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Tim Kraska, Andy van Dam, And Carsten Binnig Win A Google Faculty Research Award

Last update on Aug. 28, 2015.

Professors Tim Kraska and Andy van Dam and Adjunct Associate Professor Carsten Binnig of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science have just won a Google Faculty Research Award. Their proposal (“Human-In-the-Loop Data Exploration”) is now one of 113 funded projects chosen from more than 800 proposals received from around the world. They join only ...

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Breaking Assumptions: Vasileios Kemerlis Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

Last update on July 23, 2015.

Breaking Assumptions: Vasileios Kemerlis Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

It’s 2007. Five miles from the Acropolis, in the city that has launched a thousand postcards of a tiny moon rising over the Parthenon, something else is being hoisted into the Athenian sky. Vasileios Kemerlis, who joins Brown CS as Assistant Professor this autumn, is attaching an antenna to the roof of a building ...

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Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

Last update on July 2, 2015.

Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

Four students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science attended Google's Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, California this past week, where they each accepted highly selective Google scholarships. Together with an incoming student who was also chosen and one who was recognized as a finalist, they received recognition and support toward their education ...

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Michael Littman Named To DARPA ISAT Study Group

Last update on June 30, 2015.

 Michael Littman Named To DARPA ISAT Study Group

Brown University's Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Michael Littman has just been named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three-year term.

The group brings 30 of the brightest scientists and engineers together to identify new areas of development ...

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"Dazzling": The Boston Globe Attends The Yurt's Launch And Inaugural Symposium

Last update on June 22, 2015.

The June 20, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe includes a front-page story on Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, the Yurt.  Reporting from the symposium that marked the Yurt's launch, Amanda Katz describes the rise of VR as a medium, the Yurt's remarkable technical achievements, and the hope ...

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Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Last update on June 17, 2015.

Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Assistant Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award for his work on redefining analytics for small high-performance computing clusters. He joins multiple previous Brown CS winners of the CAREER ...

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Brown CS Uses Minecraft To Unboggle The Robot Mind

Last update on June 9, 2015.

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Click here to watch a two-minute video of the research below.

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It’s designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it’s being ...

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Esha Ghosh, Olya Ohrimenko, And Roberto Tamassia Win The ACNS 2015 Best Student Paper Award

Last update on June 2, 2015.

PhD candidate Esha Ghosh, PhD alumna Olya Ohrimenko, and professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown University’s Computer Science Department have been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015), to be held in New York on June 2-5, 2015.

“With the advent of ...

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Watch Video From Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

Last update on June 1, 2015.

Watch Video From Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Brown CS family gathered in Pizzitola Sports Center to celebrate three golden anniversaries: the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program, undergraduate participation in research, and Andy van Dam at Brown. The tributes and reminiscences were insightful, heartfelt, eloquent, and often extremely funny. You can watch a full video of the formal ...

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Brown CS Launches A $10,000,000 Fundraising Campaign For An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment

Last update on May 24, 2015.

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) today announces the start of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for its Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. The campaign's web site, with testimonials from former UTAs such as Mike Fredrickson of Pixar and Philip Levis of Stanford University, is at ...

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