Author Archives: Jeff Erickson

About Jeff Erickson

I'm a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the chair of the steering committee for the International Symposium on Computational Geometry.

One week to go. Please vote!

Everyone on the compgeom-announce mailing list should have received an email yesterday with a link to the voting site and a reminder that the voting period ends July 15, one week from today. If you did not receive the reminder … Continue reading

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On The Role of Professional Societies

This is a guest post from Wm Randolph Franklin, originally left as a comment on another post. The bigger issue is the role of professional societies. Since I straddle various disciplines, I’m a member of four, in decreasing order of cost, IEEE, ACM, … Continue reading

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Voting is open!

This afternoon I sent an announcement to everyone on the compgeom-announce mailing list inviting them to the final vote on the future relationship of SOCG and ACM. Since BallotBin is broken, we are running the vote on PollDaddy, a commercial polling service … Continue reading

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Please Stand By

BallotBin appears to be completely broken, which means we will not be able to open the vote today as planned. The steering committee is investigating other voting platforms, and we have a few promising leads.  We expect to launch the … Continue reading

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Statement from Paul Beame (SIGACT chair)

This is a guest post from Paul Beame, the chair of the SIGACT executive committee. First of all, I would like to express the desire of the SIGACT leadership to work for the benefit of the whole TCS community including SoCG. … Continue reading

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Voting starts on Monday

The final vote on the future relationship between the Symposium on Computational Geometry and the Association for Computing Machinery will be held next week: June 23–July 1.  On Monday, June 23, voting codes and BallotBin links will be sent to every subscriber … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room

I have a couple of posts on the back burner, waiting for clearance from my internal censor.  But rather than rush those out, I think it’s important to address the most important argument for staying with ACM. I believe—and I think the … Continue reading

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