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Ntousakis, Kemerlis, Vasilakis, And Collaborators Win The ACM ASIACCS ‘23 Distinguished Paper Award

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The 18th Association for Computing Machinery Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security was held from July 10 to July 14 in Melbourne, Australia. Bestowed annually, the ACM ASIACCS Distinguished Paper Award is given to outstanding papers presented at the conference. Brown CS faculty members Vasileios Kemerlis and Nikos Vasilakis and visiting research fellow Grigoris Ntousakis received the 2023 award for their paper, “BinWrap: Hybrid Protection Against Native Node.js Add-Ons”. Other collaborators include George Christou of FORTH-ICS (Foundation for Research and Technology – Institute of Computer Science) in Crete, Greece, Sotiris Ioannidis of the Technical University of Crete, …

Brown CS Student Joshua Yang Earns First-Place At The ACM CHI ‘23 Student Research Competition

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Joshua Yang, a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, won first-place in the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2023) Student Research Competition (SRC) held in Hamburg, Germany, for his research with Jeff Huang, Brown CS faculty member and researcher in human-computer interaction. Joshua’s winning research, “Animated Patterns: Applying Dynamic Patterns to Vector Illustrations”, was accepted for publication this February and competed against other accepted SRC submissions at the conference in April.

 

 

Malte Schwarzkopf Receives A Hazeltine Citation For Excellence In Teaching, Guidance, And Support

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Faculty member Malte Schwarzkopf, head of the ETOS and Systems groups of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), has been chosen by Brown’s graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation. The other recipient was James Morone, John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies.

 

Eli Upfal And Collaborators Receive A 2023 RECOMB Test Of Time Award

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Every year, the International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) bestows its Test of Time Award on regular or special issue papers presented at the conference that were influential in providing a major stepping stone for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. In April, the 2023 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, recognized the paper “De Novo Discovery of Mutated Driver Pathways in Cancer” presented at RECOMB 2011 and authored by Brown CS faculty member Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, now at the University of Padova,Italy, and Ben Raphael, now …

Malte Schwarzkopf Receives A 2023 EuroSys Test Of Time Award

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At this year’s EuroSys conference held in Rome, Italy, a paper by Brown CS faculty member Malte Schwarzkopf was recognized with a 2023 Test of Time award. The paper, “Omega: flexible, scalable schedulers for large computer clusters,” was co-authored by Malte (as the lead author), Andy Konwinski of UC Berkeley, and Michael Abd-El-Malek and John Wilkes of Google. Bestowed annually, the award recognizes one or more papers published at EuroSys ten years before deemed the most influential papers of that conference. A full list of the awardees from the conference is available here.

Kathi Fisler And Shriram Krishnamurthi Receive SIGPLAN’s Distinguished Educator Award

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For the second time since the honor’s inauguration last year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) has presented its Distinguished Educator Award to recognize distinguished educational contributions to the Programming Languages community. The winners for 2023 are Brown CS faculty members Kathi Fisler and Shriram Krishnamurthi, who received the honor on June 19 at the 44th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2023).

Philip Klein And Brown CS Alums Receive The 2023 STOC Test Of Time Award

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The Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC), held since 1969, is widely considered the one of the two most important conferences in the field of theory of computing.  This year, a 1991 paper by Brown CS faculty member Philip Klein and his doctoral advisees Ajit Agrawal (founder and current head of AKAconomics, a fintech company) and R. Ravi (now Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Business and Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University) has received the conference’s 30-year Test of Time Award.