Yann LeCun and his work on deep learning are featured in an article in Le Monde (in French).
INRIA International Chair
Dennis Shasha has been named an INRIA international chair; he will be hosted by the ZENITH project, which works on data intensive problems having applications in biology and astronomy. Congratulations!
CACM Puzzle Editor
Dennis Shasha, long-time author of puzzle columns and books, was named the puzzle column editor for the Communications of the ACM (CACM) in November 2014. Check out a recent column.
One of the founders of the NYU Computer Science Department, Jack Schwartz, is remembered in a collection of reminiscences in the current issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, including a contribution from Professor Emeritus Martin Davis.
2014-2015 Dean's Outstanding Dissertation Award
Dr. Russell Power has been awarded the 2014-2015 Dean's Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences for his thesis "Building efficient distributed in-memory systems". His advisor was Jinyang Li. Congratulations!