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Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS)


The  Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software announces with profound sadness the passing of its Founder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gilbert Baumslag. A world renowned group theorist, in the last part of his career Dr. Baumslag branched off into new and exciting research areas which included symbolic computation, theoretical computer science and cryptography. Dr. Baumslag was for more  than 40 years the primary organizer of the New York Group Theory Seminar, considered the foremost  research seminar in  group theory  in the world. He was a visiting scholar at  the Institute for Advanced Study  in 1968-69, and was inducted in 2012 as a  member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. CAISS is one of the many achievements of Professor Baumslag's distinguished career, and we are all indebted to him for his vision and his leadership. 



CAISS is one of the research centers of The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York. Founded by Gilbert Baumslag, its original scope was research at the intersection of Group Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. The Center is now a leading research institution in Theoretical Computer Science, Cryptography and Network Security. CAISS members do research and publish academic papers in a variety of areas, from computational complexity, to the theoretical foundations of cryptography, to the design and implementation of cryptographic protocols.

CAISS also manages the New York Group Theory Cooperative, which organizes the New York Group Theory Seminar at the Graduate Center, and mentors mathematics and computer science students.