NYU Computer Science News

2015 NYUAD Annual Hackathon

The fourth Annual NYUAD Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World, organized by Professor Sana Odeh, took place April 10-12. It drew over 100 students from a dozen countries worldwide. 



ACM Fellow

Juliana Freire has been named a Fellow of ACM for contributions to provenance management research and technology, and computational reproducibility. Congratulations!

See the press release for more information.

ACM Distinguished Scientist

Clark Barrett has been named a 2014 Distinguished Scientist by the ACM. Congratulations!

2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award

Theodore Rappaport and his students have been awarded the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for the outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper in IEEE publications. Congratulations!

Technical Achievement Award

Claudio Silva has been awarded the 2014 Visualization Technical Achievement Award in recognition of seminal advances in geometric computing. Congratulations!

Silver Professorship

NYU has awarded a Silver Professorship to Patrick Cousot. Congratulations!

Best Paper Award

"Finding Minimum Type Error Sources" by doctoral students Zvonimir Pavlinovic and Tim King and Prof. Thomas Wies has won the Best Paper Award at OOPSLA 2014 (Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Language, and Applications). Congratulations!


David Sontag and Thomas Wies have each received an NSF CAREER award for their projects "Exact Algorithms for Learning Latent Structures" and "Abstracting Programs for Automated Debugging". Congratulations!

Profile of Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun's work on back-propagation neural networks and deep learning are the subject of an in-depth profile in Wired.

Subhash Khot wins Nevanlinna Prize

Subhash Khot has been awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize for 2014 for his formulation and analysis of the Unique Games Conjecture. The Nevanlinna Prize is given every 4 years by the International Mathematical Union for outstanding contributions in mathematical aspects of information sciences. The award citation states that "Efforts to prove the conjecture, to disprove it, and to discover its consequences have all proven enormously fruitful. The Unique Games Conjecture will be driving research in theoretical computer science for many years to come." Congratulations!

Read the News Release.

Read the "What It Takes to Win the World's Highest Computer Science Honor" Article in Wired.


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