Jennifer Chayes

Pushing boundaries

February 13, 2017

"Be the smart girl. . .The best way to fight implicit bias is through hard work.”

That was the advice Margo Seltzer, Hershel Smith Professor of Computer Science, offered to more than 100 female technologists, researchers, and students who gathered in Cambridge, Mass., for the global Women in Data Science Conference (WiDS), a daylong event to inspire, connect, and educate women in tech. Read More.

IACS Welcomes Manju Manjunathaiah

IACS Welcomes Manju Manjunathaiah

January 24, 2017

The Institute for Applied Computational Science, located at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is proud to welcome Dr. Manju Manjunathaiah as a visiting Assistant Professor of Computational Science.  This spring, he will teach CS 205: Computing Foundations for Computational Science.


Everything’s Negotiable

June 15, 2016

Thanks to a data-driven tool developed by two IACS students, Airbnb customers can now have a better handle on how—and when—to haggle with hosts.  Read more.

Picture Perfect Plates

Picture Perfect Plates

June 7, 2016

IACS students work with Trip Advisor to develop an algorithm that categorizes user-generated restaurant photos.  Read more.

Hanspeter Pfister

Big Data, Massive Potential

October 14, 2015

Across Harvard, programs and researchers are mining vast quantities of computerized information, sometimes revolutionizing their fields in the process.  Read more.

Harikrishna Narasimhan

IACS Welcomes Harikrishna Narasimhan

August 27, 2015

IACS is pleased to welcome Harikrishna Narasimhan as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Harikrishna received his Ph.D. in computer science and automation from the Indian Institute of Science where his research centered around the field of machine learning, the science of building predictive models from data, which has applications in almost every area of engineering and science, be it bioinformatics, health care, astronomy, or information retrieval.

Niv Dayan

IACS Welcomes Niv Dayan

August 27, 2015

IACS is pleased to welcome Niv Dayan as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Niv received his Ph.D. in computer science at the ITU University of Copenhagen, where he specialized in algorithm design for storage technologies. Niv will split his time between IACS and Harvard Professor Stratos Idreos's research lab.