Graduating Bits/New TCS Book

  1. One great tradition at the ITCS conference is the “graduating bits” session, where graduating PhD students and postdocs give brief overviews of their research in advance of going out on the job market.  See here for instructions on how to apply (the deadline is January 8, 2018, and the session is four days later).  Hopefully these talks will be recorded and archived as well.
  2. Avi Wigderson has a new book coming out, Mathematics and Computation, with a draft freely available on the Web.  In addition to being a great overview of many of the “greatest hits” of theoretical computer science, the last chapter (Chapter 20) lays out how TCS has influenced and connected to the life sciences, the social sciences, and technology.