NYU Computer Science News

Sad news of Prof. Robert Dewar

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 in Le Monde

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.

NAE Frontiers of Engineering Invited Speaker

Lakshmi Subramanian was an invited speaker at the 2015 National Academy of Engineering, China-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium, speaking on Big Data.  Congratulations!

Remembering Prof. Jack Schwartz

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!

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. 

For more news about the hackathon, see here.

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!


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