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Archives December 2002

Paris Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

The second annual Kanellakis Memorial Lecture was presented on December 4 by Prof. Christos Papadimitriou of the University of California, Berkeley. This lecture series is in memory of Paris Kanellakis, a prominent computer scientist and Brown faculty member who died with his family in an airplane crash in December 1995.

Papadimitriou, a major figure in computer science, was Kanellakis's thesis advisor at MIT. His lecture, on "Algorithmic Problems in the Internet," discussed how the Internet, and particularly the World Wide Web, has influenced research in theoretical computer science (TCS). He began by stating that the early goals ...

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Brown Recognizes CS's Max Salvas

Max Salvas, CS's long-time (since '83!) Hardware Technician, has just won an award in President Simmons' new Staff Bonus Program for Extraordinary Achievement in 2001-02. He was recognized for his energy and initiative in almost single-handedly building all CS's machines for our most recent equipment upgrade.

In the past we've done our usually triennial equipment upgrades by lengthy and laborious negotiations with vendors. Last year, though, we decided that, to be competitive, we had to upgrade not every three but every two years. The prospect was a daunting one until it became clear that, with Max's ...

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CRA Undergraduate Awards

CS undergrads Hanna Rohde, Adam Kirsch and Ben Sigelman have been selected for Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's 2003 Outstanding Undergraduate Award program. Many congratulations, all!

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