CS Alums are 40 Under Forty Honorees


Since 2014, ever year Stony Brook University has recognized 40 exceptional individuals under the age of forty as honorees, each of whom exemplifies the spirit of Stony Brook.

Among those on this year’s list of honorees are four outstanding Department of Computer Science graduates!

As the Stony Brook Alumni Association celebrates the accomplishments of these 40 lifelong Seawolves on January 9 in New York City, the Department of Computer Science congratulates Daniel Kivatinos ’01 ’02, Michael Nusimov ’01, Rahul Alreja ’06, and Jalal Mahmud ’08.

University Recognizes CS Faculty and Staff Achievements


More than 10 percent of the Stony Brook honorees at a recognition dinner held in November were faculty and staff members of the Department of Computer Science (CS). In total, Stony Brook University acknowledged the accomplishments this year of over 130 faculty and staff with 14 of them from the CS department.

Strengthening Application Resilience: Professor Barbara Chapman wins NSF SPX Award


Significant research in the area of computational power and large-scale application efficiency is being conducted by Professor Barbara Chapman, one of the latest computer science faculty members to receive an NSF funding award.

Chapman has won the NSF Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme, otherwise known as an SPX award, for her research entitled, Cross-layer Application-Aware Resilience at Extreme Scale (CAARES).

Francesco Orabona takes Home NSF Tripods Award


In August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the creation of a new award, meant to bring together cross-disciplinary science communities to develop foundations of data science. 

Called Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science, otherwise known as . Phase I of this award includes a “development of small collaborative institutes,” and that is where Stony Brook University Professor comes into play.

Francesco Orabona Named Bell Labs Prize Finalist


The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators worldwide that recognizes game-changing proposals in the field of information and communications technologies. 

Stony Brook University Professor is one of nine finalists for this prestigious prize, which provides innovators with an opportunity to partner with Bell Labs researchers to help make their vision a reality.


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