Letter of Support

On May 16, 2014, after many deliberations within the committee and with the entire community of scholars engaged with the Conference on Computational Complexity (CCC), the steering committee of CCC decided to pursue a separation from IEEE and the formation of an independent organization to run the conference. The rationale for the separation and the process leading to this decision is explained in an open letter from the CCC Steering Committee.

We, the undersigned, support the move of the Computational Complexity Conference away from IEEE towards an independent organization.

In particular, we support the idea that the primary conference in the field should be owned by the computational complexity community, that is, by those who contribute intellectually to the conference - through their research, their reviews of each other's research, and their contribution of time to organize and run the conference. We also support the effort to provide free open-access to the proceedings of the conference, and hope the move will help realize this goal. We thank members of the community who volunteered to assist with the organization and running of past and future conferences, and we encourage more support from the community as it undertakes steps towards achieving independence.

Signed:

Scott Aaronson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Luca Aceto, Reykjavik University

Manindra Agrawal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Eric Allender, Rutgers University

Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University

Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia

Luis Antunes, University of Porto

Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University

Jordan Ash, Noospheer

Albert Atserias, Technical University of Catalonia

Laszlo Babai, University of Chicago

Nikhil Balaji, Chennai Mathematical Institute

Jose Balcazar, Technical University of Catalonia

Boaz Barak, Microsoft Research New England

David Mix Barrington, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bruno Bauwens, Ghent University

Eli Ben-Sasson, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Juan Bermejo-Vega, Max Planck Insitute of Quantum Optics

Arnab Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science

Abhishek Bhrushundi, Chennai Mathematical Institute

Markus Bläser, Saarland University

Eric Blais, University of Waterloo

Andrej Bogdanov, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Allan Borodin, University of Toronto

Mark Braverman, Princeton University

Joshua Brody, Swarthmore College

Harry Buhrman, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

Sam Buss, University of California, San Diego

Michaël Cadilhac, University of Tübingen

Clément Canonne, Columbia University

Ilir Capuni, Epoka University

Amit Chakrabarti, Dartmouth College

Siu On Chan, Microsoft Research New England

Xi Chen, Columbia University

Mahdi Cheraghchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Suryajith Chillara, Chennai Mathematical Institute

Kai-Min Chung, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Richard Cleve, University of Waterloo

Raphael Clifford, University of Bristol

Stephen Cook, University of Toronto

Norbert Cot, Université Paris Descartes

Daniel Dadush, New York University

Wim van Dam, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bireswar Das, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Samir Datta, Chennai Mathematical Institute

Holger Dell, Université Paris Diderot

Josep Diaz, Technical University of Catalonia

Irit Dinur, Weizmann Institute of Science

Rodney Downey, Victoria University of Wellington

Andrew Drucker, Institute for Advanced Study

Zeev Dvir, Princeton University

Faith Ellen, University of Toronto

Ron Fagin, IBM Research - Almaden

Uriel Feige, Weizmann Institute of Science

Vitaly Feldman, IBM Research - Almaden

Mike Fellows, Charles Darwin University

Michael Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Gajser, University of Ljubljana

Nicola Galesi, Sapienza Università Roma

Francois Le Gall, University of Tokyo

William Gasarch, University of Maryland

Sevag Gharibian, University of California, Berkeley

Leslie Goldberg, University of Oxford

Oded Goldreich, Weizmann Institute of Science

Shafi Goldwasser, Weizmann Institute of Science

Parikshit Gopalan, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

Bruno Grenet, École Polytechnique

Joshua Grochow, Santa Fe Institute

Venkatesan Guruswami, Carnegie Mellon University

Gus Gutoski, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Iftach Haitner, Tel Aviv University

H. Tracy Hall, Brigham Young University

Joe Halpern, Cornell University

Johan Hastad, Royal Institute of Technology

Edith Hemaspaandra, Rochester Institute of Technology

Lane Hemaspaandra, University of Rochester

John Hitchcock, University of Wyoming

Thomas Holenstein, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Steven Homer, Boston University

Andrew Hughes, University at Buffalo

Arefin Huq, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hiroshi Imai, University of Tokyo

Neil Immerman, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Russell Impagliazzo, University of California, San Diego

Yuval Ishai, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Gabriel Istrate, West University of Timisoara

Kazuo Iwama, Kyoto University

Rahul Jain, National University of Singapore

Brendan Juba, Harvard University

David Juedes, Ohio University

Johannes Köbler, Humboldt University, Berlin

Valentine Kabanets, Simon Fraser University

Daniel Kane, University of California, San Diego

Richard Karp, University of California, Berkeley

Akinori Kawachi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Neeraj Kayal, Microsoft Research India

Subhash Khot, New York University

Jeff Kinne, Indiana State University

Hartmut Klauck, Nanyang Technological University

Pascal Koiran, Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon

Antonina Kolokolova, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers University

Michal Koucky, Charles University, Prague

Dexter Kozen, Cornell University

Akash Kumar, Purdue University

Ravi Kumar, Google Research

Stuart Kurtz, University of Chicago

Piyush Kurur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Massimo Lauria, Royal Institute of Technology

James Lee, University of Washington

Troy Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Ming Li, University of Waterloo

Richard Lipton, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bruno Loff, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

Satya Lokam, Microsoft Research India

Anand Louis, Georgia Institute of Technology

Shachar Lovett, University of California, San Diego

Antoni Lozano, Technical University of Catalonia

Ben Lund, Rutgers University

Moritz Müller, Kurt Goedel Research Center Vienna

Alexis Maciel, Clarkson University

Meena Mahajan, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Guillaume Malod, Université Paris Diderot

Laura Mančinska, National University of Singapore

Pierre McKenzie, University of Montreal

Or Meir, Weizmann Institute of Science

Dieter van Melkebeek, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Silvio Micali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniele Micciancio, University of California, San Diego

Abel Molina, University of Waterloo

Dana Moshkovitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moni Naor, Weizmann Institute of Science

Rolf Niedermeier, Technische Universität Berlin

Noam Nisan, Hebrew University

Jakob Nordstrom, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Ryan O'Donnell, Carnegie Mellon University

Yoshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications

Christos Papadimitriou, University of California, Berkeley

Periklis Papakonstantinou, Tsinghua University

Dimitris Papamichail, The College of New Jersey

Vangelis Paschos, University Paris-Dauphine

Mohan Paturi, University of California, San Diego

Aduri Pavan, Iowa State University

Chris Peikert, Georgia Institute of Technology

Will Perkins, Georgia Institute of Technology

Toni Pitassi, University of Toronto

Natacha Portier, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Manoj Prabhakaran, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Pavel Pudlak, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Jaikumar Radhakrishnan, Tata Institute

Ahmed Rashid, National Technical University of Athens

Ran Raz, Weizmann Institute of Science

Ken Regan, University at Buffalo

Oded Regev, New York University

Ben Reichardt, University of Southern California

Omer Reingold, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

Rüdiger Reischuk, Universität zu Lübeck

Ron Rivest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jérémie Roland, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Ansis Rosmanis, University of Waterloo

Joerg Rothe, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University

Steven Rudich, Carnegie Mellon University

Atri Rudra, University at Buffalo

Sushant Sachdeva, Yale University

Rishi Saket, IBM Research India

Michael Saks, Rutgers University

Rahul Santhanam, University of Edinburgh

Ramprasad Saptharishi, Microsoft Research, India

Shubhangi Saraf, Rutgers University

Jayalal Sarma, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Saket Sauarbh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Nitin Saxena, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Uwe Schöning, Ulm University

Grant Schoenebeck, University of Michigan

Alan Selman, University at Buffalo

Rocco Servedio, Columbia University

Ronen Shaltiel, University of Haifa

Amir Shpilka, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Noon Silk, University of Melbourne

Janos Simon, University of Chicago

Alistair Sinclair, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Sipser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

D. Sivakumar, Google Research

Aaron Snook, University of Michigan

Daniel Spielman, Yale University

Srikanth Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Venkatesh Srinivasan, University of Victoria

Yann Strozecki, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin

Madhu Sudan, Microsoft Research New England

Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University

Suguru Tamaki, Kyoto University

Eva Tardos, Cornell University

Jun Tarui, University of Electro-Communications

Mayur Thakur, Google

Thomas Thierauf, Aalen University

Rick Thomas, University of Leicester

Seinosuke Toda, Nihon University, Tokyo

Jacobo Toran, Ulm University

Nicholas Tran, Santa Clara University

Luca Trevisan, Stanford University

John Tromp, Renaissance Technologies LLC

Shi-Chun Tsai, National Chiao Tung University

Madhur Tulsiani, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Chris Umans, California Institute of Technology

Salil Vadhan, Harvard University

Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pascal Vanier, Université Paris-Est

Girish Varma, Tata Institute

Umesh Vazirani, University of California, Berkeley

Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech

Nikolay Vereshchagin, Moscow State University

Dirk Vertigan, Louisiana State University

Thomas Vidick, California Institute of Technology

Paul Vitanyi, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

Magnus Wahlström, Royal Holloway, University of London

Osamu Watanabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology

John Watrous, University of Waterloo

Thomas Watson, University of Toronto

Michael Wehar, University at Buffalo

Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study

Mark Wilde, Louisiana State University

Ryan Williams, Stanford University

Karl Wimmer, Duquesne University

Ronald de Wolf, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica

Abuzer Yakaryilmaz, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil

Amir Yehudayoff, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Yuichi Yoshida, National Institute of Informatics

Liyu Zhang, University of Texas at Brownsville

Shengyu Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Marius Zimand, Towson University

David Zuckerman, University of Texas at Austin


233 signatories as of November 1, 2017

Created June 3, 2014