In the News

September, 2017

Jordan Pollack, chair of the computer science department, has received the International Society for Artificial Life's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work on computer-simulated evolution and artificial life forms. Read the full article on BrandeisNOW.

May 21, 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! The Computer Science department awarded 25 Master's degrees, three PhD's and 90 Bachelor's degrees at Sunday's commencement ceremony. Special awards were also given to 10 students for outstanding achievement in academics, research and teaching.

April, 2017

The Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award is an annual award of $2,500 for "outstanding ability as a mentor" by a member of the faculty involved in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. We are delighted to announce that Professor Lotus Goldberg, Associate Professor of Language and Linguistics and Computational Linguistics Advising Chair received this year's Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award.

November, 2016

The Mellon Foundation to Fund Expansion of the Lapps Grid Web Service Project

Brandeis announced today that James Pustejovsky, the TJX/Feldberg Chair of Computer Science, has been awarded a two-year $390,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand and deploy the LAPPS Grid Project that seamlessly connects open-source computer programs to quickly analyze huge amounts of language from diverse sources and genres. Read the full story on BrandeisNOW.

November, 2016

Leslie Lamport, MA’63, PhD’72, the recipient of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award, an honor widely known as the 'Nobel of Computing,' will receive an honorary degree from Brandeis at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, received both his degrees from Brandeis University in mathematics. Read full article.