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Shriram Krishnamurthi Will Co-Lead The Communications Of The ACM Research Highlights Editorial Board

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The Research Highlights section of Communications of the ACM (CACM-RH) is devoted to publishing the most important and interesting CS research of recent years. Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), already a member of CACM-RH ...

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Toymaker: A New Seven-Minute Animated Short From Brown CS

This story was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Conduit, the annual Brown CS magazine.

It’s half past noon in CIT 368 on May 18, 2017. After fourteen years of Senior Lecturer Barbara Meier’s computer animation classes at Brown, after months of focused effort, we have something very new, a first ...

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Vasileios Kemerlis Wins A $3.2M Grant For OS Kernel Protection

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Bloating, or adding unnecessary functionality to software that damages its performance or ease of use, probably started very soon after the first program was written. For most of us, the reaction is mostly frustration: we only want to make a playlist, or ...

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Seny Kamara Advises On Privacy-Protecting Technical Solutions In Forthcoming Legislation

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It's still a hypothetical, but easy to imagine: high school students and their families, about to take on thousands of dollars in loans and nervous about how the money will be spent, turn to a national database that details projected costs ...

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The Associated Press Looks At A Brown/Hasbro Collaboration On A Robotic Companion For Seniors

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The Associated Press describes it as "an interaction in which the human is needed" and researchers from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) and Humanity-Centered Robotics Initative (HCRI) have some very important and very human interactivity in mind for their ...

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New Software From Rosen And Whitney Allows Virtual Reality Control Of Robots

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by Brown University computer scientists enables users to control robots remotely using virtual reality, which ...

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Piotyr Indyk Gives The 17th Annual Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

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The Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture, a seventeen-year tradition at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), honors Paris Kanellakis, a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of the Brown CS community ...

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Realtime Robotics, Co-Founded By George Konidaris, Secures $2M In Funding

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Imagine a self-driving car zooming down the highway, or a robotic arm welding car parts in a factory. Suddenly, in less than a second, another car swerves in front of it, or a human trips and falls into the work area. The ...

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Applications Are Open For The Pausch Undergraduate Summer Research Award

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is glad to announce that applications are open for the Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, which provides $10,000 annually to ...

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The Life After Brown Series Returns With Peter Norvig, Google's Director Of Research

One of the things we hear most often from our alums is that they keenly remember the pressures and uncertainties as they approached Brown graduation and weighed their next step in life.  They want to share the experience that followed with the next generation, and our students who are getting ready to graduate are just ...