Brown CS News

Maurice Herlihy Gives A Keynote At The International Symposium On Stabilization, Safety, And Security Of Distributed Systems And A Seminar Talk At Stevens Institute

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On October 4, Maurice Herlihy of Brown CS gave a keynote address at the 25th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, focusing on how it is necessary to rethink classical correctness conditions for distributed systems when dealing with cross-blockchain transactions.

A Guided Tour Of The Brown CS Digital Archive

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The latest cover story from Conduit, the Brown CS annual magazine, is an intimate look at a treasure trove of our department's history.

Now in its fifth year, the Brown CS Digital Archive (BCSDA) is a crowdsourced effort to curate items that have contributed to Brown CS history and preserve them permanently online, where they’ll be accessible to all. The vast majority of the BCSDA’s more than 400 artifacts (photos, graphics, audio, video, and even code) have been submitted by alum Paul Anagnostopoulos. In the pages below, Paul takes us behind the scenes, telling the story of developing the …

Brown CS Student Mattie Ji Is A Runner-Up For The Schafer Prize For Excellence In Mathematics By An Undergraduate Woman

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Almost twenty-five years ago, the Association for Women in Mathematics established the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics. This year, Brown CS student Mattie Ji, a senior majoring in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science, was the prize's runner-up.

Yong Zheng-Xin, Cristina Menghini, And Stephen Bach Earn A Socially Responsible Language Modelling Research (SoLaR) Best Paper Award

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At the recent conference, work ("Low-Resource Languages Jailbreak GPT-4") from Brown CS PhD student Yong Zheng-Xin, postdoctoral researcher Cristina Menghini of Brown’s Data Science Institute, and Brown CS faculty member Stephen Bach was selected from 121 submissions to receive the workshop's Best Paper Award.

Vasileios Kemerlis Receives The 2023 ACM CCS Top Reviewer Award

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Late last year, Brown CS faculty member Vasileios (Vasilis) Kemerlis won the Top Reviewer Award for his work as a program committee member for the 2023 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CSS), the 30th anniversary of the conference, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. This award is given annually to the most influential reviewers for work and service provided at CCS, which is ACM’s flagship conference on computer security.

 

Michael Littman's New Book Recommends That We "Code To Joy" In A New Age Of Programming

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We’re at a crucial moment, Brown CS University Professor Michael Littman believes, as the users and potentially the programmers of enormously powerful machines. In the face of doomsday artificial intelligence (AI) scenarios, algorithmic bias, and fears of job loss due to automation, he has a simple recommendation: we can get more happiness from our machines by telling them what our hearts desire. It’s the theme of his new book, Code to Joy, which was released earlier this year by The MIT Press.x

Brown CS Student Artem Agvanian And Alum Hannah Gross Earn First And Second Place SOSP Student Research Honors

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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP) is the organization’s flagship conference in computer systems and widely considered one of the world’s two top venues in systems research. Every year, their Student Research Competition allows undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their work to the community, and this year, Brown CS student Artem Agvanian and alum Hannah Gross (now a doctoral student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology) won prizes for their work.