Brown CS News

Archive – 2006

Robot Soccer Demonstration

Robot Soccer Demonstration The Brown Robocup Club will be hosting a robot soccer demonstration Tuesday May 9th between 1-4pm in the CIT Lobby. Robocup (http://www.robocup.org/) is a world-wide effort to create robots that can win in soccer against the human World Cup Champion. Toward this goal, we will exhibit Sony …

Ph.D. Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards

Computer Science Ph.D. students Jay McCarthy and Warren Schudy recently received awards from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Jay received a NSF Fellowship and placed in the top 6th percentile of awardees. His proposed plan of research is to create a programming language that eases the …

Pascal Van Hentenryck Receives DEPSCoR Award

Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck received a Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) award for "Adaptive and Robust Resource Allocation and Scheduling". The funding will support research on developing novel computer applications, based on mathematical modeling, for fast and efficient decision making. Of the 103 projects submitted, twenty-five were …

Microsoft, Brown Partner to Research Pen-Based Computing

Brown University and Microsoft Research unveiled plans for the Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing, which will promote and fund research aimed at improving pen-based operation of Tablet PCs, Pocket PCs and other personal digital assistants, electronic whiteboards and conventional desktop computers. The center is the first academic research …

Amy Greenwald Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Amy Greenwald, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has received a 2006 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work with “AI agents”—artificially intelligent, programmed decision-makers. Amy’s research in simultaneous and sequential auction environments combines the theoretical and practical, and draws from and contributes to a variety of disciplines including AI, decision theory, …

Innovating Game Development Speaker Series

Assistant Professor Chad Jenkins, in conjunction with CS196-2, is hosting a series of guest lectures by leading game development professionals. Speakers will discuss the current state of technology for game development and suggest innovative directions for going beyond the state-of-the-art. Topics will include novel user interface paradigms and devices, improving …

2006 Research Seed Funding Recipients

Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2006 Research Seed Funding Recipients. Associate Professor David Laidlaw is co-PI on "Development and Verification of CTX Imaging for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research" which was awarded $100,000. The research team, which also includes zoologists and bioengineers, is collaborating on the …

Unhappy with BOCA? Try MOCHA!

Mocha (BETA) is a new way to browse Brown's courses online. Created by CS undergrads Dave Pacheco, Daniel Leventhal, Adam Cath, Dave Hirshberg, and Bill Pijewski as an alternative to BOCA (Brown's official Online Course Announcement), Mocha provides much of the functionality of BOCA but with a few additional features …

Salomon Award to Jenkins and Sellmann

Assistant Professors Chad Jenkins and Meinolf Sellmann have been selected to receive one of Brown's highly competitive Salomon Awards. The $30,000 grant will support research projects in time-critical decision making and robot learning from demonstration. Their research in this area will be applied to the robot soccer domain through participation …

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