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Brown CS Returns To The Grace Hopper Celebration

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A delegation from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has had a busy week at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual event that's become the world's largest ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb And Alum David Blei Talk About AI With The ACM

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to fascinate the general public, but its depiction in the media and popular culture is frequently more fantastical than some scientists might prefer. To help separate fact from fiction, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has devoted the first entry in their "Panels in Print" series to a discussion of AI ...

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Amy Greenwald Delivers Opening Remarks At Women In Machine Learning Workshop's Tenth Anniversary

Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science delivered opening remarks and made multiple other contributions to a workshop she helped found that's celebrating a proud anniversary: Women In Machine Learning (WiML) turned ten this year. Amy made a significant founding contribution to the workshop by writing the initial National Science ...

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Shafi Goldwasser To Deliver The 15th Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture On December 16

Shafi Goldwasser of MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science will deliver the Fifteenth Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 4 PM in Room 368 of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology at Brown University's Department of Computer Science. A reception will follow.

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PhD Student Ashley Conard Interviewed About GHC By SiliconANGLE

“As we continue to move forward in this technological age," says Brown CS PhD Candidate Ashley Conard, "you need to couple computer science with what you do.” Last week, Gabriel Pesek of SiliconANGLE interviewed Ashley, an Anita Borg Institute Student Board member who has attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) since ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya: Companies Should Rethink Data Collection

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Last week, the European Court of Justice struck down a 15-year-old agreement that allowed companies to move European citizens’ personal data to servers in the United States. The so-called Safe Harbor agreement had made it possible for American companies to skirt European data privacy laws, many of ...

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Anna Lysyanskaya To Speak About Anonymous Credentials At GHC

Next week, Brown CS is looking forward to perhaps its strongest ever presence at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Among other highlights, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya is going to be delivering a lecture (“Authorized but Anonymous: Taking Charge of your Personal Data”) on ...

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Pedro Felzenszwalb Wins ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award

Pedro Felzenszwalb, Associate Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Brown University, has just won the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for his contributions to object recognition in pictures and video. It’s accompanied by a prize in the expected amount of $35,000.

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Thirteen Students and One Bear Attend the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration

Professor Josiah S. Carberry interviews graduate students Betsy Hilliard and Layla Oesper about their experiences at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Carberry: Thanks so much for joining me for this interview. To start off, what is the Grace Hopper Celebration?

Hilliard: GHC or just Grace Hopper, was named after Rear Admiral ...