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BrownCS Celebrates 35 Years

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

As the Brown community came together to celebrate Commencement in the University’s 250th year, computer science alumni reunited this weekend to celebrate another anniversary. This year marks the 35th year of Brown’s Department of Computer Science, which was founded in 1979.

Much has changed in ...

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BrownCS Alumnus Jack Stankovic To Receive University Of York Honorary Doctorate

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (BrownCS) alumni continue their tradition of achievement, with Jack Stankovic PhD '79 about to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of the University from University of York, U.K.

Now a professor at the University of Virginia, Stankovic was one of the first graduates of the BrownCS PhD ...

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Alumnus David Blei '97 Wins ACM Award

Professors John Savage and Michael Littman share the news that BrownCS alumnus David Blei '97 has won an ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences for his development of powerful modeling techniques to speed information retrieval from large data collections.

Michael says, "I'm really excited for David. I got to work with him a ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya Appointed To EPIC Advisory Board

Brown University’s Computer Science Department congratulates Professor Anna Lysyanskaya on her appointment to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)’s Advisory Board.  She joins BrownCS alumna danah boyd.  EPIC is a leading privacy organization, and its Advisory Board is a distinguished group of experts that often contribute to “friend of the court” briefs for ...

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Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

A group of Brown CS and RISD students are hosting Hack@Brown, the first annual Brown University hackathon January 24-25 in Alumnae Hall! 250 students from Brown/RISD and other schools in the northeast plus engineers ...

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Brown CS alumna  Sarah Meiklejohn(Sc.B. 2008, Sc.M. 2009 under the guidance of Professor Anna Lysyanskaya) was quoted in a New York Times article published December 5, 2013, regarding Bitcoin fraud.

Sarah is a fifth year Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego. She has broad research interests in security ...

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The Department is thrilled to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year. PhD alum Michael Littman ’96 and Paul Valiant will begin teaching in September and Tim Kraska will join the department in January.

Michael previously spent many years as the director of the Rutgers Laboratory for Real-Life Reinforcement ...

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Undergrad Anne Kenyon founded Brown’s 3 Day Startup (3DS) weekend, which was held in early April with the support of the department, Google, 10Gen, and Teespring.

The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. Work space was available for an entire weekend, 25 students with ...

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Carleton Coffrin, a Ph.D. student working with Pascal Van Hentenryck, was chosen as one of six finalists in the ...

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Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a research grant, in the expected amount of $800,000, to Philip Klein, Claire Mathieu and Ph.D. alum Glencora Borradaile (now Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and ...