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Seny Kamara Has Been Chosen As A Boston Global Forum Dukakis Fellow

Boston Global Forum has honored Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) as an emerging thought leader and also given him a shared platform to continue his work on a global level by awarding him a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellowship. Boston Global Forum is an independent organization founded ...

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Brown's Data Science Initiative Announces A New Master's Program

The image at left shows students at Brown Data Science's inaugural DataFest, aimed at promoting the learning of data science.

Extracting meaning and value from increasingly complex and voluminous data requires a distinct set of skills, methods, and tools that form the emerging discipline of Data Science. Brown’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) is ...

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Brown CS Welcomes Sherief Reda

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Sherief Reda of the School of Engineering has just been given a secondary joint appointment to Brown CS. He joins R. Iris Bahar, Pedro Felzenszwalb, and Ravindra Pendse, who have similar joint status. His collaboration and theirs further strengthen the interdisciplinary ...

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George Konidaris Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

For many of us, being handed a C++ compiler in high school would have been a difficult and inauspicious introduction to computer science. Not so for George Konidaris, who joins Brown CS as assistant professor this autumn: as a teenager, growing up in South Africa, he had mostly used computers for games, but the compiler ...

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James Tompkin Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

“We have responsibilities as scientists, and a need for rigor,” says James Tompkin, who joins Brown CS as Assistant Professor this summer. But, watching a video overview of his recent research, the areas of inquiry sometimes surprise. Sophisticated editing of image and video content, new interaction and display devices from light fields, and...animal-shaped glockenspiels ...

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Congressional Quarterly Roll Call Documents John Savage's Contribution To A Historic International Cybersecurity Agreement

Congressional Quarterly Roll Call recently interviewed Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) to document a unique moment in history. "The May 26-27 meeting of the Group of Seven in Ise-Shima, Japan," writes Paul Merrion, "produced the G7's first-ever stand-alone agreement on cybersecurity, data protection and internet governance ...

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Maurice Herlihy And Eli Upfal Are Appointed To Named Chairs

A letter to the Brown University community from President Christina Paxson on May 27, 2016, announced that Maurice Herlihy and Eli Upfal of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have joined colleagues from across the University in being appointed to named chairs. Maurice is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science, and Eli is ...

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Brown CS Celebrates Commencement 2016

Notable this year for the size of the graduating class (168 undergrads, breaking last year's record by 28%) and every year for sentiment, well-deserved pride, and a sense of fun, Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) celebrated Commencement 2016 this past weekend.

Festivities began on Friday with the Hooding Ceremony, where ...

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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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