Awards

Shriram Krishnamurthi Has Been Named A Koli Calling Superb Reviewer

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In addition to other accolades, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown CS has been repeatedly recognized in 2021 for his contributions as a reviewer. Koli Calling is one of the leading international conferences dedicated to the exchange of research and practice relevant to the scholarship of teaching and learning and to education research in the computing disciplines. This month, they named Shriram one of four Superb Reviewers who offered consistently excellent feedback to authors and made significant contributions to the discussion. His fellow awardees are Paul Denny (University of Auckland), Stephen Edwards (Virginia Tech), and Juho Leinonen (University of Helsinki).

Brown CS Alum Irv Lustig Has Been Named An INFORMS Fellow

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Irv Lustig ‘83 P’13, a Brown CS alum, has been named one of twelve 2021 INFORMS Fellows, an acknowledgement of a lifetime of achievement. INFORMS Fellows are examples of significant contributors in operations research and the management sciences, and Irv’s award comes from having demonstrated exceptional accomplishments as both an academic and in the optimization software industry. Irv has also contributed via service to the profession by volunteering on numerous INFORMS committees, including starting a project to do oral history interviews of luminaries in operations research. As many of Irv's INFORMS colleagues have written, Irv’s recognition was long overdue. 

Brown CS Students, Alums, And Faculty Win Two CSCW Honors

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Multiple members of the Brown CS community have returned from the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) with two honors for their work. Brown CS alums Sarah Bawabe and Laura Wilson, students Tongyu Zhou and Ezra Marks, and Professor Jeff Huang’s paper (“The UX Factor: Using Comparative Peer Review to Evaluate Designs through User Preferences”) has received an Honorable Mention as well as an Impact Recognition Award.

Brown CS PhD Student Fumeng Yang Wins A Computing Innovation Fellowship 2021

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Brown CS PhD student Fumeng Yang has just received a Computing Innovation fellowship, which will support her to join Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2022. The Computing Innovation fellowship aids recent and soon-to-be PhD computing graduates whose job search was hampered by the continued disruption COVID-19 has had on academic job hiring practices and the economy. 

Ritambhara Singh Wins An NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award For ML Approaches To Reveal Gene Regulation Mechanisms In Diseases

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Professor Ritambhara Singh of Brown CS and Brown University’s Center for Computational Molecular Biology has just received the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)’s Genomic Innovator Award, a highly selective honor for early career scientists. Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NHGRI is bestowing the honor on eleven researchers in the field of genomics this year. 

Greenwald, Brown CS Students, And Collaborators Win Three Awards At The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition's Supply Chain Management League

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The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition (ANAC) is now in its eleventh year of bringing together researchers from the negotiation community and spawning novel research in the field of autonomous agent design. Most recently, it was held at the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in August of 2021, and Brown CS Professor Amy Greenwald, a team of Brown CS students, and a team of Turkish collaborators earned two awards in the competition's Supply Chain Management League (SCML).

A Brown CS Team Takes Third Place At The Thirteenth AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition

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Last week, a two-person Brown CS team achieved a significant honor in the field of applied optimization. "Flamerunners" was composed of Master's student Shamay Samuel and alum Enrique Areyan Viqueira, and coached by Professor Serdar Kadioglu. After being chosen as a finalist from a pool of fourteen applicants, they won third place at the …