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Category – Awards

Learnable.ai, Cofounded By Brown CS Alum Guan Wang, Is Named A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

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Learnable.ai, co-founded by Brown CS alum Guan "Royal" Wang, is a human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) company. Originating from the Harvard Innovation Lab, it provides fully-automated grading AI for K-12 subjects, application programming interfaces for optical character recognition, AI-driven financial products, and other personalized services. Last month, it was named a Technology Pioneer by the …

Sohini Ramachandran Receives The Philip J. Bray Award For Excellence In Teaching In The Physical Sciences

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Professor Sohini Ramachandran of Brown University's Center for Computational Molecular Biology  and Brown CS has just been awarded the Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Physical Sciences.Each year the Dean of the Faculty gives out five different awards to recognize continued excellence in teaching. The Philip …

Eli Upfal And Collaborators Receive ACM's Paris Kanellakis Theory And Practice Award

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This week, Professor Eli Upfal of Brown CS and his collaborators received one of theoretical computer science's  highest honors, an award that also pays tribute to Eli's predecessor at Brown University. Together with Yossi Azar (Tel Aviv University), Andrei Broder (Google Research), Anna Karlin (University of Washington), and Michael Mitzenmacher (Harvard University), Upfal has won the Association …

Twenty-Two Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

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Brown CS has just announced that it has recognized 22 graduating seniors for their academic accomplishments as well as their service to the department this year.  Shira Abramovich, Stephanie Alvarado, Griffin Beels, Matthew Berg, Jessica Dai, Nam Do, Mary Dong, Kevin Du, Giselle Garcia, Symone Houston, Isa Milefchik, Casey Nelson, Amelia O'Halloran, Angel Rodriguez, Dylan Sam, …

Cousins, Lim, Martinez, Wrenn, And Zamanian Win University And ACM Distinctions

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The close of the Spring, 2021 semester has brought a number of new honors for Brown CS. Five students earned distinctions for their academic achievement, their dissertations, and their professional and teaching excellence from the Association for Computing Machinery and from the University:   Doctoral graduate Cyrus Cousins has received the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation …

Alum Dr. Barbara Gershon Ryder (Brown 1969) Wins NCWIT's Harrold And Notkin Research And Graduate Mentoring Award

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"Dr. Ryder is a high achiever in her research, mentoring and diversity service," notes Professor and Department Head Calvin J. Ribbens of Virginia Tech in his recommendation letter for Brown CS alum Barbara Ryder. "As the first woman at Professor II (an honorific professorial grade above full professor) in the Computer Science …

Anna Lysyanskaya And Ritambhara Singh Win Salomon Awards

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Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown CS and Professor Ritambhara Singh of Brown CS and Brown University's Center for Computational Molecular Biology have each just received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award. The award, given annually by Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research, was established to support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding …

Andy van Dam Has Been Named A Computer History Museum Fellow

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2021 brings a new honor for Brown CS Professor Andries "Andy" van Dam, who has just been named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum (CHM) for a lifetime of contributions to computer graphics, hypertext, and education. Located in Mountain View, California, CHM presents stories and artifacts of the information age and explores the computing …