Archives 2015

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Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Assistant Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award for his work on redefining analytics for small high-performance computing clusters. He joins multiple previous Brown CS winners of the CAREER ...

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PhD candidate Esha Ghosh, PhD alumna Olya Ohrimenko, and professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown University’s Computer Science Department have been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015), to be held in New York on June 2-5, 2015.

“With the advent of ...

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Michael Littman Wins IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award
Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just won the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS)'s Influential Paper Award for work ("Markov games as a framework for multi-agent reinforcement learning") originally published at the Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in 1994 ...

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Philip Klein Wins Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

Professor Philip Klein of Brown University’s Computer Science Department has just received a one-year fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The fellowship, which has an acceptance rate of only four percent, has previously benefited such luminaries as author Junot Díaz, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, as ...

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John Savage Appointed To Rhode Island's First Cybersecurity Commission

Brown University's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professor John Savage and thanks him for his public service at a decisive moment in our state's history. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has just signed an Executive Order establishing Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission, and John will be one of its founding members.

"We must ...

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Maurice Herlihy Inducted Into American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Department of Computer Science will be formally inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 10, 2015, during a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maurice is among 197 new members of the Academy, which includes leading thinkers in science, public affairs, business, arts and humanities.

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Michael Littman And Ben Raphael Win OVPR Seed Awards

Two members of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Professors Michael Littman and Ben Raphael (also Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology) have received Seed Awards from Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to help them compete more successfully for large-scale, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grants. They ...

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Chad Jenkins Wins Romer Prize For Undergraduate Advising And Mentoring

Selected by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators, Professor Chad Jenkins of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Karen T. Romer Prize for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, created in 2004 to recognize and reward two faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary care in attending to the academic ...

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Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

"A team of Brown undergraduates from computer science, political science, and international relations has won the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, a national cybersecurity policy competition," says Science News Officer (Physical Sciences) Kevin Stacey, writing for News ...

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Jeff Huang Wins NSF CRII Grant And Salomon Award

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Less than two years after his arrival at Brown University’s Computer Science Department, Assistant Professor Jeff Huang has received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award from Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research as well ...

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