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Our undergraduate majors and MS students have numerous interesting and well-paying employment opportunities at major corporations in New York City and vicinity. Our PhD graduates are employed in a broad spectrum of academic and industrial research positions.

  News and Highlights  

Top-Rated Professor

Craig Kapp is rated #14 on the ratemyprofessors.com list of "Highest Rated University Professors of 2014-2015." Congratulations!

Lattice-based Cryptography

Oded Regev's work on lattice-based cryptography is discussed in an article in Quanta Magazine.

Deep Learning

Yann LeCun's research on deep learning is featured in an article in Technology Review.

Iacobachvili Award

Rich Bonneau has received the 2015 Iakobachvili Faculty Science Award from NYU School of Arts and Science. Congratulations!

Simons Investigator

Subhash Khot has been named a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science by the Simons Foundation. Congratulations!

Women in Computing in the Arab World

Sana Odeh's research on the involvement of women in the Arab world in computer science is discussed in an article in Forbes Magazine.

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Learning and modeling the circuits that operate life: The Bonneau lab aims to learn large biological networks directly from genomics data (genomics =3D very scalable biology experiments). Our recent work, as part of collaborative teams of systems biologists and computational biologists, has recently resulted in genome-wide models that are capable of simulating the functioning of the genome in real time (Bonneau, et. al, 2006, Cell). Dr. Bonneau's lab develops new algorithms that attempt to learn the regulatory networks (their topology and dynamical parameters) that are at the core of biological systems. This work was featured in a 2008 Discover Article, where Dr. Bonneau was selected as one of the top 20 scientists under 40. This work is collaborative work that relies on NYU's local expertise in Machine Learning, Modeling complex systems and their dynamics, and Genomics.

With Ph.D. student Eugene Weinstein and Google researcher Pedro Moreno, Mehryar Mohri is working on audio fingerprinting techniques that enable computers to recognize songs. This work represents songs in terms of "music phonemes", elementary units of music sound that are learned from data, and uses weighted finite-state transducers to construct a compact and efficient index of a large database of songs. The image depicts an example of such a transducer. As a result, songs can be recognized quickly and accurately when only a recording of a short "audio snippet" is available and even when the recording is distorted. The group has created a working system with a database of 15,000 songs. Moreover, it has proven new bounds on the size of the indexing finite automata used that guarantee the compactness of this representation as the number of songs indexed increases and suggests that their techniques scale to much larger song data sets.

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October 16, 2015
11:30AM Warren Weaver Hall 1302
Conveying and Analyzing Shapes: From Art to Science
Alla Sheffer

November 20, 2015
11:30AM Warren Weaver Hall 1302
TBA 11-20
Florian Knoll

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