Oded Regev receives Gödel Prize

Oded Regev has been awarded the 2018 Gödel Prize for his 2005 paper, "On lattices, learning with errors, random linear codes, and cryptography." The Gödel Prize is given annually by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computational Theory (SIGACT). It honors seminal work in theoretical computer science. The citation states, "Regev's work has ushered in a revolution in cryptography, in both theory and practice. On the theoretical side, LWE (Learning With Errors) has served as a simple and yet amazingly versatile foundation for nearly every kind of cryptographic object imaginable—along with many that were unimaginable until recently, and which still have no known constructions without LWE. Toward the practical end, LWE and its direct descendants are at the heart of several efficient real-world cryptosystems."

Paul Bourgade, Poincaré Chair laureate

Paul Bourgade has been selected as one of two laureates of the Poincaré Chair for the academic year 2018/2019. Congratulations, Paul!

2018 Sloan Fellows

Congratulations to our 2018 Sloan Fellows: Miranda Holmes-Cerfon, Afonso Bandeira, and Joan Bruna!

For further information, see the Sloan Foundation website.

Research and Training Group in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

The mathematics department is happy to announce the successful creation of a new Research and Training Group (RTG) in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, a five-year vertically-integrated research activity funded by the National Science Foundation (award DMS-1646339) since the Fall of 2017. This RTG is devoted to training through research of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in several salient aspects of modern applied mathematics, and will emphasize the connections among modeling, simulation and experimental observation.

2018 Silver Professors

Dennis Shasha and Sylvia Serfaty have been named Silver Professors. Congratulations!

Nader Masmoudi receives Fermat Prize

Nader Masmoudi has been awarded the 2017 Fermat Prize by the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse for "his very deep and creative work in the field of nonlinear partial differential equations." Congratulations!

Patrick Cousot awarded John von Neumann Medal

Patrick Cousot is the recipient of the IEEE John von Neumann medal, given "for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology". The medal citation states that he is being recognized "for introducing abstract interpretation, a powerful framework for automatically calculating program properties with broad application to verification and optimization." Congratulations!

Sylvain Cappell to receive 2018 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service

Congratulations to Sylvain Cappell, recipient of the 2018 AMS Award for Distinguished Public Service! Sylvain will officially receive the award on January 11, 2018 at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego.

MS in Computing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Courant's Computer Science Department is proud to announce the creation of an exciting new Master of Science program on Computing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MS-CEI) in collaboration with the NYU Stern School of Business.The MS-CEI program will train students to become the next generation entrepreneurs and innovation leaders by providing strong fundamentals in rigorous computer science applications, systems engineering and entrepreneurship. Professors Evan Korth and Lakshmi Subramanian are directing the new program.

Richard Bonneau heads up Center for Data Science

For more information, see the press release from the Center for Data Science.