1998 - 1999 CS Annual Report  Corporate Interactions

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Industrial Partnerships

The department offers opportunities to interact on a number of levels with internationally respected scientists in such vital areas as:

  • artificial intelligence

  • computational methods for mechanical design and simulation

  • digital libraries

  • distributed computing and fault tolerance

  • formal specification and verification methodologies

  • graphics (through affiliation)

  • information technology

  • natural language, document classification and retrieval

  • networking databases

  • parallel computing

  • programming languages

  • programming logics

  • remote collaboration technologies

  • scientific and numerical computing

  • security

  • supercomputing (through affiliation)

  • theoretical computer science

  • vision and image interpretation

Industrial partners are invited to participate directly in the technology development process, through on campus representation, visits, and consulting arrangements. Additional opportunities include access to technical reports, colloquiums, seminars, the department's Annual Report, and resumes submitted by BA, BS, MEng, and PhD candidates expecting to graduate.  

Department of computer science faculty and researchers continue their collaboration with industrial partners. GTE, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Xerox continued their support this year. Compaq provided funding for new workstations for the fall 1999 incoming PhD class. GTE continued its support of the department's initiative in information technology with startup funding for new faculty. Lockheed Martin provided support to the undergraduate and PhD programs. Xerox continued its support of Dan Huttenlocher's document imaging initiative.

Intel provided major funding to the department for research and instruction. Gifts included $100,000 to equip a new undergraduate workstation lab; $94,000 to support S. Keshav's research on network performance management; $40,000 to support Fred Schneider's research on automatic security; a fellowship to PhD student Lynette Millett; and $87,494 in equipment from Intel's Technology for Education 2000 grant.

Microsoft continued its generous support for research, instruction, and general support. Gifts included $25,000 to support Ramin's Zabih's research on automating visual tasks; $75,000 each to Werner Vogels for his work on cluster computing and Praveen Seshadri for his Predator project, and extensive donations of Microsoft software, books, and hardware.