Exelixis is the Greek word for evolution.
The background image is a view of Mount Psiloritis on the island of Crete in winter 2006.
Unlike in Biology, conference publications are much more important in computer science. We normally submit full papers to conferences which are then peer-reviewed and appear in printed conference proceedings or on CDs. If you look at the publication record of CS professors (for a representative example have a look at the homepage of Dimitris Nikolopoulos) you will find that they typically have much more conference than journal publications.
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