Archive – 2018

The John E. Savage Endowed Professorship Kicks Off Brown's CS With Impact Fundraising Campaign


"The world is changing rapidly," says Brown University's John Savage, An Wang Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, "and to address our society's grand challenges, we need to engage in outreach.""Take the example," he says, "of national security in the early 1950s: the US was challenged by the Soviet Union. President Eisenhower, wanting to formulate …

The Biggest Expansion In Brown CS History: CS With Impact


In an endeavor to increase opportunities for students and broaden excellence in research and teaching, Brown University will expand its Department of Computer Science over the next five years, adding 10 tenure track faculty members and five lecturers, as well as boosting support for collaborative, high-impact research.The expansion, the largest …

Servan-Schreiber, Riondato, And Zgraggen Have Been Named Runners-Up For ICDM's Best Student Paper Award


The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) has established itself as the world’s premier research conference in data mining and analytics. The conference covers aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software, systems and applications, and presents the Best Student Paper Award annually to a published paper presenting innovative solutions …

Theophilus A. Benson Wins A Google Faculty Award And NSF Grant For Improving Network Performance In Emerging Regions


Network performance has been one of Brown CS Professor Theophilus "Theo" Benson's core interests for years. And network performance in emerging regions, he says, is particularly interesting because it requires us to question assumptions about what works and what doesn't: "We can't just transplant network protocols designed for massive tech companies to developing …