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The Second Human-Robot Interaction Symposium, to further define and develop the HRI Initiative at Brown, was held at ICERM on May 6, 2013. The symposium was organized by Computer Science faculty Chad Jenkins and Michael Littman along with CLPS professor Bertram Malle, and was sponsored by the Department of Computer Science, the Office of the ...

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Jeff.Huang.jpeg The Department is delighted to announce that Jeff Huang will be joining its faculty as assistant professor beginning August 1, 2013.

Jeff’s research seeks to understand user interactions to drive new applications at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval. Jeff expects to receive his Ph.D. in Information Science in June 2013 ...

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Lysyanskaya.jpgAnna Lysyanskaya

Anna Lysyanskaya was recently awarded a Google Faculty Research Award in the amount of $43,000 to fund research on the applications of cryptography in the cloud to obtain a single password.

The funding will be used study password-authenticated secret sharing that allows users to distribute data among several servers so that the ...

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2012-0525.Barb.pngBarb Meier

Barb Meier has been selected to receive the Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences. The award will be presented to Barb at the Teaching Awards Ceremony on May 6, 4pm-6pm, in Pembroke 305. In addition to the recognition of her achievements, Barb will receive a professional ...

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that David Notkin ’77 passed away early this week following a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Cathy, his children Emma and Akiva, and his sister Debbie. David was a Professor and the Bradley Chair at the University of Washington and was a world ...

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Maurice Herlihy, a computer science professor at Brown University, has been named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his contributions to multiprocessor computation.

Herlihy, whose research focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent and distributed computing, was recognized for his “fundamental contributions to the theory ...

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Herlihy honored as NAE member

Maurice Herlihy, professor of computer science, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Herlihy was honored for his work on concurrent computing techniques for linearizability, nonblocking data structures, and transactional memory. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have ...

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The Department is delighted to announce the addition of Stefanie Tellex to the faculty roster as an assistant professor, starting in the fall semester.

“We are very excited to welcome Stefanie to the department,” said Chair Roberto Tamassia. “She has outstanding creativity and unbounded energy. Her expertise in robotics and natural language understanding is highly ...

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