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To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle.

Yes, that’s a dance move, but it’s also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University.

The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns ...

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Tom Doeppner Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance

The themes of collegiality and collaboration were unavoidable as colleagues and friends reflected on the news that Thomas W. Doeppner, Associate Professor (Research) and Vice Chair of the Computer Science Department, had just received Brown University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance. He joins previous winner John Savage of the Department, who ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected to receive a 2014 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society.  Felzenszwalb will be honored “for the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video.”

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions ...

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Laidlaw.jpg David Laidlaw, Professor of Computer Science, has been named a 2014 IEEE Fellow for contributions to data visualization and analytics. His main contributions to computer science are threefold: developing scientific data visualization solutions; pioneering evaluation of visualization software for scientific inquiry; and transitioning visualization insights to quantitative evidence.

The software systems and techniques developed by ...

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Franco_Preparata.jpg The Department of Computer Science will bid a fond farewell to Professor Franco Preparata on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Preparata will become Professor Emeritus in 2014, and to commemorate this occasion, he will give a lecture entitled "Revisiting Half a Century of Computer Science: A Farewell Conversation" at 4:00 pm in CIT 368. A ...

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Yudi Fu and Douglas McErlean received honorable mentions from the 2013 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award program. The program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research.


Yudi Fu works in Professor Andy van Dam’s Graphics Lab on the creation of three ...

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Jeff.Huang.jpeg The Department is delighted to announce that Jeff Huang will be joining its faculty as assistant professor beginning August 1, 2013.

Jeff’s research seeks to understand user interactions to drive new applications at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval. Jeff expects to receive his Ph.D. in Information Science in June 2013 ...

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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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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.”


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

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Tamassia.jpg The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association, recently elected Roberto Tamassiato Fellowfor “distinguished contributions to algorithms and data structures, particularly for pioneering work on graph drawing, and to ...