53rd Midwest Theory Day
Purdue University Department of Computer Science will host the 53rd Annual Midwest Theory Day (MTD). The conference, organized by Prof. Gopal Pandurangan, will take place in the Lawson (LWSN) Computer Science Building on Saturday, December 2, 2006. The conference will be held in LWSN 1142 and the luncheon will be held in the LWSN Commons Area. Event attractions include distinguished invited lecturer, Prof. Aravind Srinivasan from University of Maryland.
This will be the fifth time Purdue has hosted the event since the first MTD held at Purdue in 1980. Purdue hosted the December 1980 MTD, September 1982 MTD, April 1986 MTD, and April 1990 MTD. Other big ten universities that have hosted the event include Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, and Northwestern.
The Midwest Theory Day (MTD) is a conference held twice a year, usually on a Saturday in April and a Saturday in December, hosted by a school in the Midwest. Anyone interested in theoretical computer science is welcome to attend. The talks are tightly scheduled, so it is possible to come, attend all of the talks, and return on the same day. Registration is free and lunch is provided. For those wishing to stay into the evening, arrangements are made for dinner at a local restaurant, with each person paying for his or her own meal.
There are usually around ten contributed talks and one invited talk. There is no program committee and there are no proceedings. Usually, anyone interested in giving a talk is able to do so. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. It is an excellent forum for graduate students to gain experience in giving a presentation.