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Brown CS Holds Our 5th Annual Research Open House (Recording Available)

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Held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown CS welcomed students to our fifth annual CS Research Open House last week. Hosted by the Meta-Undergraduate Research Assistants (MURAs), it offered students an ...

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A New Brown CS Program: Researching Socially-Responsible AI With Students From HUGs

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At Brown CS and around the globe, interest in AI and related topics is soaring. CSCI 1470 Deep Learning, only a few years old, today has ...

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Brown CS Alum's Charity Gives K-12 Teachers A Second Monitor To Help During COVID

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In the middle of a pandemic, some Brown CS alums found a new opportunity to give back. 

Inspired by a neighbor who bought a second monitor to help his mother teach ...

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Brown CS PhD Students Help Underrepresented Candidates Apply To CS PhD Programs

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Applying to a doctoral program can be challenging for anyone, and for applicants from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) who may not have adequate access to research experiences or mentors ...

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Brown CS Alum Brian Christian's Third Book Addresses Machine Learning And Human Values

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In his newly-released third book, The Alignment Problem, Brown CS alum Brian Christian returns to the intersection of computer science with human ethics and thought. Already winning praise from experts such as Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction ...

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Brown CS Seeks Applicants For Multiple Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor and a faculty position at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, or distinguished senior lecturer. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and are particularly ...

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Watch A Recording Of The Brown CS Town Hall (Brown Login Required)

Last night, the Brown CS community started the semester with a virtual town hall where students learned about upcoming events and deadlines, met new faculty members who talked about the latest courses they’ll be teaching, found out more about research opportunities, and had questions answered.

You can watch a recording here (Brown login required ...

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Andrea Greene-Horace And Yanling He Win NextGen Scholarships

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Two students from Brown University, Andrea Greene-Horace and Yanling He, have just received the CrowdStrike Foundation's NextGen Scholarship, which supports the development of the next generation of talent and leadership in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. No more than six of these scholarships ...

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Chen Sun Joins Brown CS As Assistant Professor

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“The most successful computer vision algorithms of the last few years,” says Chen Sun, “were all built on top of supervised deep learning, where big data and powerful computing devices are the key factors. I’m interested in making machines ...

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Stefanie Tellex Brings A Drone-Based Robotics Class To Local High Schools

by Kevin Stacey (Senior Writer, Physical Sciences)

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Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to a Brown University professor, a high-flying new robotics curriculum is coming to high schools across Rhode Island. 

The curriculum ...