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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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Undergraduate Researcher Profile: Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli

by Luke Camery and Chloe Kliman-Silver

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli is a second year graduate student at Stanford University in the Human Computer Interaction lab. She graduated Brown University in 2015 with a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Science, Technology, and Society. During her time at Brown, she worked with Jeff Huang in the ...

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Seny Kamara Discusses His Role On A New NAS Committee

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Privacy advocates see the increasing use of encryption to protect online communications from hackers and unlawful surveillance as an unequivocally good thing. But it raises concerns among law enforcement and intelligence agencies that they might not be able to access information even when they have the legal ...

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Brown CS Researchers Are Developing A New Interactive Sleep App

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

There are plenty of cellphone apps on the market designed to help people monitor their sleep patterns. The apps generally record data on when people go to bed and when they wake, and many use the device’s microphone and accelerometer to take note of noises in ...

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George Konidaris Wins An AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

Barely a month after his arrival at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Assistant Professor George Konidaris has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research award.

The objective of the Young Investigator Research program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career ...

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Celebrating The 25th Anniversary Of Barbara Meier's Groundbreaking Use Of Morphing

Twenty-five years later, the video for Michael Jackson's "Black or White" evokes powerful nostalgia. Now made poignant by the singer's untimely death, the directness and optimism of the lyrics is characteristic of an early-1990's America that had seen the toppling of the Berlin Wall just two years before: "I said if you ...

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Stefanie Tellex Gives An Invited Talk At EMNLP 2016

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just returned from the largest conference devoted to natural language processing (NLP), where she gave an invited talk. SIGDAT (the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP)'s Conference on Empirical Methods ...

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Brown CS Student Tiffany Chen Is Named A Changemaker Fellow

Tiffany Chen, a Brown CS undergraduate student, has just been named a Changemaker Fellow by Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) in Providence, RI. She was honored at a ceremony held on October 5, 2016, at SEG’s co-working space, the SEG Hub, along with nine other recipients of the Changemaker Fellowship.

The Changemaker Fellowship is a ...

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John Savage Meets With Vietnam’s President And Thought Leaders To Improve The Country’s Cybersecurity

Now in his fiftieth year at Brown University, Professor John Savage of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues not only to consult on cybersecurity at the international level but serve as ambassador and architect for countries that are joining the global effort to improve the safety of cyberspace.

Most recently, John has returned ...

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Donald Knuth Will Deliver The 2016 Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

The Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture honors a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of our faculty. This year, on December 1 and 2, Brown CS welcomes one of the greatest minds of our discipline, widely regarded as an artistic genius, Renaissance man, and perhaps the most gifted programmer of all ...

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