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Aaron Gokaslan ’18 Wins HackPrinceton Best iOS App Award

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

Brown University computer science concentrator Aaron Gokaslan ’18 and a team of his peers have just won a Best iOS App award from Apple at the recent HackPrinceton hackathon, earning an iPad Mini and the envy of ...

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Van Dam's Group Provides Users Worldwide With New Opportunities To Interact With Art

Professor Andries van Dam of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science and his team of researchers were recently featured by the Brown Daily Herald for developing software that facilitates a high level of interaction with artwork and other images. The application, known as Touch Art Gallery (TAG), allows users to navigate easily around artwork ...

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A Visit To The Computer History Museum

This summer while I was interning at Yahoo! some current and former Brown CS Grad Students had a mini-reunion in the San Francisco Bay Area. And where else would we hold this event but the Computer History Museum ( in Mountain View, CA? While visiting the museum, I learned more about the ...

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Alumni Update: Sunil Mallya '11

Like the company that he co-founded, Neon Labs, Sunil Mallya ’11 sees himself as rooted in science and invigorated by its potential for discovery, transforming what had previously been uninteresting or impassable. He says, “I grew up at just the right moment in time to be constantly amazed by the ubiquity of computers. I was ...

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Philip Klein Wins NSF Grant For Optimization In Planar Graphs And Beyond

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Klein’s recent project (“Fast and accurate optimization in planar graphs and beyond”) has won a grant in the expected amount of $1.2M from the National Science Foundation (NSF), shared with Professor Jeff G. Erickson of the ...

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For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here.

“The #YurtAtBrown hashtag documents a milestone,” says Professor David Laidlaw of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS). “2015 will be a landmark year for visualization at Brown and an evolutionary, transformative leap for the field.”

This leads to an ...

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Keeping pace with surging Brown CS enrollment, interest in the department's Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program is at perhaps a historic high. According to Professor Tom Doeppner, Vice Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, he's received 375 applications for the Spring 2015 semester, meaning that 6% of undergraduates have applied to be ...

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John Savage Appointed An EastWest Institute Professorial Fellow

Professor John Savage of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just been appointed a Professorial Fellow of the EastWest Institute (EWI), an international, non-partisan organization with a three-decade history of addressing problems that threaten regional and global stability. The appointment is testament to Savage’s pioneering achievements in the field of cyberspace ...

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When VIS 2014 (the premier conference for advances in visualization, co-located with the VAST, InfoVis, and SciVis conferences) arrives in Paris next week, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) will enjoy a markedly high level of representation and participation.

“As this conference has grown, our Graphics, Visualization, and Interaction group has grown ...

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Delphix CTO Adam Leventhal ‘01 Inaugurates Life After Brown Lecture Series (Interview Below)

Investigations into that hazy realm known as "life after Brown" continue, with Adam Leventhal ‘01 sending back the latest report from the field. He’s the Chief Technology Officer of Delphix, a company that builds products that virtualize data, making it faster and easier to build and test applications, execute business reports, modernize systems, and ...

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