Archive – September 2019

Lilika Markatou Wins An ISC Best Student Paper Award


Master's student Evangelia Anna (Lilika) Markatou of MIT and Professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown CS have just won the Best Paper Award for research ("Full Database Reconstruction with Access and Search Pattern Leakage") presented at the International Security Conference (ISC). They also co-wrote a second paper ("Mitigation Techniques for Attacks on 1-Dimensional …

Providence Has One Of America's Top 50 "Best New Restaurants"


Just don't tell Yia-Yia that you've been eating someone else's baklava for months...Local favorite, Aleppo Sweets, was one of 50 nominees for Bon Appétit's "Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants of 2019”. Founded by refugees of the Syrian civil war, the restaurant, which serves eight varieties of baklava as well as …

Brown CS Alum danah boyd Wins An Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award


Founded almost thirty years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the leading nonprofit organizations defending civil liberties in the digital world. In 1992, they established their Pioneer Award to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. The …