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Brown CS Finds A Unique Way To Celebrate Impressive Heidelberg Laureate Forum Representation

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. For more articles on Brown CS around the world click here.

Thirty-five years after the founding of the department, Brown CS attendance at international conferences is anything but uncommon: strong representation ...

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Chad Jenkins And His Team Help Develop NASA Software

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

A group of computer scientists from Brown were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the ...

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Molly Long And Layla Oesper Win Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Brown University’s Molly Long and Layla Oesper have just won the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for their excellence in computing and technology and their status as active role models and leaders in the field. It’s accompanied by an award in the expected amount of $10,000 and an invitation to the Annual ...

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Organizers of the 1st Annual New England Network and Systems Day
are soliciting abstracts for lightning talks. Talk abstracts from students on recent/ongoing research are particularly encouraged.

The event will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4 pm at Boston University’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing ...

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Google’s SVP Of Advertising And Commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy PhD ‘95, To Inaugurate Brown CS’s IT Leaders Lecture Series
Seen in the light of their achievements, Brown CS alumni strongly exhibit the values of the university as a whole. As committed and motivated architects of ideas, they contribute in the widest scope possible to science, learning, culture, and their community. Some make their careers in academia, and others in industry and research, but a ...

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Renovations Present And Future Enhance The CIT

All the hugging that's been going on in the CIT's first floor atrium is probably just classmates reconnecting after a summer apart, but maybe the welcoming new environment is helping put smiles on people's faces? Patient inhabitants of the building have noticed renovation occurring in almost every corner: the entryway, staircases, the ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins Best Paper Award (Video Of Her Talk Below)

Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just won the Best Paper Award at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Conference, widely considered the top single-track conference in robotics. Her paper, “Asking for Help using Inverse Semantics, was co-authored with Ross Knepper of MIT, Adrian Li, Daniela Rus, and ...

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Brown CS Says Goodbye To Jeff Coady And Dorinda Moulton

Imagine another era of computing history: erase the CIT, convert your monitor to monochrome. Your phone isn’t a smartphone or even a cell phone, but at least it probably isn’t rotary anymore.

This is the age that Jeff Coady and Dorinda Moulton started their 30-year Brown CS careers in.

They’re ending those ...

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Photo Editing Algorithm Changes Weather, Seasons Automatically

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

We may not be able control the weather outside, but thanks to a new algorithm being developed by Brown University computer scientists, we can control it in photographs.

The new program enables users to change a suite of “transient attributes” of outdoor photos — the weather, time of ...

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Paul Valiant Becomes Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow

An expanded version of this story will appear as part of an article on excellence in teaching in the next issue of Conduit, our research and alumni news magazine.

Assistant Professor Paul Valiant of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship that will enable ...

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