Strong lineup at this year's Summer School on Hashing
60 students from all over the world got together at this year's Summer School on Hashing, which took place at July 14-18, and featured lectures and talks by Alexander Andoni, Graham Cormode, Haim Kaplan, John Langford, Michael Mitzenmacher, Rasmus Pagh and Mikkel Thorup. See the lectures and material by following the links in the box to the right.
Expectations were high when more than 50 students from all over the world gathered for a week in the name of hashing. At the Monday morning registration, smaller groups of students quickly formed and everywhere people were buzzing about the week to come and the topic of hashing - a powerful tool for indexing, amongst other things.
Lectures by world-renowned researchers
The program for the week included a wide range of topics in the field of hashing - from the basics of hashing, over high speed hashing, to cuckoo hashing and hashing in machine learning; there was something for everyone.
The lineup of speakers included Alexander Andoni, Graham Cormode, Haim Kaplan, John Langford, Michael Mitzenmacher, Rasmus Pagh and Mikkel Thorup, who people interested in the hashing field will recognize as part of the strong core in the field, and the many great speakers gave a strong performance.
Mingling, dinner and sports
In between the different lectures were plenty of opportunities to mingle, for both students and lecturers. Aside from talking during coffee breaks and lunch, the summer school included both a welcome reception Sunday evening and an official dinner Tuesday evening. A casual soccer game was arranged Thursday to much enjoyment for students and lecturers alike.
Lectures available for everyone
The summer school was planned in cooperation between Mikkel Thorup (University of Copenhagen), Michael Mitzenmacher (Harvard University) and Rasmus Pagh (IT University of Copenhagen).