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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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Ellie Pavlick Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just added another new faculty member: Ellie Pavlick is joining us as Assistant Professor in the summer of 2018. “I’m still interested in economics,” she says (Ellie has a BA in that field and a BM in saxophone performance), “but I felt like it ...

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Stefanie Tellex Has Been Named The Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor Of Computer Science

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In a recent letter to the Brown University community, President Christina H. Paxson announced the appointment of sixteen faculty members to named chairs. Professor Stefanie Tellex of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) was among them: she becomes the Joukowsky Family Assistant Professor ...

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Tiffany Chen Has Been Named A Women Techmakers Scholar

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has made it our mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can ...

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