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Brown CS Says Goodbye To Jeff Coady And Dorinda Moulton

Imagine another era of computing history: erase the CIT, convert your monitor to monochrome. Your phone isn’t a smartphone or even a cell phone, but at least it probably isn’t rotary anymore.

This is the age that Jeff Coady and Dorinda Moulton started their 30-year Brown CS careers in.

They’re ending those ...

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Imagine a first-year computer science concentrator (let’s call him Luis) e-mailing friends and family back home after a few weeks with Brown Computer Science (BrownCS). Everything he expected to be challenging is even tougher than anticipated: generative recursion, writing specifications instead of implementations, learning how to test his code instead of just writing it ...

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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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Tom Doeppner Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance

The themes of collegiality and collaboration were unavoidable as colleagues and friends reflected on the news that Thomas W. Doeppner, Associate Professor (Research) and Vice Chair of the Computer Science Department, had just received Brown University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance. He joins previous winner John Savage of the Department, who ...

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Pascal Van Hentenryck received the Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence in the Physical Sciences. In addition to the recognition of his achievements, Pascal will receive a professional development fund of $2,000 for each of two years.

The award was presented at the 2010 University Awards Ceremony, co-sponsored by the Dean of the ...

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2010-0209.Singapore.pngFranco Preparata

Brown University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a concurrent computational biology degree program. Students who complete the program will receive concurrent degrees from NUS and Brown: a bachelor’s degree in computational biology from NUS and a master’s degree in computer science with a special designation in computational biology from ...

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The National Science Foundation has recently awarded Professors Tom Doeppner, Spike Hughes, Shriram Krishnamurthi and Steven Reiss a grant, in the expected amount of $540,000, to develop an integrated and rigorous set of courses for teaching students in the humanities and social sciences concepts from computer science. The project, entitled “Applied Computer Science for ...

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We're delighted to announce that we've received a gift of 15 Tablet PCs and associated software from Microsoft Research. These will be set up in a Tablet PC lab for undergraduate education, which will be used by Andy van Dam's ReMarkable Texts project and Tom Doeppner's Electronic Student Notebook project. Staff ...

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Now it can be told! Come June, work will begin to renovate the third floor of Brown’s CIT building to let the Computer Science Department expand into it (we’re currently housed in the fourth and fifth floors). We’ve been growing steadily over the past few years in faculty and graduate students both. Indeed, in recent ...