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Startup@Brown Returns On September 30, 2017

by Albert Dong '19 (Computer Science and Economics)

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When I got to Brown as a freshman, I knew I wanted to dive right into the startup scene. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved creating things and working on projects with teams. I had come to ...

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Brown's Data Science Initiative Is Holding A Launch Event With Roundtables And Keynotes On 9/19

Brown CS grad students are invited to a launch event ("Empowering Collaboration / Expanding Networks") by Brown University's Data Science Initiative (DSI). It includes lunch, roundtables with data science-related research groups and institutes, a reception, and a keynote by Andrew Moore, Dean of Computer Science at Carnegie Mason University. 

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Tim Edgar Publishes A New Book: Beyond Snowden

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Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) Academic Director Timothy Edgar has just published Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA. Described as “a must read” by Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal former intelligence reporter, the book ...

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Stefanie Tellex Serves As An Advisor For A New Children's Book About Robots

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If we posit a not-so-distant future where robots are ubiquitous, it stands to reason that we need writers to ground portrayals of them in reality. We say good-bye to crazed androids from pulp magazines who inexplicably try to kidnap beautiful women, and ...

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Amy Greenwald Gives A Keynote Address At Microsoft's Faculty Summit 2017

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"Humans make hundreds of routine decisions daily," explains Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). "More often than not, the impact of our decisions depends on the decisions of others. As AI progresses, we're offloading ...

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Brown Receives $1.5M To Establish A Data Science Research Institute

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

Less than one year after launching its Data Science Initiative (DSI), Brown University has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation to establish a new research institute aimed at developing mathematical and computational tools for data-driven discovery.

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Maurice Herlihy Gives A Keynote Address At PODC 2017 (Slides Included Below)

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The ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) is perhaps the most prominent international forum on the theory, design, analysis, implementation, and application of distributed systems and networks. Its common goal is to improve understanding of the principles underlying distributed computing ...

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Bootstrap Teaches Rigorous Data Science In An Introductory Computing Module For K-12 Students

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From a deluge of job openings to new university programs, Data Science has become a hot topic. But if it’s so important, why wait until a student enters university to introduce it?

Children are natural data scientists! They argue about who was ...

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Eli Upfal Publishes A Much-Expanded Second Edition Of

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Professor Eli Upfal of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Michael Mitzenmacher of Harvard University have just released a significantly larger second edition of their widely-used textbook, Probability and Computing: Randomization and Probabilistic Techniques in Algorithms and Data ...

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In Memoriam: Peter Wegner, 1932-2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Peter Wegner, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, passed away this morning following a brief illness. Peter came to Brown almost fifty years ago, in 1969, and we remember him with great respect not just as educator, theorist, historian, and researcher, but as one of ...

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