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Nathan Malkin Receives Honorable Mention in CRA 2012 Undergraduate Researcher Award Competition

Undergraduate student Nathan Malkin was recently selected for honorable mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2012. Nathan began research with David Laidlaw his freshman year. As part of the Visualization Research Lab's collaboration with brain scientists, he worked to develop tools for selection, processing, and …

HotNet is the heat-seeker of cancer

Computer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University Computer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. “Instead of identifying individual players,” Raphael asked, “can we identify the conspiracy?” …

Stan Zdonik and Ugur Cetintemel Receive NSF Grant to Develop Data Management System for Massive Scale Scientific Data

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant, in the expected amount of $736,987, to Stan Zdonik and Ugur Cetintemel to conduct research towards building a scientific database (SciDB), a system designed and optimized to support data-driven scientific applications. The aim of SciDB is to do for science what relational …

Ben Raphael Promoted to Associate Professor

The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce the promotion of Ben Raphael to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2011. “Ben’s promotion recognizes his extraordinary research work and excellent teaching,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. David Rand, Director of the CCMB added, "This is wonderful news. Ben's …

Sharp Labs Provides Grant to Andy van Dam and his Research Team

Sharp Laboratories of America has recently provided a grant and a just released commercial product, a 60 inch touch LCD display, to Andy van Dam and his research team to foster a collaboration in research on touch-enabled user interfaces. Brown’s LADS application (Large Artwork Displayed on the Surface) designed to …

Eugene Charniak Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACL

At the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies in Portland Oregon, Eugene Charniak was presented with the 2011 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented annually since 2002, is given for scientific achievement, of both theoretical and applied nature, in the field of Computational …

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