I’m hoping that most of the people who read this blog have already heard, but in case they haven’t — next Fall, the Simons Institute is hosting a semester-long program on Algorithms and Uncertainty, which I am co-organizing with Avrim Blum, Anupam Gupta, Robert Kleinberg, Stefano Leonardi, and Eli Upfal.
It should be a very interesting semester, and we’ve already lined up a long list of interesting long-term participants. The planning for the workshops is just beginning, but there will be three main events: an initial “Boot Camp” and then two workshops: “Optimization and Decision-Making Under Uncertainty” and “Learning, Algorithm Design, and Beyond Worst-Case Analysis”.
More info about all of the events will be posted here as it becomes available.
The reason for posting about this now is that a call recently went up for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships, which are for junior researchers within six years of their PhD. Please spread the word about the application — the deadline is December 15, 2015.