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Toymaker Has Been Accepted At Four More Animation Festivals

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Toymaker, a seven-minute animated short created in 2017 by Brown CS Professor Barbara Meier and her students, has already been accepted at multiple national and international film festivals and won the Music Award in the Student Competition of the 13th Athens Animfest ...

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Nature Cites Ramachandran's Use Of Machine Learning To Localize Beneficial Mutations

Professor Sohini Ramachandran of Brown University's Center for Computational Molecular Biology (she also serves as its Director) and Department of Computer Science has just had one of her recent projects, SWIF(r), mentioned in Nature, the multidisciplinary science journal. Originally published ("Localization of adaptive variants in human genomes using averaged one-dependence estimation") in Nature ...

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The 2018 Kanellakis Memorial Lecture: Robert Tarjan Analyzes Theoretical Approaches To Algorithm Design

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In addition to our many other lectures throughout the semester, Brown CS is excited to announce that Professor Robert Tarjan of Princeton University will be delivering the annual Paris C. Kanellakis Memorial Lecture on December ...

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Andy van Dam Reaches The 25-Year Anniversary Of The Karlstrom Influential Educator Award

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The ACM Karlstrom Award is presented annually to outstanding educators in recognition for the advancement of new teaching methodologies and for significant contributions to the development and expansion of  computer science and engineering. Professor Andy ...

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John Savage Gives A Retirement Lecture:

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Brown CS will host Professor John Savage on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 4 PM in CIT 368. John has spent 51 years at Brown and became Professor Emeritus in July, 2018. To commemorate this occasion, he will give a lecture ("Cybersecurity: A Grand ...

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Bootstrap Helps Schools Create Comprehensive K-12 Computer Science Pathways

Click the links that follow for more news about BootstrapKathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer

K-12 schools and districts planning to add computer science to their offerings face the challenge of creating sequences of classes out of many standalone curricular options, each targeting different contexts and content. Earlier this month, the National Math ...

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Novotny And Collaborators Win The VIS Best Poster Award For Visualizing Dinosaur Tracks

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IEEE VIS, the world's largest conference on scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics is now over, and Brown CS PhD candidate Johannes Novotny and his collaborators have returned with the Best ...

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Distinguished Lecture: Dawn Song Finds Challenges And Opportunities At The Intersection Of AI And Security

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Professor Dawn Song of UC Berkeley visited Brown CS earlier this month to deliver the thirty-seventh lecture ("AI and Security: Lessons, Challenges and Future Directions") in the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Described as an innovator and "serial entrepreneur" in Professor Roberto ...

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PhD Alum Jonathan Mace Earns Honorable Mention For The Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award

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Launched in 2013, the Dennis M. Ritchie Doctoral Dissertation Award was created by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (ACM SIGOPS) to recognize research in software systems and to encourage the creativity ...

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John Savage Discusses

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"We have been exposed to new technologies for centuries," says Professor John Savage of Brown CS, "and every time a new technology is introduced, there are dislocations, unanticipated consequences...in our current situation, we have rushed to computerize so many things without knowing the ...

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