Mike Jordan asked me to post the following information:
The new Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at Berkeley is an exciting new initiative which will begin organizing semester-long programs starting in 2013.
One of the first programs, set for Fall 2013, will be on the “Theoretical Foundations
of Big Data Analysis”. The organizers of this program are Michael Jordan (chair),
Stephen Boyd, Peter Buehlmann, Ravi Kannan, Michael Mahoney, and Muthu Muthukrishnan.
See http://simons.berkeley.edu/program_bigdata2013.html for more information
on the program.
The Simons Institute has created a number of “Research Fellowships” for young researchers (within at most six years of the award of their PhD) who wish to participate in Institute programs, including the Big Data program. Individuals who already hold postdoctoral positions or who are junior faculty are welcome to apply, as are finishing PhDs.
Please note that the application deadline is January 15, 2013. Further details are available at http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows.html .