Undergraduate student Sitan Chen ’16, joint mathematics/computer science concentrator at Harvard College, wins Fay Prize for his senior thesis on holographic algorithms, and presents his work at the 2016 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
We are thrilled to announce that Cynthia Dwork will be joining our faculty on Spring 2017. Cynthia who is currently holds the position of a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, has done seminal work in cryptography and distributed computing, and more recently has been a leader in the study of privacy-preserving data analysis and more general connections between computing and society. She is the recipient of Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, establishing the pillars on which every fault-tolerant system has been built for decades. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Read more about Cynthia Dwork to Join Harvard Theory of Computing group
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for the inaugural Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science. Please see http://toc.seas.harvard.edu/rabin-postdoc for details and information on how to apply.
Harvard has received a $400M dollar donation from John A. Paulson to its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, of which Computer Science is a part. This is the largest donation in Harvard's history and will go a long way toward ensuring the strength of SEAS, and Computer Science in particular, at Harvard.
Harvard received a sizable gift from Steve Ballmer that will help significantly grow the Computer Science faculty (and theoretical Computer Science in particular) and make what is an already strong area even more vibrant and robust.