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John Savage Honored with Named Professorship

The department is thrilled to announce that John Savage has been appointed An Wang Professor of Computer Science, effective July 1, 2011. “Throughout his distinguished career, John has made fundamental contributions to theoretical computer science and has played influential leadership roles in the department and the university,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia.

John’s work over several decades has had a profound and broad impact on multiple fields within computer science and engineering, including complexity theory, computational nanotechnology, information theory, and VLSI design, analysis and synthesis. His current research interests include cybersecurity, computational nanotechnology, computer architecture, and coded computation. His ...

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Andrew Ferguson Receives NDSEG Fellowship

PhD student Andrew Ferguson was recently selected for a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for his research in computer networks. He is advised by Rodrigo Fonseca. Andrew's proposed plan of research is to develop new methods for applications to collaboratively configure datacenter and enterprise networks. He is currently developing a technique for network traffic measurement using the IP Timestamps option, and presented initial results from the technique at the CoNEXT Student Workshop in November 2010.

NDSEG fellowships are highly competitive, with about 8% of the applicants receiving awards. They provide a stipend and full tuition and ...

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