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Foreign Policy Magazine Names Tellex And Oberlin 2016 Global Thinkers

"When we consider as we do each year the work of the world's leading thinkers," writes David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine, "we find that the vast majority of them —in science, technology, business, culture and government— are actually moving us forward and helping to solve the problems of the past. That's encouraging...and that's what we are acknowledging with this issue.”

This year, Foreign Policy included Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex and PhD candidate John Oberlin of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) in their 2016 list of Leading Global Thinkers, placing them in the Innovators category. Their work in robotic grasping, human-robot collaboration, and robot-to-robot learning puts them among a small group of only 100 peers, whose accomplishments range from founding a political party in Hong Kong to fighting the Zika virus to exposing lead levels in the tap water of Flint, Michigan.

You can read John and Stefanie's profile here and the full article here

For more information, please click the link that follows to contact Brown CS Communication Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus.