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James Hays Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

"My goal is for computers to understand images as humans do," says Assistant Professor James Hays of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), "and for computers to use this understanding to help people interact with and create imagery in new ways."

Hays has just been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow ...

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Eugene Charniak Wins 2015 AAAI Classic Paper Award

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Eugene Charniak, who has just won the 2015 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Classic Paper Award. The award, which was established in 1999 to honor authors of works deemed most influential from a specific conference year, celebrates a paper (“Statistical Parsing with ...

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Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli Selected As Runner-Up For CRA Award

Brown University’s Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli ‘15 has just been selected as the female runner-up for the Computing Research Association (CRA)’s Outstanding Researcher Award for PhD-granting institutions. Encouraged to compete for the honor by Brown University Computer Science (Brown CS) Professor Anna Lysyanskaya, she was nominated by Brown CS Assistant Professor Jeff Huang and Assistant ...

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Maurice Herlihy Elected National Academy Of Inventors Fellow

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Maurice Herlihy for his recent election as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). “It’s very gratifying to join such a distinguished group,” says Maurice, the first member of Brown CS faculty to receive this honor.

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Aaron Gokaslan ’18 Wins HackPrinceton Best iOS App Award

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

Brown University computer science concentrator Aaron Gokaslan ’18 and a team of his peers have just won a Best iOS App award from Apple at the recent HackPrinceton hackathon, earning an iPad Mini and the envy of ...

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Thomas Dickerson And Cemetech Win Two Awards At World Maker Faire 2014

It says something about computer science that thousands of practitioners worldwide have come to see graphing calculators, that mainstay of high school math class, as an intriguing programming environment. And it says something about Brown CS PhD student Thomas Dickerson that his love of working within constraints led him to programming graphing calculators, and graphing ...

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Molly Long And Layla Oesper Win Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Brown University’s Molly Long and Layla Oesper have just won the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for their excellence in computing and technology and their status as active role models and leaders in the field. It’s accompanied by an award in the expected amount of $10,000 and an invitation to the Annual ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins Best Paper Award (Video Of Her Talk Below)

Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just won the Best Paper Award at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, widely considered the top single-track conference in robotics. Her paper, “Asking for Help using Inverse Semantics, was co-authored with Ross Knepper of MIT, Adrian Li, Daniela Rus, and ...

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ACM Honors Maurice Herlihy On His 60th Birthday

It’s not the number of years, it’s what Brown Computer Science Professor Maurice Herlihy has accomplished during them.

“Transactional memory and combinatorial topology are really, really far apart!” comments his colleague, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi. “Maurice has had accomplishments that can safely be called career-making in three or four different fields. Someone who had ...

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Layla Oesper Wins ISMB Workshop Best Presentation Award
Last week in Boston, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) managed to put a capstone on their achievement of giving a record number of talks at one of the most prominent conferences in Computational Biology.

At the twenty-second annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for ...