Archive – December 2015

Brown CS Officially Launches A $10M Fundraising Campaign For An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment


Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced the official launch of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. Using Kickstarter-like grassroots methods usually seen in the technology sector (donors are able to name UTAships and Head UTAships at the $50,000 and $100,000 level), the campaign …

Brown CS Announces The $10,000 Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award


Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is glad to announce a significant milestone in the continued growth of our undergraduate research program. A generous gift from Peter Norvig '78 PhD '16 has established the Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, which provides $10,000 annually to support an undergraduate engaged in an intensive faculty-student summer research …

Stefanie Tellex And John Oberlin's Award-Winning Video Earns Brown CS A New Baxter Robot


by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)Brown University’s Humans to Robots Lab is about to get a new robot, thanks to Stefanie Tellex’s video-making skills.Tellex, assistant professor of computer science and the lab’s principal investigator, entered the Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. The Boston-based company asked users of its “Baxter” robot to …

Shafi Goldwasser To Deliver The 15th Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture On December 16


Shafi Goldwasser of MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science will deliver the Fifteenth Annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 4 PM in Room 368 of the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology at Brown University's Department of Computer Science. A reception will follow.

This lecture series honors …

Brown CS Announces A Search For Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows


Brown University's Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for several Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Data Science. The fellows will join a highly multidisciplinary team of Brown faculty, representing the Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics departments as well as a broad range of other disciplines.Fellows will have an appointment in one the four …