VU CS: Cristiano Giuffrida wins Roger Needham Award
We are proud to announce that the 2015 Roger Needham PhD Award for best thesis in computer systems in Europe was awarded to Cristiano Giuffrida for his thesis "Safe and Automatic Live Update". The Roger Needham Ph.D. Award is one of the most prestigious prizes for young researchers in the area of computer systems.
It is named after the late Roger Needham, formerly professor of computer science at the University of Cambridge, and awarded yearly by Eurosys: ACM SIGOPS in Europe. This year, it was awarded for the 10th time during the banquet at the yearly Eurosys conference. Apart from the VU, no university has won this prize more than once. The computer systems group at the VU has now won it 4 times in the past six years.