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Microsoft’s Brad Smith receives 2017 UW College of Engineering “Dean’s Award”

Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, received the UW College of Engineering “Dean’s Award” at the 2017 Diamond Awards celebration on Friday. Brad was nominated by the Allen School as “a national and international leader in the establishment of visionary technology policies … a tireless and hugely effective advocate for STEM education (and… Read more

May 20, 2017

Perfect weather for Allen School ACM Student Chapter spring picnic!

The weather gods once again cooperated, giving us a spectacular Friday afternoon for the 2017 Allen School ACM Student Chapter spring picnic. Classes end on June 2; the Allen School graduation celebration is June 9.

May 20, 2017

Allen School capstone film “Short Changed” to appear at the Seattle International Film Festival

“Short Changed,” a film created by a team of students as part of the Allen School’s Animation Capstone, has been designated an Official Selection of the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The festival, which runs from May 18 to June 11, is the largest of its kind in the United States and will feature more than… Read more

May 18, 2017

May 15 – a good day for Allen School graduate program alums!

Machine learning startup Lattice Data, co-founded by Allen School Ph.D. alums Mike Cafarella (2009, advised by Oren Etzioni and Dan Suciu), Raphael Hoffmann (2012, advised by Dan Weld and Luke Zettlemoyer), and Chris Re (2009, advised by Dan Suciu), was acquired by Apple. And Allen School Masters alum Frits Habermann (1990, advised by David Notkin,… Read more

May 15, 2017

Allen School student Fereshteh Sadeghi wins NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

Fereshteh Sadeghi, a Ph.D. student in the Allen School’s Graphics & Imaging Laboratory (GRAIL), has been named a 2017 NVIDIA Graduate Fellow. Sadeghi, whose research combines robotics, deep reinforcement learning, and computer vision, is one of only 10 student researchers across the United States selected to receive the fellowship. The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship program supports… Read more

May 15, 2017

Paul G. Allen School hosts PoCSci 2017

On Friday May 12, the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering once again hosted the annual Symposium of Potentially Computer Science (PoCSci). Quoting from General/Program Chair John Toman: We invite you, your friends, loved ones, and pets to submit your best potential computer science research for presentation at this prestigious venue. Potential areas… Read more

May 12, 2017

Allen School alum Frank McSherry wins Gödel Prize in Theoretical Computer Science

Allen School alum Frank McSherry (Ph.D., ’04) has earned the prestigious Gödel Prize co-sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT). The annual prize recognizes outstanding papers in theoretical computer science and is named in honor of the 20th century mathematician Kurt Gödel, who made significant… Read more

May 9, 2017

Allen School faculty and alumni honored at the 2017 GeekWire Awards

Last night was the annual GeekWire Awards bash, where everyone who’s anyone in local tech assembles to celebrate the best of the Northwest in entrepreneurship and innovation. A number of people and companies with connections to the Allen School were nominated for awards, which are decided by popular vote. At the end of the evening, Allen School professor… Read more

May 5, 2017

Allen School’s Jeffrey Heer wins ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

Allen School professor Jeffrey Heer has been named the recipient of the Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding early-career professional who has made a significant technical or service contribution to the field of computing. Heer, who leads the Allen School’s Interactive Data Lab, was… Read more

May 3, 2017

Allen School capstone film “Fish Out of Water” wins Global Shorts Award of Merit

“Fish Out of Water,” an animated film created by students in the Allen School’s interdisciplinary Animation Capstone, has won an Award of Merit in the 2017 Global Shorts competition. Global Shorts is an international competition based in Los Angeles that recognizes outstanding films with run-times of 50 minutes or less. It attracts works from filmmakers… Read more

May 1, 2017

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