Georgetown students win at Hoya Hacks Hackathon

February 15th, 2024

Georgetown students Annika Lin, Maggie Shen, Reed Uhlik and Sameer Tirumala were awarded the Cloudforce-Microsoft AI Track prize and second place overall prize for their project HoyaHelper in Hoya…

Department hosts Generative AI Panel

November 21st, 2023

The Department hosted a generative AI panel discussion on November 11 as part of the Master’s Monday Lunch Talk Series. The panelists were Prof. Sarah Adel Bargal (Department of Computer Science;…

Department hosts Grad Welcome Picnic

September 8th, 2023

As part of the annual Georgetown CS Graduate Orientation, the Department hosted the 2023 Graduate Student Welcome Picnic on September 8, 2023 at Volta Park. A special thanks to Prof. Grace Hui Yang,…

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Matt Blaze receives USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award

August 15th, 2023

Matt Blaze, along with Steven M. Bellovin and Susan Landau, received the 2023 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the 2023 USENIX Security Symposium for their work at the intersection of…

Elissa Redmiles

Elissa Redmiles joins as Assistant Professor

July 31st, 2023

Dr. Elissa M. Redmiles has joined the Computer Science department as an Assistant Professor, effective July 2023. Dr. Redmiles’ research is in the areas of security and privacy, with an emphasis…

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Best Paper Award at ICDCN 2023 Conference

January 9th, 2023

Shuo Liu, Nirupam Gupta and Nitin Vaidya received the Best Paper Award at the 2023 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN) for their paper “Impact of Redundancy on…

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Georgetown students win accolades at HopHacks 2022

September 27th, 2022

Team Null consisting of Georgetown College students Anthony Duan, Palmer Hudson, Annika Lin, and Margaret Neely won accolades in three categories at HopHacks Fall 2022 for their game Breeze, which…

Dr. Radha Venkatagiri has joined the Computer Science department as an Assistant Professor

Radha Venkatagiri joins as Assistant Professor

September 1st, 2022

Dr. Radha Venkatagiri has joined the Computer Science department as an Assistant Professor, effective August 2022. Dr. Venkatagiri’s research is in computer architecture, with an emphasis on…

Sean MacAvaney

Sean MacAvaney joins University of Glasgow as Lecturer

May 12th, 2022

Sean MacAvaney obtained PhD from CS at Georgetown, supervised by Nazli Goharian and Ophir Frieder. Upon graduation in 2021, Sean took up a post-doctoral researcher position at University of Glasgow.…

Arman Cohan

Arman Cohan joins Yale as Assistant Professor

May 12th, 2022

Arman Cohan obtained PhD from CS at Georgetown, supervised by Nazli Goharian. His dissertation was awarded the Harold N. Glassman Distinguished Dissertation Award by Georgetown University. Upon…

Dr. Elissa Redmiles will join the Department of Computer Science - pictured lecturing behind a computer screen

New Faculty

May 11th, 2022

Dr. Elissa Redmiles will join the Department of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Dr. Redmiles has made important contributions in the area of security and privacy, and her…

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Hoya Hacks 2022

January 21st, 2022

Hoya Hacks is a hackathon organized annually at Georgetown University. Hoya Hacks 2022 was held during January 28-30,…

Eugene Yang

Eugene Yang receives Best Student Paper Award at the ACM Twenty-First Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng) for a paper co-authored with David Lewis and Ophir Frieder, entitled “On Minimizing Cost in Legal Document Review Workflows”.

August 27th, 2021

Technology-assisted review (TAR) refers to human-in-the-loop machine learning workflows for document review in legal discovery and other high recall review tasks. Attorneys and legal technologists have debated whether review should be a single iterative process (one-phase TAR workflows) or whether model training and review should be separate (two-phase TAR workflows), with implications for the choice of active learning algorithm.…

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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.…

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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.…

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Professor Cal Newport receives Best Paper Award at OPODIS 2018

December 18th, 2018

Professor Calvin Newport and co-authors have received the Best Paper Award for their paper “On Simple Back-Off in Unreliable Radio Networks” at the 22nd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS).…

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.…

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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.…