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Max Salvas Retires After Thirty-Four Years

Today, a hand-crafted desktop machine with a Max Built logo is one of the CIT’s most familiar sights. They’re all the work of Senior Electronics Technician Max Salvas, who’s retiring next week after spending more than half his life with Brown CS. “Things looked a little different in 1983,” he says. In ...

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Brown CS Announces Major Achievements In Data Science

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Only a few months after the founding of Brown University's Data Science Initiative (DSI), the Department of Computer Science ...

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The process of Brown CS TA hours has improved greatly over the years. With innovations such as Sign Me Up and Google Sheets, students can now sign up electronically and remotely check their place in line. While this is a step ...

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Celebrating 25 Years Of Michael Littman's Contribution To The First Email Attachment

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This is one for the record books, but somehow it's escaped widespread notice. It's no secret that Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) wrote the first textbook on circuit complexity or that Professor Andy van ...

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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's "Women Who Changed Science In 2015" and the American ...

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Andy van Dam Wins A Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award

Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored by his colleagues at Microsoft Research, who have recognized him as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator. "Your contributions have had an outstanding impact on the direction, visibility, and value of our research and our products," writes Judith ...

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TAG (Touch Art Gallery): Student And Community Education With A Worldwide Impact

by Rosemary Simpson

To see the many photos that accompany this article, please click here and scroll to page nine.

Created by a group of undergraduate researchers in the Graphics Lab working under the direction of Professor Andy van Dam, Touch Art Gallery (TAG) is a Windows 8/8.1 and Web application that allows ...

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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

In the early 1970s, two Brown University professors devised a radical idea for the time. English professor Robert Scholes and computer scientist Andy van Dam wanted to use Brown’s room-sized mainframe computer to teach a course not in physics, engineering or computer science, but in poetry ...

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Humanities Magazine Features Brown's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

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A recent article in Humanities discusses a discovery featured in CS Blog last week: a recently rediscovered short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") that ...

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A Rediscovered Video Documents Brown University's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

Already being described as "astounding" and "visionary" as it makes its way across the Internet, a short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") has just surfaced after being lost for decades. It documents an extraordinary early use of computing to enhance the learning experience ...