On the morning of Sep.22, China Theory Week 2008 opened in the Lecture Hall of FIT Building. More than 30 Ph.D. candidates from prestigious universities like Princeton, MIT and UC Berkeley got together to discuss the latest research development in the field of computer science.
Prof. Yao, Turing Award Recipient gave a welcome speech in the opening ceremony
Prof. Yao said in the opening ceremony that young students are one of the most important research forces. The aim of this workshop is to gather the best students all over the world in the field of computer science, encourage their interesting ideas and provide an opportunity for them to interact.
Over 30 Ph.D. candidates all over the world attended this workshop
Dr. Anke van Zuylen, coming from Holland and now working as a postdoc in ITCS, hosted the first session. Mohit Singh, Ph.D. candidate in CMU and Lorenzo Orecchia, Ph.D. candidate in UC Berkeley introduced their research results. Attendees posed a lot of questions, and applause and laughter sounded in the Lecture Hall. In the following days, they will enjoy dozens of “academic feast” like this and spend a sparkling week together. Postdocs, Ph.D. candidates and pre-graduate students attend this workshop as well.
China Theory Week is founded by ITCS, Tsinghua University, and it was successfully held in 2007. This workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, National Basic Research Program of China, and National Natural Science Foundation of China.