Simons Investigator Nominations

This year, the Simons Foundation started the Simons Investigator program, which provides a stable base of support for a selected group of outstanding scientists in theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions.

For the 2013 Simons Investigators, the Simons Foundation has asked 90 university presidents to provide a nomination up to two nominations in each of the three areas by December 14.  Given the short timeline, it may be good to check that your department chair and administration are aware of and pursuing this opportunity.

CATCS Report at FOCS 2012

I have posted the slides from my presentation at FOCS 2012 at

Some items of note:

– We continually need good people from our community to serve at NSF.  This is a great service to the TCS community and can be a rewarding experience.  If you are potentially interested, please contact us and we can help you find out more about what would be involved.

– There are a number of upcoming deadlines of note:

•11/30: Many ACM Award Nominations

Propose workshops for STOC 2013

As in previous STOC/FOCS conferences, STOC 2013 will have a workshop and tutorial day. Moses Charikar and I are in charge of the program for this day, and are soliciting proposals for it. The deadline to propose is tomorrow, November 17th, but if you need a bit extra time, please email us and let us know.