All Posts

Archives June 2015

Last update on .

 Michael Littman Named To DARPA ISAT Study Group

Brown University's Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Michael Littman has just been named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three-year term.

The group brings 30 of the brightest scientists and engineers together to identify new areas of development ...

Last update on .

MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, And Others Cover The Tellex Lab's Minecraft AI Project

Recent work by PhD candidate David Abel, Professor Stefanie Tellex, and other members of the Tellex lab has attracted recent attention from such media outlets as MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian SmartNews, Big Think, and Business Insider. Their algorithm (originally described here on CS News) uses the video game Minecraft to help robots better plan their ...

Last update on .

VRFocus Praises The Yurt's

For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

Biology, math, computer science, archaeology, astronomy, art, poetry, and video gaming are just some of the areas that Peter Graham of VRFocus sees the Yurt (Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment) benefiting with its "boundless" uses. He ...

Last update on .

For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

The June 20, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe includes a front-page story on Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, the Yurt.  Reporting from the symposium that marked the Yurt's launch, Amanda Katz describes the rise ...

Last update on .

Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Assistant Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award for his work on redefining analytics for small high-performance computing clusters. He joins multiple previous Brown CS winners of the CAREER ...

Last update on .

John Hughes Delivers An Invited Lecture At The Collège De France

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.

There are plants that bloom once a century, and sometimes the right city --this time the one called La Ville ...

Last update on .

GQ Raves About Providence:

For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Continuing a multi-year trend, rave reviews of Providence continue to roll in. This time, GQ cites Brown as one of three contributors to an "intimidatingly smart" city, waxing lyrical on the subjects of food, caffeine, and Lovecraft ...

Last update on .

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Click here to watch a two-minute video of the research below.

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It’s designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it’s being ...

Last update on .

PhD candidate Esha Ghosh, PhD alumna Olya Ohrimenko, and professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown University’s Computer Science Department have been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015), to be held in New York on June 2-5, 2015.

“With the advent of ...

Last update on .

Watch Video From Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Brown CS family gathered in Pizzitola Sports Center to celebrate three golden anniversaries: the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program, undergraduate participation in research, and Andy van Dam at Brown. The tributes and reminiscences were insightful, heartfelt, eloquent, and often extremely funny. You can watch a full video of the formal ...

Daily archives

Previous month

May 2015

Next month

July 2015

Archives