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Philip Klein Named ACM Fellow


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elevated Philip Klein to Fellow for his work in graph and network algorithms.

Philip, who joined the department in 1989, focuses on algorithms, especially for optimization and for graphs. He is the recipient of the 2007 Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Sciences. He created six courses for the department: The Matrix in Computer Science, Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction I and II (with Leslie P. Kaelbling), Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Topics in Advanced Algorithms, Solving Hard Problems in Combinatorial Optimization: Theory and Systems (with Pascal Van Hentenryck ...

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PhD Student Carleton Coffrin Finalist in INFORMS Student Competition


This image depicts the deployment of Carleton's work in Los Alamos National Laboratory's Logi-Sims tool. The image presents the effects of hurricane landfall on Florida's south-east shore. The shaded-concentric lines indicate the hurricane's wind speed,

Carleton Coffrin, a Ph.D. student working with Pascal Van Hentenryck, was chosen as one of six finalists in the INFORMS 2010 Doing Good with Good OR Student Paper Competition for his work on “Strategic Planning for Disaster Recovery with Stochastic Last Mile Distribution”, which was presented this year as a paper in the Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and ...

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