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The Department is pleased to announce the addition of Associate Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb as a new faculty member jointly appointed to the CS Department and the School of Engineering. He started at Brown in September after serving as a Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Pedro’s research is focused on computer ...

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The department’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group has been selected to receive a ReturnPath Student Seed Fund grant from the NCWIT. The WiCS work to increase the participation of women in computer science through social, mentoring, and outreach programs. The grant will be used to support these programs as well as new academic support ...

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The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce the promotion of Ben Raphael to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. “Ben’s promotion recognizes his extraordinary research work and excellent teaching,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia.

David Rand, Director of the CCMB added, "This is wonderful news. Ben's work is ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant, in the expected amount of $736,987, to Stan Zdonik and Ugur Cetintemel to conduct research towards building a scientific database (SciDB), a system designed and optimized to support data-driven ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Sharp Laboratories of America has recently provided a grant and a just released commercial product, a 60 inch touch LCD display, to Andy van Dam and his research team to foster a collaboration in research on touch-enabled user ...

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At the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies in Portland Oregon, Eugene Charniak was presented with the 2011 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award, presented annually since 2002, is given for scientific achievement, of both theoretical and applied nature, in the field of Computational Linguistics. Each year's winner ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Eli Upfal was awarded a research grant from Yahoo! for his research on "Rigorous and Efficient Statistical Tools for Large Data Sets."

This project focuses on developing rigorous statistical tools for processing and analyzing massive data ...

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In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Brown University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a concurrent degree program in computer science. Participants are ...

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The department is thrilled to announce that John Savage has been appointed An Wang Professor of Computer Science, effective July 1, 2011. “Throughout his distinguished career, John has made fundamental contributions to theoretical computer science and has played influential leadership roles in the department and the university,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia.

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PhD student Andrew Ferguson was recently selected for a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship for his research in computer networks. He is advised by Rodrigo Fonseca. Andrew's proposed plan of research is to develop new methods for applications to collaboratively configure datacenter and enterprise networks. He is currently developing a technique ...