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The NYT Asks Brawner And Krishnamurthi About CSCI 0030 And Teaching Computational Thinking

Click the links that follow for more Brown CS content about CSCI 0030, Tom Doeppner, John HughesK-12 CS education, Shriram Krishnamurthiour community outreach, and Steve Reiss

What is computational thinking, and how should it be taught? Almost three decades after the term was coined, the answer is still being worked out. How do ...

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Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

As the department approaches its silver anniversary, Brown CS is making a comprehensive effort to document our early history online and in print. Our themes are the intellectual daring of our academic home, the making of things never before imagined, and the spirit of community that’s guided the entire effort. Throughout, our storytellers will ...

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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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Alex Tarvo Wins ACM Student Research Competition Award

Brown University Department of Computer Science (BrownCS) alumnus Alex Tarvo PhD ’14 has just won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Student Research Competition Award for his research into predicting the performance of multi-threaded programs. He’s the second Brown CS recipient of the honor (Dan Keefe won in 2005 at ACM’s SIGGRAPH ...

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The Department of Computer Science at Brown University was mentioned as one of the seven most influential institutions in the area of middleware technology in a recent issue of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology. According to authors Wolfgang Emmerich, Mikio Aoyama and Joe Sventek, “Without researchers laying the foundations in Computer Science departments ...

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Q: How did you end up in Computer Science?

A: I took a course about computers at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia around 1965 and never looked back.

Q: You’ve consistently taught the Introduction to Software Engineering course. How has the course evolved? What about the students?

A: Actually I taught the courses that kept ...

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2005-0610.softball.pngThe championship team (most of it)

We're delighted to report that CS's softball team won the high-intensity division championship this year! In the photo, top row l-r: Chad Jenkins, Steve Reiss, Russell Bent, Dan Acevedo, Dave Tucker, Bob Zeleznik, Don Carney, Frank Wood; bottom row l-r: Gary Withey, Dmitri Lemmerman, Joe LaViola, Andrew ...

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Brown has just started a snappy new publication. "Inside Brown: News, People, and Ideas at the University" put out its first number this week, and we're proud to say that this debut issue features not one but two CS faculty.

The article "Online Philanthropy: from the Clink of a Coin to the ...

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2004-1124.Charities.pngPat and Jim Mastors before meeting Gov. Carcieri

Ten students in Steve Reiss's freshman seminar CS009-3: "Building a Web Application" are creating a web application to support charitable contributions to a wide range of projects. The concept, conceived and directed by Pat and Jim Mastors, lets charities describe projects to be funded. Individual ...

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Steve Reiss and Shriram Krishnamurthi have just been awarded an NSF ITR grant, making a total of nine of these prestigious awards in the CS department. This grant, entitled 'Consistent software evolution,' provides $450,000 in funding and will last for three years.

The authors say of their project, 'Software is multidimensional: it has many ...