Department hires four new professors

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce our newest professorial faculty members:

John Dickerson, Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, will start as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in July of 2016.

Dickerson works at the intersection of computer science and economics, with a focus on solving practical problems using stochastic optimization and machine learning.

Furong Huang, Ph.D., Computer Network and Distributed Computing, University of California, Irvine, will start as an Assistant Professor Computer Science in July of 2017, after a post-doc at Microsoft Research in New York. 

Huang works on machine learning, high-dimensional statistics and distributed algorithms, both the theoretical analysis and practical implementation of parallel spectral methods for latent variable graphical models. 

Mark (Max) Leiserson, Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University (expected 2016), will start as an Assistant Professor in August of 2017 after spending a year at Microsoft Research in New England.

Leiserson develops algorithms and mathematical models to study biological processes. He works in the field of cancer genomics, comparing the differences between the genomes of healthy tissue and cancerous tissue in the same individual.

Dave Levin, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, will start as an Assistant Professor in January of 2017.

Levin works at the intersection of networking, security, systems, and economics and works to understand when and why security breaks down, and in building an Internet where users feel safe and motivated to help one another achieve better performance and reliability.



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