Industrial Partners Program

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University offers corporations exceptional opportunities for productive collaboration with a leading academic research institution.

The Department is committed to progress in research and the transfer of state-of-the-art technologies beyond the campus. It is also committed to informing students and faculty about opportunities in industry. Strong, mutually beneficial links with leaders in computer-related industries will advance these goals.

The Industrial Partners Program exists to provide opportunities for interaction with the corporate information technology community. Industrial Partners are introduced to the Department's research and development efforts and to our students. We seek to develop relationships with a limited number of Partners who share an interest in supporting faculty and students. The full scope of the Department's research interests are:

  • agents and ecommerce
  • artificial intelligence
  • combinatorial optimization
  • computational biology
  • computational geometry and graph drawing
  • computational linguistics
  • computer graphics
  • database management systems
  • internet computing
  • mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • nanotechnology
  • neuroinformatics and brain science
  • operating systems and distributed systems
  • parallel computation
  • programming language
  • randomized algorithms and probabilistic analysis
  • robotics and computer vision
  • scientific visualization and scientific computing
  • security and cryptography
  • software engineering and programming environments
  • Theory of Computation
  • Theory of Networking, Concurrency, and distributed computing
  • User Interfaces and Virtual Reality
  • Verification and Reliable Systems

Member companies are encouraged to recruit our students, participate in the selection of topics for our IPP symposia, and advise on the employment and research needs of corporations. The IPP Director and the Program Manager stay in regular contact with participating companies, arrange campus visits, identify faculty to serve as consultants, and respond to specific requests.

For a listing of all IPP events, please see our calendar.