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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elevated Tom Dean to Fellow for his development of dynamic Bayes networks and anytime algorithms.

Tom is currently a staff research scientist at Google, Mountain View, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science here at Brown. He is known in AI for his work on the role of ...

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The National Science Foundation has recently awarded to Brown University funding in the expected overall amount of $2.2 million for the research projects of six faculty members: Michael Black, Maurice Herlihy, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Anna Lysyanskaya, Roberto Tamassia and Andy van Dam.

Michael Black Michael’s project, entitled “Detailed Human Shape and Pose from Images,” ...

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Along with coauthor J. Eliot B. Moss, Maurice Herlihy was recently given an award for the most influential paper by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group - Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Computer Society Technical Community on Computer Architecture (IEEE-CS TCCA) for his 1993 paper, Transactional Memory ...

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Q: How did you end up in Computer Science?

A: Long story short: As an undergraduate, I concentrated in math and I spent lots of time hanging out with grad students in Harvard’s math department, enough time to convince me that I did not want to be a math grad student. After I graduated, I ...

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Undergraduate student Colin Gordon was recently selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Award competition for 2008.

Colin's research was on a form of consistent, transactional updates in a modeling formalism called Abstract State Machines. The work resulted in a paper published at the ASM 2007 workshop. The paper ...

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Professor Maurice Herlihy was awarded a $75,000 Microsoft gift for research in Software Transactional Memory. Herlihy will use the gift to continue development of SXM, a C# software transactional memory package he developed while on sabbatical at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Transactional memory is an alternative computational model in which threads synchronize by optimistic transactions ...

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized 34 of its members for their contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. The new ACM Fellows, from some of the world’s leading industries, research labs, and universities made significant advances that are having lasting effects on the lives of citizens ...

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Maurice Herlihy has won the Gödel Prize for the year 2004 for his paper "The Topological Structure of Asynchronous Computability" (coauthored with Nur Shavit) (JACM 46, 6 (1999)). Other winners were Michael Saks and Fotios Zaharoglou, "Wait-Free k-Set Agreement Is Impossible: the Topology of Public Knowledge" (SIAM J. Computing 29, 5 (2000)).

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We heard yesterday that Maurice Herlihy's paper on 'wait-free synchronization'is the 2003 winner of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing. The Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing is given to an outstanding paper on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory and/or practice of ...

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Five students received their PhDs at Brown's May 2000 graduation, and a sixth has finished her PhD since then. Congratulations, all!

Costas Busch, "A Study on Distributed Structures" (advisor: Maurice Herlihy). Costas is now an assistant professor at RPI.

Jose G. Castanos, "Parallel Adaptive Unstructured Computation" (advisor: John Savage). Jose is now ...