FOCS 2021 Best Paper Awards

On behalf of the FOCS 2021 PC, I am delighted to announce the Best Paper Awards.

Best paper:

Nutan Limaye, Srikanth Srinivasan and Sébastien Tavenas. Superpolynomial Lower Bounds Against Low-Depth Algebraic Circuits

This paper makes a fundamental advance by proving super-polynomial lower bounds against algebraic circuits of arbitrary constant depth.


Machtey Award for Best Student Paper:

Xiao Mao. Breaking the Cubic Barrier for (Unweighted) Tree Edit Distance

This paper shows how, unlike the weighted case, the unweighted tree edit distance problem has a sub-cubic time algorithm.


Congratulations to the winners and see you all in Denver from Feb 7-10, 2022!

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