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An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

A team that included multiple students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Best Aging in Place Hack award at MIT's Grand Hack 2016. Inspired by a mentor whose mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease, Sven Eberhardt (Brown University postdoc), Youssef Barhomi (Brown University research engineer), Pankaj ...

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The Atlantic Features Brown CS Alum Lyla Fujiwara's Use Of CS In The Peace Corps

"The night before school ended," Brown CS alum Lyla Fujiwara writes of the girl's computer camp that she developed for the Peace Corps in Rwanda, "one of my brightest students talked about how she hadn't been interested in her computer studies, but after my class discovered she had a passion for programming. Others ...

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Self-described as a "different kind of hackathon" designed with goals of inclusiveness, experimentation, learning, and collaboration in mind, Hack@Brown turned three this year and showed strong success on all counts. Held on February 6-7, 2015, with support from Brown CS and numerous corporate sponsors, the event brought in 450 students from as far away ...

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Hack@Brown 3 Arrives: 450 Students, 65 Mentors, Noted Speakers, And A Closing Ceremony That's Open To All

by Michael Markell

Hack@Brown, with support from Brown CS, is holding their third annual hackathon this weekend, February 6-7! The event will bring in 450 students from 84 schools, travelling from as far as the UK, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico, as well as 65 industry mentors, many of which are Brown alums. Governor ...

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A New Brown CS Course Aims To Build The Next Generation Of CS Entrepreneurs

The number of new startups launched in the US each year is quickly increasing and many successful ones have been founded by recent CS graduates. Current and future students may be wondering how they too can succeed with a startup of their own. Brown CS has this in mind with csciStartup, a new course offered ...

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Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship

"When things go wrong in today’s systems," writes Brown CS PhD student Jonathan Mace, "it can be difficult to answer questions about causes of failures, uncover dependencies between components, or understand performance or resource usage." Very few things are going wrong for Jonathan at the moment, nor is his recent performance difficult to understand ...

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At Brown CS, we pride ourselves on the valuable work that our alums do and their interest in sharing their discoveries and insights with other members of our community. We're happy to hear from our alums Ardra Hren, Alex Kleiman, and Adam Leventhal, who are at Delphix, a company that helps provide "Data as ...

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The latest issue of Brown Alumni Monthly shares the story of Brown CS alum Scott Anderson, an Oscar winner, computer graphics animator, visual effects supervisor, special effects director, screenwriter, producer, and short film director. He has gone back and forth between lower-budget independent films and big-name studios and created the company Digital Sandbox to make ...

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TechCrunch Features Former Student Dylan Field's Design Collaboration Tool, Figma

Former Brown CS student Dylan Field is the co-founder of Figma, which he launched with alum Evan Wallace '12. It's a tool that he hopes will transform the way teams collaborate in designing user interfaces. Figma automatically saves projects to the cloud with every change, allowing groups to make comments, edit design features, and ...

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Brown CS Alum Jack Stankovic Receives University Of Virginia's Distinguished Scientist Award

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) congratulates Jack Stankovic PhD '79, who has recently received the University of Virginia (UVA)'s Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of his outstanding record of achievement and impact during his career at the university. Given annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the ...