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The Biggest Expansion In Brown CS History: CS With Impact

In an endeavor to increase opportunities for students and broaden excellence in research and teaching, Brown University will expand its Department of Computer Science over the next five years, adding 10 tenure track faculty members and five lecturers, as well as boosting support for collaborative, high-impact research.

The expansion, the largest in the 40-year history ...

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1st Place Policy Prize At CSAW Global Cyber Competition Goes To Brown EMCS ’19-Based Team

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We're proud to announce that a team of four members from the Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) Class of 2019 won first place in the policy category at CSAW’18, the world’s largest student-led hacking and ...

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Kathi Fisler's OOPSLA Keynote Defends

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Last week, Professor Kathi Fisler of Brown CS was in Boston to give the November 8 keynote address for OOPSLA (ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications). OOPSLA is one of ...

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Theophilus Benson Wins A Google Faculty Award And NSF Grant For Improving Network Performance In Emerging Regions

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Network performance has been one of Brown CS Professor Theophilus "Theo" Benson's core interests for years. And network performance in emerging regions, he says, is particularly interesting because it requires us to question assumptions about ...

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Toymaker Has Been Accepted At Four More Animation Festivals

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Toymaker, a seven-minute animated short created in 2017 by Brown CS Professor Barbara Meier and her students, has already been accepted at multiple national and international film festivals and won the Music Award in the Student Competition of the 13th Athens Animfest ...

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Nature Cites Ramachandran's Use Of Machine Learning To Localize Beneficial Mutations

Professor Sohini Ramachandran of Brown University's Center for Computational Molecular Biology (she also serves as its Director) and Department of Computer Science has just had one of her recent projects, SWIF(r), mentioned in Nature, the multidisciplinary science journal. Originally published ("Localization of adaptive variants in human genomes using averaged one-dependence estimation") in Nature ...

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John Savage Gives A Retirement Lecture:

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Brown CS will host Professor John Savage on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 4 PM in CIT 368. John has spent 51 years at Brown and became Professor Emeritus in July, 2018. To commemorate this occasion, he will give a lecture ("Cybersecurity: A Grand ...

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Bootstrap Helps Schools Create Comprehensive K-12 Computer Science Pathways

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K-12 schools and districts planning to add computer science to their offerings face the challenge of creating sequences of classes out of many standalone curricular options, each targeting different contexts and content. Earlier this month, the National Math ...

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Novotny And Collaborators Win The VIS Best Poster Award For Visualizing Dinosaur Tracks

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IEEE VIS, the world's largest conference on scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics is now over, and Brown CS PhD candidate Johannes Novotny and his collaborators have returned with the Best ...

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Distinguished Lecture: Dawn Song Finds Challenges And Opportunities At The Intersection Of AI And Security

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Professor Dawn Song of UC Berkeley visited Brown CS earlier this month to deliver the thirty-seventh lecture ("AI and Security: Lessons, Challenges and Future Directions") in the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Described as an innovator and "serial entrepreneur" in Professor Roberto ...