Articles by Jesse Polhemus

Greenwald, Brown CS Students, And Collaborators Win Three Awards At The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition's Supply Chain Management League


The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition (ANAC) is now in its eleventh year of bringing together researchers from the negotiation community and spawning novel research in the field of autonomous agent design. Most recently, it was held at the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in August of 2021, and Brown CS Professor Amy Greenwald, a team of Brown CS students, and a team of Turkish collaborators earned two awards in the competition's Supply Chain Management League (SCML).

A Brown CS Team Takes Third Place At The Thirteenth AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition


Last week, a two-person Brown CS team achieved a significant honor in the field of applied optimization. "Flamerunners" was composed of Master's student Shamay Samuel and alum Enrique Areyan Viqueira, and coached by Professor Serdar Kadioglu. After being chosen as a finalist from a pool of fourteen applicants, they won third place at the …

Brown CS Alum Scott A. Smolka Wins The 2021 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize In Distributed Computing


Brown CS alum Scott A. Smolka was recently named a co-recipient of the 2021 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for the pioneering paper “CCS Expressions, Finite State Processes, and Three Problems of Equivalence”. The Dijkstra Prize is awarded to distinguished papers that have significantly impacted either the theory …

Providence Is America's 8th Best City To Go Carless


Based on a series of metrics (walking, biking, commuting, safety, and weather), LawnStarter recently ranked Providence the eighth best city in America to live without a car. Brown University's home town beat out Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia, among others. The full article is here.For more information, click the link that follows to …

Ernesto Zaldivar Was Named One Of USC's Best Election Cybersecurity Presenters


University of Southern California (USC)'s Election Cybersecurity Initiative is a new, non-partisan, independent project, supported by Google, to help protect campaigns and elections by conducting cybersecurity workshops in all 50 states. Brown CS faculty member Ernesto Zaldivar, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (Computer Science and Policy Tracks) for Brown's Master of …