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Computer Science Ph.D. students Yanif Ahmad and Anna Ritz recently received fellowships from IBM’s Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, respectively, two prestigious and highly competitive fellowship programs.

Yanif’s research spans data stream query processing and optimization, and investigates how to augment processing with data models ...

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Three Brown students, Dimitar Bounov, Greg Pascale and Adrian Vladu, also known as “Brownian Motion” will compete in the 32nd annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, April 6-10, 2008. Only 100 of the more than 6,700 teams, representing 1,821 universities from around the globe, earned coveted spots ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya was recently awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, the oldest and one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the United States. Anna’s extraordinary work in cryptographic protocols, namely anonymous credentials and electronic cash, led to her inclusion in this elite group

“The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers ...

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Brown's Career Development Award aims to create opportunities for faculty to meet senior colleagues with a high degree of social capital. These meetings could significantly affect a faculty member's ability to participate in new collaborations. The award provides funding for individual faculty to develop peer networks, nationally or internationally, and increases their access ...

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The Computing Research Association (CRA) recently announced the appointment of Andy van Dam to chair its new Education Committee, called CRA-E. This committee has been tasked with thinking broadly about the future of computing education, especially at the undergraduate level.

Established as part of an ongoing trend toward reexamining the image of computing and the ...

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Brown University has joined forces with more than a dozen research universities and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to promote robotics and computer science education for African-American students.

The Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI) Alliance will develop outreach programs to encourage African-American students at both the K-12 and college levels to pursue ...

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Michael Black and his research group received a grant from the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) for their collaboration with the Rhode Island State Police on forensic computer vision. The project explores new methods for tracking people in video and using three-dimensional modeling to estimate important biometric information such as height, weight ...

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Together with her coauthors J. Csirik, D. S. Johnson, J.B. Orlin, P.W. Shor, and R.R. Weber, Claire Mathieu received the 2007 ICS Prize given by the INFORMS Computing Society to papers at the interface between Operations Research and Computer Science. The prize was given for their paper " On the Sum-of-Squares Algorithm ...

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