Brown CS News

Archive – 2003

CS Expansion

Now it can be told! Come June, work will begin to renovate the third floor of Brown’s CIT building to let the Computer Science Department expand into it (we’re currently housed in the fourth and fifth floors). We’ve been growing steadily over the past few years in faculty and graduate …

New Tablet PCs from Microsoft

We're delighted to announce that we've received a gift of 15 Tablet PCs and associated software from Microsoft Research. These will be set up in a Tablet PC lab for undergraduate education, which will be used by Andy van Dam's ReMarkable Texts project and Tom Doeppner's Electronic Student Notebook project. …

Selim Tezel M.Sc. '02

We’re impressed and intrigued to learn from Selim Tezel (M.Sc. ’02) that one of the computer-generated images in his Brown master's project, “Traveling Salesman's Sketchpad” (TSSP 1.0), is on view at Manifest 2003, a juried digital visual arts festival (part of the international Boston Cyberarts Festival). The opening reception is …

Award for David Laidlaw

David Laidlaw has just been awarded a prestigious Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship for 2003-04. These fellowships are awarded to junior non-tenured members of the faculty either to recognize significant accomplishments in innovative teaching or for curricular improvements. They may also facilitate the preparation of new contributions to the undergraduate curriculum. …

CSers win Salomon Faculty Research Awards

We’re happy to announce that two CS Department members have received this year’s Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards. Prof. Amy Greenwald will work with Prof. Pedro Dal Bo of Economics on "The Power of Advice: Experimental Evidence on Correlated Equilibria”. Correlated equilibria generalize Nash equilibria by relaxing the assumption …

Leah Pearlman Wins Microsoft Scholarship

We're delighted to announce that Leah Pearlman, a Brown junior and candidate for the Sc.B. in Computer Science, has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for next year. This scholarship covers 100% of the 2003-04 tuition and also includes a 12-week salaried summer intership at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. Competition for …

Grad applicants

We’re happy to report that this year we received 545 applications to our graduate program, vs. 303 last year (numbers were similar in previous years). Some of this flattering increase, we realize, is probably due to the dismal state of the economy – anecdotal evidence suggests that other schools are …

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