Program Committee


Nikhil Bansal (Eindhoven)
Siu On Chan (CUHK)
Moses Charikar (Stanford)
Michel Goemans (MIT)
Venkatesan Guruswami (CMU)
Sungjin Im (UC Merced)
Sanjeev Khanna (U Penn)
Jochen Koenemann (Waterloo)
Shi Li (Buffalo)
Nicole Megow (Bremen)
Viswanath Nagarajan (Michigan)
Laura Sanità (Waterloo)
Ola Svensson (EPFL)
Seeun William Umboh (Eindhoven)
David Williamson (Cornell, CHAIR)
Anke van Zuylen (William and Mary)


Shipra Agrawal (Columbia)
Arnab Bhattacharya (IISc)
Sebastien Bubeck (MSR)
Alan Frieze (CMU)
Anna Gilbert (Michigan)
Thomas Hansen (Aarhus)
Anna Karlin (UW)
Yin Tat Lee (MSR and UW)
Adam Marcus (Princeton)
Ankur Moitra (MIT)
Richard Peng (GaTech)
Will Perkins (Birmingham)
Barna Saha (UMass)
Alistair Sinclair (Berkeley)
Santosh Vempala (GaTech, CHAIR)
David Woodruff (IBM Almaden)

Program Chairs

David Williamson
Cornell, USA

Santosh Vempala
Gatech, USA

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Neha Dave
Berkeley, USA

Workshop Chairs

José Rolim,
U. of Geneva
Klaus Jansen,
U. of Kiel

Local Organisation

Important dates
Submission deadline
Friday, April 21, 2017
15:00 PDT

Notification to authors
By June 2, 2017

Camera ready
June 19, 2017

August 16-18, 2017
Call for papers

 Hotels Near Soda Hall: 

All hotels listed below are within walking distance from Soda Hall. The walk from the French Hotel is slightly longer. The walk from the Nash and the Shattuck is uphill, while the walk from the others is fairly plane.

When you look at the maps, recall that Soda Hall is on the North-East side of campus, at the corner of Hearst and LeRoy.

  • The Graduate Hotel (see map) is on the South side of the campus. The walk from the Graduate Hotel to Soda Hall is through the campus and very pleasant.

    2600 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA94704

  • The Berkeley City Club is near the Graduate Hotel, one block further away from Soda Hall. It has an indoor pool.

    Berkeley City Club
    2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA94704

  • The Beau Sky Hotel is near the City Club and the Durant.

    Beau Sky Hotel
    2520 Durant Ave.
    Berkeley, CA94704

  • The Bancroft Hotel (see map) is also on the South side of campus, next to the famous Cafe Strada.

    Bancroft Hotel 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
    510/549-1000, 800/549-1002

  • The Shattuck Hotel (see map) is on the West side of campus, near the BART, several theaters and restaurants.

    Shattuck Hotel
    2086 Allston Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704

  • The French Hotel (see map) is quite rustic (or, some would say, "charming"), and has only a very few rooms. It is across the street from Chez Panisse and Cesar and next door to the Cheeseboard.

    The French Hotel
    1538 Shattuck Ave.
    Berkeley, CA. 94709

  • The Nash Hotel is a cheap option and is on the West side of campus, near the BART station and several movie theaters and restaurants. Ask for the student/scholar discount.

    The Nash Hotel
    2045 University Ave.
    Berkeley, CA94704

Other links:

(2) : This site provide a lot of other information on restaurants and cafes as well.

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