS).  The aims of this blog and site are to:

  1. Inform the TCS community about funding opportunities that arise, as well as discuss tips, suggestions, and experiences related to funding and funding agencies.
  2. Provide information (nuggets, slides, descriptions, surveys) that members of the TCS community can use to help in explaining the excitement of TCS to the broader public.
  3. Enlist the help of the TCS community for matters vital to the community as a whole, for instance in identifying candidates for NSF program directors, etc.

This site is based on the theorymatters wiki initially created by Sanjeev Arora, Boaz Barak, and Luca Trevisan in 2005, and subsequently transferred to the oversight of the CATCS and maintained substantially by Salil Vadhan.  The porting of the wiki to a blog was done by Boaz Barak, Moses Charikar, and Luca Trevisan (many thanks to Boaz, Moses, and Luca for doing this!).

We hope you find this blog and site useful.  Feel free to contact committee members directly with questions or suggestions.

-Avrim Blum (CATCS chair)

NSF Program Director

NSF is looking for names for program directors in TCS (Algorithmic Foundations). If you have suggestions or are interested, send email to Avrim Blum who is helping to compile a list. For more information, See Bob Sloan’s essay The Joys of Being an NSF Program Director.