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David Laidlaw Has Been Named To The IEEE Visualization Academy

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The IEEE VIS Conference is an annual conference held by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is regarded as the foremost gathering of researchers focused on scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics. This ...

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Alum Adventures: Meredith Ringel Morris And Eric Horvitz Win The UIST Lasting Impact Award

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“We live in an era of fake news,” explains Brown CS  alum Meredith Ringel Morris ‘01, “and there’s this huge idea of trustworthiness when searching for information, and my research focuses on this process of search.” Currently working as ...

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A Team Led By Brown CS Master's Alum Prabhat Breaks The Exaflop Barrier And Wins ACM's Gordon Bell Prize

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"The CS community has talked about Exascale computing for a decade," says Brown CS Master's alum Prabhat, who recently received the ACM Gordon Bell Prize with colleagues from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NVIDIA, "and I'm thrilled that ...

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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)

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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 ...