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We're again delighted to report that Assistant Professor Nancy Pollard has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant, that agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty. `The CAREER program,' NSF says, `recognizes and supports the early career development of those faculty members ... most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.' CAREER ...

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Two recent articles in the Scientific American feature the work of Brown CS faculty member Andy van Dam and former graduate student Jim Hendler. The April '01 issue contained, in an article by VR guru Jaron Lanier, a highly laudatory description of Andy's work on tele-immersion. And the May issue featured an article co-authored ...

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We're delighted to announce two new undergraduate concentrations: the A.B. and Sc.B in Computer Science-Economics.

Computer Science-Economics A.B.

Interested students may contact concentration advisors in either the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Economics.

Prerequisites: Math 9 and 10 or Math 17. Math 52 or 54. Economics 11.

Required ...

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It's hard to believe, but this is conduit!'s 10th year--the spring issue will be volume 10, number 1! The colored version is already on our website and the glossies have been printed. As soon as the alumni mailing has gone out, the remaining newsletters will be available in the 4th floor lobby--likely in ...

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In the spring and fall, the CS Department's Industrial Partners Program sponsors a day-long symposium. Employees of member companies are invited to join CS faculty and students at the event. Member companies are: Compaq, EMC, Foxboro, GTECH, IBM, InterTrust, Latitude, MERL, Microsoft Research and Sun. The spring event will be hosted by Professor Michael ...

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We're delighted to report that Assistant Professor David Laidlaw has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant, that agency's most prestigious award for junior faculty. `The CAREER program,' NSF says, `recognizes and supports the early career development of those faculty members ... most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.' CAREER awardees ...

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The new Computation and Mathematics of the Mind Webpage, http://www.brown.edu/Research/IGERT describes an interdisciplinary graduate training program at Brown University involving faculty and students from Applied Math, Computer Science, and the Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences departments. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this program encourages students to combine mathematical, computational and ...

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(We mean the city, not the TV show, though the TV show's been getting darn good ink too recently.) The December, 2000 issue of Money magazine rates Providence as `the best place to live in the Northeast', saying that, indeed, it's not unlike the `idyllic town with a clean, sparkling river, colonial-style homes ...

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Peter Wegner Professor Emeritus, Brown University

"For many years of generous service to ACM and the computing community,including outstanding and inspiring leadership in publications and in charting research directions for computer science."

During his distinguished research career Peter Wegner has written or edited over a dozen books in the areas of programming ...

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Brown undergraduates Meredith Ringel and Andrew Schwerin have received honorable mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate competition. They are two out of only 27 undergraduates nationwide so honored. Heartiest congratulations, Merrie and Andrew!

In announcing the awards, CRA's Selection Committee said:

"This year's nominees were a very impressive group ...

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