April 17, 2012: Dr. Michael Kearns elected to the 2012 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read More...
April 11, 2012: PRECISE Researchers Rajeev Alur, Ashutosh Trivedi, and Dominik Wojtczak won the best paper award for their work titled "Optimal scheduling for constant-rate multi-mode systems" at 15th Conference on Hybrid Systems (HSCC) at 2012 Cyber-Physical Systems Week in Beijing.
April 3, 2012: Penn to Lead $10 Million Project on Computer-assisted Programming... Congratulations to Rajeev Alur for his leadership on a $10M NSF Expeditions award.
April 3, 2012: Penn Joins MIT-led Project on ‘Printable Robots’. Congratulations to Vijay Kumar, Andre Dehon, Insup Lee and Sanjeev Khanna for their Expeditions proposal, led by Daniela Rus at MIT. NSF Award
March 29, 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Ben Taskar, Magerman Term Associate Professor, for being awarded tenure this spring in the Computer and Information Science Department!
March 9, 2012: Dr. CJ Taylor awarded the University of Pennsylvania's Faculty award, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback for Distinguished Teaching!
February 2, 2012: Kostas Daniilidis for being named a 2012 IEEE Fellow for his contributions to visual motion analysis, omni-directional vision, and three-dimensional robot vision.
January 11, 2012: Boon Thau Loo won an AFOSR Young Investigator Award for his proposal "A Unified Algebraic and Logic-based Framework towards Safe Routing Implementations"! Penn News Article
December 15, 2011: Congratulations to Aravind Joshi and Mitch Marcus for being selected as ACL Fellows, which recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. We would also like to congratulate our CIS Alums who were also chosen: Michael Collins, Julia Hirschberg and Kathleen McKeown.
September 2011: CIS Welcomes New Faculty...Aaron Roth,
Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professo,rand Benedict Brown,
June 29, 2011: Ani Nenkova will be one of the presenters at the 17th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium held by the National Academy of Engineering. Read More in Engineering News.
June 1, 2011: Ben Taskar was awarded an NSF CAREER award entitled "Computation and Approximation in Structured Learning". Read More in Engineering News.
June 2011: Geometric Methods and Applications for Computer Science and Engineering, Second Edition.
Jean Gallier, Springer-Verlag, TAM Vol. 38 (appeared in June 2011).
January 2011: Andreas Haeberlen, the Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor in CIS, received a prestigious NSF CAREER award for his proposal, "Evidence in Federated Distributed Systems." NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify....Read More
December 10, 2010: George J. Pappas, Secondary Faculty of CIS and Deputy Dean for Research at SEAS, was awarded the 2010 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize by the IEEE Control Systems Society to recognize contributions by a young researcher in the broad field of systems and control.
October 2010, Zack Ives named the Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow in recognition of his research and educational accomplishments, and of his service to the school.
June 16, 2010: Andreas Haeberlen was awarded the 2009 Otto Hahn Medal, awarded by the Max Planck Society for outstanding scientific achievements.
April 20, 2010: Zack Ives received the Lindback Award, the highest teaching award at the University level given in recognition of "distinguished teaching."
April 5, 2010: Ben Taskar has been named, as one of17, for the Office of Naval Research's 2010 Young Investigator Program recipients.
April 2010: Secondary faculty member, Junhyong Kim, Co-Director of the PGFI, was awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, entitled - "Genome-Scale Higher Order Evolution".
April 2010: Zack Ives was selected to the DARPA Information Science And Technology (ISAT) Advisory Panel.
April 2010: Rajeev Alur has been awarded this year's LICS Test-of-Time Award for his paper in LICS 1990, "Model-Checking for Real-Time Systems". Secondary faculty member, Peter Freyd, also won this year's award for his paper, "Recursive Types Reduced to Inductive Types".
March 31, 2010: Sanjeev Khanna received the highest teaching award in SEAS, the S. Reid Warren Award, "presented annually by the undergrad student body and the Eng Alumni Society...at the School of Engineering and Applied Science."
March 1, 2010: Sasha Rakhlin, CIS secondary assistant professor, received an NSF CAREER Award for his research, "Statistical and Computational Complexities of Modern Learning Problems".
February 14, 2010: Ben Taskar has been awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan 2010 Research Fellowship Award in the field of Computer Science.
January 2010: Ani Nenkova received an NSF CAREER Award for research, "Capturing Content and Linguistic Quality in Automatic Extractive and Abstractive Summarization."
December 2009: Max Likhachev has been selected to participate on the DARPA 2010 Computer Science Study Panel, a great honor.
March 4th, 2009: Rajeev Alur has been awarded the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for 2009-10, one of the highest research awards given in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn.
May 2009: Peter Buneman, our Adjunct Professor, was elected to Fellow of the Royal Society.
March 2009: Ben Taskar was invited to participate on the DARPA 2009 Computer Science Study Panel, a great and well-deserved honor.
February 2009: Steve Zdancewic received the highly recognized 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Faculty Fellowship Award this year along with our secondary faculty, Josh Plotkin, Assistant Professor in Biology.
February 2009: A special thanks went to Mitch Marcus and Ani Nenkova for hosting this years NACLO, North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, competition.
Jan 29, 2009: Boon Thau Loo received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award on "Towards a Unified Declarative Platform for Composable Verifiable Networks."
Dec 3, 2008: Insup Lee received IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS) Technical Achievement Award for outstanding technical achievement and leadership. The award was given at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium held in Barcelona, Dec 2008.
Jul 14, 2008: Rajeev Alur was awarded the 2008 CAV Award for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Real-Time System Verifications.
January 2008: Professor Rajeev Alur named IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow.
January 2008: CIS Welcomes New Department Chair, Weiss Professor Susan Davidson.
2007: CIS faculty rated 7th in the nation in faculty scholarly productivity. Read More
May 15, 2012: Congratulations to our Seniors who are going on for their PhD! Rumen Stamatov in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB) at Duke University & Jessica Ouyang in NLP at Columbia University.
April 23, 2012: CIS Senior Design Winners...1st Place: Philip Peng - Designing Rhythm Games for Touchscreen Devices ;
2nd Place: Kevin Xu, Seth Shannin -
PROTOS: A PR2 Open Tele-Operation System;
3rd Place: Greyson Gregory, Vince Mannino, Alex Marple -
Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing and MapReduce;
Honorable Mentions: Geoffroy Bablon, Evan Massop, Matt Vogel, Sam Applebaum -
DroidDTN: A Bluetooth Delay Tolerant Network on Android;
Louis Bergelson - Haplotyping: Generating Haplotypes from Diploid Sequence Data;
Kaitlin Pollock - Application of Exhaustion Effects.
April 11, 2012: The Best Student Paper Award for the 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) went to Miroslav Pajic and Zhihao Jiang for their paper, “From Verification to Implementation: A Model Translation Tool and a Pacemaker Case Study,” co-authored with Insup Lee, Oleg Sokolsky and Rahul Mangharam.
April 2012: Alex Kulesza is the winner of the Rubinoff Award for a thesis that "could lead to innovative applications of computer technology" for his thesis "Learning with Determinantal Point Processes."
March 30, 2012: Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Fellowship 2012 awards...Congratulations to Alexander Shoulson, PhD student advised by Dr. Norm Badler, and Mabel Zhang, PhD Student advised by Dr. Kostas Daniilidis, for receiving honorable mentions in this year's NSF Graduate Fellowship.
March 12, 2012: "Three CIS Undergraduates Selected as KPCB Engineering Fellows".
Jeff Grimes (CIS'15), Zachary Wasserman (CIS'13) and Nathan Fraenkel (CIS'14) have been selected as 2012 KPCB Engineering Fellows.
March 9, 2012: Trisha Kothari was selected as a 2012-2013 Microsoft
Scholarship recipient. She was chosen because of
her impressive academic record and strong interest in making contributions to the software industry.
February 24, 2012: Intel Innovators Competition... Congratulations to Jeff Kiske and Eric Berdinis, two of our Computer Engineering Juniors, for winning the Intel Innovators Competition along with a $50,000 prize! Check out Eric's Pitch in Round 3...
November 30, 2011: Kaitlin Pollock was selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing
Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2012. For more about Kaitlin, see the fall 2011 CIS newsletter.
September 2, 2011: Congratulations to Andrew West, et. al. for winning co-Best Paper at the 8th Annual Collaboration, Electronic messaging, Anti-Abuse and Spam Conference (CEAS 2011), Sept 1-2, 2011, Perth, WA, Australia. "Link Spamming Wikipedia for Profit,'' Andrew G. West, Jian Chang, Krishna K. Venkatasubramanian, Oleg Sokolsky, and Insup Lee .
August 31, 2011: Congratulations to Jason Merrin, DMD ’13, for winning the Creative Concept Award in the CWA International Screenwriting Contest for his film, Sleepwalkers.
August 19, 2011: Congratulations to Wenchao Zhou, advised by Boon Thau Loo, for being awarded 2nd place at the ACM Student Research Competition held at SIGCOMM'11, for his work on the Formally Safe Routing (FSR) toolkit.
August 7, 2011: Congratulations to Joe Kider, Kaitlin Pollock and Alla Safonova for winning an Honorable Mention award for one of the top papers at SCA,
ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2011. The paper was titled: "A Data Driven Model for Human Fatigue"
June 29, 2012: Our students, Kaitlin Pollock, along with summer REU, Kelsey Hurley, have been awarded ACM-W scholarships to attend SIGGRAPH 2011. Congratulations to them and to Norm Badler for his mentoring!
June 27, 2011: Hipster City Cycle (HCC), created by DMD alums Michael Highland and Keith McKnight along with Kevin Jenkins, is a pixel-art bike race through the city's humble neighborhoods that is now available through the Apple App Store. View the Article in the Inquirer.
November 30, 2010: GRASP undergraduate research student, Jessica Wetstone, received an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2011.
October 19, 2010: IBM Research has awarded the 2010 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship to CIS graduate Colin Blundell for promising research in computer architecture.
September 2010: Todd Green and Micah Sherr, co-winners of the 2010 SEAS Rubinoff Award...conferred on graduating PhDs “whose dissertation has resulted in or could lead to innovative applications of computer technology.”
September 7, 2010: Teaching practicum award recipients for 2009-10 -
Given in recognition of exceptional work, dedication and enthusiastic attitude in the performance of teaching assistant duties. Congratuations to....Jeff Byrnes, Ben Gojman, Aline Normoyle, and Brent Yorgey.
May 2010: Adam Aviv, CIS PhD Student, has been appointed a CTL Graduate Fellow for Teaching Excellence for 2010-11. Only 12 fellows from across the university this year were selected.
April 2010: Benjamin Gojman and Joe Kider received the 2010 Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students, which recognizes the profound impact of graduate students on undergraduate education at Penn.
April 27, 2010: CIS 401 Senior Design Projects
1st Place - Jay Fiddelman (adv: Ungar)
2nd Place -
Andrew Schaye & Matthew Feczko (adv: Marcus & Nenkova)
3rd Place -
Sam Lerer, Eric Tieniber (adv: Smith)
April 4, 2010: Kuzman Ganchev, co-advised by Fernando Pereira and Ben Taskar, was selected as the runner-up for the John Atanasoff Award from the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. This award is given annually to a Bulgarian scientist under 35 for scientific or practical contributions to the development of computer and information technology worldwide and significant economic or social importance for Bulgaria. Details in English
March 2009: Nate Foster and Jenn Wortman were the 2009 co-winners of the Rubinoff Award. This award is given to our graduating PhDs "whose
dissertation has resulted in or could lead to innovative applications of computer technology." Past Recipients...
May 2008: Catherine Stocker received the Teaching Practicum Award for her exceptional work, dedication and attitude in CIS110 and EAS295.
April 2008: CIS Undergraduate Research Poster Event Top 3 Places...1st Place - Jiawei Matteus Pan, "Scene Recognition in Movies" (advisor: Ben Taskar) 2nd Place - Andrew Matas, "Scene Recognition in Videos" (advisor: Ben Taskar) 3rd Place - Mihai Oprea, "Declarative Toolkit for Rapid Network Protocol Simulation and Experimentation" (advisor: Boon Loo)
2008: CIS PhD Student Georgios Fainekos is the 2008 winner of the
Frank Anger Memorial ACM SIGBED/SIGSOFT
January 2008: CIS Phd Alumna Klara Nahrstedt
named IEEE Fellow (Prof at UIUC).
2007: CIS PhD Student Swarat Chaudhuri won the 2008 ACM SIGPLAN Outstanding Dissertation Award for "Logics and Algorithms for Software Model Checking".
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February 20, 2012: "'Sprinting' Chips Could Push Phones to the Speed Limit". New Scientist article on Dr. Milo Martin's research.
February 8, 2012: "Swarm of Mosquitoes? Nope, a Quad Rotor". Check out the GRASP Lab being featured on NBC 10 News!
December 22, 2011: "With Sync Solved, Dropbox Squares Off With Apple’s iCloud" Benjamin Pierce's research, the Unison file synchronizer, discussed in this Wired article.
December 1, 2011: Application Deadline to "Apply for the Philadelphia Area Aspirations in Computing Award:: extended to 12/01/11 (Select the PA competition on the map provided.)
November 18, 2011: Guidance Counselors and Teachers Day!
September 19, 2011: "Penn researchers work to make federal agents' radios more secure" Matt Blaze and doctoral candidate, Sandy Clark's research featured in the Inquirer.
June 2011: CIS Alum and Lecturer, Patrick Cozzi. has written a new book "3D Engine Design for Virtual Globes" (appeared June 2011).
May 4, 2010: PR2 Beta Robot -
In an effort led by Maxim Likhachev, the GRASP Lab has been selected as one of 11 world-wide to receive a PR2 Beta Robot from Willow Garage. Details...
April 26, 2010: Congratulations to the GRASP Lab! Directed by Kostas Daniilidis, Penn has signed a cooperative agreement as a member of the Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA), the agreement will be funded with an award of $9.8M over the next 5 years. Details...
April 8, 2010: "Digital Media Design Program Boldly Going Where No Engineers Have Gone Before" in the Penn Current.
Feb 4, 2010: The CIS Department served as a site for the 4th annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, NACLO 2010 Competition.
Jan 12, 2010: "Time to make sure you know your tech" Metro article features the MCIT program and Dave Matuszek
Oct 4, 2009: "IT jobs will grow faster than general employment, according to Microsoft study" in the Seattle Times. Read More...
Sept 16, 2009: CIS awarded seed grant from Microsoft Research and the National Center for Women and IT...to support "Guidance Counselor and Computer Science Teacher Day," a new initiative to encourage women to study Computer Science in college.
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February 2009: Innovative New Master's Degree Program in Embedded Systems - The newly emerging discipline of embedded systems lies at the intersection of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The Master's of Science in Engineering in Embedded Systems (EMBS) is an innovative and unique degree program, which trains students in the fundamentals of embedded systems and implementation.
Oct 29, 2008: Penn's MCIT program in the Metro, "CS for Everyone"
Aug 18, 2008: Penn's MCIT Program ranked in the top 10 Innovative Schools to Watch, more... "COMPUTERWORLD 2008 - IT Schools to Watch"