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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

For more stories on why Brown CS is a great place to study, check out our Praise For Brown CS page.

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into their communities to increase the diversity of our field.

These are their stories from recent years: click any link below to read the full article.   


Brown CS Student Aric Zhuang Wins $15,000 At This Year's Brown Venture Prize

Leonhard Spiegelberg Wins A Facebook Fellowship

Twenty-Two Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

Cousins, Lim, Martinez, Wrenn, And Zamanian Win University And ACM Distinctions

Ross Briden And Zachary Espiritu Win The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

Kamara, Moataz, Park, And Qin Explore Possibilities For An Ultra-Secure Gun Registry


Brown CS Students Create A Futuristic Art Exhibition

Brown CS Holds Our 5th Annual Research Open House (Recording Available)

Full Stack At Brown’s First Hackathon, Datathon, And CTF: Hack@Home

Brown CS PhD Student Brandon J. Woodard Wins The NASA RI Space Grant Fellowship

Brown CS Students, Faculty, And Alums Publish Seven Papers At SIGMOD 2020

Brown And RISD Undergrads Win A $40K Challenge By MassRobotics

Seventeen Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

PhD Student Jinq Qian And Adobe Add AR Annotations To Physical Documents

PhD Student Lucy Qin Receives An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Brown CS Undergraduate Nishanth Kumar Has Been Named A 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

Deep Learning Day Showcases Student Research Into Adversarial Networks, Sentiment Analysis, And More

Brown CS Undergraduate Nishanth Kumar's Student Abstract Has Been Accepted At AAAI-20

Areyan And Greenwald Take Second Place In The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition

Brown CS Undergraduates Dai And Bermudez-Silverman Present Their Work At The Inaugural AAAI Undergraduate Consortium

Kai Wang Wins An Adobe Research Fellowship

Bayazit, Galgana, Kumar, And Safranchik Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions


Undergrad Nishanth Kumar Wins Best Plenary Presentation At ILURS

Brown CS Undergraduate Atsunobu Kotani Teaches Robots Handwriting And Drawing

David Abel Wins A Presidential Award For Excellence In Teaching

Evgenios Kornaropoulos Wins The Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award

Twenty-Seven Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

Jiwon Choe Wins The Memsys Best Student Presentation Award

Brown CS Student Liyaan Maskati Wins The Association For Women In Mathematics Student Essay Contest For Writing About Ellie Pavlick

Fong, Ren, And Weir Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions


Pombrio, Krishnamurthi Win The PLDI Distinguished Artifact Award For Inferring Rule Types For Syntactic Sugar

Brown CS Students Advance To The Second Round Of The Cyber 9/12 Competition

Lauren Ho And Nina Polshakova Earn KPCB Fellowships

Building News4Good: A First Take At Software Engineering For Four Undergrads

Karamcheti, Porncharoenwase, And Rosen Win CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honorable Mentions

igniteCS @ Brown

Kamara, Moataz, And Zhu Use Structured Encryption To Create Pixek, Offering Searchable Privacy For Digital Photos

Seeing Theory: Teaching Statistics Through Interactive Web-Based Visualizations

Toymaker: A New Seven-Minute Animated Short From Brown CS

Novotny And Collaborators Win The VIS Best Poster Award For Visualizing Dinosaur Tracks

Natalie Reed Becomes Brown's Tenth Google Women Techmakers Scholar

Martha Edwards And Kalvin Lam Win hackNY Fellowships


David Armanious And Jared Siskin Are Among CyberStart's Top Scorers Nationwide

New Software From Rosen And Whitney Allows Virtual Reality Control Of Robots

Meta-TA Zach Kirschenbaum Helps Represent Brown CS At The Out For Undergraduate Tech Conference

Brown Students Win Best Data Visualization Prize At HackMIT

Alum Tushar Bhargava Wins A 2017 Undergraduate Award For Work With Tim Edgar

The NYT Asks Brawner And Krishnamurthi About CSCI 0030 And Teaching Computational Thinking

Arumugam, Karamcheti, Gopalan, Wong, Tellex Help Robots Follow Spoken Commands

Esha Ghosh Wins An Inaugural Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Tiffany Chen Has Been Named A Women Techmakers Scholar

Look Where Our 2017 Graduates Are Headed!

Brown CS Returns To The Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

Geopipe, Co-Founded By Thomas Dickerson, Wins $100K At The NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

Twelve Brown CS Students Will Be Recognized For Their Achievements With The Senior Prize In Computer Science

Markell, Picard, And Tipperman Earn KPCB Fellowships, Setting A Brown CS Record

Sorawee Porncharoenwase Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

Connor Gramazio Will Give An Invited Talk At OpenVis Conf

Alexandra Papoutsaki Lands A "Dream Job" At Pomona College

Tellex, Rosen, And Whitney Use Social Feedback To Help Robots Fetch Objects Intelligently

Krishnamurthi And Quay-de la Vallee Look At App Store Insecurity In Fast Company


Sarah Sachs Wins A Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize

The Thinking Behind Startup@Brown

Pombrio And Krishnamurthi's Work Has Been Selected As One Of ACM SIGPLAN ICFP's Best Papers

Professor Eli Upfal’s Research Group Publishes Three Papers

Student’s Senior Thesis Becomes Gates Foundation-Funded Project

Papoutsaki, Laskey, Huang Advance Eye Tracking Through Webcam, Browser-Based Democratization

Andrew Crotty Wins A Google PhD Fellowship

TAG (Touch Art Gallery): Student And Community Education With A Worldwide Impact

Brown CS Student Youn Kim Is Awarded A Presidential Fellowship At MIT

A Brown University Undergraduate Uses The Yurt To More Intuitively Visualize Developmental Biology

GeekWire Reviews James MacGlashan And Michael Littman's Work With Training Virtual Agents Like Dogs

New Opportunities In CS: An SMS-Based Commodity Exchange In Ghana

Undergraduates Share Unique Projects At Their Second Research Symposium

Krishna Chaitanya Aluru Wins A Y Combinator Fellowship

An Interdisciplinary Team Including Multiple Brown CS Students Wins An Award At MIT Grand Hack 2016

csciStartup Students Develop A Solution To The Horrors Of Parking In Providence With Their New App “Spotter”

David Abel Has Been Selected For Brown's Highly Competitive Open Graduate Education Program

Brown CS Students Make Another Strong Showing At The Third Annual Cyber 9/12 Student Competition

Two Teams Will Represent Brown In Microsoft’s Build The Shield Competition

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

"Inclusiveness And Learning, Rather Than Competition And Prestige": Three Years In, Hack@Brown Is Bigger And More Diverse Than Ever

Jonathan Mace Receives A Facebook Graduate Fellowship


Stefanie Tellex And John Oberlin's Award-Winning Video Earns Brown CS A New Baxter Robot

Touch Art Gallery (TAG) Expands Worldwide With A Nobel Museum/Nobel Media Collaboration

Mace, Roelke, And Fonseca Win A Best Paper Award At SOSP 2015

Crotty, Galakatos, Zgraggen, Binnig, And Kraska Win Best Demo At VLDB 2015

Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

Brown CS Uses Minecraft To Unboggle The Robot Mind

Esha Ghosh, Olya Ohrimenko, And Roberto Tamassia Win The ACNS 2015 Best Student Paper Award

Research By Undergraduate Sarah Sachs Gets Attention From Wired, The Today Show, And Others

Multiple Brown CS Collaborators Win Two Best Paper Award Runner Up Honors At HCOMP 2015

MIT Tech Review Reports On Oberlin And Tellex's Work In Robot Object Manipulation

Touch Art Gallery's Digital Museum Experiences Featured In Campus Technology

BDH Reports On Rising CS Enrollment, Unique Apps Created By CS Students

Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

Slashdot And MIT Technology Review Cover A Brown/Cornell Collaboration That Allows Robots To Teach Robots

PhD Student Ashley Conard Interviewed About GHC By SiliconANGLE

Brown CS Continues Strong Levels Of VIS Participation

Oberlin, Meier, Kraska, And Tellex's "Acquiring Object Experiences At Scale" Featured On CCC's "Great Innovative Ideas"

Brown CS HackMIT Winners Featured In Times Square

Students Hone Business Ideas At Startup Conference

Brown CS Students Win Three Awards At HackMIT

Startup@Brown (9/26-27) Brings Together Innovative Startups And Talented Students

MongoDB Intern Spotlight Features Benjamin Murphy '18

Christian Mathiesen And Teammates Take First Place At LinkedIn’s Intern Hackday

Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

"I Had To Hire Henry": The New Yorker Documents A Brown CS Student's "Hacking The Humanities"

MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, And Others Cover The Tellex Lab's Minecraft AI Project

Jonathan Mace And Rodrigo Fonseca Develop "Retro" To Improve Server Resource Management For Big Data

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

Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

Michael Chang Wins KPCB Fellowship

Victor Naroditskiy PhD '09 Demonstrates Crowdsourcing's Vulnerability To Malicious Behavior

East Side Monthly Recognizes Gryte Satas's Efforts In Closing The Gender Gap

The Providence Journal Reports On "Serious Innovation" At Hack@Brown 2015

Gryte Satas Creates Opportunities For Girls To Code

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli Selected As Runner-Up For CRA Award

Algorithm Identifies Networks Of Genetic Changes Across Cancers