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splash.png SignMeUp was originally created by Brown CS students Dhruv Rawat, Anamta Farook, and Mohsan Elahi as part of a cs132 project. Brown CS student, Atty Eleti, has since continued to improve and maintain SignMeup. This webapp allows teaching assistants to post their office hours, and students can then sign up for them and will be ...

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CSCI 1951 Students Showcase Smart Mirrors, Haptic Blankets, Robots, And Other Humanity-Centered Technology

"We'll soon live in a world," says Professor Ian Gonsher, "if we don’t already, that's saturated with a dazzling array of interconnected, automatic things. This semester, my students in CSCI 1951C Designing Humanity Centered Robots explored how these emerging technologies might impact our lives in the near future as they designed, discussed ...

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Amy Greenwald And 35 Brown CS Students Bring An Hour Of Code To 350 K-12 Kids

Compared to multi-decade efforts like the Artemis Project, Hour of Code (now in its fourth year at Brown CS) is a fairly new outreach effort, but the scope of this year's participation set records and helped achieve two distinct goals. 

For as many as five hours per day, for an entire week (December 5-9 ...

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by O'rya Hyde-Keller (Writer, University Initiatives and Campus Life)

Two Brown University seniors — Paula Martinez Gutierrez and I Naishad Kai-ren — have earned honors as 2017 Schwarzman Scholars, a program that provides full funding for students to pursue a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities ...

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After Student Input, Brown CS Experiments With Further Opening The CIT

Brown CS is listening to all members of our community, and as scientists, we're willing to experiment with changes to even longstanding policy. On December 15, 2016, a student posted the following to the internal Brown CS Facebook group:

"Hi friends! Does anyone know anything about how swipe access to the upper-level floors of ...

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Computational Ideas, World Culture, And Maximum Insights Per Hour: Donald Knuth Delivers The 2016 Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

Among many other things, the visit was timely: a post about Donald Knuth’s multi-volume opus, The Art of Computer Programming, was trending on Slashdot just last week.

Earlier this month, on Thursday, December 1, 2016, and Friday, December 2, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) hosted Knuth, Professor Emeritus at Stanford ...

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Foreign Policy Magazine Names Tellex And Oberlin 2016 Global Thinkers

"When we consider as we do each year the work of the world's leading thinkers," writes David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine, "we find that the vast majority of them —in science, technology, business, culture and government— are actually moving us forward and helping to solve ...

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RI Robot Block Party Returns On April 30

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Pizzitola Sports Center (235 Hope Street).

Rhode Island Robot Block Party, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative ...

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Vasileios Kemerlis Develops

It's hard to launch an effective cyber-attack if you don't know the exact location of the vulnerable code you're trying to exploit.

Assistant Professor Vasileios Kemerlis of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), working with lead author David Williams-King and other colleagues from Columbia University and the University of ...

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John Savage Delivers Remarks On

Days after a trip to Vietnam, where he discussed building cyber resilience to protect scientific development with the President of Vietnam and the country's cybersecurity experts, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has traveled to Wuzhen, China, where he spoke at at the "Forum on Global Governance in ...

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