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Sean MacAvaney

Sean MacAvaney Receives Outstanding Intern Award from Allen Institute for AI

December 28th, 2020

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.

Benjamin Ujcich Joins CS Faculty as an Assistant Professor

December 5th, 2020

Benjamin Ujcich joined Georgetown after completing Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include security, networking, systems, provenance, accountability, and data protection.

Sasha Golevnev Joins CS Faculty as an Assistant Professor

December 5th, 2020

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

October 4th, 2020

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.

Nazli Goharian and MedStar Collaborators Receive AHRQ R01 Grant

September 17th, 2020

Nazli Goharian in collaboration with MedStar Researchers Raj Ratwani and Allan Fong are awarded a $1.5M R01 grant from the Agency for Health Care and Quality (AHRQ), to develop natural language processing solutions to process patient safety reports.

Matt Blaze

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

May 18th, 2020

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”).

Professor Matt Blaze

Professor Matt Blaze joins Computer Science and Law faculty

January 1st, 2019

Matt Blaze, an expert in computer and network security, has joined Georgetown University as a Computer Science and Law professor and the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair. Matt comes to Georgetown from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Professor of Computer and Information Science.

Nitin Vaidya joins as Chair of the CS department

October 15th, 2018

Nitin Vaidya joined as Chair of the CS department on July 1, 2018. He previously served as the Associate Head and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Affiliate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include distributed computing, fault-tolerance, machine learning and wireless networks.

Kobbi Nissim

Professor Kobbi Nissim receives 2018 TCC Test-of-Time Award

August 8th, 2018

Kobbi Nissim received the 2018 Test-of-Time Award from the Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC). He previously received the 2017 Gödel Prize and the 2016 Test-of-Time Award from the Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC).

Should Computer Education Cover More Than Just Coding?

February 15th, 2017

…But computers are not just about coding… and those theoretical concepts form the basis of much of computer science education in colleges and universities. Lisa Singh, an associate professor at Georgetown University, stands behind that theoretical approach.

GU Women who code

New GU group encourages women to code

May 22nd, 2014

A new Georgetown computer science group is hoping to strengthen the odds that more women will go into the field of technology or use coding in their daily lives.

Fellows

Frieder recognized by National Academy of Inventors

December 10th, 2013

Georgetown’s chief technology officer and the university’s computer science department chair have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for their numerous contributions to innovation.