Spring 2020

Women in Theory

May 10, 2020

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Tal Rabin (Algorand Foundation), Shubhangi Saraf (Rutgers University), Lisa Zhang (Bell Labs)

The biennial Women in Theory (WIT) Workshop is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the area of theory of computer science. The workshop features technical talks and tutorials by senior and junior women in the field, as well as social events and activities. The motivation for the workshop is twofold. The first goal is to deliver an invigorating educational program; the second is to bring together theory women students from different institutions to foster a sense of kinship and camaraderie, and create collaborations.

This year, the participants met online for a three-hour community-building event through Zoom. The formal workshop scheduled to take place at the Simons Institute in May 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next workshop will take place at the Simons Institute in 2022.