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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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Brown CS Alum danah boyd Wins An Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award

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Founded almost thirty years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is one of the leading nonprofit organizations defending civil liberties in the digital world. In 1992, they established their Pioneer Award to recognize leaders on the electronic ...

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Brown CS Makes Responsible Computer Science An Integral Part Of Its Undergraduate Program

Computer science that benefits humanity, science that’s grounded in an awareness of its societal impact, has long been a Brown CS hallmark. Today, more than forty years after the founding of the department, global concern about the ethical and societal issues surrounding computing is greater than ever. This semester brings a new departmental initiative ...

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Seny Kamara And Collaborators Win A Grant For Responsible CS Education

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On April 30, 2019, Brown CS Professor Seny Kamara was announced as a winner of The Responsible Computer Science Challenge from Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Seny worked in collaboration with colleagues Suresh Venkatasubramanian (University of ...

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Iris Bahar Wins The Marie R. Pistilli Women In Electronic Design Award

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"I'm very honored to be receiving this award," says R. Iris Bahar, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Brown University, upon hearing that she's just won the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Award. "I ...

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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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Chelse-Amoy Steele Wins An Alfred H. Joslin Award

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Brown University's Alfred H. Joslin Joslin Awards recognize a small group of seniors who have contributed in a very significant way to the quality of student life at Brown, enhancing the learning environment for ...

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Lack Of Diverse Speakers At RSA 2018 Provokes The Creation Of A New Conference

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In the ongoing effort to bring diversity and inclusion to the field of computer science, it was one step backward and then at least two in a profoundly positive direction. When the world's largest gathering ...

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Brown CS Returns To The Grace Hopper Celebration

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A delegation from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has had a busy week at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual event that's become the world's largest ...

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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 ...