Professor Emin Gün Sirer was noted in multiple news sources for his various work with research surrounding Computer Science issues.

His prescient analysis of the DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) has made major headlines: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/a-legal-analysis-of-the-dao-exploit-and-possible-investor-rights-1466524659 and http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/the-dao-might-be-groundbreaking-but-is-it-legal-1081084-1.html

Work on The DAO was covered on the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36585930

Die Zeit, Germany's counterpart to Time magazine with a readership of 2M people: http://www.zeit.de/digital/internet/2016-06/the-dao-blockchain-ether-hack

Additionally, here are other mentions:

http://www.cio.com/article/3086207/cloud-computing/a-blockchain-smart-contract-could-cost-investors-millions.html

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2462011/doa-hacker-syphons-off-gbp30m-in-crypto-currency-ethereum

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/602102/blockchain-smart-contract-could-cost-investors-millions/

http://www.coindesk.com/can-learn-dao/

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601724/80-million-hack-shows-the-dangers-of-programmable-money/

http://www.pcmag.com/news/345402/hacker-takes-50-million-worth-of-ether-a-rival-to-bitcoin

https://next.ft.com/content/591518a0-34df-11e6-ad39-3fee5ffe5b5b https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/dao-shambles-wake-call-entire-ecosystem/ http://bitcoinist.net/the-explosion-dao/

The first IC3 MeetUp in NYC was a big success, with ~90 attendees despite an initial cap of 50 and a lively discussion which reverberated in the cryptocurrency community: http://www.coindesk.com/cornell-prof-discovered-dao-vulnerability-reveals-10-exploits/