Welcome! Dr. Allen Tannenbaum Joins CS Faculty at SBU


Stony Brook, NY – September, 2013

This semester the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Stony Brook University (SBU) is fortunate to welcome esteemed faculty member, Dr. Allen Tannenbaum. Dr. Tannenbaum officially became a Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics & Statistics at SBU in late August 2013.

A native of New York City, Professor Tannenbaum returns to New York to focus on a variety of engineering, computer science and mathematical pursuits. His fields of interest include computational computer vision, image processing, medical imaging, mathematical systems theory, bioinformatics, semiconductor fabrication processes, and robotics. At Stony Brook, he and his graduate students will work with Harvard Medical School on two National Institute of Health awards; Neuroanalysis Center (total award of almost $14 M) and National Computation Biology Center (total grant of approximately $25M). He is also supported by the Department of Defense including the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Office of Naval Research.

Dr. Tannenbaum received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University and a BA in mathematics from Columbia University. He has authored and coauthored many research texts on systems and control, and has published more than 470 papers and articles. Prior to joining SBU, Dr. Tannenbaum was a faculty member at Georgia Tech and Emory Medical School, and a visiting Professor at Boston University.

About the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University 
Established in 1969, the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University is consistently ranked among the top 20 computer science departments in the nation by the National Research Council. The department is the largest unit in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is among the largest on the campus. The most recent NRC survey ranked its graduate program among the top 20 graduate programs in the U.S. With an annual research expenditure of roughly $8 million, the department is active in many of the major research areas of computer science with specialization in Visual Computing, Computer Systems, Networking, Security, Intelligent Systems, Concurrency and Verification, Algorithms and Computer Science Education. It is the primary participant in the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), a $50 million High-Tech Center at Stony Brook. Additionally, the department’s faculty and students actively collaborate with the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center to develop innovative conservation, renewable energy, and nanotechnology solutions. In 2014, the Department of Computer Science will move into a new 70,000 sq ft facility that strengthens the department's ability to conduct interdisciplinary collaborative research, and connects researchers, faculty, and students with industry and government agencies.