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Archive – 2010

Philip Klein Named ACM Fellow

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elevated Philip Klein to Fellow for his work in graph and network algorithms. Philip, who joined the department in 1989, focuses on algorithms, especially for optimization and for graphs. He is the recipient of the 2007 Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in …

Philip Klein, Claire Mathieu and Ph.D. Alum Glencora Borradaile Receive NSF Grant to Develop New Algorithms for Solving Optimization Problems on Planar Networks

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a research grant, in the expected amount of $800,000, to Philip Klein, Claire Mathieu and Ph.D. alum Glencora Borradaile (now Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University), to develop new algorithms for solving fundamental optimization …

BU, Brown and UC Irvine receive $3 million NSF grant

Computer scientists from Boston University, Brown University and the University of California, Irvine, will collaborate on a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the anticipated amount of $3 million to investigate "trustworthy interaction in the cloud." The cloud refers to Internet-based outsourced computation (popularly know as cloud computing), …

Chad Jenkins Promoted to Associate Professor

The Department is excited to announce the promotion of Chad Jenkins to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2010. “Chad’s promotion recognizes his outstanding research work, innovative teaching, and exemplary service,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. Chad joined our department in 2004 after completing his Ph.D. at University of …

Eli Upfal Selected as Chalmers Jubilee Distinguished Visiting Professor

Eli Upfal was recently invited to serve as the Chalmers Jubilee Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2010. Chalmers is a Swedish university of technology in which research and teaching are conducted on a broad front within technology, natural science and architecture. The Jubilee Distinguished Visiting Professor Chair was created by the …

Department of Computer Science Celebrates the Class of 2010

At Brown University's 242nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 30, 2010, the Computer Science Department awarded an all-time high of 46 Master of Science degrees. In addition, 48 bachelor’s degrees and eight Ph.Ds were conferred in the department’s 31st year. Chair Roberto Tamassia said, “I offer my sincerest congratulations to …

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