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Erik Sudderth And Collaborators Advance Seismic Monitoring And Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Earning A Top Prize In Bayesian Analysis

Few things are less abstract than an earthquake or more important than nuclear non-proliferation, and one of the top awards in Bayesian analysis highlights how complex statistical models can be used to solve problems that go far beyond theory. The International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA, which sponsors leading journals and conferences) presents the Mitchell ...

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Brown CS Earns Landmark Recognition In Computer Operating Systems At SOSP 2015

Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has made its strongest showing to date at the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2015), earning two of the most significant honors in the field of computer operating systems.

Professor Maurice Herlihy (and his collaborator, J. Eliot B. Moss ...

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Mace, Roelke, And Fonseca Win A Best Paper Award At SOSP 2015

Brown University Computer Science (Brown CS) PhD Candidate Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke '15 (now at Vertica), and Brown CS Assistant Professor Rodrigo Fonseca have just received one of three Best Paper Awards at the 25th Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP 2015), currently being held in Monterey, California. SOSP is ...

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Maurice Herlihy Joins Dijkstra, Needham, And Others In The SIGOPS Hall Of Fame

Selected by past program chairs from leading Operating Systems conferences, past Weiser and Turing Award winners from the Association for Computing Machinery’s SIGOPS (Special Interest Group on Operating Systems) community, and more, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (and his collaborator, J. Eliot B. Moss of the University of ...

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Using hypertext for a poetry course in 1974? Only if you were at Brown University, and you would have had Andy van Dam to thank.

In a recent article on the digitization of punched cards used to track early National Endowment for the Humanities applications and grants, Time provides a photo of the card for ...

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Brown CS Introductory Course Enrollment Sets Records

To read more stories about the Brown CS department's increasing enrollment click here.

Enrollment in Brown Computer Science’s core introductory courses is continuing to accelerate year after year:

  • In the past year alone, CS 015 (Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science) has seen 20% growth, arriving at a record-setting 391 students.
  • At ...

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Enrollment Soars: 1 In 5 Students Is Taking A Brown CS Course

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As enrollment in Brown CS courses continues to accelerate, a few statistics help give a sense of the tremendous year-on-year growth:

  • One in six Brown undergraduates took a CS course last year. This year, it's one in five.
  • Not only ...

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Brown CS Will Host 73 Companies At Our Second Annual Tech Fair

The Tech Fair is back!  Brown Computer Science's Industry Partner Program, in conjunction with the CareerLAB, is hosting our second annual event on September 29, 2015, from 12-4 PM in Sayles Hall and the Main Green. Brown CS has a long history of matching our students with industry leaders, startup companies, and everything in ...

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Stan Zdonik And Co-Authors Win VLDB's 10-Year Best Paper Award
Professor Stan Zdonik of Brown University's Department of Computer Science and his co-authors have just won the Very Large Data Base Endowment (VLDB)'s 10-Year Best Paper Award for research ("C-Store: A Column-oriented DBMS") originally published in Proceedings of the VLDB in 2005.
VLDB is an organization that promotes scholarly work on databases and ...

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Crotty, Galakatos, Zgraggen, Binnig, And Kraska Win Best Demo At VLDB 2015

Last week, PhD Candidates Andrew Crotty, Alex Galakatos, and Emanuel Zgraggen; Adjunct Associate Professor Carsten Binnig; and Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department were awarded the Best Demo Award at the 41st International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2015) for their recent research ("Vizdom: Interactive Analytics through Pen and Touch ...

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