A recurring theme in Prof. Savage's work is the development of fundamental limits on computation, a theme that emerged in his study of the complexity of decoders for error correcting codes. His interests also include the design and analysis of algorithms, which has been expressed in several areas including serial and parallel computer aided design, and distributed computing for scientific computation. His current research is on computational nanotechnology, coded computation, and cybersecurity.
Professor Savage earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering at MIT in 1965 specializing in coding and information theory. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 and the faculty of the Division of Engineering at Brown in 1967. In 1979 he co-founded the Department of Computer Science and served as its second chair from 1985 to 1991. By the early 1970s his research interests changed to theoretical computer science. His current research focus is computational nanotechnology, reliable computation with unreliable components, and cybersecurity. He is a Fellow of AAAS and ACM, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is serving as a Jefferson Science Fellow during the 2010 academic year in the US State Department.
JOHN SAVAGE, BSc, MSc, PhD
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