Co-Evolution: Computer Science and John Savage's First 50 Years at Brown


Friday, May 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M.

85 and 115 Waterman Street

When John Savage came to Brown a half-century ago, computing was thought of as a service, not a discipline, and the idea of a Department of Computer Science was almost unthinkable. Few could have predicted the infrastructure necessary today, or the challenges we face in the areas of cryptography, cybereconomics, big data, and many others.

One of the founders of Brown CS, John's interests have changed as our field has changed, leading him to contribute to such areas as computational complexity, scientific computation, computational nanotechnology, and cybersecurity policy and technology.

n place of our traditional Saturday reunion, please join us in Room 130 of 85 Waterman Street from 2-6 PM on Friday, May 26, for a celebration of how John Savage and Brown CS evolved together, including research talks as well as personal reminiscences. A reception will follow at 115 Waterman Street on the third floor of the CIT.

Commencement is a busy time, so please visit to register and find information no later than April 15. If you have questions, please email or call 401-863-7600.