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Michael Littman, Melwyn Pak Yong Ho, And Elyse McManus At CHI2014: Programming The Smart Home

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

The idea of a smart home sounds promising enough. Who doesn’t want a house full of automated gadgets — from light switches to appliances to heating systems — that know exactly when to turn on, turn off, heat up or power down?

But in order for all those ...

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Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology Named A Notable Book

Maurice Herlihy's Distributed Computing Through Combinatorial Topology has just been selected by Computing Reviews as a Best of 2013 Notable Book. The entire list is available at the Computing Reviews site. Congratulations, Maurice!

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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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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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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 ...