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Archive – 2021

Brown CS Alum Scott A. Smolka Wins The 2021 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize In Distributed Computing


Brown CS alum Scott A. Smolka was recently named a co-recipient of the 2021 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for the pioneering paper “CCS Expressions, Finite State Processes, and Three Problems of Equivalence”. The Dijkstra Prize is awarded to distinguished papers that have significantly impacted either the theory …

Ernesto Zaldivar Was Named One Of USC's Best Election Cybersecurity Presenters


University of Southern California (USC)'s Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a new, non-partisan, independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections by conducting cybersecurity workshops in all 50 states. Brown CS faculty member Ernesto Zaldivar, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (Computer Science and Policy Tracks) for Brown's Master of …

R. Iris Bahar Gives A Keynote At ASAP 2021


"Technological advancements have led to a proliferation of machine learning systems to assist humans in a wide range of tasks," writes Professor R. Iris Bahar of Brown CS. "However, we are still far from accurate, reliable, and resource-efficient operations for many of these systems. Despite the strengths of convolutional neural …

Leonhard Spiegelberg Wins A Facebook Fellowship


Brown CS  PhD student  Leonhard Spiegelberg has received a Facebook Fellowship for his research on systems for big data analytics. His paper “Tuplex: Data Science in Python at Native Code Speed”  was also published at the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data conference.The Facebook Fellowship provides awards to …, Cofounded By Brown CS Alum Guan Wang, Is Named A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

None, co-founded by Brown CS alum Guan "Royal" Wang, is a human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) company. Originating from the Harvard Innovation Lab, it provides fully-automated grading AI for K-12 subjects, application programming interfaces for optical character recognition, AI-driven financial products, and other personalized services. Last month, it was named a Technology Pioneer by the …