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Eli Upfal was recently awarded a substantial research grant from Yahoo! for his research on algorithms for large-scale stochastic data. He intends to develop a theoretically well-founded framework for the design and analysis of algorithms for a number of large-scale web-related applications. The primary efforts of this work will focus on two areas:

1) Computing ...

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Undergraduate student Theodor Moldovan was recently selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2009. The 2009 awards mark the twelfth consecutive year that Brown CS students have been recognized by this competition.

Teodor will graduate in May with full majors in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics. His ...

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Andy van Dam was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich, his fourth such honor. This degree honors Andy’s fundamental contributions to research and development of graphics in general and interactive graphical user interfaces in particular. He is also known for pioneering work on multiple hypertext systems, starting in 1967 with the Hypertext Editing ...

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The IEEE Board of Directors, at its meeting on November 12, 2008, has elevated Roberto Tamassia to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2009, “for contributions to graph drawing and computer-science education.”

The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in ...

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2008-1028.black.pngBrown computer scientists have developed a program that creates an accurate computerized image of a person's body even when the subject is clothed. The technology could be useful in in fashion, film, forensics, sports medicine, and video gaming.

Imagine you are a police detective trying to identify a suspect wearing a trench coat, baggy pants ...

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David Laidlaw was recently presented with the IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding technical work in the area of multi-valued data visualization. His work, which visually portrays a lot of data simultaneously, has been presented at IEEE Visualization. The award was given by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee on ...

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The Department of Computer Science at Brown University was mentioned as one of the seven most influential institutions in the area of middleware technology in a recent issue of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. According to authors Wolfgang Emmerich, Mikio Aoyama and Joe Sventek, “Without researchers laying the foundations in Computer Science departments ...

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Pascal Van Hentenryck was recently honored with a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université catholique de Louvain in recognition of his fundamental contributions to constraint programming, his remarkable scientific and technological impact in the optimization field, as well as the industrial applications of his research. Along with Pascal, the other recipients of this honorary doctorate ...

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The National Science Foundation has recently awarded to Brown University funding in the expected overall amount of $2.2 million for the research projects of six faculty members: Michael Black, Maurice Herlihy, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Anna Lysyanskaya, Roberto Tamassia and Andy van Dam.

Michael Black Michael’s project, entitled “Detailed Human Shape and Pose from Images,” ...

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2008-0908.promotions.pngTop Row (L-R): Professors John "Spike" Hughes and David Laidlaw Bottom Row: Associate Professors Anna Lysyanskaya and Amy Greenwald

The Department is excited to announce the promotions of John “Spike” Hughes and David Laidlaw to Professor and Amy Greenwald and Anna Lysyanskaya to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2008. “These faculty members are ...

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