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Category – Awards

Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

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Andrew Crotty of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Google PhD Fellowship for his research in data management, particularly the design of big data analytics systems. His current work focuses on developing a new high-performance analytics platform, Tupleware, which is geared toward complex computations like machine learning.The …

Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

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The YC Fellowship, an experiment from Y Combinator in helping create startups, has just put a Brown University student on the path toward using computing to significantly improve lives on a global scale. Krishna Chaitanya Aluru of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and his collaborators Akshat Goenka (Wharton) and Vamsee Chamakura (IIIT) have …

An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

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A team that included multiple students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Best Aging in Place Hack award at MIT's Grand Hack 2016. Inspired by a mentor whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Sven Eberhardt (Brown University postdoc), Youssef Barhomi (Brown University research engineer), Pankaj Gupta (Brown University …

Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

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The Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), held this year in San Diego, is one of the most prominent conferences on the subject of human cooperation, computation, and crowdsourcing, and Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS)  made a strong showing this year. Two different groups of students and faculty have been declared Best …

Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

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Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.Recently, two teams from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science extended Brown’s reputation for cybersecurity excellence in a competition at the University of Connecticut, winning prizes for the second consecutive year. CyberSEED features competitive cybersecurity challenges for students …

Eli Upfal Wins A Brown Institute For Brain Science Innovation Award

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Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science and his collaborators, Jerome Sanes of the Department of Neuroscience and Xi Luo of the Department of Biostastistics, have just received a Brown Institute for Brain Science Innovation Award. It supports their recent work ("Advanced Neuroimaging of Functional Connectivity and Networks") with funding aimed at helping launch new, creative …

Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

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Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here."A team of Brown undergraduates from computer science, political science, and international relations has won the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, a national cybersecurity policy competition," says Science News Officer (Physical Sciences) Kevin Stacey, writing …

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli Selected As Runner-Up For CRA Award

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Brown University’s Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli ‘15 has just been selected as the female runner-up for the Computing Research Association (CRA)’s Outstanding Researcher Award for PhD-granting institutions. Encouraged to compete for the honor by Brown University Computer Science (Brown CS) Professor Anna Lysyanskaya, she was nominated by Brown CS Assistant Professor Jeff Huang and Assistant Professor Michael Bernstein of Stanford University and supported by Brown …