Friday, June 19, 2009

postdoc position at the university of sydney

The University of Sydney is offering 10 postdoctoral fellowships in 2010.
short summary:
  • up to 3 years,
  • for phds awarded after 1-Jan-2004,
  • research grant up to 25,000 aud, plus some relocation expenses
  • salary around 72,000 aud
    (i think... that's USyd level A8 according to this pdf, linked from this page)
  • fellowship might involve up to 6h per week of "other duties" (teaching)
  • research proposal for the application is 4 pages

Applicants need to contact the Head of the proposed school/department before august 7 (for computer science that's sanjay chawla at
more details in this pdf.

Copying the announcement from the University of Sydney website:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Applicants must contact the Head of the host School/Department before 7 August 2009.

The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships were established in 1996 to support excellence in full-time research undertaken in any Department or School at the University. The University will be offering up to 10 new Fellowships in 2010. The Fellowships are extremely prestigious and highly competitive internationally in line with equivalent externally funded fellowships. Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship and must not hold a concurrent paid appointment.


Strong preference will be given to applicants seeking to join the University from another organisation in Australia or from overseas. Applicants must have a PhD award dated no earlier than 1 January 2004.. Applicants with a Phd award dated later than 31 December 2008 are extremely unlikely to be competitive and should talk to the host Head of School to assess competitiveness before applying.
Applicants with a PhD awarded by the University of Sydney within the timeframe specified above may apply if they have held a position with another organisation subsequent to the award of their PhD. Applicants currently employed at the University of Sydney or other affiliated institutions (including but not limited to medical institutes) who commenced such employment after the award of their PhD AND on or after 1 July 2008 are eligible to apply.
Applicants wishing to clarify eligibility must submit a written request by 24 July 2009 to the Research Office.[at]

Assessment Criteria

Excellence will be the primary criterion, both in terms of the project and the researcher. Equal weight will be given to the quality of the project and the track record of the applicant relative to opportunity. The alignment of the proposed research with existing activity and the environment in the host Department/School will also be an important consideration.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Journal of Computational Geometry

The Journal of Computational Geometry ( is now accepting submissions.

Scope and Focus
The Journal of Computational Geometry (JoCG) is an international open access electronic journal devoted to original research of the highest quality in all aspects of computational geometry. JoCG publishes papers on the design and analysis of geometric algorithms, the complexity of geometric problems, experimental work on geometric algorithms, applications of computational geometry, and topics at the intersection of geometry and algorithms. Topics include metric space embeddings, graph drawing, computational topology, topological learning, meshing, compressed sensing, manifold learning, computer-aided design, discrete geometry, and combinatorial geometry. Outstanding survey papers in the area are also considered.

Ken Clarkson, IBM, United States
Günter Rote, Freie Universität Berlin

Editorial Board
Hee-Kap Ahn, Postech, Korea, Republic of
Oswin Aichholzer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nancy M. Amato, Texas A&M University, United States
Lars Arge, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Boris Aronov, Polytechnic University, United States
Mark de Berg, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
Peter Brass, City College of New York, United States
Sergio Cabello, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University, United States
Otfried Cheong, KAIST, Korea, Republic Of
Ken Clarkson, IBM, United States
Tamal K. Dey, The Ohio State University, United States
Vida Dujmovic, Carleton University, Canada
Jeff Erickson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Hazel Everett, Université Nancy, France
Xavier Goaoc, INRIA, France
Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Dan Halperin, Tel Aviv University, Israel
John Hershberger, Mentor Graphics, United States
Ferran Hurtado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Piotr Indyk, MIT, United States
Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Stefan Langerman, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Stony Brook University, United States
Günter Rote, Freie Universität Berlin
Christian Sohler, TU Dortmund, Germany
Takeshi Tokuyama, Tohoku University, Japan
Jan Vahrenhold, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Yusu Wang, The Ohio State University, United States
David R. Wood, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Managing Editors
Joachim Gudmundsson, NICTA, Australia
Pat Morin, Carleton University, Canada

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CATS 2010

Call for Papers
CATS 2010 -- Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium
Brisbane, Australia, January 2010

CATS (Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium) is an annual conference dedicated to theoretical computer science. In 2010, the 16th Computing: The Australasian Theory Symposium will be held in Brisbane, Australia, January 18-21, 2010.

Authors are invited to submit papers that present original and unpublished research on topics including (but not limited to) the following areas: algorithms and data structures, complexity theory, graph theory, graph algorithms and combinatorics, semantics of programming languages, approximation and randomized algorithms, combinatorial optimization, formal program specification and transformation, computational geometry, algorithmic game theory, computational biology, logic and type systems, computability and new paradigms of computation.

Deadlines and other dates:
Paper submission deadline: Monday August 17, 2009
Acceptance notification: Monday October 5, 2009
Final version of accepted papers due: Monday November 2, 2009
Early registration: Monday December 7, 2009
Conference dates: January 18-21, 2010

The proceedings of this event will be published by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the CRPIT Series (, and will also appear in the ACM digital library.

CATS 2010 is part of the Australasian Computer Society Week (ACSW), an international annual conference event, supported by the Computing Research and Education Association (CORE) in Australia. ACSW 2010 is hosted by the School of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, in January 2010.

For more information about CATS please visit