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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Eli Upfal was awarded a research grant from Yahoo! for his research on "Rigorous and Efficient Statistical Tools for Large Data Sets."

This project focuses on developing rigorous statistical tools for processing and analyzing massive data ...

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In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a concurrent degree program in computer science. Participants are ...

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The department is thrilled to announce that John Savage has been appointed An Wang Professor of Computer Science, effective July 1, 2011. “Throughout his distinguished career, John has made fundamental contributions to theoretical computer science and has played influential leadership roles in the department and the university,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia.

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PhD student Andrew Ferguson was recently selected for a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for his research in computer networks. He is advised by Rodrigo Fonseca. Andrew's proposed plan of research is to develop new methods for applications to collaboratively configure datacenter and enterprise networks. He is currently developing a technique ...

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On April 12, 2011, John Savage served as a witness and gave testimony before a Senate Judiciary Committee on “Cyber Security: Responding to the Threat of Cyber Crime and Terrorism.”

According to John, “The problem of making our computers, networks and applications safe from attack is unsolved and probably will remain so for several ...

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Computer Science Ph.D. students Michael Hughes and Layla Oesper recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program. In addition, two other Ph.D. students, Andrew Ferguson and Brian Thomas, received honorable mentions.

Michael Hughes investigates machine learning algorithms for processing multimedia such as text ...

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Rodrigo Fonseca recently received a $15,000 Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award from Brown University and a $148,000 Collaborative Research Award from the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC).

Rodrigo's project funded by the Salomon Award is in on the subject of “Energy Efficiency Exploration in Sensory Network Protocols.” ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Ben Raphael and his collaborators at Washington University in St. Louis have been awarded a five-year year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the expected amount of $2.5 million, for their project “Computational Approaches ...

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“Improving data quality is crucial, because if a human genome cannot be independently assembled then the sequence data cannot be sorted into the two sets of parental chromosomes, or haplotypes. This process haplotype phasing will become one of the most useful tools in genomic medicine. Establishing the complete set of genetic information that we received ...

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2011-0301.bootstrap.pngKurt Spindler, right, and Shaopeng Zhang work with Diamon Curry, a student at Gilbert Stuart Middle School, during a lesson on programming. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

By Richard Lewis

Community outreach connects Brown CS students to the Providence area. For more articles on how Brown CS students inspire and lead members of the greater ...

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