The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) is organizing a Theoretical Computer Science Day to be held on Friday, March 31, 2000 at the University of Maryland, College Park. All talks will be held in room 2460 A.V. Williams Bldg.
10:00--10:30 Gathering and refreshments
10:30--11:30 Vijay Vazirani (Georgia Tech): The Primal-Dual Schema for Approximation Algorithms: Where Does it Stand and Where Can it Go?
11:30--1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-- 2:30 Lenny Pitt (University of Illinois): Data Mining, Learning Theory, and Computational Complexity: Some Common Threads
3:00-- 4:00 Herbert Edelsbrunner (Duke University): Topological Persistence and Simplification
Directions: Located just outside of Washington, D.C., College Park is approximately 10 miles from Capitol Hill. To reach the campus from the Capital Beltway, exit at interchange 25B/Route 1 South. You will be on Route 1 (south) for about 2 miles. Make a right (at the traffic light) on Campus Drive and after 40 yards another right onto Paint Branch Drive. If you drive past the first stop sign then AV Williams building will be on your right. CHANGE IN PARKING INSTRUCTIONS. If you stay on Paint Branch Drive and drive past the second stop sign, there is a pay park lot on the left. You can pay $2 to the attendant and park here for the entire day. The talks will be in Room 2460, in A.V. Williams Building (building 115 on the campus map). You may need additional directions if coming from out of town.
Questions? Please contact Cecilia Kullman (301-405-0304, email@example.com).