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Stefanie Tellex Wins A NASA Early Career Faculty Award For Human-Robot Collaboration On Complex Tasks

2016 continues to be a significant year for Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has just won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for a recent proposal ("Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex Tasks"). Earlier this year, she received a Sloan Fellowship, was listed in MIT Technology Review's ...

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De Stefani, Epasto, Riondato, And Upfal Win A Best Student Paper Award At KDD 2016

Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his research group continue to distinguish themselves in the Big Data research community. Shortly after two of their full papers and one poster paper were accepted at the 22nd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2016), a ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Pombrio And Krishnamurthi's Work Has Been Selected As One Of ACM SIGPLAN ICFP's Best Papers

Research in programming language implementation ("Hygienic Resugaring of Compositional Desugaring") by PhD candidate Justin Pombrio and Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has been chosen as one of the best papers of the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2015).

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img_1243.JPG.300x300_q85.jpg GoLocalProv has named Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS as one of the 50 Greatest Living Rhode Islanders! He was listed alongside How To Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis and Brown “Engin. 9” professor Barrett Hazeltine, among other famous names. Michael is known for his work in reinforcement learning and machine learning, and ...

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Maurice Herlihy And Eli Upfal Are Appointed To Named Chairs

A letter to the Brown University community from President Christina Paxson on May 27, 2016, announced that Maurice Herlihy and Eli Upfal of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have joined colleagues from across the University in being appointed to named chairs. Maurice is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science, and Eli is ...

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Student’s Senior Thesis Becomes Gates Foundation-Funded Project

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

For most students a senior thesis represents a valuable learning exercise and the culmination of several years of careful study. Brown University senior Wilson Cusack’s was certainly both of those, but it’s also about to be an international agricultural technology project sponsored by the Bill ...

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Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

Andrew Crotty of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Google PhD Fellowship for his research in data management, particularly the design of big data analytics systems. His current work focuses on developing a new high-performance analytics platform, Tupleware, which is geared toward complex computations like machine learning.

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Brown CS Alum Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP Of Advertising And Commerce At Google, Receives The Horace Mann Medal

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is proud to announce that alum Sridhar Ramaswamy's achievements in the field have earned him the Horace Mann Medal. Dean Peter M. Weber will present the award, given annually to a Brown University Graduate School alum who has made significant contributions to their field, at ...

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Paul Valiant Wins A Hazeltine Citation For Excellence In Teaching, Guidance, And Support

Less than a year after earning a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Paul Valiant of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has been chosen by the graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation for his efforts teaching the wildly successful Design and Analysis of Algorithms course each fall. Named for a ...

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