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The 5th Annual International Conference on Arab Women in Computing will take place at the American University of Beirut, August 10-12. Sana Odeh is conference chair and founder.
Bud Mishra has recently won two Best Paper awards. His paper "Malware Fingerprinting under Uncertainty" won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing. His paper "Efficient Simulation of Financial Stress Testing Scenarios with Suppes-Bayes Causal Networks" with Math in Finance student Gelin Gao and Daniele Ramazzotti won the Best Main Track Paper award at the International Conference on Computational Science. Congratulations!
Computer science majors Ananditha Raghunath and Nadira Azi Dewji have been invited to participate in Mozilla's Open Source Student Leader group. Congratulations!
Emma Dickson, a senior majoring in computer science, has been working with Deena Engel and conservators at the Guggenheim Museum to restore the Internet-based artwork "Brandon" by Shu Lea Cheang.
Subhash Khot has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Congratulations!
Ken Perlin has been working with Anat Lubetsky of the Physical Therapy department on using virtual reality to help patients with balance problems.
Ken Perlin has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Congratulations!
Joel Spencer has been named a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for "contributions to discrete mathematics and theory of computing, particularly random graphs and networks, Ramsey theory, logic, and randomized algorithms." Congratulations!
Juliana Freire, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Tandon and associated faculty in our department, has been appointed a member of the CRA (Computing Research Associates) Computing Community Consortium. Congratulations!
Martin Arjovsky has been awarded a Google PhD Fellowship. Martin is working with the machine learning group. Congratulations!
Joanna Klukowska is one of 21 instructors recognized by Red Hat for their continuing efforts to incorporate open source philosophies, methods, and tools into their academic work.
Michael Overton and Joel Spencer have been named Silver Professors. Congratulations!
Yann LeCun has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, "for developing convolutional neural networks and their applications in computer vision and other areas of artificial intelligence." Congratulations!
Daniele Panozzo has been awarded an NSF CAREER award supporting his research project "Coupling Geometric Acquisition and Digital Fabrication". The goal of this project is to develop algorithmic foundations to tightly integrate 3D scanning and digital fabrication, enabling new applications in life sciences and medicine. Congratulations!
Zvonimir Pavlinovic, Sainbayar Sukhbaatar, and Ashwin Venkataraman have been awarded Dean's Dissertation Fellowships. Congratulations!
NYU placed third at the ACM Regional Collegiate Programming Competition for the Greater New York region. Congratulations to team members Lingsong Zeng, Ojas Deshpande, Ziyi Tang and to coaches Bowen Yu and Evan Korth!
Yann LeCun's groundbreaking work on deep learning is being honored far and wide. In the last three weeks, Yann has received the Lovie Award for Lifetime Achievement from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; he has been awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional de Mexico; and he has been inducted into The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Congratulations!
Subhash Khot has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow.
Citation: "Subhash Khot is a theoretical computer scientist whose work is providing critical insight into unresolved problems in the field of computational complexity. ... Khot’s continued ingenuity and tenacity in exploring the potential of the Unique Games Conjecture will drive this important and fruitful area of research for many years to come."
See more in this video from the MacArthur Foundation.
Ground-breaking work on virtual reality at the NYU Media Research Lab, led by Ken Perlin, is featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal.
Craig Kapp is rated #5 on the ratemyprofessors.com list of "Highest Rated University Professors of 2015-2016," (up from #14 last year). That's out of all professors in every subject.
Deena Engel and her students collaborate with the Guggenheim museum on conserving computer art --- often more ephemeral than art in physical media.
We are very excited that Prof. Joan Bruna will be joining the department as a new member of the faculty. Joan got his PhD at Ecole Polytechnique, France, and then was at Courant as a postdoc working with Yann LeCun. He is an expert in machine learning and computer vision.
Bud Mishra's work on the PiCnlc program, which predicts possible ways in which cancer may spread in a patient, is featured in an article on National Public Radio.
Zvonimir Pavlinovic has won a Distinguished Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering for his paper, "Inferring Annotations for Device Drivers from Verification Histories". Congratulations!
Lakshmi Subramanian's work on predicting outbreaks of dengue fever and its important role in containing outbreaks, published in Science Advances, has been featured in the news media worldwide, with articles in Atlantic Monthly, National Public Radio, Reuters, The New York Times, and elsewhere.
The ACM awards committee has renamed the award for contributions to the Ada programming language community as the "Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions" in memory of the late Prof. Robert Dewar and his leading role in the development of Ada.
The paper "Verifiable ASICs" by Riad S. Wahby, Max Howald, Siddharth Garg, abhi shelat, and Michael Walfish has been awarded Distinguished Student Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, Oakland. Congratulations!
Deena Engel and Craig Kapp have been awarded the first NYU College of Arts and Science "Teach/Tech" award. Congratulations!
The team of Crystal Butler and Stephanie Michalowicz, students in the Computer Science Department Master's program and affiliated with the NYU-X Lab, have been selected as winners in the third annual "Dream it. Code it. Win it." student coding competition for their project "MiFace" which models human facial expressions. Congratulations to them and to their advisors, Lakshmi Subramanian and Winslow Burleson!
NYU has been selected as a recipient of a donation from NVidia of their new DGX-1 supercomputer. The team of PI's consists of Yann LeCun, Rob Fergus, Kyunghyun Cho, David Sontag, and Jinyang Li.
Minjie Wang has been awarded the 2016-2017 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship. His advisor is Jinyang Li. Congratulations, Minjie!
Lamont Nelson has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for 2016-2019. His advisor is Jinyang Li. Congratulations, Lamont!
Matthew Morse received an honorable mention for the NSF fellowship with excellent comments from the reviewers. Matthew's advisor is Denis Zorin.
Ken Perlin's work on combining virtual reality with motion capture is featured on Eyewitness News.
The NYU Open Networking Lab, led by Lakshmi Subramanian, will provide a state-of-the-art environment for research in computer networks. Initial research projects will focus on scalable, fault-tolerant, SD-WAN architecture; SDN-powered next-generation Internet of Things platforms; and programmable cellular networks.
Victor Shoup has been named a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptological Resesearch. Congratulations!
Emily Denton has been awarded a Google Fellowship in Machine Learning. Congratulations!
Thien Nguyen and Noah Stephens-Davidowitz have been awarded IBM Ph.D. Fellowships. Congratulations!
Facebook selected Sana Odeh and her work on Arab women in computing as one of six stories to feature in honor of International Women's Day. Congratulations!
An article on artificial intelligence in Rolling Stone magazine states that "In the world of AI, [Yann] LeCun is the closest thing there is to a rock star."
You have to figure that Rolling Stone knows from rock stars!
The team of Crystal Butler, Stephanie Michalowicz, and Hansi Mou, all students in the Computer Science Department Master's program, was one of the five award-winning teams in the IEEE/IBM Watson Student Showcase. Their project "Miface" uses crowd-sourcing and natural language processing to construct a large database of images of human facial expressions tagged with the meaning of the expression. Congratulations to them and their advisors, Lakshmi Subramanian and Winslow Burleson.
Interview with Ken Perlin about Virtual Reality in Nautilus Magazine.
Yann LeCun has been awarded the IEEE PAMI (Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence) Distinguished Researcher award for his contributions to computer vision. Congratulations!
Laura Florescu, Thien Nguyen, and Noah Stephens-Davidowitz have been awarded the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship. Congratulations!
Yevgeniy Dodis is interviewed on NBC on the use of cryptography for privacy and for security.
NYU's top team, with members Jingyu Deng, Jingwen Deng and Yixin Tao, placed 4th at the Greater New York ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) which was held on Sunday, November 8th at Queens College. NYU's second team, with members Lingsong Zeng, Zeleng Zhuang and Ziyi Tang placed 8th. Congratulations to all the team members and to their coaches Bowen Yu and Evan Korth!
The fall meeting of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) was held Nov. 3-5 at the NYU Kimmel Center, and was hosted by Lakshmi Subramanian. This year's meeting was the largest ever; there were 640 participants, including both research scientists and business leaders from pharma, financial services, retail, computing, transportation, media & entertainment, express delivery, healthcare, cloud providers, service providers and many other industry segments.
Victor Shoup has been awarded the 2015 Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering Applied to Computer Algebra for his work on NTL: A Library for Doing Number Theory. Congratulations!
Subhash Khot has been named a Silver Professor. Congratulations!
Prof. Ted Rappaport is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award , "for broad contribution and outstanding leadership in channel measurement and technology research fundamental to mobile communication." Congratulations!
Craig Kapp is rated #14 on the ratemyprofessors.com list of "Highest Rated University Professors of 2014-2015." Congratulations!
Oded Regev's work on lattice-based cryptography is discussed in an article in Quanta Magazine.
Yann LeCun's research on deep learning is featured in an article in Technology Review.
Rich Bonneau has received the 2015 Iakobachvili Faculty Science Award from NYU School of Arts and Science. Congratulations!
Subhash Khot has been named a Simons Investigator in Theoretical Computer Science by the Simons Foundation. Congratulations!
Sana Odeh's research on the involvement of women in the Arab world in computer science is discussed in an article in Forbes Magazine.
Professor Emeritus Robert Dewar has died at the age of 70. Robert was a faculty member in the Computer Science department from 1975 until his retirement in 2005 and was chair of the department from 1978 to 1980. Robert was a leading figure in programming languages, particularly in the development of Ada; an inspiring and admired teacher; a raconteur, singer, and actor; and a well-loved colleague and friend. Our sympathies to his family and friends.
Yann LeCun and his work on deep learning are featured in an article in Le Monde (in French).
Lakshmi Subramanian was an invited speaker at the 2015 National Academy of Engineering, China-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium , speaking on Big Data. Congratulations!
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 .
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!
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.
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!
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.
For more news about the hackathon, see here .
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.