An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

Professor Savage is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. 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 interests are cybersecurity technology and policy, reliable computation with unreliable components, computational nanotechnology, efficient cache management on multicore chips, and I/O complexity. He is a Fellow of AAAS and ACM, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Research Award. He served as a Jefferson Science Fellow in the U.S. State Department during the 2009-2010 academic year. He is a Professorial Fellow of the EastWest Institute.

His professional service has included service on the editorial board of the Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences and as a member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1991-2002.

His Books:

  • Models of Computation: Exploring the Power of Computing, Addison-Wesley, 1998. (Freely available electronically!)
  • The Mystical Machine (with S. Magidson and A. Stein), Addison-Wesley, 1986.
  • The Complexity of Computing, John Wiley and Sons, 1976; Robert E. Kreiger Publishing Company, 1987; Russian Translation. by Factorial Publishing, 1998