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Professor Stan Zdonik Named ACM Fellow

Professor of Computer Science Stan Zdonik was named a 2006 ACM Fellow for his contributions to data management and database systems.

The award, which was announced on January 8th, honors contributions to both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing and information technology. For 2006, 41 ACM members were awarded the designation of Fellow with nine being members of the database community.

Said ACM President Stuart Feldman, "Their work reflects outstanding displays of creativity and commitment to the computing community, which continues to drive innovation in industries and enterprises across the globe. These individuals deserve our acclaim for providing ...

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Genome Technology Magazine Recognizes Ben Raphael as Rising Star

The January 2007 issue of Genome Technology magazine named Center for Computational Molecular Biology Assistant Professor Ben Raphael to their annual "Tomorrow's PIs" list.

Raphael received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2002 and joined the Brown faculty in September. In the past year Raphael and his colleagues published a paper in Genome Research titled, “Decoding the fine-scale structure of a breast cancer genome and transcriptome.” The study demonstrated advantages of end sequence profiling to map the rearrangements of tumor genomes using the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line; those include the ability ...

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