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Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

The Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), held this year in San Diego, is one of the most prominent conferences on the subject of human cooperation, computation, and crowdsourcing, and Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS)  made a strong showing this year. Two different groups of students and faculty have been ...

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La Presse Interviews Timothy Edgar About

Francophones will be interested in a recent interview with Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. La Presse, Canada's second-largest French-language newspaper, sought him out on the topics of Edward Snowden, government surveillance, and privacy. 

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NYT Article On Government Surveillance Quotes Tim Edgar

Today's edition of the New York Times includes an article by Scott Shane ("After Paris Attacks, C.I.A. Director Rekindles Debate Over Surveillance") reviewing recent developments in the discussion regarding limits on government surveillance. In it, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institue, offers comments alongside several colleagues and prominent public ...

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MIT Technology Review has just reported on Brown CS PhD student John Oberlin and Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex's work on robot object manipulation. The entire article is available here. You can also watch their "Bandit-based Adaptation for Robotic Grasping" video by clicking the image above and read their paper here

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BDH Reports On The Launch Of The Brown CS UTA Endowment Fundraising Campaign

Today's edition of the Brown Daily Herald contains a feature by Hattie Xu on the launch of the fundraising campaign for the Brown CS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment, featuring comments from Associate Professor (Research), Vice Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Tom Doeppner, several undergraduate teaching assistants, and three alums. The entire article is ...

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Touch Art Gallery's Digital Museum Experiences Featured In Campus Technology

Campus Technology has just reported on the newly-launched TAG (Touch Art Gallery, one of the most visible recent successes of the Brown CS undergraduate research program) collaboration with the Nobel Museum and Nobel Media to create state-of-the-art museum experiences. The entire article is available here.

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science is happy to announce that Assistant Professor Tim Kraska, Adjunct Associate Professor Carsten Binnig, Professor and Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel, and Professor Eli Upfal will contribute to the large-scale collaborative effort known as the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub. Tim will serve on the organization's Advisory Group ...

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Crain's reports today that Brown CS alum Michael Horn '97 has just won a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant for a project that uses songs, games, and storybooks to bring computer science education into environments where children are likely not expecting to learn programming, such as museums and homes.

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BDH Reports On Rising CS Enrollment, Unique Apps Created By CS Students

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Want to find food, collaborate on a song, or send secure, anonymous messages? There's a Brown CS-developed app for that. Today's issue of the Brown Daily Herald notes soaring Brown CS enrollment (over the last five years, our ...

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Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

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

Recently, two teams from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science extended Brown’s reputation for cybersecurity excellence in a competition at the University of Connecticut, winning prizes for the second consecutive year. CyberSEED features competitive cybersecurity ...

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