Theoretical computer science is the broad area that consists of subjects such as theory of computation, algorithms and data structures. This is the area where Computer Science meets Mathematics. This area is extremely important as it is the foundation of almost all other areas in computer science.

The Tsinghua-MIT-CUHK Research Center for Theoretical Computer Science was co-founded by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, and the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications (ITCSC) at the CUHK in June 2010. The directors for this joint research center are Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua) and Prof. Silvio Micali (MIT). The Research Center has been founded for the purpose of conducting collaborative scientific research on theoretical computer science, whose initial research agenda is broadly construted on the theory of computation and will be expanded in time and with success to include additional research areas in computer science, such as computational biology, machine learning and network science.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum about cutting-edge problems, solutions and future developments of theoretical computer science, and to enhance interactions between IIIS in Tsinghua, CSAIL in MIT and ITCSC in CUHK. Participants will gather to present, discuss and exchange their knowledge and experiences at this workshop. Our keynote speakers and informal discussions will cover a wide range of exciting topics in theoretical computer science.