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Archive – 2010

Maurice Herlihy Named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences and Engineering

Maurice Herlihy has been awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Lecturing Fellowship for the upcoming 2010-2011 academic year. He will be visiting the Technion in Haifa, Israel, working on multiprocessor synchronization. Maurice said, "The advent of multicore architectures has made this a particularly exciting time …

Amy Greenwald Awarded $15,000 for the Artemis Project from Microsoft Research and the National Center for Women & Information Technology

The Artemis Project, the departmental outreach program led by Amy Greenwald, recently received $15,000 from Microsoft Research and The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) via the NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund. Artemis is a five-week summer day camp for high school girls in the Providence area that …

A 'great leap forward' in gene research

The colorful areas are where two sea urchin species' genetic coding match. By Richard C. Lewis The screen of computer science graduate student Ryan Tarpineā€™s laptop looks like a scene from the movie The Matrix. Columns of brightly colored dots and dashes cascade down the screen, connecting at intervals with …

Tom Dean Named ACM Fellow

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elevated Tom Dean to Fellow for his development of dynamic Bayes networks and anytime algorithms. Tom is currently a staff research scientist at Google, Mountain View, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science here at Brown. He is known in AI for his …

Ben Raphael Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Ben Raphael was recently awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the oldest and most competitive fellowship programs in the United States. Ben's remarkable work developing novel computational and mathematical approaches to problems in biology, especially cancer genomics and comparative genomics, led to his inclusion in this elite group. …

Flapjax Recognized with Best Student Paper Award at OOPSLA

A group of Brown students have worked for three years on Flapjax, a new programming language built atop JavaScript. Their work was recognized with the Best Student Paper award at The International Conference on Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA 2009) in Orlando, Florida. The Flapjax group includes …

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