Brown CS News

Archive – October 2019

David Laidlaw Has Been Named To The IEEE Visualization Academy


The IEEE VIS Conference is an annual conference held by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is regarded as the foremost gathering of researchers focused on scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics. This year, the conference’s Visualization Academy Selection Committee has announced that Professor David Laidlaw of  …

Amy Greenwald Gives A Keynote At UEMCON


"Parametric mechanisms," says Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown CS, "are multiagent systems inhabited by strategic agents, with knobs that can be adjusted to achieve specific goals.  For example, a network designer might seek a design that minimizes congestion assuming selfish agents."In a recent Research Keynote Series address ("Learning Equilibria in Simulation-Based …

Paul Valiant Wins The Test Of Time Award At The Theory Of Cryptography Conference


The Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) is an International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) conference that focuses on paradigms, approaches, and techniques used to conceptualize, define, and provide solutions to natural cryptographic problems and computer security concerns. With a single author paper from 2008 ("Incrementally Verifiable Computation or Proofs of …