The event will take place virtually (on gather.town) on March 4-5 2021, two weeks before the ALT 2021 conference. See registration link and full schedule below.

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Mentorship Workshop

Event Schedule

Welcome Remarks

Jacob Abernethy
Pravesh Kothari

How-to Talks. Jacob Abernethy, Pravesh Kothari

The talk will have two parts. The first part will cover general advice about giving talks, structuring papers, and writing reviews. The second part will discuss how to get the most out of a conference---and ALT in particular---covering topics such as networking and attending poster sessions.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Kamalika Chaudhuri
Robert Kleinberg

Talk Dissesction. Kamalika Chaudhuri, Robert Kleinberg

This session will begin with a talk by a senior PhD student or postdoc. The presenter and a senior member of the learning theory community will then “dissect” the talk: the presenter will describe their process when making the talk and the senior member will identify aspects of the talk that went well and those that could be improved. This session should be as instructive and beneficial for the junior researchers in the audience as it is for the presenter since the audience will learn about what goes into making a great talk.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Lester Mackey

Ask Me Anything. Lester Mackey

Participants will be encouraged to “ask anything” of our featured senior member of the learning theory community. The questions could be about choosing research directions, conducting interdisciplinary research, experiencing success and failure in research, inclusion and diversity, etc.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Po-Ling Loh
Vatsal Sharan

General Research Talks. Po-Ling Loh, Vatsal Sharan

This session will feature two talks on recent learning theory research which will be accessible to new researchers.

Social Event

This session will be a social gathering with virtual board games and dancing.

Welcome Remarks

Rafael Frongillo
Jamie Morgenstern

How-to Talks. Rafael Frongillo, Jamie Morgenstern

The talk will have two parts. The first part will cover general advice about giving talks, structuring papers, and writing reviews. The second part will discuss how to get the most out of a conference---and ALT in particular---covering topics such as networking and attending poster sessions.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Shafi Goldwasser

Ask Me Anything. Shafi Goldwasser

Participants will be encouraged to “ask anything” of our featured senior member of the learning theory community. The questions could be about choosing research directions, conducting interdisciplinary research, experiencing success and failure in research, inclusion and diversity, etc.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Praneeth Netrapalli
Mary Wootters

Talk Dissesction. Praneeth Netrapalli, Mary Wootters

This session will begin with a talk by a senior PhD student or postdoc. The presenter and a senior member of the learning theory community will then “dissect” the talk: the presenter will describe their process when making the talk and the senior member will identify aspects of the talk that went well and those that could be improved. This session should be as instructive and beneficial for the junior researchers in the audience as it is for the presenter since the audience will learn about what goes into making a great talk.

Break

This session is intended to be free time to socialize with senior members of the community as well as other participants.

Nadav Cohen
Zhiyi Huang

General Research Talks. Nadav Cohen, Zhiyi Huang

This session will feature two talks on recent learning theory research which will be accessible to new researchers.

Social Event

This session will be a social gathering with virtual board games and dancing.