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The department is pleased to announce the addition of James Hays as a new faculty member. He will start at Brown in the spring of 2010 after serving as a Postdoctoral scholar at MIT and receiving his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. James’ research interests are in computer vision and computer graphics, focusing on ...

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The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence recently elevated Pascal Van Hentenryck to Fellow for his "significant contributions to constraint satisfaction and reasoning under uncertainty, the development of the widely used CHIP, Numerica, OPL, and Comet systems, and his pioneering role in the inception of constraint programming and its integration in operations research ...

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At Brown University’s 241st Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 24, 2009, the Computer Science Department awarded an all-time high of 42 Master of Science degrees. In addition, 56 bachelor’s degrees and seven Ph.D.s were conferred in the department’s 30th year. Chair Roberto Tamassia said, “Congratulations to the class of 2009! We enjoyed having ...

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Micha Elsner, a Ph.D. student researching natural language processing with Eugene Charniak and Mark Johnson in the Brown Laboratory for Linguistic Information Processing (BLLIP), was recently awarded an inaugural Google Fellowship. This two-year fellowship includes financial support for tuition and fees as well as funding for conference attendance and travel, a personal computer and ...

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The Artemis Project, an outreach program designed to encourage your women from local public schools to pursue careers in computer science, received an award from the Google RISE Program. Artemis is a five-week summer program in which its participants - female rising ninth graders - are exposed to the breadth of applications of computer science and are ...

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Computer Science Ph.D. students Andrew Bragdon, Jesse Butterfield and Trevor O’Brien recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program. Andrew is interested in human-computer interaction broadly, and in particular, developing methods of making computing tasks more fluid, natural and cognitively lightweight. His recent work ...

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The Career Development Awards from Brown's ADVANCE program are intended to help faculty establish new collaborations with colleagues at other institutions and explore new research directions. Funded with a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, the ADVANCE Program at Brown supports new initiatives for formal faculty development.

Amy plans to use the funds ...

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2009-0316.robot.pngBrown computer scientists have built a robot that can follow nonverbal commands from a person in a variety of environments -- indoors as well as outside -- all without having to adjust for variations in lighting.

Science Daily recently featured a piece on robotics research at Brown. The robotics group has demonstrated how a robot can follow ...

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The Providence Business News recently featured a piece on Michael Black’s work on advanced forensic video analysis. Last year, Michael contacted Rhode Island State Police Lt. Dennis Pincince, who leads the Criminal Investigations Unit, about working together. The pair received a collaborative research grant from the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council which paid ...

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Chad Jenkins was recently awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, the oldest and one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the United States. Chad's extraordinary work in human-robot interaction and robot learning, with a specific focus on robot learning from human demonstration, led to his inclusion in this elite group.

"The Sloan ...

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