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Paul Valiant Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Assistant Professor Paul Valiant of the Department of Computer Science has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in one of the oldest and most competitive fellowship programs in the country. He joins multiple Sloan Research Fellows in the Department, including recent winners Ben Raphael and Chad Jenkins. The fellowships are awarded to honor ...

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Leela Senthil Nathan Receives Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Program

Leela Senthil Nathan has just been awarded an honorable mention in the 2014 Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award program. She joins the Department of Computer Science’s Yudi Fu and Douglas McErlean, who received honorable mention last year. The program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected to receive a 2014 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society.  Felzenszwalb will be honored “for the deformable parts model method of detecting objects in images and video.”

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions ...

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The core of computer vision is concentrated on learning how to automatically recognise things that humans are already awesome at recognising (dogs, cats, sail boats, handwriting, etc.). Humans can recognise these things in approximately 0.3 seconds -- you can recognize a Jack Russell before you can even think the words ‘super cute dog,' [1]. Humans ...

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Data is the new soil of business and (soon) at the core of essentially all domains from material science to healthcare. The possibilities are sheer endless. In 2007 the Wired Magazinegot even so far and predicted "The End of Science: The quest of knowledge used to begin with grand theories. Now it begins with ...

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Manipulating HTML via JavaScript is often a frustrating task: the APIs for doing so, known as the Document Object Model (or DOM), are annoyingly inconsistent between browsers and too low-level: they amount to an “assembly language for trees”, allowing programmers to navigate from a node to its parent, children or adjacent siblings; add, remove, or ...

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

A group of Brown CS and RISD students are hosting Hack@Brown, the first annual Brown University hackathon January 24-25 in Alumnae Hall! 250 students from Brown/RISD and other schools in the northeast plus engineers ...

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

In Spring 2014 Shriram Krishnamurthi and I will be co-teaching a new course called Logic for Hackers. The course will showcase the surprising power that logical techniques such as SAT-solving, model-checking, and automated model-finding lend to developing ...

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