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Archive – 2007

E.J. Kalafarski's Political Mapping Mashup Gets National Visibility

Master’s student E.J. Kalafarski is co-founder of Map the Candidates, an interactive map that uses the candidates' public schedules to keep track of their comings and goings. Map the Candidates tracks the presidential candidates as they campaign across the country via a Google Maps mashup which integrates YouTube video, timeline …

White House Honors Chad Jenkins

Brown University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Chad Jenkins was honored at the White House as one of the nation’s top young scientists. Jenkins was selected as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his research on the development of methods …

Professor Sorin Istrail Receives NSF Grant to Build Database and Next-Generation Browser for the Regulatory Genome

Sorin Istrail, Julie Nguyen Brown Professor of Computational and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Computer Science, has just received a NSF grant, “The cisGRN Browser and Database: cis-Regulatory Information Behind the Network.” Funding in the expected amount of $850,000 will be used by Istrail and his students — Ryan Tarpine …

NSF 2007 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners Announced - David J. Willis and Mykhaylo Kostandov of Brown Receive First Place in Informational Graphics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) along with the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), announced the winners of their fifth annual International Science and Technology Visualization Challenge. Illustrators, photographers, computer programmers, and graphics specialists from around the world were invited to submit visualizations …

Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck's Book Online Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization ranked highly in Best Sellers in Technology

Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck's Book Online Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization ranked highly in Best Sellers in Technology, October 2006–present, as compiled by YBP Library Services http://www.libraryjournal.com/info/CA6446307.html#BSL In its 132nd year of publication, the Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field. Considered to be the “bible” …

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