Brown CS News

Archive – 2021

Brown CS Students, Alums, And Brown Journalism Students Tackle RI's Opioid Crisis With Data


This report was part of the Rhode Island Data Journalism Project and has been reprinted with kind permission from The Public's Radio. For other news stories, visit https://thepublicsradio.orgdownload their apps, or tune your radio to 89.3 FM.

Rhodes Technologies and Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, subsidiaries of Purdue Pharma, produced pills and raw opioid ingredients out of a factory complex in Coventry.

by Hal Triedman

Since 2003, Bill Muzzy has lived on Pulaski Street in Coventry, Rhode Island, right next door to a factory compound. Like many of his neighbors, Muzzy knew that the compound made pharmaceutical ingredients. But he …

Brown CS Students, Alums, And Faculty Win Two CSCW Honors


Multiple members of the Brown CS community have returned from the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) with two honors for their work. Brown CS alums Sarah Bawabe and Laura Wilson, students Tongyu Zhou and Ezra Marks, and Professor Jeff Huang’s paper (“The UX Factor: Using Comparative Peer Review to Evaluate Designs through User Preferences”) has received an Honorable Mention as well as an Impact Recognition Award.

Brown CS PhD Student Fumeng Yang Wins A Computing Innovation Fellowship 2021


Brown CS PhD student Fumeng Yang has just received a Computing Innovation fellowship, which will support her to join Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2022. The Computing Innovation fellowship aids recent and soon-to-be PhD computing graduates whose job search was hampered by the continued disruption COVID-19 has had on academic job hiring practices and the economy. 

Ritambhara Singh Wins An NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award For ML Approaches To Reveal Gene Regulation Mechanisms In Diseases


Professor Ritambhara Singh of Brown CS and Brown University’s Center for Computational Molecular Biology has just received the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)’s Genomic Innovator Award, a highly selective honor for early career scientists. Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NHGRI is bestowing the honor on eleven researchers in the field of genomics this year. 

Greenwald, Brown CS Students, And Collaborators Win Three Awards At The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition's Supply Chain Management League


The International Automated Negotiation Agents Competition (ANAC) is now in its eleventh year of bringing together researchers from the negotiation community and spawning novel research in the field of autonomous agent design. Most recently, it was held at the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in August of 2021, and Brown CS Professor Amy Greenwald, a team of Brown CS students, and a team of Turkish collaborators earned two awards in the competition's Supply Chain Management League (SCML).

Suresh Venkatasubramanian Joins Brown CS And Brown’s Data Science Initiative As Professor

Three months later, Suresh Venkatasubramanian’s May 17 tweet (“It’s time for a transition…”) is still getting shared. Announcing a new post at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as well as his decision to join Brown CS and Brown’s Data Science Initiative (DSI), as of this writing it’s just shy of 1,000 likes. Suresh, who starts this fall as professor, is the latest hire in the multi-year CS With Impact campaign, the most significant expansion in the department’s history.