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Doug Woos Joins Brown CS As Lecturer

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Doug Woos sees some of the rationale for his interest in academia originating with his passion for moral and political philosophy. "The best attitude for a philosophy class," he says, "is to read a text and buy into it for the entire duration ...

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Twenty-Seven Students Win Brown CS Senior Prizes

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Brown CS has just announced that it will recognize 27 graduating seniors for their achievements at Commencement in May. Michael Ball, Laura Blackstone, Isaiah Brand, Leslie Bresnahan, Jonathan Chemburkar, Joshua Chipman, Loudon Cohen, Grant Fong, Montana ...

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George Konidaris Wins An NSF CAREER Award For Autonomous Robotic Learning

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"Robotics is no longer primarily a hardware problem, but largely one of software," says Professor George Konidaris of Brown CS. "We already have highly physically capable robots, but our ...

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Brown CS Students Return To The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

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On March 21, team Brown Secure '19, composed of Brown CS students Nicole Cheng, Manuel Gorotiza, Willem Speckmann, and Angela Zhuo, and coached by Professor John Savage, competed in the ...

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Brown CS Student Liyaan Maskati Wins The Association For Women In Mathematics Student Essay Contest For Writing About Ellie Pavlick

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“There are a lot of aspects of language that are really complex and humans are really good at picking up on those nuances, and machines are really not,” says Brown CS Professor Ellie Pavlick. “I love working on [something] so ...

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UCSB Looks To The Brown CS UTA Program For Best Practices

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"Even today," says Diba Mirza, faculty in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), "there is a prevailing assumption that only graduate students are qualified to work as Teaching Assistants in ...

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Bootstrap Builds Capacity With A Siegel Family Endowment Gift

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"The Bootstrap curriculum stands out from the numerous computer science and computational thinking curricula that have cropped up in recent years," says Thea Charles, Head of Knowledge and Impact at Siegel Family Endowment (SFE), which is making a ...

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Rhode Island Robot Block Party Returns On April 13

The robots return! Rhode Island Robot Block Party will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 12-4 PM at the WaterFire Arts Center (475 Valley Street).

The event, an expo founded by the Rhode Island Students of the Future in partnership with Brown University's Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative and Brown CS, highlights the ...

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Evan Cater Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

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The Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Evan Cater to support his work with Brown CS Professor Michael Littman, recognizes strong ...

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Computer Science For Societal Good

Since the earliest days of Brown, our students have been eager to combine the pursuit of societal change with rigorous academic study, then use what they’ve learned to benefit humankind at large. In today’s world, where computation has become ubiquitous, this obligation takes on new importance. Users of social media, owners of Internet-enabled ...