The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is a major international venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science and related fields. The Institute is housed in Calvin Lab, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus, and provides a vibrant and welcoming environment for visiting researchers. In each academic semester the activities of the Institute are largely focused on specific research programs, each of which attracts around sixty long-term participants ranging from senior scientists to graduate students. The Institute, created in 2012 through a ten-year grant from the Simons Foundation, opened its doors in Fall 2013 and has hosted four research programs in each of its first four years of operation.
In its fifth year, 2017-18, the Institute will host three further research programs on the following topics: in Fall 2017, a "jumbo" program on "Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization," and in Spring 2018, "Real-Time Decision Making" and "The Brain and Computation." Descriptions of these programs and other information about the Institute can be found at simons.berkeley.edu.
Each applicant for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, or both, should prepare the following documents in a single PDF file:
- Cover letter, briefly describing your interest in the Institute and its programs
- Curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
- Research statement
In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders.
All of this information should be submitted via the application form, available at: simons.berkeley.edu/fellowship-application-form. When an applicant submits this form, each recommender will receive an automatically generated request for a letter. Applicants may wish to check with their recommenders before the deadline that they have submitted their letters; it is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the letters are submitted.
The deadline for receipt of complete application materials (except letters) is December 15, 2016; late applications will not be considered. The deadline for receipt of recommendation letters is December 31, 2016. For questions, please contact our Senior Program Coordinator Doro Unger-Lee at +1-510-664-9852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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