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Prof. Christos Papadimitriou, U.C. Berkeley, is the invited speaker at the second annual Paris Kanellakis Memorial Lecture to be held Wednesday, December 4, at 4pm in the Lubrano conference room on the 4th floor, CIT building. A reception will follow the talk.

Christos was Paris's Ph.D. advisor and close friend, making him ...

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CS is very pleased to announce that FIDELITY INVESTMENTS is the newest member of our Industrial Partners Program. Although there are many diverse businesses under the Fidelity umbrella, CS will be associated mostly with the Smithfield operation and FCAT, the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, an important part of Fidelity's continuing commitment to technology ...

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Brown has just announced that CS's Andy van Dam has been named Vice President for Research. This is a new position at Brown, and we're heartened and extremely pleased that Andy'll be the one to start it off. We're even more pleased that, in spite of this new position, Andy will ...

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Computer Science Professor Andries van Dam will address the undergraduate Class of 2006 and entering graduate and medical students during Opening Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, on The College Green. Van Dam, who co-founded Brown's Department of Computer Science in 1978, will deliver an address that alludes to a Yogi Berra line, "The ...

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We write to welcome to the CS Department -- and to Brown -- Anna Lysyanskaya, this year's new Assistant Professor. She comes to us with a fresh-minted Ph.D. from MIT, where she also got a Master's; her Ph.D. thesis advisor was Ronald Rivest, and her topic "Using cryptography to ensure privacy."  She received ...

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Brown CS hit it pretty big in Monday's New York Times business section: three of the eight people quoted in the front-page article `Technology Climate is Gloomy, but Its Future Still Seems Bright' are Brown CSers.

Seema Ramchandani Sc.B. '02 got the best ink: she's both quoted -- saying, among other things, that ...

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Seven people from this department received PhD degrees at last month's graduation ceremonies. They are:

Michael Benjamin, `Interval Programming: A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Motion Planning in Autonomous Vehicles' (advisor: Leslie Kaelbling). Mike is now a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT.

Stina Bridgeman, `Techniques and Tools for Graph Drawing ...

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We're delighted to announce that, with Tom Dean stepping down, Eli Upfal has agreed to take over as Chair of this department effective July 1, 2002. Eli joined the department in 1997 from the Weizmann Institute and IBM Almaden Research Center.

As Chair since 1997, Tom's contributions to the department have been incalculable ...

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The Computing Research Association (CRA) has selected Andries van Dam as the winner of its 2002 Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding leadership in the computing field, both within his subdiscipline and within computing as a whole. The award will be presented on July 15 at the CRA Conference at Snowbird. Congratulations to Andy for ...

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