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Along with coauthor J. Eliot B. Moss, Maurice Herlihy was recently given an award for the most influential paper by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group - Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Computer Society Technical Community on Computer Architecture (IEEE-CS TCCA) for his 1993 paper, Transactional Memory ...

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Q: How did you end up in Computer Science?

A: Long story short: As an undergraduate, I concentrated in math and I spent lots of time hanging out with grad students in Harvard’s math department, enough time to convince me that I did not want to be a math grad student. After I graduated, I ...

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Q: How did you end up in Computer Science?

A: I took a course about computers at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia around 1965 and never looked back.

Q: You’ve consistently taught the Introduction to Software Engineering course. How has the course evolved? What about the students?

A: Actually I taught the courses that kept ...

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On Friday, May 30, Chad Jenkins and the Brown Robotics Group hosted the Fourth Annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS). Researchers from Clark University, the University of Connecticut, Dartmouth, ENERGID, Harvard, MIT, Olin College, Roger Williams University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Union College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale attended the one-day ...

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