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Daniel Ritchie Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

Students who know about Daniel Ritchie’s arrival (he’s joining Brown CS as Assistant Professor in July) have already shared their excitement about his work in AI systems to enable creativity, generative models for graphics and design, and probabilistic programming. But given Brown’s reputation for interdisciplinary study, they may be equally enthused about ...

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Co-Evolution: Computer Science And John Savage's First 50 Years At Brown

Commencement is a busy time, so if you want to attend, please click here to RSVP no later than April 15.

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 ...

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Alum Sarah Sachs Tackles Impostor Syndrome With A Little Help From Michelle Obama

Impostor syndrome, a term coined by Clance and Imes in 1978, can be described as a lack of belief in one's accomplishments and an ongoing fear that any success to date is illusory and will be discovered as false. Increasingly, it's become a topic of discussion in the field of computer science: a ...

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Krishnamurthi And Quay-de la Vallee Look At App Store Insecurity In Fast Company

While some privacy advocates are warily eyeing our smart refrigerators and Internet-enabled toaster ovens, Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi and PhD candidate Hannah Quay-de la Vallee of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have turned their attention to an area that's been largely overlooked: app stores, which power our phones and tablets as ...

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Computational Ideas, World Culture, And Maximum Insights Per Hour: Donald Knuth Delivers The 2016 Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

Among many other things, the visit was timely: a post about Donald Knuth’s multi-volume opus, The Art of Computer Programming, was trending on Slashdot just last week.

Earlier this month, on Thursday, December 1, 2016, and Friday, December 2, Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) hosted Knuth, Professor Emeritus at Stanford ...

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George Konidaris Wins An AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

Barely a month after his arrival at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Assistant Professor George Konidaris has received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research award.

The objective of the Young Investigator Research program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career ...

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Stefanie Tellex Gives An Invited Talk At EMNLP 2016

Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just returned from the largest conference devoted to natural language processing (NLP), where she gave an invited talk. SIGDAT (the Association for Computational Linguistics' special interest group on linguistic data and corpus-based approaches to NLP)'s Conference on Empirical Methods ...

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John Savage Meets With Vietnam’s President And Thought Leaders To Improve The Country’s Cybersecurity

Now in his fiftieth year at Brown University, Professor John Savage of the Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues not only to consult on cybersecurity at the international level but serve as ambassador and architect for countries that are joining the global effort to improve the safety of cyberspace.

Most recently, John has returned ...

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Donald Knuth Will Deliver The 2016 Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture

The Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture honors a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of our faculty. This year, on December 1 and 2, Brown CS welcomes one of the greatest minds of our discipline, widely regarded as an artistic genius, Renaissance man, and perhaps the most gifted programmer of all ...

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Seny Kamara Has Been Appointed To An NAS Committee On Law Enforcement And Encryption

Less than a semester after his arrival at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), Associate Professor Seny Kamara continues to distinguish himself as a thought leader in the areas of cryptography and security. Recently chosen as a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellow by the Boston Global Forum, he's now been appointed to ...