If you are interested in participating please complete this Google Form (https://forms.gle/zQZMYjMULTZBedvv7) and prepare 1-3 PDF slides to be sent to the Graduating Bits organizers Rajesh Jayaram ([email protected]) and Pedro Paredes ([email protected]) by Sunday November 5 (you will be contacted by email to submit your slides after you submit the Google form). We also welcome everyone else to attend the session, especially if you are looking for postdocs or if your department is looking to hire theory researchers.
Please register for the 64th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2023)using the button below or this link: https://cvent.me/PnBvXe.
The easiest way from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) to the Paradox is by airport shuttle: https://www.santacruzshuttles.com, or rideshare (Lyft or Uber). It should take approximately 60-80 minutes from SFO and 30-40 minutes from SJC. If you would like to arrange carpool, please join this mailing list: https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/focs2023
There is a variety of fun activities to do in Santa Cruz.
For a list of things to do in the area, see this list: https://www.santacruz.org/things-to-do/
There are also many excellent restaurants near the conference venue.
For a list of restaurants to visit in Santa Cruz, see https://sf.eater.com/maps/best-restaurants-santa-cruz-california.
For food options near hotel Paradox, see https://www.opentable.com/landmark/restaurants-near-hotel-paradox. Yelp and Google Maps are also good resources.
This year, the deadline to apply for funding to support participation in FOCS 2023 is September 20, 2023.
Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation, there will be a total of $20,000 in support for FOCS 2023 for eligible US-based students and postdoctoral fellows (to partially support the travel for attending the conference).
Additionally, thanks to generous support from Google Research DEI Initiatives, there will be a total of $2,000 in support of DEI efforts in FOCS 2023. The majority of this funding will be available for supporting students of under-represented groups to attend FOCS’23.
Additional travel scholarships are awarded by TCS for All. The TCS for All Travel Scholarships are intended to support early-career researchers in the field. These scholarships are inclusive and available to individuals who self-identify as minorities in TCS and are open to both US and international students. Priority is given to students at the beginning of their studies.
For international students, we haven’t yet been able to secure any funding. We hope the situation may change before the deadline.
Reimbursement will be made after the conference (receipts will be required).
To apply, email the information listed below to [email protected]. Please use the following subject line: “FOCS 2023 Travel Award Application”.
This information (except for Item 8, which is for information only as part of the NSF grant) will be used to prioritize the awards (see the prioritization for awards below).
You should receive an email acknowledging your applications on September 22, 2023. The awards will be announced around October 1, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Priority for NSF Awards will be based on the following:
|General Chair||Alexandra Kolla ([email protected]), UCSC|
|Program Chair||Amit Sahai, UCLA|
|Program co-chairs||Shubhangi Saraf, University of Toronto Thomas Vidick, Caltech & Weizmann Institute|
|Finance Chair||Alexandra Kolla, UCSC|
|Local Arrangements Chair||Alexandra Kolla, UCSC|
|SafeToC Advocate||Martin Farach-Colton ([email protected]), Rutgers University|
|IEEE TCMF Chair||Shang-Hua Teng (滕尚华) ([email protected]), University of Southern California|
|IEEE TCMF Vice Chair||Venkatesan Guruswami ([email protected]), University of California, Berkeley|