Charles E. Leiserson's 60th-Birthday Symposium and Party


Brought to you by:
Bradley C. Kuszmaul (General Chair),   Robert Blumofe (Finance Chair),   Bruce Maggs (Program Chair),
Tom Cormen (Roasting Chair),   Cree Bruins (Local Arrangements),   I-Ting Angelina Lee (Local Arrangements)
Marcia Davidson,   Edya Ladan Mozes,   Robert Krawitz (event photography),   and of course, Charles E. Leiserson

Event Information

Date: November 10, 2013
Symposium:    9:30am — 4:45pm
Reception and Banquet:    5:30pm — until you drop
Where: MIT CSAIL Room 32-155
32 Vassar St. Cambridge, MA 02139

The event will consist of an all-day symposium with invited guest speakers (for techies) and a cocktail reception and banquet following the symposium (for everyone).
Guests are welcome to attend only the reception and banquet.
If you are interested in attending, please register so we can print name badges, reserve space on the show-and-tell table, and order the right amount of food. This is a public event, so please feel free to forward the invite link to anyone who knows Charles.

Gift Contribution

In honor of Prof. Leiserson, a gift to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a giant Digi-Comp II, is being planned.

If you wish to make a contribution towards this gift, please use this link, which will allow you to make a contribution with a credit card.

Alternatively, you can make a check payable to Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a memo of Cel60 and send it to Cree Bruins at

We will also be happy to accept contributions during the day of the event. The suggested amount is $60 for Charles turning 60.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at Le Meridien Cambridge MIT for out-of-town guests.
When you make a reservation, please mention that the reservation is for an MIT event, Prof. Charles E. Leiserson's 60th-Birthday Symposium at CSAIL.

Blocked dates:    Saturday, November 9 and Sunday November 10
Nightly rates:    $225 per night (Internet included)

This rate is guaranteed until October 18, subject to availability.
Please use this link to make reservations.

Tentative List of Symposium Speakers

Note from the General Chair

In order to make this event truly memorable, we are looking for help from you!
If you have any pictures, memorabilia, or anecdotes — or if you would like to particpate actively in some other way — please contact Bradley C. Kuszmaul at


This event is sponsored in part by generous contributions from the following organizations: