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Pascal Van Hentenryck and Laurent Michel won the best paper award for their paper 'Control Abstractions for Local Search'about part of the Comet System featured in the last issue of conduit! (great timing, isn't it!). The paper describes novel control abstractions to simplify the development, compositionality, and reuse of local search algorithms. It ...

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We heard yesterday that Maurice Herlihy's paper on 'wait-free synchronization'is the 2003 winner of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. The Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing is given to an outstanding paper on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory and/or practice of ...

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Gee, we're impressed: another CSer showed an artwork at the recent Boston Cyberarts Festival. Our April 10 news squib on this site talked about Selim Tezel's (MSc '02) computer-generated images in this show; now here's another CS artist!

Andrew McClain, a CS major and CS 15 UTA who completed his senior thesis ...

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We're happy to announce that David Reiss, a junior concentrating in Computer Science, has been named a Faculty Scholar for the 03-04 academic year. The Faculty Scholars fund was established in 1982 through the gifts of the University's faculty and friends to provide scholarship and fellowship aid to undergraduate or graduate students, with ...

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2003-0501.Spring.pngJennet Kirschenbaum on her hog outside the CIT

How do we know that spring has truly arrived? When Jennet takes to the road on her Harley Sportster! Jennet is looking mighty fetching in her biking leathers, sporting fancy new goggles...

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Now it can be told! Come June, work will begin to renovate the third floor of Brown’s CIT building to let the Computer Science Department expand into it (we’re currently housed in the fourth and fifth floors). We’ve been growing steadily over the past few years in faculty and graduate students both. Indeed, in recent ...

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We're delighted to announce that we've received a gift of 15 Tablet PCs and associated software from Microsoft Research. These will be set up in a Tablet PC lab for undergraduate education, which will be used by Andy van Dam's ReMarkable Texts project and Tom Doeppner's Electronic Student Notebook project. Staff ...

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We’re impressed and intrigued to learn from Selim Tezel (M.Sc. ’02) that one of the computer-generated images in his Brown master's project, “Traveling Salesman's Sketchpad” (TSSP 1.0), is on view at Manifest 2003, a juried digital visual arts festival (part of the international Boston Cyberarts Festival). The opening reception is Thursday ...

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David Laidlaw has just been awarded a prestigious Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship for 2003-04. These fellowships are awarded to junior non-tenured members of the faculty either to recognize significant accomplishments in innovative teaching or for curricular improvements. They may also facilitate the preparation of new contributions to the undergraduate curriculum. The recipient of a Henry ...

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