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Archive – 2012

Maurice Herlihy Wins Second Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize

Maurice Herlihy, along with co-author Eliot Moss, was awarded the 2012 ACM-EATCS Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. This Prize is awarded to outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory or practice of distributed computing have been evident for at least …

Barbara Meier Appointed Senior Lecturer

The department is thrilled to announce that Barbara Meier ’83, M ’87, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Barb teaches computer animation, where she focuses on aesthetics and storytelling as much as technical aspects in her courses which include Introduction to Animation and Intermediate Computer Animation. Before teaching at Brown, …

Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi Promoted to Professor

The Department is excited to announce the promotions of Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi to Professor, effective July 1, 2012. “These faculty members are internationally respected and highly visible in their areas of expertise and have a strong commitment to teaching and advising,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. “We are …

Nabeel Gillani Receives Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award

Nabeel Gillani was recently awarded the Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award for his honors thesis, Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power Systems. Pascal Van Hentenryck was Nabeel’s advisor and Carleton Coffrin’s research was the starting point of the thesis. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduate students …

Ph.D. Students Connor Gramazio and Mark Leiserson Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Computer Science Ph.D. students Connor Gramazio and Mark Leiserson recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program. Connor Gramzaio is interested in researching interactive visualization, and how such systems can be used to explore and analyze the ever-increasing amount of …

Eric Sodomka Selected as Finalist for a Facebook Fellowship

PhD Student Eric Sodomka was recently selected as a finalist for a Facebook Fellowship. Eric is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate, performing work on autonomous trading agents with advisor Amy Greenwald. His research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and economics, focusing predominantly on decision making under uncertainty, game …

James Hays Receives NSF CAREER Award

James Hays is the latest faculty recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a highly selective grant that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future. The research funded by James’s CAREER grant aims to understand, represent, and enhance scenes …

Eugene Charniak Named ACL Fellow & Awarded 2011 Hoffman Marlowe Prize

The Association for Computational Linguistics recently named Eugene Charniak among its founding group of Fellows for his significant contributions to natural language parsing. The ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. He was also awarded the 2011 Calvin & Rose G Hoffman …

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