Each year, Brown University's Dean of the Faculty recognizes Brown faculty members with five excellence awards. Three are reserved for colleagues in other disciplines, but one of the remaining two awards is open to all assistant professors and lecturers, and the other is available to faculty in all of the physical sciences. This year, the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) won both of them.
Michael Littman won the Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Physical Sciences, which recognizes Brown faculty members for sustained and continued excellence in teaching. He's the fifth Brown CS faculty member to win the Award, and he joins recent winners Barbara Meier and Philip Klein. Paul Valiant won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching for the physical or life sciences, which recognizes faculty who hold the rank of assistant professor or lecturer.
The full list is available here.
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