Archive – 2014

Maurice Herlihy Elected National Academy Of Inventors Fellow


Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Maurice Herlihy for his recent election as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). “It’s very gratifying to join such a distinguished group,” says Maurice, the first member of Brown CS faculty to receive this honor.The NAI is a …

John Savage Appointed An EastWest Institute Professorial Fellow


Professor John Savage of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just been appointed a Professorial Fellow of the EastWest Institute (EWI), an international, non-partisan organization with a three-decade history of addressing problems that threaten regional and global stability. The appointment is testament to Savage’s pioneering achievements in the …

Chad Jenkins And His Team Help Develop NASA Software


by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)A group of computer scientists from Brown were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the Robonaut 2 and other NASA robots. The coding marathon, known in the computer science …

Stefanie Tellex Wins Best Paper Award (Video Of Her Talk Below)


Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just won the Best Paper Award at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, widely considered the top single-track conference in robotics. Her paper, “Asking for Help using Inverse Semantics”, was co-authored with Ross Knepper of MIT, Adrian …

ACM Honors Maurice Herlihy On His 60th Birthday


It’s not the number of years, it’s what Brown Computer Science Professor Maurice Herlihy has accomplished during them.“Transactional memory and combinatorial topology are really, really far apart!” comments his colleague, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi. “Maurice has had accomplishments that can safely be called career-making in three or four different fields. Someone …

BrownCS Celebrates 35 Years


by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)As the Brown community came together to celebrate Commencement in the University’s 250th year, computer science alumni reunited this weekend to celebrate another anniversary. This year marks the 35th year of Brown’s Department of Computer Science , which was founded in 1979.Much has …