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IMG_2448.jpg For more stories on why we love calling Providence home, check out our Praise for Providence page here.

Providence, Rhode Island was recently named the “Best Kept Secret On the East Coast” by Parade. The city has a lot to offer with its up-and-coming food and arts scene and a young and bustling population.

The ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Faculty

Recently, members of the Brown CS faculty have made historic contributions to global cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation, launched a world-class virtual reality environment, played a major role in the expansion of K-12 computer science education, and received honors from sources as diverse as Wired UK's "Women Who Changed Science In 2015" and the American ...

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Introducing Mosaic+

by Nifemi Madarikan

“We strive to foster a sense of community for marginalized and underrepresented racial minority (URM) students within the computer science department. We will welcome more racial and ethnic minority students to computer science at Brown through a community they can easily relate to and learn from. We will launch Mosaic+ as a ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into their communities to increase the diversity of our field.

These are their stories from the past two years alone ...

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Bootstrap Readies 33 Teachers To Provide CS4RI This Fall

As reported last week, Bootstrap saw sold-out enrollment for its June 27-29 workshop, and now 33 local teachers (plus four from other states) are ready to go out and teach computer science as part of Governor Gina Raimondo's CS4RI initiative. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility ...

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Pivot Tracing: Dynamic Causal Monitoring For Distributed Systems

by Jonathan Mace, Ryan Roelke, and Rodrigo Fonseca

Pivot Tracing is a monitoring framework for distributed systems that can seamlessly correlate statistics across applications, components, and machines at runtime, without needing to change or redeploy system code. Users can define and install monitoring queries on-the-fly, to collect arbitrary statistics from one point in the system ...

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sarah.png Sarah Sachs, a recent Brown CS graduate, is the winner of a Distinguished Senior Thesis Prize. The award recognizes exemplary senior thesis projects by undergraduates across the University. “Sarah has done really impressive work, and accomplished a lot as an undergrad,” says her mentor Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb. “Her thesis describes her research in optimization algorithms ...

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Andy van Dam Wins A Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award

Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just been honored by his colleagues at Microsoft Research, who have recognized him as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator. "Your contributions have had an outstanding impact on the direction, visibility, and value of our research and our products," writes Judith ...

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The Thinking Behind Startup@Brown

by Valentin Perez ‘18

When I got to Brown as a freshman, I knew I wanted to dive right into the startup scene. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved creating things and working on projects with teams. I had come to the first Hack@Brown as a senior in high school and it ...

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Bootstrap Sells Out Its June 27-29 CS4RI Workshop

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used worldwide by 10,000 students whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Recently cited by the White House for its efforts to improve the inclusiveness, accessibility, and reach of computer science education, it continues to expand globally, nationally, and within ...

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