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"Let's get one thing straight," explains Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science. "A world in which humans are enslaved or destroyed by superintelligent machines of our own creation is purely science fiction. Like every other technology, AI has risks and benefits, but we cannot let fear dominate the conversation ...

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Faculty Position Applications Accepted Until February 4

As of Jan 21, we have reopened the Interfolio site for applications. Since we're already well along in the selection process, only exceptional applications will be considered.  After Feb 4, the process will be too far along for us to consider any further applications at all.

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Outstanding Student Work, 2014: Flick, By Gabriel Fernandez

As a department, how do we evaluate our success? Continued innovation from our students means that we've aimed courses at the field's best opportunities, then taught them with real devotion to our craft. Together, that enables students to produce work that advances the state of the art.

In this series, we'll showcase ...

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BDH Recommends John Savage's CSCI 1800 As A

In an editorial outlining the need for "academic priority" to be placed on cybersecurity, the Brown Daily Herald recommends John Savage's CSCI 1800 ("Cybersecurity and International Relations") as "a paradigm in an expanded selection of courses offered by the University to address the complex and far-reaching nature of the issue more sufficiently".

The full ...

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Gryte Satas Creates Opportunities For Girls To Code

Described as “a role model” by her new colleagues at Providence, Rhode Island’s Rochambeau Library, Gryte Satas, a PhD candidate at Brown University’s Department of Computer Science, has just made a unique contribution to her community. She’s leading a new Girls Who Code Club, designed to provide young women with computer science ...

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Eugene Charniak Wins 2015 AAAI Classic Paper Award

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Eugene Charniak, who has just won the 2015 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Classic Paper Award. The award, which was established in 1999 to honor authors of works deemed most influential from a specific conference year, celebrates a paper (“Statistical Parsing with ...

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Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli Selected As Runner-Up For CRA Award

Brown University’s Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli ‘15 has just been selected as the female runner-up for the Computing Research Association (CRA)’s Outstanding Researcher Award for PhD-granting institutions. Encouraged to compete for the honor by Brown University Computer Science (Brown CS) Professor Anna Lysyanskaya, she was nominated by Brown CS Assistant Professor Jeff Huang and Assistant ...

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Algorithm Identifies Networks Of Genetic Changes Across Cancers

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers from Brown University have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer.

The algorithm, called Hotnet2, was used to ...

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