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Brown University and Microsoft Research unveiled plans for the Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing, which will promote and fund research aimed at improving pen-based operation of Tablet PCs, Pocket PCs and other personal digital assistants, electronic whiteboards and conventional desktop computers. The center is the first academic research program in the nation dedicated ...

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Assistant Professor Chad Jenkins, in conjunction with CS196-2, is hosting a series of guest lectures by leading game development professionals. Speakers will discuss the current state of technology for game development and suggest innovative directions for going beyond the state-of-the-art. Topics will include novel user interface paradigms and devices, improving artificial intelligence for non-player characters ...

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Amy Greenwald, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has received a 2006 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work with “AI agents”—artificially intelligent, programmed decision-makers. Amy’s research in simultaneous and sequential auction environments combines the theoretical and practical, and draws from and contributes to a variety of disciplines including AI, decision theory, game theory, and economics. She ...

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Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2006 Research Seed Funding Recipients.

Associate Professor David Laidlaw is co-PI on "Development and Verification of CTX Imaging for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research" which was awarded $100,000.

The research team, which also includes zoologists and bioengineers, is collaborating on the development of ...

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Mocha (BETA) is a new way to browse Brown's courses online. Created by CS undergrads Dave Pacheco, Daniel Leventhal, Adam Cath, Dave Hirshberg, and Bill Pijewski as an alternative to BOCA (Brown's official Online Course Announcement), Mocha provides much of the functionality of BOCA but with a few additional features such as power ...

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Assistant Professors Chad Jenkins and Meinolf Sellmann have been selected to receive one of Brown's highly competitive Salomon Awards. The $30,000 grant will support research projects in time-critical decision making and robot learning from demonstration. Their research in this area will be applied to the robot soccer domain through participation in the Robocup ...

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized 34 of its members for their contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. The new ACM Fellows, from some of the world’s leading industries, research labs, and universities made significant advances that are having lasting effects on the lives of citizens ...

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We just learned that Gregory Harm '06 has been selected for Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award 2006, sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. CONGRATULATIONS, Greg!

Of this award, CRA says, "This year's nominees were a very impressive group. A number of them were commended for making significant ...

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We're delighted to report that David Laidlaw and coworkers Eric Ahrens (CMU), John Allman (Caltech), and Mark Bastin (University of Edinburgh) have been awarded a four-year, $2M+ grant from NIH, "DTI+MRI-based tools for analyzing white matter variation". In this multidisciplinary project, a team of investigators will design and apply software tools that ...

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Brown University has licensed a portfolio of Internet security technology to a group of entrepreneurs that has established IAM Technology Inc. The technology, developed by Brown Computer Science Professor Roberto Tamassia and associates, provides a rapid way to validate identity on Internet domains. Brown will retain an equity stake in IAM Technology.

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