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Anna Lysyanskaya was recently awarded a Google Faculty Research Award in the amount of $43,000 to fund research on the applications of cryptography in the cloud to obtain a single password.

The funding will be used study password-authenticated secret sharing that allows users to distribute data among several servers so that the ...

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Barb Meier has been selected to receive the Philip J. Bray Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences. The award will be presented to Barb at the Teaching Awards Ceremony on May 6, 4pm-6pm, in Pembroke 305. In addition to the recognition of her achievements, Barb will receive a professional ...

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that David Notkin ’77 passed away early this week following a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Cathy, his children Emma and Akiva, and his sister Debbie. David was a Professor and the Bradley Chair at the University of Washington and was a world ...

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Maurice Herlihy, a computer science professor at Brown University, has been named the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his contributions to multiprocessor computation.

Herlihy, whose research focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent and distributed computing, was recognized for his “fundamental contributions to the theory ...

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Herlihy honored as NAE member

Maurice Herlihy, professor of computer science, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Herlihy was honored for his work on concurrent computing techniques for linearizability, nonblocking data structures, and transactional memory. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have ...

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The Department is delighted to announce the addition of Stefanie Tellex to the faculty roster as an assistant professor, starting in the fall semester.

“We are very excited to welcome Stefanie to the department,” said Chair Roberto Tamassia. “She has outstanding creativity and unbounded energy. Her expertise in robotics and natural language understanding is highly ...

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Members of the CS department, including Pedro FelzenszwalbJames Hays, Chad JenkinsMichael Littman  and Eli Upfal, participated in the Initiative in Human-Robot Interaction’s inaugural symposium on Monday, December 10. The symposium was organized by Chad, Michael, and Bertram Malle(CLPS) and was sponsored by the Department of Computer Science, the Digital Society Initiative ...

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, recently elevated Roberto Tamassiato Fellowfor “contributions to graph drawing, algorithms and data structures and to computer science education.”

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Roberto, who joined the department in 1988, works on information security, design and analysis of algorithms, graph drawing, geometric computing ...

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On December 6, 2012, Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, delivered the 12th Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture. This lecture series has been held annually by the department in honor of Paris on or around his birthday. In a standing-room only lecture, Dr. Dwork kindly devoted an introduction to Paris, mentioning their close ...

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The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields, elected Anna Lysyanskayato its Board of Directors in a recent election.

Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries.

The ...