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It's Never Too Late To Try CS, Enthusiastic Undergrads Tell Brown Classmates

This year alone, 771 Brown students took introductory CS classes. The rest are probably asking themselves:

* What kinds of things can I do with a CS degree?
* Can I do CS without concentrating in it?
* Do I have to take a ton of math to do CS?
To answer these ...

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Maurice Herlihy Inducted Into American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Department of Computer Science will be formally inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 10, 2015, during a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maurice is among 197 new members of the Academy, which includes leading thinkers in science, public affairs, business, arts and humanities.

Among ...

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Michael Littman And Ben Raphael Win OVPR Seed Awards

Two members of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Professors Michael Littman and Ben Raphael (also Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology) have received Seed Awards from Brown University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to help them compete more successfully for large-scale, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grants. They ...

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2nd Place Award For Software At HackPrinceton Goes To Aaron Gokaslan '18 And Laura Shea '18

by Aaron Gokaslan '18


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


On April 12, 2015, Brown University students Laura Shea ‘18 (a computer science and math concentrator) and I (also ‘18, a computer science concentrator) came in second place in software at HackPrinceton. Our ...

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Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

"The primary educational focus of undergrads is classes," says Professor James Hays, "but research can also be enormously educational. Research allows undergrads to collaborate with faculty to make new discoveries, to expand the boundaries of computer science, and ultimately to improve people's lives. Research can be intimidating, though – it’s less structured than courses ...

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Chad Jenkins Wins Romer Prize For Undergraduate Advising And Mentoring

Selected by a committee of students, faculty, and administrators, Professor Chad Jenkins of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just won the Karen T. Romer Prize for Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring, created in 2004 to recognize and reward two faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary care in attending to the academic ...

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Good News About Spying: Tim Edgar Writes For Foreign Affairs

"Although rising public anger is welcome, it is misdirected."

Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, turns his attention to the future of intelligence in an article published today by Foreign Affairs. After quickly sketching the current context of increasing public skepticism, Edgar offers an explicit rebuttal of the leaps to judgement and ...

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James Hays Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is excited to announce the promotion of James Hays to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2015.

“James’s research has already made remarkable impact at the intersection of computer graphics and vision,” says Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel. “His promotion is a ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Interviewed By MBA Crystal Ball

MBA Crystal Ball recently interviewed Shriram Krishnamurthi, whose wide-ranging comments address professional schools, digital literacy, venture capital, and technology itself. "Real solutions require not just technology," he says, "but also social, political, and other structural changes. Given those other forces, technology can be influential almost everywhere, from education to health to climate change."  The entire ...

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