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An Alum-Led Nonprofit Donates Monitors To Providence Teachers And Honors Andy van Dam

by Kevin Stacey (Senior Writer, Physical Sciences)

Thanks to a nonprofit founded by a Brown graduate and alums affiliated with the University’s computer science department, more than 400 public school teachers in Providence will soon get a second computer monitor to help with remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation comes from Two ...

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Putting Socially Responsible Computing At The Heart Of Our Undergraduate Experience

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A little over a year ago, Brown CS launched the pilot version of the Socially Responsible Computing program, which puts societal and ethical issues at the heart of our undergraduate experience. For decades, we’ve been examining the computer scientist’s ...

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Brown CS Alum Mneera Abdullah Saud Is A 2021 Rhodes Scholar

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“I owe this opportunity to my professors, friends, and mentors: I’m incredibly grateful that I’ve had the privilege of learning from them while at Brown, and I know this would not have ...

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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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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 ...

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Brown CS Makes Responsible Computer Science An Integral Part Of Its Undergraduate Program

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Computer science that benefits humanity, science that’s grounded in an awareness of its societal impact, has long been a Brown CS hallmark. Today, more than forty years after the founding of the department, global concern about the ethical and societal ...

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Seny Kamara And Collaborators Win A Grant For Responsible CS Education

by Ajula Van Ness-Otunnu

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On April 30, 2019, Brown CS Professor Seny Kamara was announced as a winner of The Responsible Computer Science Challenge from Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. Seny worked in collaboration ...

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Computer Science For Societal Good

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Since the earliest days of Brown, our students have been eager to combine the pursuit of societal change with rigorous academic study, then use what they’ve learned to benefit humankind at large. In today’s world, where computation has become ...