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We’re impressed and intrigued to learn from Selim Tezel (M.Sc. ’02) that one of the computer-generated images in his Brown master's project, “Traveling Salesman's Sketchpad” (TSSP 1.0), is on view at Manifest 2003, a juried digital visual arts festival (part of the international Boston Cyberarts Festival). The opening reception is Thursday ...

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David Laidlaw has just been awarded a prestigious Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship for 2003-04. These fellowships are awarded to junior non-tenured members of the faculty either to recognize significant accomplishments in innovative teaching or for curricular improvements. They may also facilitate the preparation of new contributions to the undergraduate curriculum. The recipient of a Henry ...

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We’re happy to announce that two CS Department members have received this year’s Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Awards.

Prof. Amy Greenwald will work with Prof. Pedro Dal Bo of Economics on "The Power of Advice: Experimental Evidence on Correlated Equilibria”. Correlated equilibria generalize Nash equilibria by relaxing the assumption of independence to allow ...

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We're delighted to announce that Leah Pearlman, a Brown junior and candidate for the Sc.B. in Computer Science, has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for next year. This scholarship covers 100% of the 2003-04 tuition and also includes a 12-week salaried summer intership at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. Competition for these scholarships was ...

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We’re happy to report that this year we received 545 applications to our graduate program, vs. 303 last year (numbers were similar in previous years). Some of this flattering increase, we realize, is probably due to the dismal state of the economy – anecdotal evidence suggests that other schools are seeing the same sorts of ...

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The second annual Kanellakis Memorial Lecture was presented on December 4 by Prof. Christos Papadimitriou of the University of California, Berkeley. This lecture series is in memory of Paris Kanellakis, a prominent computer scientist and Brown faculty member who died with his family in an airplane crash in December 1995.

Papadimitriou, a major figure in ...

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CS undergrads Hanna Rohde, Adam Kirsch and Ben Sigelman have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's 2003 Outstanding Undergraduate Award program. Many congratulations, all!

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Max Salvas, CS's long-time (since '83!) Hardware Technician, has just won an award in President Simmons' new Staff Bonus Program for Extraordinary Achievement in 2001-02. He was recognized for his energy and initiative in almost single-handedly building all CS's machines for our most recent equipment upgrade.

In the past we've done our ...

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Great news! Pascal Van Hentenryck has just been awarded the 2002 INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) prize for research excellence in the interface between operations research and computer science. INFORMS is the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences; its Computing Society has awarded this prize since 1986.

The objectives of this prize are (1 ...

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On November 7, at 7 pm, CS's own Assistant Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi will be on a three-person panel on "The Role of Writing in Teaching Science". This panel, sponsored by the Writing Fellows Program and held in the Petterutti Lounge, will be of particular interest to CS majors, many of whom have long ...

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