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Profs. Ugur Cetintemel and John Jannotti have been selected to receive one of Brown's highly competitive Salomon Awards. The $24,000 grant will support work on autonomous sensing and actuation applications. These applications will use sensors to observe the world around them and process the data they gather to reach conclusions and make decisions ...

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2004-1213.Soccer.pngtop row l to r :

Shashank Ramaprasad, Matt Wronka, Dana Tenneson, Dan Acevedo Feliz, John Jannotti, Melih Bitim, Nesime Tatbul

bottow row l to r: Alex Zgolinski, Ivan Dotú, Pascal Van Hentenryck, Ugur Cetintemel, Yanif Ahmad

During the weekend of November 20/21, ByteSoccer successfully defended its middle-division intramural soccer championship.

Anchored by veterans Dan ...

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Three Brown CS undergraduates have received Outstanding Undergraduate Awards the Computing Research Association's (CRA) annual competition. Pawel Wrotek '05 was selected as a Finalist in this competition, and Sarah Bell '05 and Michael Tschantz '05 received Honorable Mention.

In its email announcing these awards, the CRA says, "This year's nominees were a ...

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2004-1124.Charities.pngPat and Jim Mastors before meeting Gov. Carcieri

Ten students in Steve Reiss's freshman seminar CS009-3: "Building a Web Application" are creating a web application to support charitable contributions to a wide range of projects. The concept, conceived and directed by Pat and Jim Mastors, lets charities describe projects to be funded. Individual ...

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2004-0909.newfaculty.pngChad Jenkins

Odest Chadwicke (Chad) Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

If the blockbuster movie I, Robot accurately portrays a future where human-like robots serve as collaborators and contribute toward the needs of human society, then Odest Chadwicke (Chad) Jenkins, assistant professor of computer science, will help make the future happen. Jenkins' research interests include ...

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CS224 (Spring ’04) student papers won first prize, second prize, and one of the two undergrad research awards at the ACM SIGGRAPH ’04 Student Research Competition held in LA in early August. Two more CS224 student papers made it to the semifinals (25 semifinalists out of 118 accepted submissions). Morgan McGuire (G), Andi Fein (’04 ...

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Professor Amy Greenwald of this department has just received a prestigious PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) from the National Science Foundation. John H. Marburger III, Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, presented the awards today at a White House ceremony in the ...

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Maurice Herlihy has won the Gödel Prize for the year 2004 for his paper "The Topological Structure of Asynchronous Computability" (coauthored with Nur Shavit) (JACM 46, 6 (1999)). Other winners were Michael Saks and Fotios Zaharoglou, "Wait-Free k-Set Agreement Is Impossible: the Topology of Public Knowledge" (SIAM J. Computing 29, 5 (2000)).

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We're delighted to report that Prof. Anna Lysyanskaya has been awarded one of NSF's prestigious CAREER grants. These grants are designed, NSF says, to "recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century". CAREER awardees are "selected ...

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As many of you know, Tom Heft had been battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma for the past few years. He succumbed to this disease this past Saturday morning. He displayed amazing strength and good spirit throughout the ordeal. We will all miss him.

Here is the obituary printed in the New Bedford Standard-Times.

Thomas W. Heft, 41 ...

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