Celebratory / milestone birthday workshops in honor of TTIC’s David McAllester, and friend-of-TTIC Yishay Mansour. YishayFest will be August 17 and DavidFest will be August 18. The workshops will feature talks by Nina Balcan, Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi, Pedro Felzenszwalb, Shafi Goldwasser, Sham Kakade, Adam Kalai, Haim Kaplan, Michael Kearns, Michael Littman, Mehryar Mohri, Fernando Pereira, Deva Ramanan, Rob Schapire, and Shai Vardi.
This workshop will bring together postdocs from all the different NSF-TRIPODS institutes. Our plan is to have research talks by postdocs, and panel discussions by faculty and industry researchers on career and other issues. We hope this will be a fun and intellectually-stimulating event as well as a chance to build a TRIPODS postdoc community. Panelists include Pranjal Awasthi (Google NYC), Maryam Fazel (U Washington), Abolfazl Hashemi (Purdue), Piotr Indyk (MIT), Ermin Wei (Northwestern), Becca Willett (UChicago), and Steve Wright (UW-Madison).