Ntousakis, Kemerlis, Vasilakis, And Collaborators Win The ACM ASIACCS ‘23 Distinguished Paper Award


<meta charset="utf-8">The 18th Association for Computing Machinery Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security was held from July 10 to July 14 in Melbourne, Australia. Bestowed annually, the ACM ASIACCS Distinguished Paper Award is given to outstanding papers presented at the conference. Brown CS faculty members Vasileios Kemerlis and Nikos Vasilakis and visiting research fellow Grigoris Ntousakis received the 2023 award for their paper, “BinWrap: Hybrid Protection Against Native Node.js Add-Ons”. Other collaborators include George Christou of FORTH-ICS (Foundation for Research and Technology – Institute of Computer Science) in Crete, Greece, Sotiris Ioannidis of the Technical University of …

Harini Suresh Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor


Harini Suresh has ambitious plans for her research in machine learning (ML) and human-computer interaction (HCI), decidedly broad in their scope, but she doesn’t intend to tackle them alone. “Can we imagine new futures for technology,” she asks, “that stem from the needs and desires of people who aren’t currently involved in the process? Would things unfold differently if we involve more people in a way that’s thoughtful and intentional, working together to build technology that reflects our shared values?” 

Brown CS Student Joshua Yang Earns First-Place At The ACM CHI ‘23 Student Research Competition


Joshua Yang, a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, won first-place in the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM CHI 2023) Student Research Competition (SRC) held in Hamburg, Germany, for his research with Jeff Huang, Brown CS faculty member and researcher in human-computer interaction. Joshua’s winning research, “Animated Patterns: Applying Dynamic Patterns to Vector Illustrations”, was accepted for publication this February and competed against other accepted SRC submissions at the conference in April.



My Research Summer Meeting People And Robots At Brown University


I am a junior at Rutgers University majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. I’m really interested in research and debating questions about how minds work. Artificial intelligence research piques my interest. So, this summer, I joined the Humans to Robots Laboratory through the Brown Computer Science Artificial Intelligence & Computational Creativity Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site. I felt so welcomed. Everyone at Brown, from the professors to the staff members to the grad students and undergrads, were very supportive. The program gave me a peek into the exciting life of a full-time researcher in computer science. Every day …

Malte Schwarzkopf Receives A Hazeltine Citation For Excellence In Teaching, Guidance, And Support


Faculty member Malte Schwarzkopf, head of the ETOS and Systems groups of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), has been chosen by Brown’s graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation. The other recipient was James Morone, John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies.


Brown CS Student Angel Arrazola Builds A Positive Learning Environment For Providence Middle School Students


The classroom might be the last place most college students choose to spend during their summer. Not so for Angel Arrazola.

The rising junior at Brown University is working full-time this summer at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence as an AmeriCorps teaching fellow as part of Generation Teach, a national program that offers college students the opportunity to engage in intensive summer teaching experiences in underserved communities nationwide.

What's Your Most Brilliant Moment? My ICPC NAC Trip

In February 2023, Brown CS faculty member Yu Cheng brought four teams of students to the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)’s Northeast North America (NENA) Regional Contest at the College of the Holy Cross site. Their story is told here. Below, one of the students from the team that advanced to the national level shares his experience of that event.

Eli Upfal And Collaborators Receive A 2023 RECOMB Test Of Time Award

Every year, the International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) bestows its Test of Time Award on regular or special issue papers presented at the conference that were influential in providing a major stepping stone for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. In April, the 2023 conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, recognized the paper “De Novo Discovery of Mutated Driver Pathways in Cancer” presented at RECOMB 2011 and authored by Brown CS faculty member Eli Upfal, Fabio Vandin, now at the University of Padova,Italy, and Ben Raphael, now …

Brown Computer Science Department Response to TALO

Brown’s CS undergraduate TA program is a unique feature of the department that has helped create an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming learning environment for students. This happened largely due to the thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated TAs going back to 1965. The CS department would like to make sure that any problems that occur today are corrected and that the program remains enjoyable and rewarding for all participants—students, TAs, and faculty. This document is a statement of position and principles; negotiation of the details of a future contract and the details of implementing these principles will happen in the bargaining …