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Ugur Çetintemel, David Laidlaw and Stan Zdonik are part of the newly launched Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Big Data. The center is based at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. The center is primarily affiliated with the Intel Parallel Computing Lab.

The goal of the ISTC is to ...

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Maurice Herlihy, along with co-author Eliot Moss, was awarded the 2012 ACM-EATCS Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. This Prize is awarded to outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory or practice of distributed computing have been evident for at least ten years.

The 2012 Edsger ...

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The Department is excited to announce the promotions of Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi to Professor, effective July 1, 2012. “These faculty members are internationally respected and highly visible in their areas of expertise and have a strong commitment to teaching and advising,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. “We are delighted that the University ...

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The department is thrilled to announce that Barbara Meier ’83, M ’87, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Barb teaches computer animation, where she focuses on aesthetics and storytelling as much as technical aspects in her courses which include Introduction to Animation and Intermediate Computer Animation.

Before teaching at Brown, Barb worked as a visual ...

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Nabeel Gillani was recently awarded the Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award for his honors thesis, Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power Systems. Pascal Van Hentenryck was Nabeel’s advisor and Carleton Coffrin’s research was the starting point of the thesis.

The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduate students across the university. Award recipients ...

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Computer Science Ph.D. students Connor Gramazio and Mark Leiserson recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program.

Connor Gramzaio is interested in researching interactive visualization, and how such systems can be used to explore and analyze the ever-increasing amount of data that surround us ...

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2012-0411.maurice.pngMaurice Herlihy "We always said that parallel machines with more than one processor were going to be important someday, but nobody knew when it would happen." Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

In 1993, Maurice Herlihy along with Eliot Moss of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invented transactional memory in the paper: Transactional Memory: Architectural ...

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PhD Student Eric Sodomka was recently selected as a finalist for a Facebook Fellowship. Eric is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate, performing work on autonomous trading agents with advisor Amy Greenwald. His research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and economics, focusing predominantly on decision making under uncertainty, game theory, and mechanism design ...

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James Hays is the latest faculty recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a highly selective grant that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future.

The research funded by James’s CAREER grant aims to understand, represent, and enhance scenes at the Internet-scale. James and ...

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The Association for Computational Linguistics recently named Eugene Charniak among its founding group of Fellows for his significant contributions to natural language parsing. The ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary.

He was also awarded the 2011 Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Prize for a Distinguished Publication ...

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