Archive – February 2021

Andy van Dam Has Been Named A Computer History Museum Fellow


2021 brings a new honor for Brown CS Professor Andries "Andy" van Dam, who has just been named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum (CHM) for a lifetime of contributions to computer graphics, hypertext, and education. Located in Mountain View, California, CHM presents stories and artifacts of the information age and explores the computing …

Bach, Çetintemel, Tellex, And Collaborators Win OVPR Seed Awards


Professors Stephen Bach, Stefanie Tellex, and Ugur Çetintemel of Brown CS, along with their Brown University collaborators below, have just received Seed Awards from Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to help them compete more successfully for large-scale, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator grants. They join numerous previous Brown CS recipients of OVPR Seed Awards, including (most …

Malte Schwarzkopf Wins An NSF CAREER Award For Privacy-Compliant Web Services By Construction


"Today's web services" says Professor Malte Schwarzkopf of Brown CS, "often store and process sensitive personal data without sufficient attention to data privacy. Privacy laws like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the proposed United States Consumer Data Privacy Act (CDPA) and Consumer Online Privacy …

An Alum-Led Nonprofit Donates Monitors To Providence Teachers And Honors Andy van Dam


by Kevin Stacey (Senior Writer, Physical Sciences) Thanks to a nonprofit founded by a Brown graduate and alums affiliated with the University’s computer science department, more than 400 public school teachers in Providence will soon get a second computer monitor to help with remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation …