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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 ...

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PhD candidate Esha Ghosh, PhD alumna Olya Ohrimenko, and professor Roberto Tamassia of Brown University’s Computer Science Department have been selected for the Best Student Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2015), to be held in New York on June 2-5, 2015.

“With the advent of ...

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Watch Video From Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Brown CS family gathered in Pizzitola Sports Center to celebrate three golden anniversaries: the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program, undergraduate participation in research, and Andy van Dam at Brown. The tributes and reminiscences were insightful, heartfelt, eloquent, and often extremely funny. You can watch a full video of the formal ...

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Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) today announces the start of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for its Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. The campaign's web site, with testimonials from former UTAs such as Mike Fredrickson of Pixar and Philip Levis of Stanford University, is at ...

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Celebrate With Andy: 50 Years Of CS At Brown

As the department approaches its silver anniversary, Brown CS is making a comprehensive effort to document our early history online and in print. Our themes are the intellectual daring of our academic home, the making of things never before imagined, and the spirit of community that’s guided the entire effort. Throughout, our storytellers will ...