In the News

July, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Constantine Lignos has joined the Computer Science Department as an assistant professor in computational linguistics after an extensive search. If you have attended the job talks in the Spring, you can probably still remember his talk on code-switching. Dr. Lignos is currently a researcher at the University of Southern California Information Sciences institute.  Before completing a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he received a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Yale and worked as a program manager for language technology on the Microsoft Automotive team. 
July, 2018
Professor Nianwen Xue and Professor James Pustejovsky (CO-PI) were awarded a $399,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a uniform meaning representation for natural language processing. This is a collaborative project with University of Colorado and University of New Mexico. Detailed information can be found on the NSF website:
May, 2018
We are happy to announce that Dr. Hongfu Liu has joined the faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Michtom School of Computer Science at Brandeis University. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Northeastern University (NEU), supervised by Prof. Yun (Raymond) Fu. Before joining NEU, he got his master's and bachelor degrees majoring in management at Beihang University with Prof. Junjie Wu. He also holds two minor bachelor degrees in applied mathematics and laws. His current research interests lie in data mining, machine learning  and related applications on business intelligence, computer vision and bioinformatics. He has published several papers and been a reviewer for major conferences and journals. Hongfu was nominated KDD Top 20 rising star in 2016. Read the article in Science at Brandeis.
May 2018
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! The Computer Science department awarded Master's of Science degrees to 51 students in Computer Science and Computational Linguistics and 114 Bachelor's degrees at Sunday's commencement ceremony. In addition, four Doctor of Philosophy degrees were conferred. Special awards were also given to 14 students for outstanding achievement in academics, research and teaching.
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.