DIMACS 20th Birthday Conference: Looking Back, Looking Forward

November 20, 2009
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Tami Carpenter, DIMACS (co-chair), tcar at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Nina Fefferman, DIMACS, feffermn at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Jon Kettenring, Drew University; Telcordia Technologies (retired), jon29 at earthlink.net
Guna Rajagopal, CINJ, rajagogu at umdnj.edu
Fred Roberts, DIMACS, froberts at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Rebecca Wright, DIMACS (co-chair), rebecca.wright at rutgers.edu

Conference Program:

Friday, November 20, 2009 

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

 9:00 -  9:10  Welcome
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director

 9:10 -  9:20  Featured remarks to kickoff the morning program:
	       Richard McCormick, President, Rutgers University
               Phil Furmanski, Executive VP for Academic Affairs, Rutgers University

 9:20 -  9:50  Finding Your Way in a Graph
               Keynote Speaker: Ron Graham, University of California-San Diego

 9:50 - 10:20  The Combinatorial Side of Statistical Physics
               Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College

10:20 - 10:40  Break

10:40 - 11:10  Games in Networks: the Price of Anarchy and Learning
               Eva Tardos, Cornell University

11:10 - 11:40  The Challenge of the DIMACS Computational Challenges
	       Mike Trick, Carnegie Mellon University

11:40 - 12:20  Panel 1: Education Challenges for the 21st Century: How Should DIMACS Respond?
               Moderator: Midge Cozzens, Rutgers University
               L. Charles Biehl, The Charter School of Wilmington
               Solomon Garfunkel, Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) 
               Joseph Malkevitch, York College, CUNY
               Henry Pollak, Columbia University
12:20 -  1:20  Lunch 

 1:20 -  1:35  Featured Remarks to kickoff afternoon program 
               Joseph Seneca, University Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University
               Robert Tarjan, Princeton University, DIMACS Co-Director
               Jon Kettenring, Drew University/Telcordia, (retired), Chair of DIMACS Board
 1:35 -  2:00  Time to Remember - personal stories about DIMACS impacts 

 2:00 -  2:30  Approximate Privacy: Foundations and Quantification 
	       Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University

 2:30 -  3:00  Polynomial Time Solvability and Invariants of the Witness Set 	
               Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University

 3:00 -  3:40  Panel 2: Discrete Math and Theoretical Computer Science in Industry: Looking Back, Looking Forward 
               Moderator: Mike Pazzani, Rutgers University
               Steve Fortune, Bell Labs
               David Johnson, AT&T
               Raj Rajagopalan, HP Labs
               Marek Rusinkiewicz, Telcordia
               Baruch Schieber, IBM

 3:40 -  4:00  Break

 4:00 -  4:30  Implicit Hitting Set Problems and Multi-Genome Alignment
               Keynote: Richard Karp, University of California-Berkeley 

 4:30 -  5:00  Some Challenges in the Theory of Infectious Diseases	
               Simon Levin, Princeton University

 5:00 -  5:30  Port Security, Anthrax, and Drug Safety: A DIMACS Medley
	       David Madigan, Columbia University

 5:30          Reception and Banquet - Open Microphone for More Time to Remember


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