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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

In the early 1970s, two Brown University professors devised a radical idea for the time. English professor Robert Scholes and computer scientist Andy van Dam wanted to use Brown’s room-sized mainframe computer to teach a course not in physics, engineering or computer science, but in poetry ...

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Brown CS Alum Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP Of Advertising And Commerce At Google, Receives The Horace Mann Medal

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is proud to announce a historic moment: alum Sridhar Ramaswamy's achievements in the field have earned the first Horace Mann Medal for a computer scientist. Dean Peter M. Weber will present the award, given annually to a Brown University Graduate School alum who has made ...

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Paul Valiant Wins A Hazeltine Citation For Excellence In Teaching, Guidance, And Support

Less than a year after earning a Sheridan Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Paul Valiant of Brown University's Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has been chosen by the graduating senior class to receive the Barrett Hazeltine Citation for his efforts teaching the wildly successful Design and Analysis of Algorithms course each fall. Named for a ...

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Brown CS 37th Anniversary Reunion: May 28

5-7 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016
3rd and 4th Floors, CIT
115 Waterman Street

Please join Brown CS alums, faculty, students, and friends and be sure to include us as part of your Commencement plans! You can find directions to the CIT here. For more information, please contact dept@cs.brown.edu or call ...

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Ainsworth, Hamburger, Lo, Rosenthal, And Sachs Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just announced that it will recognize five graduating seniors for their achievements at Commencement in May. Samuel Ainsworth, Allison Hamburger, Sharon Lo, Eli Rosenthal, and Sarah Sachs will each receive the Senior Prize in Computer Science for their academic work as well as their service ...

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Trent Green Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

The presentation of the first Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Trent Green, honors a remarkable computer scientist, recognizes strong achievement from a young student, and represents a milestone in the continued growth of the Brown CS undergraduate research program. Filled with teamwork, responsibility, intercontinental travel, and ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Key Role In CS4RI Expansion Of CS Education In Rhode Island

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Starting today, it's playing a key role in the new Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) effort, which brings together a coalition ...

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Seny Kamara Joins Brown CS As Associate Professor

“Some people say privacy is dead,” says Seny Kamara, who joins Brown CS as Associate Professor this summer. “I don’t buy that at all.” The former Microsoft researcher, born in France and raised on three different continents, has long seen academia as his eventual destination. Excited by the people and the values he’s ...

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When we're balancing a tablet on our stomach to read in bed instead of holding a smart phone in one hand while pushing a stroller, why shouldn't the user interface be context-specific and ability-specific?

Even a few years ago, asking this question would have been unthinkable or at least highly optimistic, but the ...

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Stefanie Tellex Receives A Sloan Fellowship

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Stefanie Tellex, assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Computer Science, is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2016, the foundation announced February 23. The fellowships are awarded annually to early career ...

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