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Postdoc Fei Fang Wins USC Viterbi Best Dissertation Award

June 7, 2017

Postdoc Fei Fang was awarded the best USC Viterbi dissertation award for 2017 – the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research.

Her work on how best to deploy limited security resources is aiding the U.S. Coast Guard and even protecting endangered tigers in Malaysia.

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CRCS Publishes New Paper, Presents at 9th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing

May 31, 2017

Faculty Director Margo Seltzer, postdoc Thomas Paquier, and graduate student Xueyuan Han have co-authored a paper on fault-detection through runtime analyis of provenance: 

Xueyuan Han, Thomas Pasquier, Tanvi Ranjan, Mark Goldstein, and Margo Seltzer. 2017. "FRAPpuccino: Fault-Detection through Runtime Analysis of Provenance." 9th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 17). 

Han will present the paper at the 9th Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing on July 10 - 11 in Santa Clara, CA.

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Postdoc Nisarg Shah Publishes in the 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC-17)

May 1, 2017

CRCS Postdoc Nisarg Shah has two papers published in the 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC-17):

Fair Public Decision Making, with Vincent Conitzer and Rupert Freeman

Peer Prediction with Heterogeneous Users, with Arpit Agarwal, Debmalya Mandal, and David C. Parkes

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Postdoc Nisarg Shah Awarded 2016 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award

May 1, 2017

CRCS Postdoc Nisarg Shah was awarded the 2016 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled "Optimal Social Decision Making."

Abstract: How can computers help ordinary people make collective decisions about real-life dilemmas, like which restaurant to go to with friends, or even how to divide an inheritance? In this talk, I will present an optimization-driven approach that draws on ideas from AI, theoretical computer science, and economic theory, and illustrate it through my research in computational social

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Paper Co-Authored by CRCS Postdoc Thomas Pasquier Wins University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory's Paper of the Year Award

April 6, 2017

A paper co-authored by CRCS Postdoc Thomas Pasquier has been awarded the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory's Paper of the Year Award! The winning paper is "Big Ideas Paper: Policy-Driven Middleware for a Legally-Compliant Internet of Things," by Jatinder Singh, Thomas F. J.-M. Pasquier, Jean Bacon, Julia Powles, Raluca Diaconu, and David Eyers. 

Abstract: 

Internet of Things (IoT) applications,

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