Brown CS News

Archive – 2006

Brown CS Alums Win WSJ Innovation Award

Bryan Cantrill '96, Mike Shapiro '96, '97 Sc.M., and Adam Leventhal '01 -- all engineers at Sun Microsystems -- received the top prize in the Wall Street Journal's 2006 Innovation Awards for their work on DTrace. The following originally appeared on the Wall Street Journal's website. "Bryan Cantrill and a …

Wenjin Zhou Receives First Place Award in the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGGRAPH

Wenjin Zhou, a first year Ph.D. student in computer science, received the first place award in the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Student Research Competition at the 2006 SIGGRAPH conference. Her award winning presentation, Perceptual Coloring and 2-D Sketching for Segmentation of Neural Pathways, utilizes scientific visualization to help doctors …

Best Paper Award to Michael Black and Leonid Sigal

"Predicting 3D People from 2D Pictures" co-authored by Ph.D. candidate Leonid Sigal and Professor Michael Black, won the best paper award at the Forth International Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects (AMDO-e 2006) in Mallorca, Spain. Sigal's research focuses on building vision systems that can detect and track people …

ACM SIGGRAPH ARTS Features Ph.D. Candidate Dan Keefe

Ph.D. candidate Dan Keefe’s work is featured on the ACM SIGGRAPH ARTS website as part of the Established Artist Introduces Emerging Artist (EA2) series. The article highlights Dan’s work with CavePainting, an artistic medium that uses a 3D analog of 2D brush strokes to create 3D works of art in …

John Jannotti Awarded NSF Computer Systems Research Grant

Assistant Professor John Jannotti has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Computer Systems Research Program. The award, for "Safe at Any Speed: Safe and Fast Distributed Applications", will fund research that will simplify the development of large concurrent systems. The research aims to avoid "race conditions", …

Conduit Receives Excellence Award in Printing and Design

The Fall/Winter 2005 issue of Conduit, the computer science department's research and alumni magazine, received an Excellence Award at the annual Gallery of Printing & Design Awards Banquet and Vendor Show at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The event is sponsored by the Graphic Communications Industry of …

Computer Science Commencement 2006 Information

The Computer Science departmental ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28th at St. Stephen's Church, located at 114 George Street. A post-ceremony reception for graduates, family, and friends will be held at the CS department, 115 Waterman Street, in the 3rd and 4th floor atriums. …

Technological Innovation Award for Roberto Tamassia and the Center for Geometric Computing

Brown University's Award for Technological Innovation was presented to Professor Roberto Tamassia and members of his research team at the Center for Geometric Computing for their work in the design and development of algorithms, software, and hardware for authenticating high volumes of data in non-trusted distributed environments. Ph.D. candidates Nikos …

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