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Chad Jenkins Receives Sloan Research Fellowship


Chad Jenkins was recently awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, the oldest and one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the United States. Chad's extraordinary work in human-robot interaction and robot learning, with a specific focus on robot learning from human demonstration, led to his inclusion in this elite group.

"The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work," says Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "I am proud of the Foundation's rich history in ...

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John Savage Honored with President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance


John Savage was presented with the President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance. This award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the University through their distinguished service on faculty committees, councils and advisory boards. In addition to John, Professor of Physics Robert Pelcovits and Associate Professor of Sociology Ann Dill were also recognized for their service. Each honoree will receive a research stipend of $2,000. Since his arrival at Brown in 1967, John has worked tirelessly to serve the University. He has served on numerous committees over the years including the following: Faculty Executive Committee (FEC ...

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