Archive – January 2017

Daniel Ritchie Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor


Students who know about Daniel Ritchie’s arrival (he’s joining Brown CS as Assistant Professor in July) have already shared their excitement about his work in AI systems to enable creativity, generative models for graphics and design, and probabilistic programming. But given Brown’s reputation for interdisciplinary study, they may be equally …

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


While some privacy advocates are warily eyeing our smart refrigerators and Internet-enabled toaster ovens, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi and PhD candidate Hannah Quay-de la Vallee of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have turned their attention to an area that's been largely overlooked: app stores, which power our phones and tablets …

Stefanie Tellex And Baxter Provide Local Kids With A Glimpse Of The Future Of Robotics


Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was in good company as Wheeler School's 2016 N-12 Fox Family Speaker. "Last year's speaker was world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall," says Nupur Shridhar, Director of Wheeler's Design-Innovate-Build Lab. "How could we possibly top that? Well, with an up-and-coming …

Sherief Reda Has Been Named One Of 11 RI Innovators


Not sure where to look for innovation in 2017? The Providence Journal recommends Sherief Reda of Brown University's School of Engineering, who shares a secondary joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). They've just named him a 2017 RI Innovator for his work with reconfigurable computing and embedded smart vision …