Undergraduate student Colin Gordon was recently selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2008.
Colin's research was on a form of consistent, transactional updates in a modeling formalism called Abstract State Machines. The work resulted in a paper published at the ASM 2007 workshop. The paper was co-authored with two other Brown undergrads, Leo Meyerovich (who won a CRA Honorable Mention last year) and Joel Weinberger, and their professor, Shriram Krishnamurthi. Colin has also done research on dynamic contention management for software transactional memory with Maurice Herlihy.
Colin's service record is also exemplary. This year he is one of two undergraduates responsible for organizing and running the undergraduate TA program for the department. He has also TAed several courses over the years. In addition to all this academic experience, he has interned at Sun Microsystems, Network Appliance, and Wexford Capital.
Brown CS now has an unbroken eleven year run of students being recognized in this competition. Chair Roberto Tamassia was thrilled at Colin's inclusion in this prestigious list. He added, "We believe the department's long history of involving undergraduates in research and education has contributed to Colin's success."