A member of the Brown CS class of 2013, Jonah Kagan is a software engineer at VotingWorks, a small nonprofit organization dedicated to building reliable, open-source election technology like voting machines, ballot scanners, and election-auditing software. When asked about the skills he uses for his career, Kagan explained that the knowledge learned in his very first computer science class, CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science, has helped him in his day-to-day life.
The DIMACS Workshop on Foundation Models, Large Language Models (LLMs), and Game Theory, held at Rutgers University on October 19 and 20, 2023, marked the first of many foreseeable steps towards advancing a research initiative at the intersection of these topics. Organized by Brown CS faculty member Amy Greenwald and PhD student Deni Goktas, together with researchers from Rutgers University and IBM, the workshop featured a series of research talks by academics and industry professionals.
Software developed by Brown researchers can translate expressive and complex plain-worded instructions into behaviors a robot can carry out, all without needing thousands of hours of training data.
Last month, Brown CS alum John Stasko (now Regents Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech) received the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Visualization and Graphics Technical Community (IEEE VGTC).
Earlier this year, the international Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH) published the second volume of Seminal Graphics Papers: Pushing the Boundaries with the goal of collecting papers from 1974 onward that typify the conference's ground-breaking research. Of the eighty-seven papers included, fifteen have authors who are past or present Brown CS faculty, staff, students, or alums.
The inaugural discussion in a series convened by Brown’s Office of the Provost and Data Science Institute detailed the history of artificial intelligence and new questions generative AI is raising.
Called VRoxy, the software has the potential to make hands-on collaboration between people working remotely and people working in physical spaces more seamless, regardless of differences in room size.
The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is hiring multiple tenure-track faculty members at the level of Assistant Professor in several strategic research areas:
A recent New York Times describes Rhode Island's East Bay as a beautiful, bountiful autumn destination. "Just 30 minutes from Providence," writes Christine Chitnis, "over an hour from Boston and four hours from New York City, the Easty Bay towns of Warren, Bristol, Tiverton and Little Compton offer an idyllic fall weekend getaway."
Next fall, Diana Freed joins Brown CS and Brown’s Data Science Institute as an assistant professor. She’s the latest hire in the multi-year CS With Impact campaign, our largest expansion to date.
Diana is involved in an emerging area of computer science focused on building and designing technologies specifically to improve online safety and well-being for vulnerable and marginalized populations globally. She notes that one theme has been present in her work from the beginning: “The core focus of my research is helping people and improving society, trying to support at-risk and underserved communities. Technology has allowed me to develop …