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Eli Upfal Publishes A Much-Expanded Second Edition Of

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Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Michael Mitzenmacher of Harvard University have just released a significantly larger second edition of their widely-used textbook, Probability and Computing: Randomization and Probabilistic Techniques in Algorithms and Data ...

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In Memoriam: Peter Wegner, 1932-2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Peter Wegner, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, passed away this morning following a brief illness. Peter came to Brown almost fifty years ago, in 1969, and we remember him with great respect not just as educator, theorist, historian, and researcher, but as one of ...

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George Konidaris Collaborates To Help Robots See In Three Dimensions

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One of the biggest challenges to robots working autonomously is their lack of intuition. For example, in a task like grasping, intuition gives humans the ability to look at an object and instantly make sound judgments about its fragility, shape ...

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Bootstrap Takes The Spotlight At A National Week Of Professional Development For K-12 Teachers

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July 16-21 is CSPdWeek, five days aimed at providing much-needed professional development for America's growing CS Educator Community, and Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used worldwide that's directed by Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer ...

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Arumugam, Karamcheti, Gopalan, Wong, Tellex Help Robots Follow Spoken Commands

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

A new system based on research by Brown University computer scientists makes robots better at following spoken instructions, no matter how abstract or specific those instructions may be. The development, which was presented this week at the Robotics: Science and Systems 2017 conference in Boston, is a ...

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John Hughes Becomes Our Associate Chair

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The continued expansion of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has brought an important milestone: an Associate Chair will now assist Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel with important duties, and Professor John "Spike" Hughes will fill the ...

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Videos Of Talks From Co-Evolution, Celebrating John Savage's First 50 Years At Brown, Are Now Available

When John Savage came to Brown a half-century ago, computing was thought of as a service, not a discipline, and the idea of a Department of Computer Science at Brown was highly controversial.  Few could have predicted the infrastructure necessary today, or the challenges we face in the areas of cryptography, cybereconomics, big data, and ...

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The Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium 2, sponsored by Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, is a unique day-long event featuring presentations and panels by more than 20 experts. The symposium highlights ...

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