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Alumnus David Blei '97 Wins ACM Award

Professors John Savage and Michael Littman share the news that BrownCS alumnus David Blei '97 has won an ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences for his development of powerful modeling techniques to speed information retrieval from large data collections.

Michael says, "I'm really excited for David. I got to work with him a ...

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Erik Sudderth Wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Erik Sudderth of Brown University’s Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work on Bayesian nonparametric learning for large-scale structure discovery. It’s accompanied by a grant in the expected amount of more than $509,000. He joins multiple previous Brown CS faculty winners, including ...

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Iman Hajirasouliha Receives NSERC Fellowship

Postdoctoral Research Associate Iman Hajirasouliha of Brown University’s Computer Science Department and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB) has just received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for his proposal (“Algorithms for constructing ancestral history of deep-sequenced tumors”) on cancer heterogeneity. Iman is the second ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Appointed To EPIC Advisory Board


Brown University’s Computer Science Department congratulates Professor Anna Lysyanskaya on her appointment to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)’s Advisory Board.  She joins BrownCS alum danah boyd.  EPIC is a leading privacy organization, and its Advisory Board is a distinguished group of experts that often contribute to “friend of the court” briefs for ...

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Brown University Press Release Media Contact: Kevin Stacey

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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Zhiyu Liu and Maurice Herlihy Win Best Paper Award

Reached by phone after his recent shared triumph, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University’s Computer Science Department was feeling optimistic: “This is good news for programmers.” The paper that he co-wrote with PhD student Zhiyu Liu (“Well-Structured Futures and Cache Locality”) had just won the Best Paper Award at the Proceedings of the 19th ...

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Stefanie Tellex Receives Salomon Award

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of the Computer Science Department has just received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award from Brown University’s Office of the Vice-President for Research. She joins multiple previous winners from the Department, including Rodrigo Fonseca, Ugur Cetintemel, and John Jannotti. The award, given annually, was established to support excellence in ...