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Tom Dean Named ACM Fellow


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elevated Tom Dean to Fellow for his development of dynamic Bayes networks and anytime algorithms.

Tom is currently a staff research scientist at Google, Mountain View, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science here at Brown. He is known in AI for his work on the role of prediction in planning, control and decision-making where uncertainty and the limited time available for deliberation complicate the problem, particularly his work on temporal graphical models and their application in solving robotics and decision-support problems. His temporal Bayesian networks, later called dynamic Bayes networks, made it ...

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Ben Raphael Receives Sloan Research Fellowship


Ben Raphael was recently awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the oldest and most competitive fellowship programs in the United States.

Ben's remarkable work developing novel computational and mathematical approaches to problems in biology, especially cancer genomics and comparative genomics, led to his inclusion in this elite group.

Selection procedures for the Sloan Research Fellowships are designed to identify those who show the most outstanding promise for fundamental contributions to new knowledge. “I am deeply honored to be selected as a Sloan fellow,” said Ben. “During my career, I have been fortunate to work in environments that ...

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