When Computer Science Professor John Savage came to Brown a half-century ago, computing was thought of as a service, not a discipline, and the idea of a Department of Computer Science at Brown was highly controversial. That didn’t stop Savage who co-founded Brown’s now top-ranked computer science department and broadened its scope to include computational complexity, scientific computation, computational nanotechnology, and cybersecurity policy and technology.
Today, Savage, a professor in the Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, is an important industry thought-leader who has advised the Obama administration on cybersecurity, and traveled around the world to provide his expertise to international leaders.
Brown is honoring Savage’s achievements in a celebratory event, Co-Evolution: Computer Science And John Savage’s First 50 Years At Brown, that will include research talks and personal reminiscences from colleagues and alumni.
To learn more about Savage’s distinguished career, see his Brown Daily Herald interview in its entirety.