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Brown CS hit it pretty big in Monday's New York Times business section: three of the eight people quoted in the front-page article `Technology Climate is Gloomy, but Its Future Still Seems Bright' are Brown CSers.

Seema Ramchandani Sc.B. '02 got the best ink: she's both quoted -- saying, among other things, that ...

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Seven people from this department received PhD degrees at last month's graduation ceremonies. They are:

Michael Benjamin, `Interval Programming: A Multi-Objective Optimization Model for Motion Planning in Autonomous Vehicles' (advisor: Leslie Kaelbling). Mike is now a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT.

Stina Bridgeman, `Techniques and Tools for Graph Drawing ...

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We're delighted to announce that, with Tom Dean stepping down, Eli Upfal has agreed to take over as Chair of this department effective July 1, 2002. Eli joined the department in 1997 from the Weizmann Institute and IBM Almaden Research Center.

As Chair since 1997, Tom's contributions to the department have been incalculable ...

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The Computing Research Association (CRA) has selected Andries van Dam as the winner of its 2002 Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding leadership in the computing field, both within his subdiscipline and within computing as a whole. The award will be presented on July 15 at the CRA Conference at Snowbird. Congratulations to Andy for ...

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year` CAREER grant to Amy Greenwald of this department. CAREER grants are, NSF says, their `most prestigious awards for new faculty members' to `recognize and support the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees ...

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Andy van Dam Receives Teaching Award

Andy van Dam is among the three recipients of the 2001 Harriet W. Sheridan Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning. The others to receive the award are Sheila Bonde, of the History of Art and Architecture Department, and James McIlwaine, of Biomed Neuroscience.

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Eli Upfal of this department has been elected a fellow of the IEEE. This designation is conferred by the IEEE board of directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields. Upfal was selected for contributions to theoretical aspects of computer science and engineering. Congratulations, Eli!

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Tuesday, March 12, is the date for the spring general career fair, which CS co-sponsors with the Career Services office. Career Services has been looking for a new location on campus larger than Sayles Hall, but smaller than the Athletic Center, where it was last held. For this event they've settled on Alumnae Hall ...

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One lunchtime a couple of weeks ago, on our way to the Athletic Center via Meeting St. (next to Wheeler's playing field), Trina Avery and Suzi Howe were thrilled to see a hawk eating his lunch--a grey squirrel (a fresh kill, which I regret we did not witness, although the meter maid did!). What ...

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