On October 4, Maurice Herlihy of Brown CS gave a keynote address at the 25th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, focusing on how it is necessary to rethink classical correctness conditions for distributed systems when dealing with cross-blockchain transactions.
Late last year, Brown CS faculty member Vasileios (Vasilis) Kemerlis won the Top Reviewer Award for his work as a program committee member for the 2023 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CSS), the 30th anniversary of the conference, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. This award is given annually to the most influential reviewers for work and service provided at CCS, which is ACM’s flagship conference on computer security.
The 18th Association for Computing Machinery Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security
was held from July 10 to July 14 in Melbourne, Australia. Bestowed annually, the ACM ASIACCS Distinguished Paper Award
is given to outstanding papers presented at the conference. Brown CS
faculty members Vasileios Kemerlis
and Nikos Vasilakis
and visiting research fellow Grigoris Ntousakis
received the 2023 award for their paper, “BinWrap: Hybrid Protection Against Native Node.js Add-Ons
”. Other collaborators include George Christou of FORTH-ICS (Foundation for Research and Technology – Institute of Computer Science) in Crete, Greece, Sotiris Ioannidis of the Technical University of Crete, …
Joshua Yang, a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, won first-place in the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2023) Student Research Competition (SRC) held in Hamburg, Germany, for his research with Jeff Huang, Brown CS faculty member and researcher in human-computer interaction. Joshua’s winning research, “Animated Patterns: Applying Dynamic Patterns to Vector Illustrations”, was accepted for publication this February and competed against other accepted SRC submissions at the conference in April.
Faculty member Malte Schwarzkopf, head of the ETOS and Systems groups of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), has been chosen by Brown’s graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation. The other recipient was James Morone, John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies.
Every year, the International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB
) bestows its Test of Time Award on regular or special issue papers presented at the conference that were influential in providing a major stepping stone for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. In April, the 2023 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, recognized the paper
“De Novo Discovery of Mutated Driver Pathways in Cancer” presented at RECOMB 2011
and authored by Brown CS
faculty member Eli Upfal
, Fabio Vandin, now at the University of Padova,Italy, and Ben Raphael, now …
At this year’s EuroSys conference held in Rome, Italy, a paper by Brown CS faculty member Malte Schwarzkopf was recognized with a 2023 Test of Time award. The paper, “Omega: flexible, scalable schedulers for large computer clusters,” was co-authored by Malte (as the lead author), Andy Konwinski of UC Berkeley, and Michael Abd-El-Malek and John Wilkes of Google. Bestowed annually, the award recognizes one or more papers published at EuroSys ten years before deemed the most influential papers of that conference. A full list of the awardees from the conference is available here.