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Professor Jeff Huang And 19 Students Crowdsource A Dataset Of 2200 Computer Science Faculty

Professor Jeff Huang and 19 students enrolled in his CS2951-L seminar on Human-Computer Interaction released the first free dataset with information on the academic development of all professors in 50 top US Computer Science graduate programs.

As part of an assignment, the students were given a fixed budget in Amazon Mechanical Turk credit and were ...

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Michael Littman, Melwyn Pak Yong Ho, And Elyse McManus At CHI2014: Programming The Smart Home

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

The idea of a smart home sounds promising enough. Who doesn’t want a house full of automated gadgets — from light switches to appliances to heating systems — that know exactly when to turn on, turn off, heat up or power down?

But in order for all those ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb Wins ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award

Pedro Felzenszwalb, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Brown University, has just won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for his contributions to object recognition in pictures and video. It’s accompanied by a prize in the expected amount of $35,000.

Pedro is the first Brown faculty ...

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Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology Named A Notable Book

Maurice Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology has just been selected by Computing Reviews as a Best of 2013 Notable Book. The entire list is available at the Computing Reviews site. Congratulations, Maurice!

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Sorin Istrail Receives NSF Grant For Haplotype Reconstruction Algorithms

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Sorin Istrail has received funding for the NSF grant “Genome-Wide Algorithms for Haplotype Reconstruction and Beyond: A Combined Haplotype Assembly and Identical-by-Descent Tracts Approach”. Human genomes are diploids, which means that each human has two haplotypes, one inherited ...

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Alumnus David Blei '97 Wins ACM Award

Professors John Savage and Michael Littman share the news that BrownCS alumnus David Blei '97 has won an ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences for his development of powerful modeling techniques to speed information retrieval from large data collections.

Michael says, "I'm really excited for David. I got to work with him a ...

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Erik Sudderth Wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Erik Sudderth of Brown University’s Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work on Bayesian nonparametric learning for large-scale structure discovery. It’s accompanied by a grant in the expected amount of more than $509,000. He joins multiple previous Brown CS faculty winners, including ...

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