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BDH Praises Bootstrap's Contribution To Improving CS's Accessibility And Diversity

A recent Brown Daily Herald editorial about Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries) strikes a note of appreciation: pride in the project's reach, in its efforts to be inclusive and effect cultural change, and in the fact that it two of its developers, Kathi ...

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Erik Sudderth Is Promoted To Associate Professor With Tenure

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Erik Sudderth has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2016. 

Erik came to Brown CS in 2009 after receiving his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. from ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Role In White House CS Education Initiative
The White House announced today a major nationwide effort to bring computer science education to all students across the country, noting that computer science skills are considered “a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility.” A computer science curriculum developed in part by faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Brown University ...

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Brown University Launches The Executive Master In Cybersecurity Program

Program Prepares Visionary and Strategic Leaders to Meet the Global, Technical, Human and Policy Challenges of Cybersecurity

PROVIDENCE, RI – Jan. 20, 2016 – Brown University today announced the launch of its Executive Master in Cybersecurity program with enrollment for fall 2016 beginning now.  The 16-month program builds on the university’s interdisciplinary excellence in cybersecurity, highly ...

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Stefanie Tellex Named One Of Wired UK's Women Who Changed Science In 2015

Many of us were popping corks and clinking glasses as 2015 turned to 2016, but Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science had a special reason to celebrate: she'd recently been named one of four "Women Who Changed Science in 2015" by Wired UK. 

Featured alongside colleagues who used human ...

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Brown CS Officially Launches A $10M Fundraising Campaign For An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment

Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced the official launch of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. Using Kickstarter-like grassroots methods usually seen in the technology sector (donors are able to name UTAships and Head UTAships at the $50,000 and ...

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Brown CS Announces The $10,000 Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is glad to announce a significant milestone in the continued growth of our undergraduate research program. A generous gift from Peter Norvig '78 has established the Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, which provides $10,000 annually to support an undergraduate engaged ...

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Stefanie Tellex And John Oberlin's Award-Winning Video Earns Brown CS A New Baxter Robot

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Brown University’s Humans to Robots Lab is about to get a new robot, thanks to Stefanie Tellex’s video-making skills.

Tellex, assistant professor of computer science and the lab’s principal investigator, entered the Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. The Boston-based company asked users of its “Baxter ...

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Shafi Goldwasser To Deliver The 15th Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture On December 16

Shafi Goldwasser of MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science will deliver the Fifteenth Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 4 PM in Room 368 of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology at Brown University's Department of Computer Science. A reception will follow.

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Anna Lysyanskaya Reelected An International Association For Cryptologic Research Director

Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just been elected one of the nine directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), continuing her three years of service. IACR is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields, and its directors include ...

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