Brown CS News

Archive – 2016

Brown's Data Science Initiative Announces A New Master's Program


Extracting meaning and value from increasingly complex and voluminous data requires a distinct set of skills, methods, and tools that form the emerging discipline of Data Science. Brown’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between four core foundational departments (Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics) and domain …

Brown CS Welcomes Sherief Reda


Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is happy to announce that Sherief Reda of the School of Engineering has just been given a secondary joint appointment to Brown CS. He joins R. Iris Bahar, Pedro Felzenszwalb, and Ravindra Pendse, who have similar joint status. His collaboration and theirs further strengthen the interdisciplinary approach that the university and …

George Konidaris Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor


For many of us, being handed a C++ compiler in high school would have been a difficult and inauspicious introduction to computer science. Not so for George Konidaris, who joins Brown CS as assistant professor this autumn: as a teenager, growing up in South Africa, he had mostly used computers …

James Tompkin Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor


“We have responsibilities as scientists, and a need for rigor,” says James Tompkin, who joins Brown CS as Assistant Professor this summer. But, watching a video overview of his recent research, the areas of inquiry sometimes surprise. Sophisticated editing of image and video content, new interaction and display devices from …

Stefanie Tellex Wins A NASA Early Career Faculty Award For Human-Robot Collaboration On Complex Tasks


2016 continues to be a significant year for Assistant Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), who has just won a NASA Early Career Faculty Award for a recent proposal ("Human-Robot Collaboration on Complex Tasks"). Earlier this year, she received a Sloan Fellowship, was listed in MIT …

Congressional Quarterly Roll Call Documents John Savage's Contribution To A Historic International Cybersecurity Agreement


Congressional Quarterly Roll Call recently interviewed Professor John Savage of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) to document a unique moment in history. "The May 26-27 meeting of the Group of Seven in Ise-Shima, Japan," writes Paul Merrion, "produced the G7's first-ever stand-alone agreement on cybersecurity, data protection and internet …

Brown CS Celebrates Commencement 2016


Notable this year for the size of the graduating class (168 undergrads, breaking last year's record by 28%) and every year for sentiment, well-deserved pride, and a sense of fun, Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) celebrated Commencement 2016 this past weekend.Festivities began on Friday with the Hooding Ceremony, where friends …