Program Committee


Alexandr Andoni
Yossi Azar
Shuchi Chawla
Anupam Gupta (chair)
Sariel Har-Peled
Jochen Koenemann
Amit Kumar
Lap Chi Lau
Konstantin Makarychev
Monaldo Mastrolilli
Dana Moshkovitz
Rene Sitters
David Steurer
Kunal Talwar
Jan Vondrak
Lisa Zhang


Eli Ben-Sasson
Andrej Bogdanov
Mark Braverman
Colin Cooper
Tobias Friedrich
Tali Kaufman
Raghu Meka
Jelani Nelson
Ilan Newman
Ryan O'Donnell
Konstantinos Panagiotou
Prasad Raghavendra
Atri Rudra
Rocco Servedio (chair)
Alistair Sinclair
Emanuele Viola

Program Chairs

Anupam Gupta,
Carnegie Mellon University

Rocco Servedio,
Columbia University

Workshop Chairs

José Rolim,
U. of Geneva
Klaus Jansen,
U. of Kiel
Important dates
Submission deadline
April 20, 2012

Notification to authors
June 8, 2012

Camera ready
June 15, 2012

August 15-17, 2012
Call for papers
Thank you

The Random/Approx organization would like to thank Microsoft Research New England for their support.


From Logan airport, we highly recommend taking a taxi. You can also take the subway, called the T in Boston. You can find general information at

To get to MIT CSAIL or to the hotels from the airport, catch the subway bus to the airport terminal. Take the Blue line to Government center; switch to the Green Line, to Park Street; switch to the Red Line, to Central Square for Le Merdien hotel and to Kendall/MIT station for the Kendall Hotel or for the MIT CSAIL.
Also, see Directions to CSAIL. For more information about the hotels, please see also the accomodation page.
It may also be possible to fly into other nearby airports, such as Providence, which has bus service to the South Station T stop, on the Red Line. (The bus takes a little over 1 hour; then take the Red Line to Central Square..)Trains from New York also arrive at the South Station T stop, on the Red Line. (Take the Red Line to Central Square.)


Lots of dining -- see list of recommended restaurants (in progress) AND

What's for lunch in Kendall Square

Other local interest links

City info for Cambridge

City info for Boston

Harvard Square

Boston Duck Tours

New England Aquarium

Boston Symphony Hall

Fenway Park

Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market

Outdoor concerts in the hatch shell

Boston North End

Boston Museum of Science

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Beacon Hill

Boston Common and start of Freedom Trail

Boston Public Garden and Swan boats

Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Islands

Boston Harbor Cruises

Boston Harbor Cruises to Provincetown, Cape Cod

Whale watch

Lots of universities and colleges in the area including Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern, UMass Boston, Boston College, Simmons, etc.