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.

Professor Manjunathaiah holds an academic staff position in the School of Mathematical, Physical, and Computational Sciences at the University of Reading in the U.K.  His research interests span theoretical and practical computer science in parallel and concurrent Read more about IACS Welcomes Manju Manjunathaiah


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. Read more about IACS Welcomes Harikrishna Narasimhan

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.

Alum Engineers Changes at Healthcare Start-up

Alum Engineers Changes at Healthcare Start-up

May 8, 2015

Much has changed for Daniel Newman (S.M. ’14) in the last few years. After two years at J.P Morgan, as an investment banker, and another year in the computational science and engineering master’s program at Harvard,  Mr. Newman has become a software engineer at an innovative health start-up in Boston, Kyruus.

But in digging deeper, it becomes apparent that much really hasn’t changed at all. Mr. Newman has always had an interest in leveraging technology to solve real problems. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (he Read more about Alum Engineers Changes at Healthcare Start-up

Anita Mehrotra poses with former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal at BuzzFeed's office in New York City

The Life of a Data Scientist: CSE Alum Anita Mehrotra

February 16, 2015

Recently, IACS caught up with CSE Alum, Anita Mehrotra, a data scientist at the tech and media giant, BuzzFeed.

IACS: What's your role at BuzzFeed?
AM: I am a Data Scientist in New York City, and work on a team of ten people.  About 90% of my work centers on answering the overarching question “Can you statistically determine if something will go viral?” That’s a huge question – Read more about The Life of a Data Scientist: CSE Alum Anita Mehrotra