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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.

Brown’s award is one ...

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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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John Hughes Becomes Our Associate Chair

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The continued expansion of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has brought an important milestone: an Associate Chair will now assist Department Chair Ugur Cetintemel with important duties, and Professor John "Spike" Hughes will fill the ...

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Videos Of Talks From Co-Evolution, Celebrating John Savage's First 50 Years At Brown, Are Now Available

When John Savage came to Brown a half-century ago, computing was thought of as a service, not a discipline, and the idea of a Department of Computer Science at Brown was highly controversial.  Few could have predicted the infrastructure necessary today, or the challenges we face in the areas of cryptography, cybereconomics, big data, and ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Serve On The Communications Of The ACM Research Highlights Editorial Board

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Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just accepted a four-year commitment to serve on the Editorial Board of the Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM-RH), which is devoted to publishing the ...

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Esha Ghosh Wins An Inaugural Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

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"I'm delighted, of course," says PhD candidate Esha Ghosh of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS). "There are so many reasons, but this is special to me because it focuses ...

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