David Steurer Awarded Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship!

David is one of seven young professors from around the world who was awarded this prestigious honor this year. These seven now join the more than 50 talented academics who have received Faculty Fellowships. 

Professor Steurer investigates the power and limitations of efficient algorithms for optimization problems that lie at the heart of computer science and its applications. A focus of his work has been the Unique Games Conjectures, whose resolution-no matter in which direction-promises new insights into the capabilities of efficient algorithms. 

Date Posted: 6/20/2014

Jon Kleinberg and Robert Kleinberg won the Best Paper award at the 2014 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation

ORIE Professor Peter Frazier, David Kempe (CUCS PhD '03), Jon Kleinberg and Robert Kleinberg won the Best Paper award at the 2014 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation for "Incentivizing Exploration".  This is actually the second time Bobby Kleinberg has won, since he also received the award in 2010 for a paper with Alex Slivkins (CUCS PhD '06) and another colleague.

The award is given annually to a single paper, and recipients receive a plaque each and an honorarium of $500 to be shared among them. Click Here

Date Posted: 6/20/2014

Ross Knepper nominated for best paper award

The paper "Asking for Help Using Inverse Semantics" by Ross Knepper and colleagues at Brown, Cambridge and MIT is one of four five papers to be nominated for best paper award at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2014.  The conference is happening in July. Click Here

Date Posted: 6/20/2014

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