Bernhard Haeupler, who will join the Computer Science Department this summer as an assistant professor, received the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award in Distributed Computing.
His thesis, “Probabilistic Methods for Distributed Information Dissemination,” is a sweeping multidisciplinary study of information dissemination in a network that makes fundamental contributions to distributed computing and its connections to theoretical computer science and information theory.
Haeupler received his Ph.D. in computer science at MIT, where his dissertation won the George Sprouls Award for best computer science Ph.D. thesis. He subsequently worked as a post-doc at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.
The award is sponsored jointly by the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) and the EATCS Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC). This year, it will be presented in October at DISC in Austin, Texas.