Brown CS News

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

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)).

The ...

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

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 ...

Last update on .

David Laidlaw, together with Sharon Swartz (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) and Kenny Breuer (Engineering), has received a $20,000 Salomon Award for his interdisciplinary work on the aerodynamic mechanisms of bat flight.

Thanks to recent work from the Swartz lab, it is now known that the aerodynamics of bats in flight must include as yet ...

Last update on .

CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Award program recognizes undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Nominees are nominated by the department chair or a faculty member. Each department may nominate a total of two male and two female candidates. Preference is given to students in their senior year. In addition ...

Last update on .

2003-1117.Soccer.pngBack, left to right: Yanif Ahmad, Alex Zgolinski, Arhan Ertan,Daniel Acevedo, Aris Anagnostopoulos, Serhat Ozbay, Melih Bitim Front, left to right: Ugur Cetintemel, Pascal Van Hentenryck, Cagatay Demiralp , Gokhan Yalcin.

Last Sunday, 11/16, The department's soccer team, Bytesoccer, became the champion of the Brown Intramural Fall 2003 Middle Division Outdoor Soccer League ...

Yearly archives