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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 …

Seny Kamara And Collaborators Win A Grant For Responsible CS Education


by Ajula Van Ness-OtunnuOn 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 Utah) and Sorelle A. Friedler (Haverford College) to “integrate ethics and responsibility …

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


"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'm passionate about helping to advance women in electronic design automation, and in computing more generally. " Given annually …

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, …

Chelse-Amoy Steele Wins An Alfred H. Joslin Award


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 all students by providing their peers with services, programs, and other opportunities for involvement. This year, one of the …

Brown CS Returns To The Grace Hopper Celebration


Click the links that follow for more Brown CS content about diversity and inclusion at Brown CS and the Grace Hopper Celebration.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 gathering …