Archive – July 2018

A Grant From GM Helps Bootstrap Provide Data Science Training To Austin Teachers


Thanks to a grant from General Motors, Bootstrap (a K-12 CS curriculum used worldwide that's directed by Kathi Fisler, Shriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer of Brown CS) has begun training dozens of educators to teach the new Bootstrap:Data Science module. Working with longtime regional partners WeTeach_CS and the University of Texas, Bootstrap will deliver four-day workshops from July …

Pombrio, Krishnamurthi Win The PLDI Distinguished Artifact Award For Inferring Type Rules For Syntactic Sugar


PhD alum Justin Pombrio and Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have received the PLDI 2018 Distinguished Artifact Award. PLDI (the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation) is a leading forum in the field of programming languages and programming systems research, and the award …

Felzenszwalb Wins The Longuet-Higgins Prize For Fundamental Contributions To Computer Vision


Pedro Felzenszwalb, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Brown University, has just received the 2018 Longuet-Higgins Prize for fundamental contributions in computer vision. The prize recognizes work in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) from ten years ago, Felzenszwalb’s 2008 paper ("A Discriminatively Trained, Multiscale, Deformable Part Model") with David McAllester and …