Category – Awards

Brown CS PhD Student Fumeng Yang Wins A Computing Innovation Fellowship 2021


Brown CS PhD student Fumeng Yang has just received a Computing Innovation fellowship, which will support her to join Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2022. The Computing Innovation fellowship aids recent and soon-to-be PhD computing graduates whose job search was hampered by the continued disruption COVID-19 has had on academic job hiring practices and the economy. 

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 …

Leonhard Spiegelberg Wins A Facebook Fellowship


Brown CS  PhD student  Leonhard Spiegelberg has received a Facebook Fellowship for his research on systems for big data analytics. His paper “Tuplex: Data Science in Python at Native Code Speed”  was also published at the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data conference.The Facebook Fellowship provides awards to …, Cofounded By Brown CS Alum Guan Wang, Is Named A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

None, co-founded by Brown CS alum Guan "Royal" Wang, is a human-centered artificial intelligence (AI) company. Originating from the Harvard Innovation Lab, it provides fully-automated grading AI for K-12 subjects, application programming interfaces for optical character recognition, AI-driven financial products, and other personalized services. Last month, it was named a Technology Pioneer by the …