SODA 2021: Funds for Student Registration Fees

UPDATE: An update from Shang-Hua Teng:

Dear TCS Students:

SIAM has today reopened the application portal for SODA21 Student Registration Waiver. The new deadline will be this Friday, January 8 at 11:59pm EST.

SODA21 will be held virtually on Jan. 10 – Jan. 13, 2021.

Please note that having paper(s) in SODA and its associated Symposiums is not a requirement. For this year’s application, the letter of recommendation from advisors is not required as well. The goal of the support from Google, Microsoft, and ACM is to increase opportunity for students to attend this premier TCS conference.

Looking forward to seeing you in SODA’21.


ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Please see below for a message from Shang-Hua Teng, regarding the possibility of waivers for SODA 2021 registration for students.


Dear TCS students:

By now, it is hard to overestimate the impact of the COVID19 pandemic to society. However, like every challenge, it has created some opportunities. For example, essentially all major conferences in TCS this year have been transformed into virtual ones, making them more accessible to scholars/students across the world (of course at the expense of traditional interactions). 

ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA21) will be held virtually this year, on Jan. 10 – 13, 2021. As you may know, this is the premier conference on algorithms .

See https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/conference/soda21

Thanks to our industry partners and ACM SIGACT group, SODA has some funds for covering student registrations. I am writing to informing you this opportunity and encourage you to apply:
See:
1. https://awards.siam.org/
2. https://www.siam.org/conferences/cm/lodging-and-support/travel-support/soda21-travel-support
That deadline is Dec. 27, 2020. Like before, having papers in SODA is not prerequisite.

Shang-Hua Teng
On Behalf of SODA Steering Committee

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