[macs-faculty] Fwd: MACS site visit report

Shafi Goldwasser shafi at theory.csail.mit.edu
Tue Nov 15 07:19:21 EST 2016


To clarify,
that was a response to reading the report.
WELL DONE!

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 3:49 AM Shafi Goldwasser <shafi at theory.csail.mit.edu>
wrote:

> 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> 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>
> Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 10:57 AM
> Subject: Fwd: MACS site visit report
> To: macs-faculty at cs.bu.edu <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>
> Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 10:44
> Subject: MACS site visit report
> To: canetti at bu.edu <canetti at bu.edu>, Mayank Varia <mhv at mit.edu>
> Cc: Nikolich, Anita <ANIKOLIC at nsf.gov>, Hodges, Timothy <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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