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Building News4Good: A First Take At Software Engineering For Four Undergrads

by Rachel Markell and Elaine Jiang

As college students living in a fast-paced society, we’re expected to stay informed about what’s going on in the world. And for the most part, we do. And while, sure, sometimes we join a protest or participate in a heated discussion on Facebook, for the most part ...

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Karamcheti, Porncharoenwase, And Rosen Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

Click the links that follow for more Brown CS content about Siddharth KaramchetiSorawee Porncharoenwase, and Eric Rosen.  

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is a coalition of more than 200 organizations with the mission of enhancing innovation by joining with industry, government and academia to strengthen research and advanced education in computing. Every year, they ...

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George Konidaris Helps Robots Think And Plan In The Abstract

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them. Their study, published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, is a step toward building robots that can think and act ...

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igniteCS @ Brown

by Natalie Reed and Eric Rosen

As President Obama has said, “Computers are going to be a big part of our future…and that future is yours to shape.” Technology is one of the fastest-growing fields today, solving problems in every industry while impacting our everyday lives. Despite this, computer science is not yet adequately ...

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Click the links that follow for more Brown CS content about C. Christopher ErwayAlptekin KüpçüSeny Kamara, and Roberto Tamassia

Looking at Professor Konrad Rieck of Technische Universität Braunschweig's list of Influential Security Papers, Brown CS research in the field has clearly withstood the test of time. The list ranks papers published at ...

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An Inflection Point: HCRI Looks Ahead To SIRoS 3

“SIRoS 1 was when the question really struck me,” remembers HCRI Co-Director, Professor Michael Littman of Brown CS. “How do we keep the value of humans, of people, from declining? We’ve known for a long time that we’re at an inflection point, and the first SIRoS really drove the point home for me ...

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Kamara, Moataz, And Zhu Use Structured Encryption To Create Pixek, Offering Searchable Privacy For Digital Photos

Click the links that follow for more Brown CS content about Seny Kamara and Tarik Moataz.

Security breach by security breach, data leak by data leak, digital privacy is becoming a household phrase, but for many people, putting a four-digit passcode on their smart phone is the extent of their security measures. Just this week ...

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Seeing Theory: Teaching Statistics Through Interactive Web-Based Visualizations

by Daniel Kunin

I was holding TA hours for an introductory CS course when one of my fellow TAs told me that my website, Seeing Theory, had crashed. He’d seen a post on the Brown CS Facebook group about the statistics-teaching platform that I’d been developing for nearly a year, but the link ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Co-Lead The Communications Of The ACM Research Highlights Editorial Board

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The Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM-RH) is devoted to publishing the most important and interesting CS research of recent years. Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), already a member of CACM-RH ...

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Toymaker: A New Seven-Minute Animated Short From Brown CS

This story was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Conduit, the annual Brown CS magazine.

It’s half past noon in CIT 368 on May 18, 2017. After fourteen years of Senior Lecturer Barbara Meier’s computer animation classes at Brown, after months of focused effort, we have something very new, a first ...