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David Laidlaw Named IEEE Fellow

David Laidlaw, Professor of Computer Science, has been named a 2014 IEEE Fellow for contributions to data visualization and analytics. His main contributions to computer science are threefold: developing scientific data visualization solutions; pioneering evaluation of visualization software for scientific inquiry; and transitioning visualization insights to quantitative evidence.The software systems …

A Farewell to Professor Franco Preparata

The Department of Computer Science will bid a fond farewell to Professor Franco Preparata on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Preparata will become Professor Emeritus in 2014, and to commemorate this this occasion, he will give a lecture entitled "Revisiting Half a Century of Computer Science: A Farewell Conversation" at 4:00 …

HCRI Speaker Series Announced

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Brown University’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative (HCRI) is proud to feature a multidisciplinary Speaker Series that will showcase diverse and groundbreaking research undertaken by leaders in science, technology, design, and impact of robotics on society.The talks will be held on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Barus and Holley Room 190 …

Stefanie Tellex Named to List of AI's 10 to Watch

Dr. Stefanie Tellex, who joins the Department of Computer Science as Assistant Professor on September 1, 2013, has been named to the 2013 IEEE Intelligent Systems list of AI's 10 to Watch.Dr. Tellex's selection to this list was based on her research in probabilistic graphical models, human-robot interaction, and grounded …

Visiting Fellow Timothy Edgar comments on NSA surveillance, privacy rights, and the need for public debate

Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute whose International Relations seminar on cyber conflict has been attracting many computer science concentrators, has been much in the news lately as he provides regular commentary on the continuing revelations about NSA surveillance.Edgar has been quoted in stories in The New …

Ph.D. Student Jeff Rasley Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Science PhD graduate student Jeff Rasley has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a prestigious and highly competitive program.Jeff is broadly interested in networks, distributed systems, and security. His current research is on network profiling of "big data" workloads, which aims to better understand the interaction and performance …

Michael Littman Honored With 2013 AAAI Classic Paper Award

Michael LittmanThe Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has selected the 1994 paper Acting Optimally in Partially Observable Stochastic Domains by Anthony R. Cassandra, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, and Michael Littman, then a Brown CS graduate student, for a 2013 AAAI Classic Paper Award. This award was established in …

James Hays Named Manning Assistant Professor

The Department is delighted to announce that James Hays will be appointed Manning Assistant Professor of Computer Science effective July 1, 2013. The University’s endowed assistant professorships recognize the achievements of promising junior faculty members. “I am honored to be named a Manning assistant professor. This endowed position will help …

Chad Jenkins Named National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Associate Professor Chad Jenkins has been named a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. National Geographic's Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports the uniquely gifted and inspiring who are at the beginning of a promising career in exploration and whose recent accomplishments show a potential for future breakthroughs.“I am thrilled to …

Yudi Fu and Douglas McErlean CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Honorable Mentions

Yudi Fu and Douglas McErlean received honorable mentions from the 2013 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award program. The program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.Yudi Fu works in Professor Andy van Dam’s Graphics Lab on the …

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