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Nabeel Gillani was recently awarded the Brown University Distinguished Senior Thesis Award for his honors thesis, Joint Assessment and Restoration of Power Systems. Pascal Van Hentenryck was Nabeel’s advisor and Carleton Coffrin’s research was the starting point of the thesis.

The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduate students across the university. Award recipients ...

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Computer Science Ph.D. students Connor Gramazio and Mark Leiserson recently received fellowships from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a prestigious and highly competitive program.

Connor Gramzaio is interested in researching interactive visualization, and how such systems can be used to explore and analyze the ever-increasing amount of data that surround us ...

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2012-0411.maurice.pngMaurice Herlihy "We always said that parallel machines with more than one processor were going to be important someday, but nobody knew when it would happen." Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

In 1993, Maurice Herlihy along with Eliot Moss of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invented transactional memory in the paper: Transactional Memory: Architectural ...

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PhD Student Eric Sodomka was recently selected as a finalist for a Facebook Fellowship. Eric is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate, performing work on autonomous trading agents with advisor Amy Greenwald. His research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and economics, focusing predominantly on decision making under uncertainty, game theory, and mechanism design ...

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James Hays is the latest faculty recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a highly selective grant that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future.

The research funded by James’s CAREER grant aims to understand, represent, and enhance scenes at the Internet-scale. James and ...

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The Association for Computational Linguistics recently named Eugene Charniak among its founding group of Fellows for his significant contributions to natural language parsing. The ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary.

He was also awarded the 2011 Calvin & Rose G Hoffman Prize for a Distinguished Publication ...

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In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

The University of Nantes recently presented Pascal Van Hentenryck with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa at the 2011 ceremony ...

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Undergraduate student Nathan Malkin was recently selected for honorable mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2012.

Nathan began research with David Laidlaw his freshman year. As part of the Visualization Research Lab's collaboration with brain scientists, he worked to develop tools for selection, processing, and analysis of streamlines ...

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The department is thrilled to announce that Nabeel N. Gillani ‘12 has been elected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012. Nabeel is the first Brown computer science student to receive this honor and was selected from a pool of 830 candidates.

Nabeel, majoring in applied mathematics and computer science, has also served as ...

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2011-1025.beneli.pngComputer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

Computer scientists Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, and Ben Raphael designed software to focus on groups of genes. “Instead of identifying individual players,” Raphael asked, “can we identify the conspiracy?” Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown ...