WIT 2014

The Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in the area of theory of computer science. The workshop will feature technical talks and tutorials by senior and junior women in the field, as well as social events and activities. The motivation for the workshop is twofold. The first  goal is to deliver an invigorating educational program; the second is to bring together theory women students from different departments and foster a sense of kinship and camaraderie.

The 4th WIT workshop will take place at New York University http://cims.nyu.edu/direct.html, May 28 – 30, 2014, in coordination with Princeton University, right before ACM STOC 2014.

Confirmed Speakers: Lenore Blum (CMU), Julia Chuzhoy (TTI), Shafi Goldwasser (MIT), Orna Kupferman (Hebrew U.), Katrina Ligett (Caltech), Rotem Oshman (U. Toronto), Vera Sos (Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics).

We also have presentations from Google speakers: Alice Bonhomme-Biais, Joelle Skaf,  Lisa Trongprakob and Oksana Yakhnenko. 

Special Guests: Omer Reingold (Microsoft Research) and Nir Shavit (MIT).

OrganizersTal Rabin (IBM), Shubhangi Saraf (Rutgers) and Lisa Zhang (Bell Labs).
Local ArrangementVictor Shoup (NYU).
Contact us: womenintheory2014@gmail.com.

Important dates:
Application deadline:  January 20,  2014.  Passed
Notification of acceptance: February 10,  2014.  Passed
Workshop: May 28-30, 2014.

Tentative Programhtml.

FAQs for Student Participants.  

Is there a forum for me to present my work during the workshop?  On Thursday night, there will be a student rump session.  You will have 4 minutes to present your work.  Please email us the title of your work.

How do I get to New York University? Please click this link for directions and local information. 

Where do I stay?  We are offering shared occupancy bedroom and multi-bedroom air-conditioned suites at NYU for the nights of Wednesday May 28 to Friday May 30.  The dorm, Founders Hall, is located at 120 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003.  For contact, hours and nearby subway stops, please consult this webpage . Note that during summer, not all services listed on the webpage will be offered.

How do I walk from the dorm to the talk location? Please click this link for direction. 

How do I pick up and drop off the dorm key?   TBD

What if I stay additional nights?  We are looking into the possibility of having the NYU dorm available for the duration of STOC. This will be at your own expense, $55 a night for shared occupancy.  If you are interested in this option, please indicate it in your registration form. If you have a US bank account, you may pay by check. Otherwise, please pay by cash in US dollars.

If I’m driving, where do I park?  Parking in New York City can be expensive and hard to find. If you plan to drive, please email us.

How do I reimburse travel expenses?  If you are flying please book your flights with US carriers. Please save your receipts and boarding passes for reimbursement. If you take buses or trains, please also save your receipts.  More details to follow.

Homepages of previous workshopsWIT 2008video from 2008WIT 2010lecture notes from 2010WIT 2012

Sponsors: NYU, Princeton University, ACM SIGACT, IBM Research and Google.

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