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Michael Littman And Ben Raphael Win OVPR Seed Awards

Two members of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Professors Michael Littman and Ben Raphael (also Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology) have received Seed Awards from Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to help them compete more successfully for large-scale, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grants. They ...

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Chad Jenkins Wins Romer Prize For Undergraduate Advising And Mentoring

Selected by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators, Professor Chad Jenkins of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Karen T. Romer Prize for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, created in 2004 to recognize and reward two faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary care in attending to the academic ...

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James Hays Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is excited to announce the promotion of James Hays to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2015.

“James’s research has already made remarkable impact at the intersection of computer graphics and vision,” says Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel. “His promotion is a ...

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Jeff Huang Wins NSF CRII Grant And Salomon Award

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Less than two years after his arrival at Brown University’s Computer Science Department, Assistant Professor Jeff Huang has received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award from Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research as well ...

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Rodrigo Fonseca Wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Rodrigo Fonseca of Brown University’s Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work on understanding the performance of distributed systems through causal tracing. He joins multiple previous Brown CS faculty winners, including (most recently) Erik Sudderth, James Hays, Ben Raphael, and Chad Jenkins. CAREER Awards ...

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Ugur Cetintemel Wins IEEE Data Engineering (ICDE) 2015 Influential Paper Award

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Ugur Cetintemel, who has won the "IEEE Data Engineering (ICDE) 2015 Influential Paper Award". The award honors the authors of the paper deemed most influential from ten years ago. The award celebrates the ICDE 2005 paper "One Size Fits All": An Idea Whose Time Has ...

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James Hays Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

"My goal is for computers to understand images as humans do," says Assistant Professor James Hays of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), "and for computers to use this understanding to help people interact with and create imagery in new ways."

Hays has just been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow ...

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Maurice Herlihy To Join Concurrency Experts At LASER Summer School On Software Engineering

Continuing his strong start to 2015, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Computer Science Departmentis peering outward through Providence snow to a sunny Mediterranean isle. He's been invited to serve with five colleagues as a speaker at the LASER Summer School on Software Engineering (this year, titled "Concurrency: The Next Frontiers"), held ...

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"Let's get one thing straight," explains Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science. "A world in which humans are enslaved or destroyed by superintelligent machines of our own creation is purely science fiction. Like every other technology, AI has risks and benefits, but we cannot let fear dominate the conversation ...

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Faculty Position Applications Accepted Until February 4

As of Jan 21, we have reopened the Interfolio site for applications. Since we're already well along in the selection process, only exceptional applications will be considered.  After Feb 4, the process will be too far along for us to consider any further applications at all.

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