Date Posted: 10/11/2005

Bart Selman (Assoc. Prof., CS) was quoted in the October 17, 2005, issue of Fortune. The article explains BitTorrent, a computer program that allows you to download large files efficiently and effectively. The program's creator completed a summer internship for Selman in which he looked at a new class of algorithm employed in software for heavy-duty problems like protein folding or complicated logistics.

According to Selman, "We put him on it, and he just went away, and a few weeks later he said, 'Okay, I've got a way to do this 100 times faster. Many scientists - world-renowned people - had thought about it. He came in and did something new."