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Theophilus Benson Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

Theophilus (“Theo”) Benson is joining Brown CS as Assistant Professor in September, and if you see him out on a run, training for his next Tough Mudder, consider joining him for at least a block or two. He’s always eager to discuss recent IoT security challenges, cloud outages, and performance issues.

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Rodrigo Fonseca Has Been Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Rodrigo Fonseca has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2017 (pending the anticipated approval of the Corporation of Brown). 

Rodrigo joined ...

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Lauren Clarke Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

Lauren Clarke, Academic and IP Programs Manager for Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received one of the highest honors for members of Brown staff, a Brown University Excellence Award. "The biggest challenge in putting together Lauren's nomination," says Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel, "was to make her contributions fit ...

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Travel And Leisure And Conde Nast Rank T.F. Green Airport One Of The Nation's Best

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Our visiting lecturers and other guests often tell us that traveling to Providence by air is surprisingly stress-free, and two recent articles confirm it. Conde Nast names T.F. Green Airport the third best in the country, beating out Tampa, Austin, Salt Lake City, and ...

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Providence Is Home To One Of Bon Appetit's Ten Best Restaurants

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Providence is frequently cited for its fine dining, but a recent honor puts our city in the very highest ranks: the Providence Journal reports that Bon Appetit has named local restaurant, Oberlin, the seventh best in the country. Triumphing over competition from as far away ...

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Eli Upfal Receives The President's Award For Excellence In Faculty Governance

Following a strong year of research, Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored in another area: service to Brown. Yesterday, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance, which was established by President Simmons in 2007-08 to celebrate faculty contributions, past and ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb And Alum David Blei Talk About AI With The ACM

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to fascinate the general public, but its depiction in the media and popular culture is frequently more fantastical than some scientists might prefer. To help separate fact from fiction, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has devoted the first entry in their "Panels in Print" series to a discussion of AI ...

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Laura Dobler Has Been Named An Office Of Institutional Diversity And Inclusion Administrative Fellow

A staff member in Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received an honor that will provide her with additional skills and resources to continue her work with diversity and inclusion. Financial and Outreach Coordinator Laura Dobler has been named one of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion's six ...

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Michael Littman Chats With Neil deGrasse Tyson About AI And Society

Michael Littman, talking about artificial intelligence with Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Brains are cool, man!"

Neil: "That's the best line of the day."

To review GE Podcast Theater's second podcast, LifeAfter, Chicago's WBEZ 91.5 turned to Neil deGrasse Tyson, the renowned astrophysicist whose work in providing science education to the public has ...

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Kathi Fisler Has Been Appointed Professor (Research) And Associate Director Of The Undergraduate Program

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One way to think of Kathi Fisler’s career, she says, is that it’s been a constantly shifting balance between formal systems (and how they work) and people (and ...

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