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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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Looking Back At John Savage's First 50 Years At Brown

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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Geopipe, Co-Founded By Thomas Dickerson, Wins $100K At The NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge

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Could anything be more valuable to a young startup than expert-led coaching sessions on how to identify opportunities and design business models, or the chance to pitch ideas to industry leaders? Probably not much, but a check for $100,000 ...

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Franco Preparata Will Be The Keynote Speaker At An Upcoming Collège De France Symposium

In addition to advancing the field at a local and national level, Brown CS community members have a global impact on education and research. Click the links that follow for more content on Brown CS around the world and Franco Preparata.

Collège de France has invited An Wang Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus Franco Preparata ...

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The Humans To Robots Lab Contributes To A New Exhibit At London's Science Museum

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From a 16th-century automaton and a metal swan that wowed Mark Twain to present day wonders that care for the elderly and help autistic children develop empathy, a new exhibit ("Robots") at London's Science Museum ...

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More Brown University Students Are Majoring In CS Than Any Other Subject

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Last semester, for the first time, Computer Science became the most commonly-chosen major at Brown University. The total number of students majoring in CS was 321, exceeding the second most popular major ...

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The NYT Asks Brawner And Krishnamurthi About CSCI 0030 And Teaching Computational Thinking

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What is computational thinking, and how should it be taught? Almost three decades after the term was coined, the answer is still being worked out. How do ...