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Takeo Igarashi, a postdoc in the Graphics Group here working with John Hughes, hit the worldwide news today. The BBC News Online, no less (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1606000/1606175.stm), picked up a system he's to present at the ACM UIST (User Interface Software and Technology) conference in ...

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NSF has awarded three more Information Technology Research (ITR) grants to researchers in this department.

First, Michael Black was granted $446K over three years for ``The Computer Science of Biologically Embedded Systems'', work done in conjunction with John Donoghue (Biomed-Neuroscience) and Lucien Bienenstock (Division of Applied Mathematics). Michael's abstract states, `` Biologically embedded systems that ...

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Pascal Van Hentenryck and Andy van Dam have both been awarded large grants in this second year of NSF's Information Technology Research (ITR) competition. Their proposals were among the 309 selected from a field of over 2000. NSF director Rita Colwell, in announcing the grants, said ``NSF is proud to be a leader with ...

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A belated welcome to Ugur Cetintemel, who joined the faculty here earlier this month! He comes us from graduate work at the University of Maryland; his undergraduate degrees are from Bilkent University in Ankara. His research interests are in the areas of distributed systems and databases and mobile and ubiquitous computing. See his webpage at ...

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The 2001 Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (WADS 2001) was held on August 8-10, 2001 at Brown University. WADS 2001 was sponsored by the Center for Geometric Computing and by the Department of Computer Science at Brown University, with additional support from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Participants from all over the world attended ...

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Amy Greenwald's paper with Jeff Kephart, entitled `Shopbots and Pricebots' and published in `Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce II', has been selected as one of the three best papers published by IBM researchers in 2000.

The IBM announcement summarizes the paper as follows: `Shopbots' are software agents that automatically gather and collate information from multiple online ...

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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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