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John Savage Addresses The Boston Global Forum On The G7 Cybersecurity Agenda

Last week, following his efforts to help formulate a cybersecurity agenda for the 2016 G7 Conference, Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) addressed the Boston Global Forum (BGF) in an online dialogue moderated by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. 

In his remarks ("A G7 Cybersecurity Agenda: The BGF ...

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Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach ...

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MIT Technology Review Includes Research From The Humans To Robots Laboratory In Its 2016 Ten Breakthrough Technologies

Genetically engineered immune cells, reusable rockets, and self-driving cars have some excellent company this year: robots that learn tasks and share that knowledge with the cloud so other robots can benefit from it. MIT Technology Review has just released its Ten Breakthrough Technologies 2016, and recent work from Brown CS Professor Stefanie Tellex and her ...

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Stefanie Tellex Receives A Sloan Fellowship

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Stefanie Tellex, assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Computer Science, is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2016, the foundation announced February 23. The fellowships are awarded annually to early career ...

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The NYT Steps Into Virtual Reality And Finds The Yurt

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

"Today has been inspiring," comments Michael Villasenor of the New York Times. Joined by Sydney Levin (also of the New York Times) and Theodore Bogosian, visiting assistant professor of the practice in Brown University's Cogut Center for the Humanities, he ...

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BDH Praises Bootstrap's Contribution To Improving CS's Accessibility And Diversity

A recent Brown Daily Herald editorial about Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries) strikes a note of appreciation: pride in the project's reach, in its efforts to be inclusive and effect cultural change, and in the fact that it two of its developers, Kathi ...

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The Washington Post Asks Tim Edgar About This Week's

"The outcome of the case," says Tim Edgar, a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, "is going to be hugely important for the balance between privacy and security.”

He's referring to Apple's recent refusal to comply with the FBI's request for access to the phone ...

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BGR Interviews Anna Lysyanskaya About The FBI's Case Against Apple

Questions of privacy, encryption, and government surveillance are typically complicated, often not well understood by the general public, and almost always politically fraught. Apple's recent refusal to comply with the FBI's request for access to the phone owned by one of the perpetrators of last year's massacre in San Bernardino is a ...

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Erik Sudderth Is Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Erik Sudderth has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2016. 

Erik came to Brown CS in 2009 after receiving his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. from ...

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Brown CS Is Within An Hour's Drive Of One Of The USA's Best Beaches

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

A recent article in the Boston Globe confirms something that few Brown University students, faculty, and staff are unaware of: gorgeous coastline is just a few miles down the road. Family Vacation Critic, the family travel site ...

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