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Brown CS Alum Victoria Chávez ‘18 Makes An Impact On The Rhode Island Community

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“I had a choice to take a high-paying job in Silicon Valley,” laughs Brown CS alum Victoria Chávez ‘18, “but I chose to follow my passions and make a difference.” Making a difference seems to be the hallmark of so ...

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David Abel Wins A Presidential Award For Excellence In Teaching

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PhD candidate David Abel of Brown CS, who just recently proposed his thesis and expects to graduate with a PhD in Computer Science and a Master’s in Philosophy next ...

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Brown CS Alums Jacob Beck And Zoe Papakipos Have Been Published In New Scientist For Work On Autonomous Driving

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In the current day and age, self-driving cars are perhaps one of the most promising technologies on the horizon. With the potential to dramatically improve traffic planning, fuel efficiency, and productivity, it’s easy to understand the excitement surrounding ...

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Alums In Academia: Brown CS Alum Michael Horn Makes An Impact On The Learning Sciences Field

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“The 90’s were a really interesting time to be a computer science undergraduate,” laughs Brown CS alum Michael Horn ‘97, as he remembers his earlier years at the University. “The web was just beginning to come into its own ...

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Alum Adventures: Brown CS Alums David Simons, Daniel Wilk, And Michael Natkin Have Won An Academy Award For Work On Adobe After Effects

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“We knew the odds were against us,” laughs Brown CS alum Dave Simons ’90, “but the idealism of four recent college graduates trumped the 90% failure rate we were warned about.” Nearly 30 years later, it seems this idealism ...

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Jesse Polhemus Wins A Brown University Excellence Award

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Integral to the success of Brown CS are the dedicated and hard-working staff members who show tireless commitment to improving the CS community. Recently, this effort was recognized when Communications Outreach Specialist Jesse Polhemus was awarded the 2018 Brown ...

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danah boyd Has Been Named Among Forbes Top 50 Women In Tech

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The Forbes 2018 Inaugural Top 50 Women In Technology identifies three generations of forward-thinking technologists leading more than a dozen tech sectors across the globe. Honoring the top tech “Moguls, Founders, Engineers, Innovators and Warriors” in the world, this ...

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Nakul Gopalan, Eric Rosen, Daniel Ullman, And David Whitney Win The Hyundai Visionary Challenge

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The Hyundai Visionary Challenge is a competition to ignite learning, exploration, and development in the realm of smart mobility. It’s meant to accelerate research innovations in smart mobility that drive the creation of sustainable cities across ...

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Alum Adventures: Meredith Ringel Morris And Eric Horvitz Win The UIST Lasting Impact Award

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“We live in an era of fake news,” explains Brown CS  alum Meredith Ringel Morris ‘01, “and there’s this huge idea of trustworthiness when searching for information, and my research focuses on this process of search.” Currently working as ...

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Servan-Schreiber, Riondato, And Zgraggen Have Been Named Runners-Up For ICDM's Best Student Paper Award

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The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) has established itself as the world’s premier research conference in data mining and analytics. The conference covers aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software, systems and applications ...