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James Hays Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

"My goal is for computers to understand images as humans do," says Assistant Professor James Hays of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS), "and for computers to use this understanding to help people interact with and create imagery in new ways."

Hays has just been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow ...

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Maurice Herlihy To Join Concurrency Experts At LASER Summer School On Software Engineering

Continuing his strong start to 2015, Professor Maurice Herlihy of Brown University's Computer Science Departmentis peering outward through Providence snow to a sunny Mediterranean isle. He's been invited to serve with five colleagues as a speaker at the LASER Summer School on Software Engineering (this year, titled "Concurrency: The Next Frontiers"), held ...

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"Let's get one thing straight," explains Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science. "A world in which humans are enslaved or destroyed by superintelligent machines of our own creation is purely science fiction. Like every other technology, AI has risks and benefits, but we cannot let fear dominate the conversation ...

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Faculty Position Applications Accepted Until February 4

As of Jan 21, we have reopened the Interfolio site for applications. Since we're already well along in the selection process, only exceptional applications will be considered.  After Feb 4, the process will be too far along for us to consider any further applications at all.

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Eugene Charniak Wins 2015 AAAI Classic Paper Award

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Eugene Charniak, who has just won the 2015 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Classic Paper Award. The award, which was established in 1999 to honor authors of works deemed most influential from a specific conference year, celebrates a paper (“Statistical Parsing with ...

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White House Cites Bootstrap’s Contribution To Advancing CS Education

Earlier this month, President Obama announced a series of new commitments that will deliver computer science (CS) education to millions of previously unserved K-12 students. In the section of the White House Fact Sheet detailing expansion of CS offerings in New York City, the Office of the Press Secretary mentions Bootstrap, a curriculum and software ...

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Maurice Herlihy Elected National Academy Of Inventors Fellow

Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) congratulates Professor Maurice Herlihy for his recent election as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). “It’s very gratifying to join such a distinguished group,” says Maurice, the first member of Brown CS faculty to receive this honor.

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Philip Klein Wins NSF Grant For Optimization In Planar Graphs And Beyond

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more articles click here.

Klein’s recent project (“Fast and accurate optimization in planar graphs and beyond”) has won a grant in the expected amount of $1.2M from the National Science Foundation (NSF), shared with Professor Jeff G. Erickson of the ...

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John Savage Appointed An EastWest Institute Professorial Fellow

Professor John Savage of Brown University’s Computer Science Department (Brown CS) has just been appointed a Professorial Fellow of the EastWest Institute (EWI), an international, non-partisan organization with a three-decade history of addressing problems that threaten regional and global stability. The appointment is testament to Savage’s pioneering achievements in the field of cyberspace ...

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Chad Jenkins And His Team Help Develop NASA Software

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

A group of computer scientists from Brown were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently for a week-long marathon of intensive coding to build new software for the ...