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Hoya Hacks 2021

Hoya Hacks is a hackathon organized annually at Georgetown University. Hoya Hacks 2021 will be held fully virtually during January 29-31, 2021. Students are invited to register by visiting HoyaHacks.com.

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Muthu Venkitasubramaniam to Join Computer Science

Muthu Venkitasubramaniam will join Georgetown in August 2021 as an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He comes to Georgetown from the University of Rochester where he is an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He obtained Ph.D from Cornell University and spent a year as a CI Fellow at NYU and Columbia University. His research interests are in cryptography, network security and complexity theory.

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

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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.

Upcoming Events

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Sean MacAvaney Receives Outstanding Intern Award from Allen Institute for AI

Allen Institute for AI (AI2) outstanding intern award recognizes exceptional summer interns who went above and beyond as researchers and as colleagues. AI2 recognizes their outstanding contributions with an unrestricted gift of $10,000 directly to the student, as well as an invitation to return to AI2 for another internship.

Sasha Golevnev Joins CS Faculty as an Assistant Professor

Sasha Golovnev obtained Ph.D. from NYU, and completed a post-doc at Harvard University before joining Georgetown. His research interests include computational complexity, algorithms, pseudorandomness, cryptography, and learning theory.

Georgetown Students Among DC Inno 25 Under 25

DC Inno named four Georgetown students among the 25 under 25 for their work on Globally Unified Air Quality (GUAC). Two of these students, Simra Ali and Michael Bartholic, are CS majors.