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Brown CS HackMIT Winners Featured In Times Square
At least in terms of square area or number of unique views, Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just achieved a new level of visibility. To honor their award at last month's HackMIT, Brown CS students Linda Chang, Aaron Gokaslan, and Chen Ye (together with Laura Pang of MIT) were ...

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Stefanie Tellex Looks Forward To Fourth Northeast Robotics Colloquium

by David Whitney and Jesse C. Polhemus

In 2014, the Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) brought more than 150 participants to Brown University’s Sayles Hall. This year, Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown’s Computer Science Department, who founded the conference, serves on its steering committee, and is one of the current organizers, is hoping for ...

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Erik Sudderth And Collaborators Advance Seismic Monitoring And Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Earning A Top Prize In Bayesian Analysis

Few things are less abstract than an earthquake or more important than nuclear non-proliferation, and one of the top awards in Bayesian analysis highlights how complex statistical models can be used to solve problems that go far beyond theory. The International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA, which sponsors leading journals and conferences) presents the Mitchell ...

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John Savage Continues His Participation In International Cyber Conferences
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.
 
Following on his appointment to Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission and a recent EastWest Institute Professorial Fellowship, John Savage ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya To Speak About Anonymous Credentials At GHC

Next week, Brown CS is looking forward to perhaps its strongest ever presence at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Among other highlights, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya is going to be delivering a lecture (“Authorized but Anonymous: Taking Charge of your Personal Data”) on ...

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Bootstrap Math/CS Curriculum Gets $1.5M From NSF

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

A curriculum that helps middle and high school students learn algebra by creating their own video games is getting a $1.5-million boost from the National Science Foundation.

The curriculum, called Bootstrap, is a 10-week classroom module in which each student programs her own working game using ...

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Brown CS Earns Landmark Recognition In Computer Operating Systems At SOSP 2015

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has made its strongest showing to date at the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2015), earning two of the most significant honors in the field of computer operating systems.

Professor Maurice Herlihy (and his collaborator, J. Eliot B. Moss ...

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Mace, Roelke, And Fonseca Win A Best Paper Award At SOSP 2015

Brown University Computer Science (Brown CS) PhD Candidate Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke '15 (now at Vertica), and Brown CS Assistant Professor Rodrigo Fonseca have just received one of three Best Paper Awards at the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2015), currently being held in Monterey, California. SOSP is ...

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Maurice Herlihy Joins Dijkstra, Needham, And Others In The SIGOPS Hall Of Fame

Selected by past program chairs from leading Operating Systems conferences, past Weiser and Turing Award winners from the Association for Computing Machinery’s SIGOPS (Special Interest Group on Operating Systems) community, and more, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (and his collaborator, J. Eliot B. Moss of the University of ...

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Students Hone Business Ideas At Startup Conference

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Around 300 Brown and RISD students gathered last weekend for the inaugural Startup@Brown conference. The two-day event aimed to bring students together with a distinguished group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders to learn the ins and outs of the startup world.

Attendees went to ...

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