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 Farzaneh Sarafraz.

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
Student rump session title/pdf slides due: May 18, 2014.
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. Each speaker at the rump session will get at most 4 minutes, and this time limit will be strictly enforced! You could choose to do a blackboard talk or use powerpoint slides. If you decide to use powerpoint slides, you should make sure to convert your slides to pdf format and email it to womenintheory2014@gmail.com by May 18 at the very latest. All the talks need to be on one computer since there will be almost no time in between talks.

How do I get to New York University? The workshop will be held on the 13th floor of the Courant Institute at NYU.  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.

newHow do I check in and out of the dorm?   The earliest check in time is 9am and please bring a picture ID.  Please refer to the 2014 Founders FAQ for check in and check out information.

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

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 with a check payable to The Trustees of Princeton University. 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. Click to download instructions for Student Reimbursement and Speaker Reimbursement. Please submit all reimbursement documents by Friday, June 13, 2014.   

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



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