News: Alumni News

Former MPI-SWS postdoc receives ERC starting grant

September 5, 2019

Ori Lahav was awarded an ERC starting grant on "Verification-Aware Programming Language Concurrency Semantics".  Ori was formerly a postdoctoral fellow in the Software Analysis and Verification group, and is now a tenure-track faculty member at Tel Aviv University. Read more about this year's ERC Starting Grants here.

MPI-SWS alumni in leadership positions

November 29, 2018
Since its founding at the end of 2004, MPI-SWS has been fortunate to have been the academic home of many amazing doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. With the ten-year anniversary of the graduation of our first students coming up soon, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the achievements of our alumni:
  • Alan Mislove (PhD 2009) is now an Associate Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Andreas Haeberlen (PhD 2009) is now an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
Since its founding at the end of 2004, MPI-SWS has been fortunate to have been the academic home of many amazing doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. With the ten-year anniversary of the graduation of our first students coming up soon, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the achievements of our alumni:
  • Alan Mislove (PhD 2009) is now an Associate Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Andreas Haeberlen (PhD 2009) is now an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Bryan Ford (Postdoc 2009) is now an Associate Professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Meeyoung Cha (Postdoc 2010) is now an Associate Professor at KAIST in Daejon, South Korea.
  • Boris Köpf (Postdoc 2010) is now a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK.
  • Matthew Hammer (PhD 2012) is now an Assistant Professor at The University of Chicago in Illinois, USA.
  • Chung-Kil Hur (Postdoc 2012) is now an Associate Professor at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Neel Krishnaswami (Postdoc 2012) is now a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
  • Nuno Santos (PhD 2013) is an Assistant Professor at IST, University of Lisbon in Portugal.
  • Beta Ziliani (PhD 2013) is a faculty member at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and a researcher at CONICET in Argentina.
  • Aaron Turon (Postdoc 2014) heads the the Rust Development Team at Mozilla Research. Aaron is based in Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Pedro Fonseca (PhD 2015) is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • Pramod Bhatotia (PhD 2015) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK.
  • Cheng Li (PhD 2016) is a faculty member at the USTC (The University of Science and Technology of China) in Hefei, China.
  • Dmitry Chistikov (Postdoc 2016) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick in the UK.
  • Rayna Dimitrova (Postdoc 2017) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Leicester in the UK.
  • Sadegh Soudjani (Postdoc 2017) is an Assistant Professor at Newcastle University in the UK.
  • Vinayak Prabhu (Postdoc 2017) is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
  • Mainack Mondal (PhD 2017) is a faculty member at IIT Kharaghpur in West Bengal, India.
  • Oana Goga (Postdoc 2017) is a researcher at CNRS in Grenoble, France.
  • Riju Sen (Postdoc 2017) is an Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi in India.
  • Ori Lahav (Postdoc 2017) is a Senior Lecturer at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
  • Mitra Nasri (Postdoc 2018) is an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Congratulations, everyone! We are proud that MPI-SWS alumni have spread far and wide, pursuing successful research careers all across the globe.

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Professor Appointment

September 21, 2018

MPI-SWS researcher Mitra Nasri will join TU Delft as an assistant professor starting October 1, 2018. Congratulations, Mitra!

Neel Krishnaswami joins University of Cambridge as university lecturer

July 31, 2016

Neel Krishnaswami, a former postdoc in Derek Dreyer's group at MPI-SWS, will be joining the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a University Lecturer.

Congratulations, Neel!

 

MPI-SWS alumnus Pramod Bhatotia joins University of Edinburgh as senior lecturer

July 20, 2016

Pramod Bhatotia, who completed his doctoral studies at MPI-SWS, will be joining the University of Edinburgh as a Senior Lecturer of computer science.

Congratulations, Pramod!

Two MPI-SWS alumni receive NSF CAREER awards.

January 20, 2011

Two MPI-SWS alumni — Andreas Haeberlen and Alan Mislove — have received NSF CAREER awards. The CAREER award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Andreas Haeberlen, now an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the award for his proposal "Evidence in Federated Distributed Systems."

Alan Mislove,

Two MPI-SWS alumni — Andreas Haeberlen and Alan Mislove — have received NSF CAREER awards. The CAREER award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Andreas Haeberlen, now an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the award for his proposal "Evidence in Federated Distributed Systems."

Alan Mislove, now an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, has received the award for his proposal "Systems for the Emerging Patterns of Content Exchange."

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Andreas Haeberlen receives Otto Hahn Medal

Andreas Haeberlen has been awarded the 2009 Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement. The medal, and its accompanying monetary prize, will be presented to Andreas at the Max Planck society's annual General Assembly in Hannover on June 16. Andreas's medal was awarded for "pioneering work on accountability in distributed computer systems, in particular for the design, implementation and demonstration of practical techniques for the reliable and tamper-proof detection of complex faults.

Andreas Haeberlen has been awarded the 2009 Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement. The medal, and its accompanying monetary prize, will be presented to Andreas at the Max Planck society's annual General Assembly in Hannover on June 16. Andreas's medal was awarded for "pioneering work on accountability in distributed computer systems, in particular for the design, implementation and demonstration of practical techniques for the reliable and tamper-proof detection of complex faults. Andreas obtained his PhD in Spring 2009 and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1948, the Max Planck Society is a non-profit scientific organization affiliated with the Max Planck Institutes. The Society awards the Otto Hahn Medal annually to young scientists in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement. In addition to a stipend, the award gives winners preference for grants enabling them to conduct research abroad for one year.

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MPI-SWS graduates first four students

July 3, 2009

In the spring of 2009, MPI-SWS graduated its first four PhD students—Andreas Haeberlen, Alan Mislove, Animesh Nandi, and Atul Singh. All four students have landed competitive academic or research positions in a very tight job market.

This fall, Andreas Haeberlen will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Alan Mislove will be an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Animesh Nandi will be a researcher at Bell Labs, India, and Atul Singh will be a researcher at NEC Labs,

In the spring of 2009, MPI-SWS graduated its first four PhD students—Andreas Haeberlen, Alan Mislove, Animesh Nandi, and Atul Singh. All four students have landed competitive academic or research positions in a very tight job market.

This fall, Andreas Haeberlen will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Alan Mislove will be an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Animesh Nandi will be a researcher at Bell Labs, India, and Atul Singh will be a researcher at NEC Labs, Princeton. The students received their PhD degrees from Rice University after spending the last several years of their graduate studies at MPI-SWS.

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