SIGACT Research Highlights Committee
The goal of the SIGACT Research Highlights Committee is to help promote top computer science theory research via identifying results that are of high quality and broad appeal to the general computer science audience. These results would then be recommended for consideration for the Research Highlights section as well as other general–audience computer science research outlets.
Nomination and Selection Process
The committee solicits two types of nominations:
Conference nominations. Each year, the committee will ask the PC chairs of theoretical computer science conferences to send a selection of up to three top papers from these conferences (selected based on both their technical merit and breadth of interest to non-theory audience) and forwarding them to the committee for considerations.
Community nominations. The committee will accept nominations from the members of the community. Each such nomination should summarize the contribution of the nominated paper and also argue why this paper is suitable for broader outreach. The nomination should be no more than a page in length and can be submitted at any time by emailing it to email@example.com. Self-nominations are discouraged.
The SIGACT Research Highlights Committee currently comprises the following members:
- Boaz Barak, Harvard University
- Aleksander Mądry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (chair)
- Omer Reingold, Stanford University
- Mary Wootters, Stanford University
Report on combating harassment and discrimination
The following message is from Sandi Irani, the chair of the ad hoc committee to combat harassment and discrimination in the Theory of Computing community.
A copy of the final report of the committee to address harassment in our community is now posted on the committee web page.
As always, feedback is welcome.