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Brown Visual Computing Launches A New Website

Click the links that follow for more news items about Jeff Huang, John "Spike" Hughes, David Laidlaw, Barbara Meier, Daniel RitchieJames Tompkin, and Andries "Andy" van Dam.

The longest continuously running graphics group in the known universe, Brown Visual Computing, has just released a new website, https://visual.cs.brown.edu/. Dating back to ...

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Malte Schwarzkopf Wins A Salomon Award For GDPR-Compliant System Design

Click the links that follow for more news items about Malte SchwarzkopfRichard B. Salomon Faculty Awards, and other recent accomplishments by our faculty.

Less than a year after his arrival at Brown, Professor Malte Schwarzkopf of Brown CS has received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award. The award, given annually by Brown’s ...

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Akhil Bagaria Shares Deep Skill Chaining Research At ICLR

Akhil Bagaria is a Brown CS doctoral student working with Professor George Konidaris.  In the blog post here, he shares research that will be presented at ICLR this week. Akhil is interested in how artificially intelligent agents can solve complex real-world problems with minimal human intervention and knowledge. His paper investigates how robots could autonomously ...

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PhD Student Lucy Qin Receives An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Brown CS PhD student Lucy Qin (advised by Brown CS Professor Seny Kamara) has just received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her work in applied ...

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Don Stanford Wins Brown's Hazeltine Mentoring In Entrepreneurship Award

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Professor Donald Stanford '72 ScM '77 of Brown CS has just been recognized for his dedication to student mentoring, particularly with aspiring entrepreneurs, with the Hazeltine Mentoring in Entrepreneurship Award. Founded by a group of alums, it ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Helps Preserve Privacy During Contact Tracing

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

One of the keys to safely ending COVID-19 lockdowns across the country is contact tracing — identifying people who have been exposed to the virus to prevent them from spreading it. A Brown University computer scientist is part of an international research team trying to enable contact tracking ...

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Brown CS Alum Thomas Dickerson Helps Replicate Brown In Minecraft For Virtual Visitors

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A recent Brown Daily Herald article provides the story behind a new online replica of the Brown University campus. A joint effort between Brown Esports and Geopipe, it's already providing a valuable service to prospective ...

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Nishanth Kumar Has Been Named A 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

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Brown University undergraduate Nishanth Kumar, a Computer Engineering concentrator and Brown CS researcher, has recently received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for his research into Learning from Demonstration (LfD). The scholarship was established by Congress ...

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Encrypting Distributed Databases With Provable Security

by Archita Agarwal

Archita Agarwal is a doctoral student at Brown CS who works in the area of applied cryptography with Professor Seny Kamara. You can find out more about her work at her personal page. In the blog post below, she explains how her research aims to provide provable security for distributed databases through ...

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Michael Littman Receives Brown's Distinguished Research Achievement Award

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Chosen by an esteemed panel of Brown University faculty, Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS has just been given Brown's Distinguished Research Achievement Award. Now in its fourth year, the Research Achievement Award program ...

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