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An Inflection Point: HCRI Looks Ahead To SIRoS 3

SIRoS (Societal Implications of Robotics Symposium) 3: Robots Entering Society will be held on March 20, 2020. The article below looks back at SIRoS 1 and 2 in anticipation of a symposium that will bring together scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines to examine the difficult questions: What are our obligations to shape the transformative ...

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Ellie Pavlick's Work With Language Acquisition And Information Retrieval Wins A Record-Setting Grant

Click the links that follow for more news about Carsten EickhoffEllie Pavlick, Daniel RitchieStefanie Tellex, and other recent accomplishments by our faculty.

"There seems to be some kind of magic," says Professor Ellie Pavlick of Brown CS, "that happens in humans' heads that allows us to conjure up a staggering amount of information ...

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Celebrating A Half-Century Of Hypertext

Among other things, Brown CS history is a treasure trove of stories, and sometimes even the sequence of events that led to a recent symposium is a tale worth telling.

As last year began, Marc Weber ‘84 had hypertext on the brain. The Computer History Museum (CHM) was planning a conference on pioneering inventor Douglas ...

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

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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 ...

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Krishnamurthi And Multiple Alums Win An OOPSLA Most Influential Paper Award For Flapjax

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"Two weeks before the OOPSLA 2009 deadline," remembers Brown CS alum Arjun Guha (now Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Shriram declared that it was time to actually write a Flapjax ...

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

Click the links that follow for more news about Rodrigo Fonseca  and how Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons and competitions nationwide

The 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 ...

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Seny Kamara Provides Data Security Testimony To Congress

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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 ...

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As machine learning improves, the appeal of making ground-breaking (and money-making) discoveries in our mountains of data is only increasing. But medical researchers, marketing executives, and professionals of all kinds aren’t data scientists, and they often can’t afford to hire them. This means that daunting questions surrounding data analysis remain: how do you ...

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Brown CS Announces A Tenure-Track Faculty Search At All Levels

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is hiring tenure-track faculty at all levels. These positions are a part of a major expansion plan for the department as it works to increase its faculty roster by close to 50% over a five-year period. While many of these positions will be used to strengthen and ...

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Amy Greenwald Gives A Keynote At UEMCON

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"Mechanism design," says Professor Amy Greenwald of Brown CS, "is the engineering branch of game theory, where knobs can be adjusted to achieve certain goals in multi-agent systems inhabited by strategic agents. For example, a network designer might ...