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George Konidaris Wins An AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

Barely a month after his arrival at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Assistant Professor George Konidaris has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research award.

The objective of the Young Investigator Research program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career ...

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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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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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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 a historic moment: alum Sridhar Ramaswamy's achievements in the field have earned the first Horace Mann Medal for a computer scientist. Dean Peter M. Weber will present the award, given annually to a Brown University Graduate School alum who has made ...

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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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Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

The YC Fellowship, an experiment from Y Combinator in helping create startups, has just put a Brown University student on the path toward using computing to significantly improve lives on a global scale. Krishna Chaitanya Aluru of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his collaborators Akshat Goenka (Wharton) and Vamsee Chamakura (IIIT) have ...

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An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

A team that included multiple students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Best Aging in Place Hack award at MIT's Grand Hack 2016. Inspired by a mentor whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Sven Eberhardt (Brown University postdoc), Youssef Barhomi (Brown University research engineer), Pankaj ...

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Ainsworth, Hamburger, Lo, Rosenthal, And Sachs Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just announced that it will recognize five graduating seniors for their achievements at Commencement in May. Samuel Ainsworth, Allison Hamburger, Sharon Lo, Eli Rosenthal, and Sarah Sachs will each receive the Senior Prize in Computer Science for their academic work as well as their service ...