Theory Day @ Georgia Tech - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization

ACO, a multidisciplinary PhD Program in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will be streaming live lectures by four prominent computer scientists. Live web streaming available at no charge.

Theory Day Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Foundations of Computer Science and 20th Anniversary of the ACO Program at Georgia Tech Held in conjunction with FOCS 2009 on Saturday, October 24, 2009 in the LeCraw Auditorium on the Georgia Tech campus. The event will be webcast live from the link below and will consist of one hour lectures by

12:30-1:30 Richard Karp, University of California, Berkeley         What Makes an Algorithm Great?

 1:50-2:50 Mihalis Yannakakis, Columbia University          Computational Aspects of Equilibria

 3:10-4:10 Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University           Disjoint paths, isoperimetric problems, and graph eigenvalues

 5:00-6:00 Manuel Blum, Carnegie Mellon University          Can (Theoretical Computer) Science come to grips with Consciousness?

The times listed are EDT, same time zone as New York.

To register, for more information and to watch the lectures live please visit

    http://www.aco.gatech.edu/conference/focs-aco/

Videos of the lectures will be archived at the same location.

ACO is a multidisciplinary PhD Program in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

via Jeff Bergman

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3 thoughts on “Theory Day @ Georgia Tech - Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization

  1. The ACO Program curriculum provides required course work designed to ensure that students have a strong fundamental academic base that serves to facilitate and enhance their research options. We have essentially eliminated the traditional walls that usually separate academic units: any affiliated faculty member can supervise the research of any ACO student regardless of departmental affiliation.

  2. Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) is an elite multidisciplinary program sponsored jointly by the College of Computing, the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the School of Mathematics. The Program sets very high standards for admission and graduation, and boasts world-class faculty with research interests spanning a wide expanse of topics, from ones purely theoretical to others more applied. The ACO Program curriculum provides required course work designed to ensure that students have a strong fundamental academic base that serves to facilitate and enhance their research options.

  3. We have essentially eliminated the traditional walls that usually separate academic units: any affiliated faculty member can supervise the research of any ACO student regardless of departmental affiliation. All we ask is that the work produced be first rate. ACO alumni have been very successful and have won prestigious awards from a variety of research and professional societies. Graduates of the Program can be found in myriad settings in both academe and industry; some have even chosen careers in finance.

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