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Maurice Herlihy Joins Dijkstra, Needham, And Others In The SIGOPS Hall Of Fame

Selected by past program chairs from leading Operating Systems conferences, past Weiser and Turing Award winners from the Association for Computing Machinery’s SIGOPS (Special Interest Group on Operating Systems) community, and more, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (and his collaborator, J. Eliot B. Moss of the University of ...

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Stan Zdonik And Co-Authors Win VLDB's 10-Year Best Paper Award
Professor Stan Zdonik of Brown University's Department of Computer Science and his co-authors have just won the Very Large Data Base Endowment (VLDB)'s 10-Year Best Paper Award for research ("C-Store: A Column-oriented DBMS") originally published in Proceedings of the VLDB in 2005.
 
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Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

Four students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science attended Google's Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, California this past week, where they each accepted highly selective Google scholarships. Together with an incoming student who was also chosen and one who was recognized as a finalist, they received recognition and support toward their education ...

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Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Assistant Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award for his work on redefining analytics for small high-performance computing clusters. He joins multiple previous Brown CS winners of the CAREER ...

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PhD candidate Esha Ghosh, PhD alumna Olya Ohrimenko, and professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown University’s Computer Science Department have been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015), to be held in New York on June 2-5, 2015.

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Michael Littman Wins IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award
Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just won the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS)'s Influential Paper Award for work ("Markov games as a framework for multi-agent reinforcement learning") originally published at the Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in 1994 ...

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Philip Klein Wins Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

Professor Philip Klein of Brown University’s Computer Science Department has just received a one-year fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The fellowship, which has an acceptance rate of only four percent, has previously benefited such luminaries as author Junot Díaz, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and theoretical physicist Lisa Randall, as ...

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John Savage Appointed To Rhode Island's First Cybersecurity Commission

Brown University's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professor John Savage and thanks him for his public service at a decisive moment in our state's history. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has just signed an Executive Order establishing Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission, and John will be one of its founding members.

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Maurice Herlihy Inducted Into American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Department of Computer Science will be formally inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 10, 2015, during a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maurice is among 197 new members of the Academy, which includes leading thinkers in science, public affairs, business, arts and humanities.

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Michael Littman And Ben Raphael Win OVPR Seed Awards

Two members of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Professors Michael Littman and Ben Raphael (also Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology) have received Seed Awards from Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to help them compete more successfully for large-scale, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grants. They ...