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Eugene Charniak Wins 2015 AAAI Classic Paper Award

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Eugene Charniak, who has just won the 2015 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Classic Paper Award. The award, which was established in 1999 to honor authors of works deemed most influential from a specific conference year, celebrates a paper (“Statistical Parsing with ...

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White House Cites Bootstrap’s Contribution To Advancing CS Education

Earlier this month, President Obama announced a series of new commitments that will deliver computer science (CS) education to millions of previously unserved K-12 students. In the section of the White House Fact Sheet detailing expansion of CS offerings in New York City, the Office of the Press Secretary mentions Bootstrap, a curriculum and software ...

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Maurice Herlihy Elected National Academy Of Inventors Fellow

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Maurice Herlihy for his recent election as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). “It’s very gratifying to join such a distinguished group,” says Maurice, the first member of Brown CS faculty to receive this honor.

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Philip Klein Wins NSF Grant For Optimization In Planar Graphs And Beyond

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

Klein’s recent project (“Fast and accurate optimization in planar graphs and beyond”) has won a grant in the expected amount of $1.2M from the National Science Foundation (NSF), shared with Professor Jeff G. Erickson of the ...

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John Savage Appointed An EastWest Institute Professorial Fellow

Professor John Savage of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just been appointed a Professorial Fellow of the EastWest Institute (EWI), an international, non-partisan organization with a three-decade history of addressing problems that threaten regional and global stability. The appointment is testament to Savage’s pioneering achievements in the field of cyberspace ...

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Chad Jenkins And His Team Help Develop NASA Software

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

A group of computer scientists from Brown were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the ...

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Google’s SVP Of Advertising And Commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy PhD ‘95, To Inaugurate Brown CS’s IT Leaders Lecture Series
Seen in the light of their achievements, Brown CS alumni strongly exhibit the values of the university as a whole. As committed and motivated architects of ideas, they contribute in the widest scope possible to science, learning, culture, and their community. Some make their careers in academia, and others in industry and research, but a ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins Best Paper Award (Video Of Her Talk Below)

Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just won the Best Paper Award at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, widely considered the top single-track conference in robotics. Her paper, “Asking for Help using Inverse Semantics, was co-authored with Ross Knepper of MIT, Adrian Li, Daniela Rus, and ...

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ACM Honors Maurice Herlihy On His 60th Birthday

It’s not the number of years, it’s what Brown Computer Science Professor Maurice Herlihy has accomplished during them.

“Transactional memory and combinatorial topology are really, really far apart!” comments his colleague, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi. “Maurice has had accomplishments that can safely be called career-making in three or four different fields. Someone who had ...

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BrownCS Celebrates 35 Years

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

As the Brown community came together to celebrate Commencement in the University’s 250th year, computer science alumni reunited this weekend to celebrate another anniversary. This year marks the 35th year of Brown’s Department of Computer Science, which was founded in 1979.

Much has changed in ...