COMPUTER SCIENCE NEWSLETTER - Spring 2015

Dear friends of CS,

I am pleased to report that we are on track to graduate the most undergraduate majors in the history of computer science-more than 100 students will graduate with CS degrees in May 2015. This number reflects nearly a 100% increase in our last graduating class and mirrors the national trend of increasing numbers of computer science graduates. With additional resources from Provost David Harris and the support of Linda Abriola, dean of the School of Engineering, and Jim Glaser, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, we continue to actively manage enrollments and grow the major.

I am thrilled by the research achievements of our faculty and students. Remco Chang will receive a National Science Foundation early CAREER award for his research on user interaction in visual analytics. Several of our other professors were awarded new grants this fall, including, Diane Souvaine, Ben Shapiro, and Matthias Scheutz. I am also proud to announce that Professor Souvaine, Vice Provost for Research, has been reappointed to the NSF's National Science Board for another six-year term.

Our students continue to thrive. Special congratulations go to Professor Rob Jacob's students who were part of the team that won the $7,500 Ricci Prize. Members of our Tufts Computer Science Exchange (CSX) continue to support each other academically and socially. They have hosted a number of tech talks, internship training sessions, and they maintain an active presence on Facebook: facebook.com/TuftsCSX.

Our graduates have also had remarkable achievements. Our undergraduates continue to land jobs at prestigious companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Trip Advisor, and many others. Among our doctoral recipients: Evan Peck is now an assistant professor position at Bucknell University; Jordan Crouser is working at Lincoln Laboratory; Yuyang Wang is working as a Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon; and Andrew Winslow and Noah Daniels are postdoctoral researchers at MIT CSAIL and the Université libre de Bruxelles, respectively.

We look forward to seeing all our alumni at the upcoming end of year celebration. Please keep in touch!
-Soha Hassoun

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