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Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek

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Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach the subject to students who have historically been underserved.By …

MIT Technology Review Includes Research From The Humans To Robots Laboratory In Its 2016 Ten Breakthrough Technologies

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Genetically engineered immune cells, reusable rockets, and self-driving cars have some excellent company this year: robots that learn tasks and share that knowledge with the cloud so other robots can benefit from it. MIT Technology Review has just released its Ten Breakthrough Technologies 2016, and recent work from Brown CS Professor Stefanie Tellex …

Stefanie Tellex Receives A Sloan Fellowship

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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)Stefanie Tellex, assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Computer Science, is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2016, the foundation announced February 23. The fellowships are awarded annually to early career scientists …

The NYT Steps Into Virtual Reality And Finds The Yurt "Inspiring"

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For more CS News and CS Blog articles about the Yurt, please click here."Today has been inspiring," comments Michael Villasenor of the New York Times. Joined by Sydney Levin (also of the New York Times) and Theodore Bogosian, visiting assistant professor of the practice in Brown University's Cogut Center for the Humanities, he spoke …

Erik Sudderth Is Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Erik Sudderth has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2016. Erik came to Brown CS in 2009 after receiving his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. from MIT, …

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