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On June 15, 2007, Andries van Dam received the degree Doctor of Mathematics, honoris causa from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. The text of Andy's address to the University of Waterloo follows.

"Thank you so much, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tompa, and members of the Faculty of Mathematics, for this marvelous honor ...

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The department is delighted to announce that Stefan Roth has been awarded the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for his thesis entitled "High-Order Markov Random Fields for Low-Level Vision". Out of approximately 150 Ph.D. candidates, four were chosen for the prize, one each in the humanities, the life sciences, the physical sciences ...

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2007-0423.commendation.pngProfessor Michael J. Black receiving the Commendation and Chief's Award from Colonel Henry W. Stanley, Chief of Police, at the Henrico County Division of Police Spring Awards Ceremony, Henrico County Virginia, April 19, 2007.

On April 19, 2007, Michael Black, Professor of Computer Science, and his class, CS296-4 Topics in Computer Vision, received commendations from ...

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Professor Philip Klein has been selected to receive Brown University's Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences. One such award is given each year to a current faculty member who is recognized as an exceptional undergraduate teacher.

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Ph.D. student Glencora Borradaile has been awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. (NSERC is the Canadian equivalent of NSF.) The fellowship is tenurable at any Canadian institution for two years.

Glencora's thesis research concerns designing theoretically efficient algorithms for optimization problems in planar graphs. She has worked with ...

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Chad Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded a three-year $380,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. This grant, titled "Learning Predictive Motion Vocabularies for Kinematic Tracking and Activity Recognition", will support Jenkins' neuro-inspired research on learning the basic building blocks of human motion, or motion primitives, leading to their ...

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Sorin Istrail, the Julie Nguyen Brown Professor of Computational and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Computer Science and director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, has received a $65,000 targeted research seed fund award for scientific computing. This award was bestowed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and funded by ...

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Thomson Scientific, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has included Franco Preparata and Roberto Tamassia in the list of the most highly cited computer science authors worldwide, based on citations in venues indexed by ISI for the period 1981-1999. In the website ISIHighlyCited.com, ISI features the "preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject ...

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Conduit, the alumni magazine produced by the Department of Computer Science, captivated columnist and Brown CS alumnus David Margulius for the “come-hither ... nature of its cover story, ‘CSI: Computer Science Investigations.’ Using blurry crime-scene photos and some hand-typed ransom-letter-like teaser copy, the cover resembled a TV-style case-file promo.” The columnist’s point: “Although much ...

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Brown University researchers are creating a technology that will allow doctors and scientists to do the seemingly impossible: See inside living humans and animals and watch their bones move in 3-D as they run, fly, jump, swim and slither. This high-resolution, high-speed imaging system will contribute to better treatments for knee, shoulder, wrist, and back ...

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