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CS Undergraduate Awards for 2019-20

  • Tropaia Computer Science Award: Logan Arkema is the recipient of the Tropaia Computer Science Award.
  • Academic Excellence Award:  The recipients are:
    • Sally Matson
    • Yuansheng Xie
    • Julianne Zech
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Two New Faculty Join in Fall 2020

Two new Assistant Professors will join the Department of Computer Science in Fall 2020:

  • Benjamin Ujcich will join Georgetown after completing Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include secure systems and network design.
  • Alexander Golovnev obtained Ph.D. from NYU, and is currently a post-doc at Harvard University. His research interests include Computational Complexity, Algorithms, Pseudorandomness, Learning Theory, and Cryptography.

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Department Faculty under a tree

The Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University, in the heart of Washington, DC, is home to higher education and advanced research on the cutting edge of computing and technology. BS, BA, MS, and Ph.D. programs connect students with the ideas, skills, and opportunities to shape the digital world we live in. The department is rapidly growing, with current core research areas of algorithms and theory; security, privacy, and cryptography; and data-centric computing. Faculty members in the department have been honored with a Gödel Prize, Test-of-Time awards, membership in the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, NSF CAREER awards, and Best Paper awards, among other accolades. Students and faculty engage beyond the department through interdisciplinary courses and research, campus initiatives like guWeCode, public and private sector internships, local computing groups, and regional events.

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Matt Blaze and Co-Authors Receive Test-of-Time Award

Matt Blaze and co-authors Joan Feigenbaum and Jack Lacy received the Test-of-Time Award for their paper Decentralized Trust Management that appeared in the 1996 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (also known as the “Oakland conference”).



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