60 Minutes Asks Ellie Pavlick About ChatGPT And Large Language Model Bias

60 Minutes, America’s oldest and most-watched television newsmagazine, turned their attention this week to some of the problems surrounding ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence chatbot that’s been trained with massive amounts of internet text. For expert commentary, they chose Ellie Pavlick, Manning Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.

Brown CS Will Work In Good Faith With TALO

The CS Department recognizes the decision of our undergraduate teaching assistants to form a union. We will work in good faith around the important matters of terms and conditions of employment for the members of the bargaining unit. We remain fully committed to our UTA program and to ensuring that it is a valuable academic experience for generations of students to come.

An Institute Is Born


On Tuesday, February 7, the Brown faculty voted in favor of creating a Brown Data Science Institute, building on the Data Science Initiative that was created here in 2016. On Friday, DSI Director Sohini Ramachandran presented the proposal to the Corporation, who approved the faculty’s recommendation.

Seny Kamara And Charalampos Papamanthou Win The 2022 CCS Test-Of-Time Award


The Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) announced that Brown CS faculty member Seny Kamara and Brown CS alum and current Yale CS faculty member Charalampos Papamanthou won the CCS Test-Of-Time Award for a 2012 paper in the field of searchable encryption. At the time, Charalampos was a Brown CS PhD student advised by faculty member Roberto Tamassia, interning at Microsoft Research. Seny and co-author Tom Roeder were working at Microsoft Research.

Amy Greenwald Keynotes The First Israelis And Rhode Islanders Changing The World Through AI Conference


Late last month, the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC), in partnership with Brown’s Division of Applied Mathematics and Brown CS, held the inaugural Israelis and Rhode Islanders Changing the World Through AI conference. Focused on the accelerating development of artificial intelligence, it brought together thought leaders from Israel and Rhode Island to discuss the latest innovations and trends in the field. Brown CS Professor Amy Greenwald gave one keynote; her Israeli counterpart was Professor Regina Barzilay of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Maurice Herlihy Becomes An Inaugural CNRS Fellow-Ambassadeur


Located in Paris, France, the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is Europe’s largest fundamental scientific agency, a public institution that covers all scientific disciplines. Among the world’s leading research institutions, its scientists explore the living world, the universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. This year, the CNRS invited only a dozen outstanding researchers to be part of its inaugural Fellow-Ambassadeur program, and one of them was An Wang Professor of Computer Science Maurice Herlihy of Brown CS. He’ll spend at least three months in CNRS laboratories over …

Brown CS Reaffirms Its Commitment To The UTA Program And Upholds A Free Election On Union Representation

As the March 2 election on the UTA union representation is approaching, the CS Department would like to express its steadfast commitment to fostering an environment that is inclusive and respectful of individual opinions. We invite all voters to seek information and engage in dialogue before casting their ballots. We also encourage all stakeholders in the election outcome, including the broader group of our students and alums, to share their own experiences with the UTA program and express their personal opinions on its future direction.

Brown CS Alum John Stasko Has Been Named An ACM Fellow


Earlier this month, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and professional computing society, elevated Brown CS alum John Stasko (now  Regents Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech) to the rank of Fellow for contributions to the design, analysis, usage, and evaluation of software and information visualization., The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of leading members of the computing field by conferring the association’s most prestigious membership grade.

Laidlaw, van Dam, And Two Brown CS Alums Win An IEEE CG&A Test Of Time Paper Award


<meta charset="utf-8">Every year, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications bestows its Test of Time Award on regular or special issue papers published by the magazine that have made “profound and long-lasting impacts in bridging the theory and practice of computer graphics.” A recently announced winner of the 2021 award is a 1989 paper (“The Application Visualization System: A Computational Environment for Scientific Visualization”) co-authored by  Brown CS Professor David Laidlaw and Thomas J. Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science Andy van Dam with two Brown CS alums, Robert Gurwitz (now at EY-Parthenon) and Jeff …