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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.
 
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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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Professors Tim Kraska and Andy van Dam and Adjunct Associate Professor Carsten Binnig of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science have just won a Google Faculty Research Award. Their proposal (“Human-In-the-Loop Data Exploration”) is now one of 113 funded projects chosen from more than 800 proposals received from around the world. They join only ...

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Breaking Assumptions: Vasileios Kemerlis Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

It’s 2007. Five miles from the Acropolis, in the city that has launched a thousand postcards of a tiny moon rising over the Parthenon, something else is being hoisted into the Athenian sky. Vasileios Kemerlis, who joins Brown CS as Assistant Professor this autumn, is attaching an antenna to the roof of a building ...

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Four Brown CS Students Recognized As 2015 Google Scholars

Four students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science attended Google's Scholars Retreat in Mountain View, California this past week, where they each accepted highly selective Google scholarships. Together with an incoming student who was also chosen and one who was recognized as a finalist, they received recognition and support toward their education ...

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 Michael Littman Named To DARPA ISAT Study Group

Brown University's Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that Professor Michael Littman has just been named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group for a three-year term.

The group brings 30 of the brightest scientists and engineers together to identify new areas of development ...

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The June 20, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe includes a front-page story on Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment, the Yurt.  Reporting from the symposium that marked the Yurt's launch, Amanda Katz describes the rise ...

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Tim Kraska Wins NSF CAREER And AFOSR Young Investigator Awards

Assistant Professor Tim Kraska of Brown University's Computer Science Department has just won a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Award for his work on redefining analytics for small high-performance computing clusters. He joins multiple previous Brown CS winners of the CAREER ...

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by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

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Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It’s designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it’s being ...