1998 - 1999 CS Annual Report         Highlights

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Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

  • Stephen Vavasis: Fiona Ip Li Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Thorsten von Eicken: Abraham Wong Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Praveen Seshadri: Ralph Watts Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Lillian Lee: Stephen Miles Excellence in Teaching Award

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

  • Rie Ando, Eli Barzilay, Cristian Estan, Indranil Gupta, Deyu Hu

Research Awards

  • Eva Tardos: Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Jon Kleinberg: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • Bart Selman: Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • Greg Morrisett: NSF Career Award

Other Awards

  • Kenneth P. Birman: named Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • David Gries: Honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from Miami University
  • Juris Hartmanis: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Charles Van Loan: named to Joseph C. Ford Professorship
  • Eva Tardos: Miller Visiting Professorship from UC - Berkeley
  • Cornell's team won the regional competition of ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest. The team members are David Kempe, a first-year PhD student, Erik Dangremond, a senior CS major, and Mike Smullens, a junior in biology. As regional winner, the team competed in the World Finals in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in April, finishing in the top third at 18th. Adam Florence, the coach, is also a CS graduate student.

Graduate Student Awards

  • Lynnette Millett: Intel Graduate Fellowship   

Undergraduate Student Awards

  • 1998-99 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Awards: Pedro Felzenszwalb, runner-up; David Liben-Nowell, honorable mention
  • Merrill Fellowships: Matthew Chiu (advisor: Brian Smith), David Liben-Nowell (advisor: Jon Kleinberg), Vladimir Livshits (advisor: Ira Wasserman, Astronomy)
  • Churchill Scholar: David Liben-Nowell
  • Michael Kassoff: 1999 Microsoft Junior Award
  • Abhideep Singh: Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship
  • Jonathan E. Marx Memorial Senior Prize: Sally Chu, Ashutosh Agrawal
  • Alan S. Marx Memorial Prize for Excellence Supporting Undergraduate Education: Christopher H. Jeuell
  • Recipient of the Computer Science Prize for Academic Excellence: David Liben-Nowell
  • Lockheed Martin Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Academic Service: Jeremy Kubica, Matthew Harren, David Feldman, Ayan Mandal, Aleksey Kliger