Archive – 2019

Brown Executive Master In Cybersecurity Alum Ernesto Zaldivar Is A Finalist For The Bracken Bower Prize


Hoping to encourage young authors to tackle emerging business themes, the Financial Times and McKinsey and Company first awarded the Bracken Bower Prize in 2014. The award is given to the best business book proposal by an author younger than 35, and it's already helped a number of young business writers bring their ideas …

Brown CS Undergrads Take Third At The International Collegiate Programming Contest Regionals And Advance To The Nationals


The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is believed to be oldest, largest, and perhaps the most prestigious programming competition in the world. An algorithmic programming contest for college students, it requires teams of three to solve real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to …

Seny Kamara Provides Data Security Testimony To Congress


Last week, Professor Seny Kamara of Brown CS testified at a Congressional hearing ("Banking on Your Data: The Role of Big Data in Financial Services"), explaining that cryptography solutions to improve consumer financial health can be implemented without endangering privacy. Invited by the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Task Force on Financial Technology, Seny was …

R. Iris Bahar Delivers A Keynote Address At The International Green And Sustainable Computing Conference


“Energy efficiency is now a critically important design constraint for most computing systems today,” says Professor R. Iris Bahar of Brown CS, “and as applications become more and more memory- and compute-intensive, energy-efficiency and reliability become harder to manage.”In a recent keynote address (“Energy-efficient and Sustainable Computing Across the Hardware/Software …

Jiwon Choe Wins The Memsys Best Student Presentation Award


Brown CS PhD student Jiwon Choe has just won the Best Student Presentation Award for her presentation “Attacking Memory-Hard Scrypt with Near-Data-Processing” (co-authored with Brown CS Professors Maurice Herlihy and R. Iris Bahar and Boston University Professor Tali Moreshet) at the International Symposium on Memory Systems (MEMSYS ‘19). Held recently …