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Stefanie Tellex And Baxter Provide Local Kids With A Glimpse Of The Future Of Robotics

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was in good company as Wheeler School's 2016 N-12 Fox Family Speaker. "Last year's speaker was world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall," says Nupur Shridhar, Director of Wheeler's Design-Innovate-Build Lab. "How could we possibly top that? Well, with an ...

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Foreign Policy Magazine Names Tellex And Oberlin 2016 Global Thinkers

"When we consider as we do each year the work of the world's leading thinkers," writes David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine, "we find that the vast majority of them —in science, technology, business, culture and government— are actually moving us forward and helping to solve ...

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Stefanie Tellex Gives An Invited Talk At EMNLP 2016

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just returned from the largest conference devoted to natural language processing (NLP), where she gave an invited talk. SIGDAT (the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP)'s Conference on Empirical Methods ...

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Our Inaugural Research Open House Attracts Over 100 Undergraduates

by Luke Camery, Meta-URA

The inaugural Brown CS Research Open House brought together eleven faculty members and over one hundred undergrads to demo projects, discuss the latest research innovations, and form partnerships that will shape their careers. Students flooded the Robotics Lab to start the evening's journey that would take them through every floor ...

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stefie10.jpg__120x180_q85_crop-1_subsampling-2.jpg Brown CS professor Stefanie Tellex was one of the featured speakers at MIT’s recent EmTech conference. MIT’s annual conference highlights invention and new developments in engineering and technology. Stefanie spoke about her work creating robots that can talk to each other and teach each other, which was deemed one of the ten most ...

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Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named One Of Robohub's

On October 11, in a fitting celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, Robohub (a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe) announced its 2016 list of "25 Women In Robotics You Need To Know About", and Assistant Profesor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's ...

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MIT Technology Review Asks Stefanie Tellex About Robotic Learning And Complex Tasks

To extrapolate is human: unless we've overlooked to the "PUSH" sign and are frantically pulling on a door, we easily adapt to differing styles of handles and knobs, figuring out intuitively whether to slide, rotate, push down, and so on. It's not so easy for robots, and if we eventually want to have ...

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George Konidaris Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

For many of us, being handed a C++ compiler in high school would have been a difficult and inauspicious introduction to computer science. Not so for George Konidaris, who joins Brown CS as assistant professor this autumn: as a teenager, growing up in South Africa, he had mostly used computers for games, but the compiler ...

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Stefanie Tellex Wins A NASA Early Career Faculty Award For Human-Robot Collaboration On Complex Tasks

2016 continues to be a significant year for Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has just won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for a recent proposal ("Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex Tasks"). Earlier this year, she received a Sloan Fellowship, was listed in MIT Technology Review's ...

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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 ...