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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.

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Andy van Dam Wins A Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award

Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored by his colleagues at Microsoft Research, who have recognized him as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator. "Your contributions have had an outstanding impact on the direction, visibility, and value of our research and our products," writes Judith ...

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TAG (Touch Art Gallery): Student And Community Education With A Worldwide Impact

by Rosemary Simpson

To see the many photos that accompany this article, please click here and scroll to page nine.

Created by a group of undergraduate researchers in the Graphics Lab working under the direction of Professor Andy van Dam, Touch Art Gallery (TAG) is a Windows 8/8.1 and Web application that allows ...

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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

In the early 1970s, two Brown University professors devised a radical idea for the time. English professor Robert Scholes and computer scientist Andy van Dam wanted to use Brown’s room-sized mainframe computer to teach a course not in physics, engineering or computer science, but in poetry ...

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Humanities Magazine Features Brown's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

For more stories on why Brown CS is so great, check out our Praise for Brown CS page here.

A recent article in Humanities discusses a discovery featured in CS Blog last week: a recently rediscovered short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") that ...

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A Rediscovered Video Documents Brown University's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

Already being described as "astounding" and "visionary" as it makes its way across the Internet, a short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") has just surfaced after being lost for decades. It documents an extraordinary early use of computing to enhance the learning experience ...

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Trent Green Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

The presentation of the first Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Trent Green, honors a remarkable computer scientist, recognizes strong achievement from a young student, and represents a milestone in the continued growth of the Brown CS undergraduate research program. Filled with teamwork, responsibility, intercontinental travel, and ...

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Communications Of The ACM Interviews

"It's been a fantastic journey," says Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Computer Science Department, "to see computer graphics evolve from an arcane technology accessible to a handful of specialists to completely integral to the world's daily consumption and production of information, communication, entertainment and, increasingly, education."

Andy sat down with ...

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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 ...