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Archive – 2008

Eli Upfal Receives Substantial Faculty Research Grant from Yahoo!

Eli Upfal was recently awarded a substantial research grant from Yahoo! for his research on algorithms for large-scale stochastic data. He intends to develop a theoretically well-founded framework for the design and analysis of algorithms for a number of large-scale web-related applications. The primary efforts of this work will focus …

Teodor Moldovan Receives Honorable Mention in 2009 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Competition

Undergraduate student Theodor Moldovan was recently selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2009. The 2009 awards mark the twelfth consecutive year that Brown CS students have been recognized by this competition. Teodor will graduate in May with full majors in Computer Science, …

Andy van Dam Receives Honorary Doctorate from ETH Zurich

Andy van Dam was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich, his fourth such honor. This degree honors Andy’s fundamental contributions to research and development of graphics in general and interactive graphical user interfaces in particular. He is also known for pioneering work on multiple hypertext systems, starting in …

Roberto Tamassia Named IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Board of Directors, at its meeting on November 12, 2008, has elevated Roberto Tamassia to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2009, “for contributions to graph drawing and computer-science education.” The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary …

Department Among Most Influential Institutions in Middleware Technology

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University was mentioned as one of the seven most influential institutions in the area of middleware technology in a recent issue of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. According to authors Wolfgang Emmerich, Mikio Aoyama and Joe Sventek, “Without researchers laying the …

Pascal Van Hentenryck Receives Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université catholique de Louvain

Pascal Van Hentenryck was recently honored with a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universit√© catholique de Louvain in recognition of his fundamental contributions to constraint programming, his remarkable scientific and technological impact in the optimization field, as well as the industrial applications of his research. Along with Pascal, the other …

Black, Herlihy, Krishnamurthi, Lysyanskaya, Tamassia and van Dam Awarded Substantial Funding from NSF

The National Science Foundation has recently awarded to Brown University funding in the expected overall amount of $2.2 million for the research projects of six faculty members: Michael Black, Maurice Herlihy, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Anna Lysyanskaya, Roberto Tamassia and Andy van Dam. Michael Black Michael’s project, entitled “Detailed Human Shape and …

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