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Peter Wegner: A Life Remarkable

Students who have recently arrived at the CIT may only know Peter Wegner, now retired for more than a decade, through his vigorous participation in colloquia. Others will be familiar with his research in programming languages. But as he nears a half-century at Brown, not just the course of his career but the story of ...

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Student’s Senior Thesis Becomes Gates Foundation-Funded Project

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

For most students a senior thesis represents a valuable learning exercise and the culmination of several years of careful study. Brown University senior Wilson Cusack’s was certainly both of those, but it’s also about to be an international agricultural technology project sponsored by the Bill ...

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Papoutsaki, Laskey, Huang Advance Eye Tracking Through Webcam, Browser-Based Democratization

WebGazer.js has already received significant attention on Reddit and Hacker News. Click either of the previous links to share the story and take part in the discussion.

In an age where technological advancements have made extremely high levels of responsiveness, interactivity, and customization almost omnipresent, eye tracking (using a device to measure eye position ...

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Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

Andrew Crotty of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received a Google PhD Fellowship for his research in data management, particularly the design of big data analytics systems. His current work focuses on developing a new high-performance analytics platform, Tupleware, which is geared toward complex computations like machine learning.

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TAG (Touch Art Gallery): Student And Community Education With A Worldwide Impact

by Rosemary Simpson

To see the many photos that accompany this article, please click here and scroll to page nine.

Created by a group of undergraduate researchers in the Graphics Lab working under the direction of Professor Andy van Dam, Touch Art Gallery (TAG) is a Windows 8/8.1 and Web application that allows ...

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TStaff Successfully Completes A File System Hardware Transfer

To the layperson, for whom technical details are often omitted, or the denizen of the corporate world, for whom unrealistic optimism is the order of the day, the message from Director of Information Technology Mark Dieterich was remarkable for its candor:

"In just under two weeks, TStaff will be physically moving our GPFS file system ...

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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

In the early 1970s, two Brown University professors devised a radical idea for the time. English professor Robert Scholes and computer scientist Andy van Dam wanted to use Brown’s room-sized mainframe computer to teach a course not in physics, engineering or computer science, but in poetry ...

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Brown Medicine Reports The Yurt To Be Part Of

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

"At first," Phoebe Hall writes for Brown Medicine, "the images on the oversized computer monitors where Scott Collins, RT(R)(CT), and Derek Merck, PhD, tap away seem as unremarkable as the surroundings: blurry, black-and-white diagnostic scans that only a scientist ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Brown CS student Youn Kim will be joining MIT’s graduate program as a member of the Society of Presidential Fellows. This prestigious program recruits the most outstanding students worldwide to pursue graduate studies at the Institute.

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The White House Cites Bootstrap's Contributions To Maryland's Successful

A recent post on the White House's blog mentions the Charles County (Maryland) Public School District, and their efforts to provide computer science education to all students. One of the key elements of this program is Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose ...

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