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Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

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Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer. The tool — dubbed MAGI, for Mutation Annotation and Genome Interpretation — is an open-source web application that enables ...

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The June 20, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe includes a front-page story on Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, the Yurt.  Reporting from the symposium that marked the Yurt's launch, Amanda Katz describes the rise ...

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Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

"The primary educational focus of undergrads is classes," says Professor James Hays, "but research can also be enormously educational. Research allows undergrads to collaborate with faculty to make new discoveries, to expand the boundaries of computer science, and ultimately to improve people's lives. Research can be intimidating, though – it’s less structured than courses ...

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#YurtAtBrown

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“The #YurtAtBrown hashtag documents a milestone,” says Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS). “2015 will be a landmark year for visualization at Brown and an evolutionary, transformative leap for the field.”

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When VIS 2014 (the premier conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Paris next week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) will enjoy a markedly high level of representation and participation.

“As this conference has grown, our Graphics, Visualization, and Interaction group has grown ...

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Roberto Tamassia Prepares To Step Down As Department Chair

Roberto Tamassia is stepping down. At the end of his seven-year tenure as Brown University Computer Science (BrownCS) Department Chair (two terms, plus a transitional year as Professor Ugur Cetintemel prepares to take on the role), he takes a moment to look back on the years past from his office on the fourth floor of ...

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Brown University’s Department of Computer Science has exceeded its own record for the largest number of Seed Awards in a single year, with six faculty members sharing five awards in 2014. Ugur Cetintemel, Sorin Istrail, Chad Jenkins, Tim Kraska, Michael Littman, and Ben Raphael received the awards from Brown University’s Office of the ...

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The class Virtual Reality Design for Science taught by Brown Computer Science Professor David Laidlaw, Brown Biology Professor Sharon Swartz, and RISD Illustration Professor Fritz Drury is a featured news item on Brown's website. One class project centered on a 3-D visualization of the flight of bats and was showcased at the Granoff Center ...

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Laidlaw.jpg David Laidlaw, Professor of Computer Science, has been named a 2014 IEEE Fellow for contributions to data visualization and analytics. His main contributions to computer science are threefold: developing scientific data visualization solutions; pioneering evaluation of visualization software for scientific inquiry; and transitioning visualization insights to quantitative evidence.

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Jeff.Huang.jpeg The Department is delighted to announce that Jeff Huang will be joining its faculty as assistant professor beginning August 1, 2013.

Jeff’s research seeks to understand user interactions to drive new applications at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval. Jeff expects to receive his Ph.D. in Information Science in June 2013 ...