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Immersive Visualization To Support Scientific Insight

by Bruce Donald Campbell (RISD, Brown CS Visiting Scientist)

What do you get when you bring together a seasoned popular art school illustrator, an accomplished computer graphics scientist with a new virtual reality surround theater, a respected scientist with a compelling field of study, and twenty-one eager participants in a semester-long course focused on how ...

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National Science Foundation Director Visits Brown

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — National Science Foundation Director France Córdova and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island joined students, faculty and administrators at Brown on April 8 for a firsthand ...

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The Yurt, Brown University's newest 3D virtual reality environment, launched in 2015 and has earned worldwide praise. To read more articles about the Yurt, click here.

The future of virtual reality, explains Providence's East Side Monthly, is wide open. In this month's issue, Claire Flanagan steps inside the Yurt, Brown University's ...

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Brown CS Continues Strong Levels Of VIS Participation

As VIS 2015 (the premier combined conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Chicago this week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues its strong level of representation and participation, with a faculty member and a PhD candidate each contributing papers to two separate ...

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The Atlantic Interviews David Laidlaw On The Possibilities Of VR

Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just been interviewed by Maria Konnikova of the Atlantic, who questioned prominent scientists, psychologists, engineers, and developers on the rapid changes occurring in virtual reality and the possibilities that the field offers. Alongside such colleagues as Henry Fuchs of the University of North ...

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Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

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Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer. The tool — dubbed MAGI, for Mutation Annotation and Genome Interpretation — is an open-source web application that enables ...

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For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

The June 20, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe includes a front-page story on Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, the Yurt.  Reporting from the symposium that marked the Yurt's launch, Amanda Katz describes the rise ...

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Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

"The primary educational focus of undergrads is classes," says Professor James Hays, "but research can also be enormously educational. Research allows undergrads to collaborate with faculty to make new discoveries, to expand the boundaries of computer science, and ultimately to improve people's lives. Research can be intimidating, though – it’s less structured than courses ...

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#YurtAtBrown

For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

“The #YurtAtBrown hashtag documents a milestone,” says Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS). “2015 will be a landmark year for visualization at Brown and an evolutionary, transformative leap for the field.”

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When VIS 2014 (the premier conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Paris next week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) will enjoy a markedly high level of representation and participation.

“As this conference has grown, our Graphics, Visualization, and Interaction group has grown ...