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Jelani Nelson receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Cambridge, Mass. - March 10, 2014 - Jelani Nelson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been selected to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The honor is considered one of the most prestigious for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering.

Graduate Programs in Applied Computation

Applied Computation, which encompasses Data Science (DS) and Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), is an exciting and rapidly evolving field that exploits the power of computation as an approach to major challenges on the frontiers of natural and social science and all engineering fields.

A new S.M. degree program in Data Science will begin in fall 2018.
For more information, contact Daniel Weinstock, Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Applied Computation.

Wanted: Deep thinkers

Andrew Warner, a recruiter for Rap Genius, spoke with Ethan Winchell '14 at Harvard's Big Data, Technology, & Engineering Fair. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)

Engineers on the job market, take note: it’s not about what you know, but how you think.

New tools will make sharing research data safer in cyberspace

Cambridge, Mass. – September 25, 2012 – The real-time data of cyberspace, detailing every like, dislike, spur of the moment thought—and more—provide unprecedented opportunities for research by scientists from all areas.

No longer limited to narrow focus groups, painstaking in-person surveys, or artificially controlled studies, researchers today have a far easier time compiling and manipulating large data sets. At the same time, however, sharing such data can be fraught with risks.

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