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Mosaic+ And Brown CS Launch A New Program To Help URM Students Transition To Studying CS

According to Jonathan Powell, who has just finished leading the new Mosaic+ Transition Program, which helps underrepresented minority (URM) students prepare for studying computer science at Brown University, his experience as a new CS student was shared by many of his peers.

“I was interested in the program,” he says, “because I heard a lot ...

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Startup@Brown Connects Students With Startups

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Lots of computer science students have dreams of one day going to work for one of the giants of the tech world — Facebook, Google, Microsoft and the like. But not Krishna Aluru, a Brown senior. Those are great companies, he says, but they're just not the ...

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Sam Dooman, Caroline Malin-Mayor, And Bootstrap Provide Summer Enrichment For Local Students

Almost everyone who has had a summer break from school can understand the challenge of summer learning loss, in which students fail to retain concepts learned during a previous school year. This summer, some local kids avoided losing their recently-acquired math skills through a summer enrichment program offered by Bootstrap, a computer science literacy curriculum ...

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Kraska, Binnig, And Collaborators Receive An NSF Big Data Spoke Grant For Data Sharing

Less than a year after Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) began participation in the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (BD Hub), Assistant Professor Tim Kraska (Principal Investigator) and Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) Carsten Binnig (Co-Principal Investigator) and colleagues at Drexel University and MIT have been awarded a Big Data Spoke award ...

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Our Third Annual Tech Fair Matches Students With Industry Leaders

Tech Fair 2016 is here! Brown CS's Industry Partner Program, in conjunction with the CareerLAB, is hosting our third annual event on September 28-29, 2016, from 11 AM to 3 PM each day in Sayles Hall.

Brown CS has a long history of matching our students with industry leaders, startup companies, and everything in ...

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John Savage Joins Boston Global Forum's Board Of Thinkers And Works To Combat Cyberattacks In Vietnam

2016 continues to be a busy year for Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has presented recommendations for securing cyberspace to the government of Japan, addressed the Boston Global Forum on the G7 cybersecurity agenda, received a nanotechnology patent, and participated in the Munich Security Conference

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Brown CS is so proud of our PhD alums! They have been very busy this year and are continuing to work hard to improve and expand the field of computer science.

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Seny Kamara Has Been Chosen As A Boston Global Forum Dukakis Fellow

Boston Global Forum has honored Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) as an emerging thought leader and also given him a shared platform to continue his work on a global level by awarding him a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellowship. Boston Global Forum is an independent organization founded ...

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Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Staff Attend The 2016 Tapia Conference

"Empowering" and "informational" are the first two words that undergraduate student Austin Peete of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) uses to describe the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. "Given the opportunity to interact with other URMs that have made, and are making, an impact in the field provided ...

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Tim Edgar Speaks Out On Behalf Of A Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden

This week, the long chain of events following Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to leak classified NSA documents has taken a new turn. In an interview with the Guardian, Snowden has argued that President Obama should pardon him before he leaves office next year.

Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University ...

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