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Bill Smart (PhD '02) and Cindy Grimm (PhD '96) Make the News

From the October 27, 2002 St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

"Meet Lewis, the world's first robotic photographer, a machine that may take pictures better than you do. The 300-pound, trash-can-sized robot rolls around a room, detects faces and takes photographs based on classic ...

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On Sunday, October 20, the all-graduate-student football team won the 2002 High-Intensity Intramural Flag-Football Championship. Over half the team is a member of the Computer Science Department. This is the team's second consecutive championship. Both this year's and last year's final games were against the fraternity Thete, and in each game, the ...

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Steve Reiss and Shriram Krishnamurthi have just been awarded an NSF ITR grant, making a total of nine of these prestigious awards in the CS department. This grant, entitled 'Consistent software evolution,' provides $450,000 in funding and will last for three years.

The authors say of their project, 'Software is multidimensional: it has many ...

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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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