[macs-faculty] Fwd: MACS site visit report

Shafi Goldwasser shafi at theory.csail.mit.edu
Tue Nov 15 06:49:41 EST 2016


Wow !!!!!

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Mayank Varia <varia at bu.edu> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Final warning to everyone. I haven't heard any objections yet to the site
> visit report. Please send me your thoughts ASAP if you feel that we should
> write a rebuttal to it.
>
> Thanks,
> Mayank
>
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 15:40 Mayank Varia <varia at bu.edu
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','varia at bu.edu');>> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Let me amend the schedule regarding the response to the site visit
>> report. Please review the attached report (or at least skim it) by the end
>> of the week and send me the 1 bit of information about whether you even
>> want to send a response letter to NSF.
>>
>> - If so, I'll give you the time you need to write a full response.
>>
>> - But, if I don't hear anything by Monday (11/14), I'll inform Nina that
>> we support the panelists' findings and we respectfully decline to write a
>> response letter.
>>
>> I'm making this change for a few reasons:
>>
>> 1. The site visit report is overall very positive, and even their
>> recommendations for future work (e.g., writing a joint manuscript on our
>> mix-and-match methodology) make sense to me. So, perhaps we should take the
>> win.
>>
>> 2. NSF won't make its final recommendations on continued year-3 funding
>> until 1-2 weeks after it receives a report from us. Given the uncertainty
>> of government budgeting in the current political climate, perhaps it is
>> best for them to complete their review as soon as possible.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mayank
>>
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Mayank Varia <varia at bu.edu
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','varia at bu.edu');>>
>> Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 10:57 AM
>> Subject: Fwd: MACS site visit report
>> To: macs-faculty at cs.bu.edu
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','macs-faculty at cs.bu.edu');> <
>> macs-faculty at cs.bu.edu
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','macs-faculty at cs.bu.edu');>>
>>
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Please see the attached report on our year 2 site visit. If you have any
>> comments on what the panelists have said, please share your thoughts. We
>> have the capacity to write a response to the report if we so choose.
>>
>> Mayank
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
>> From: Amla, Nina <namla at nsf.gov
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','namla at nsf.gov');>>
>> Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 10:44
>> Subject: MACS site visit report
>> To: canetti at bu.edu <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','canetti at bu.edu');> <
>> canetti at bu.edu <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','canetti at bu.edu');>>, Mayank
>> Varia <mhv at mit.edu <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','mhv at mit.edu');>>
>> Cc: Nikolich, Anita <ANIKOLIC at nsf.gov
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ANIKOLIC at nsf.gov');>>, Hodges, Timothy <
>> THODGES at nsf.gov <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','THODGES at nsf.gov');>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear Ran, Mayank,
>> This is the final site visit report. You have till Dec 1st to respond to
>> the report if you choose. We will consider both the report and your
>> response in making our decision, and we will inform you of the NSF decision
>> a week or two after we receive the response.
>> Thanks
>> Nina, Anita and Tim
>>
>
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