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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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Mosaic+ And Brown CS Launch A New Program To Help URM Students Transition To Studying CS

According to Jonathan Powell, who has just finished leading the new Mosaic+ Transition Program, which helps underrepresented minority (URM) students prepare for studying computer science at Brown University, his experience as a new CS student was shared by many of his peers.

“I was interested in the program,” he says, “because I heard a lot ...

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Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Staff Attend The 2016 Tapia Conference

"Empowering" and "informational" are the first two words that undergraduate student Austin Peete of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) uses to describe the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. "Given the opportunity to interact with other URMs that have made, and are making, an impact in the field provided ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

These are ...

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Introducing Mosaic+

by Nifemi Madarikan

“We strive to foster a sense of community for marginalized and underrepresented racial minority (URM) students within the computer science department. We will welcome more racial and ethnic minority students to computer science at Brown through a community they can easily relate to and learn from. We will launch Mosaic+ as a ...

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Maurice Herlihy And Eli Upfal Are Appointed To Named Chairs

A letter to the Brown University community from President Christina Paxson on May 27, 2016, announced that Maurice Herlihy and Eli Upfal of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have joined colleagues from across the University in being appointed to named chairs. Maurice is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science, and Eli is ...

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Brown CS Alum Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP Of Advertising And Commerce At Google, Receives The Horace Mann Medal

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is proud to announce that alum Sridhar Ramaswamy's achievements in the field have earned him the Horace Mann Medal. Dean Peter M. Weber will present the award, given annually to a Brown University Graduate School alum who has made significant contributions to their field, at ...

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When we're balancing a tablet on our stomach to read in bed instead of holding a smart phone in one hand while pushing a stroller, why shouldn't the user interface be context-specific and ability-specific?

Even a few years ago, asking this question would have been unthinkable or at least highly optimistic, but the ...

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Brown CS Officially Launches A $10M Fundraising Campaign For An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment

Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced the official launch of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. Using Kickstarter-like grassroots methods usually seen in the technology sector (donors are able to name UTAships and Head UTAships at the $50,000 and ...

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science is happy to announce that Assistant Professor Tim Kraska, Adjunct Associate Professor Carsten Binnig, Professor and Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel, and Professor Eli Upfal will contribute to the large-scale collaborative effort known as the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub. Tim will serve on the organization's Advisory Group ...