I am delighted to present you with our first ever annual report. When I became director of CRCS in 2015, I looked forward to connecting CRCS to the greater Harvard community. I’m happy to report that we’ve made great strides in that direction and that more remains to be done.
We continue our close, cooperative relationship with the Berkman Klein center,
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.
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
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.