At last month's Commencement ceremony, Brown CS presented diplomas to 346 undergraduate students, 20.6% of all the undergraduates who graduated from Brown this May. Just as it’s been for the last seven years, Computer Science is the most popular concentration on campus.
In the wake of her graduation from Brown, Sharon Caraballo, now known as Sharon Adamus, set foot on a tenure-track path in computer science at Georgetown University, anticipating her career to be a traditional one dedicated to teaching and research.
Three doctoral students at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have formed a new research group, and last week, WIRED asked them about the problem that ChatGPT and its peers are far less capable when faced with non-English languages. Jessica Forde (advised by Brown CS faculty member Michael Litman), Ruochen Zhang (advised by Brown CS faculty member Carsten Eickhoff), and Yong Zheng-Xin (advised by Brown CS faculty member Stephen Bach) have made it their goal to build natural language processing (NLP) technology for Southeast Asian languages.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. Late last year, they elected Brown CS alum Atul Butte (now Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco) to the rank of Fellow in the Section on Medical Sciences.
Brown CS is happy to announce that faculty member Barbara Meier has been promoted to the rank of Distinguished Senior Lecturer (pending the approval of Brown's Corporation), effective as of July 1, 2023.
The Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture, a tradition of more than two decades, honors a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of the Brown CS community. Paris came to Brown in 1981 and became a full professor in 1990. His research area was theoretical computer science, with emphasis on the principles of database systems, logic in computer science, the principles of distributed computing, and combinatorial optimization. He died in an airplane crash on December 20, 1995, along with his wife, Maria Teresa Otoya, and their two young children, Alexandra and Stephanos Kanellakis.
Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced that Michael Foiani, a concentrator in computer science and physics, will receive Brown's Alfred H. Joslin Award. The Joslin Awards recognize a small group of seniors who have contributed in a very significant way to the quality of student life at Brown. Award winners generally demonstrate a wide breadth of involvement during their campus years as well as substantial depth in one or more areas. Through their leadership and involvement, they have not only enhanced their own liberal education, they have also provided services, programs and other opportunities for involvement to …
In parallel to his studies, the lifelong learner has achieved significant accomplishments in the fields of finance, the digital economy and ESG.