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Roberto Tamassia Named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS) , an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association, recently elected Roberto Tamassia to Fellow for “distinguished contributions to algorithms and data structures, particularly for pioneering …

Brown awarded $1.5M for new Big Data tools

Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael, from left, are developing Big Data analytical tools that make sense of large datasets and eliminate the noise of data errors. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University By Kevin Stacey As datasets expand and new generations of faster computers arrive, users urgently require more powerful …

Computer program can identify rough sketches

Ears and whiskers are a hint...Computers can recognize photos and careful drawings of rabbits, but quick sketches by non-artists ... not so much. by Kevin Stacey Computers are good at speed, numbers, and massive amounts of data, but understanding the content of a simple drawing is more difficult. Researchers at …

Shriram Krishnamurthi Wins SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award

Shriram Krishnamurthi was recently awarded the first ever SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. The award was given by SIGPLAN, ACM's Special Interest Group on programming languages, to recognize outstanding contributions by young investigators in this area. The official award announcement refers to Shriram as "a prolific researcher who brings …

Three Day Startup Successfully Launched at Brown

Undergrad Anne Kenyon founded Brown’s 3 Day Startup (3DS) weekend, which was held in early April with the support of the department, Google, 10Gen, and Teespring. The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. Work space was available for an …

Maurice Herlihy Wins Second Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize

Maurice Herlihy, along with co-author Eliot Moss, was awarded the 2012 ACM-EATCS Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. This Prize is awarded to outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory or practice of distributed computing have been evident for at least …

Barbara Meier Appointed Senior Lecturer

The department is thrilled to announce that Barbara Meier ’83, M ’87, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Barb teaches computer animation, where she focuses on aesthetics and storytelling as much as technical aspects in her courses which include Introduction to Animation and Intermediate Computer Animation. Before teaching at Brown, …

Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi Promoted to Professor

The Department is excited to announce the promotions of Ugur Çetintemel and Shriram Krishnamurthi to Professor, effective July 1, 2012. “These faculty members are internationally respected and highly visible in their areas of expertise and have a strong commitment to teaching and advising,” said Department Chair Roberto Tamassia. “We are …

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