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Christian Mathiesen And Teammates Take First Place At LinkedIn’s Intern Hackday

Last update on Aug. 21, 2015.

Christian Mathiesen And Teammates Take First Place At LinkedIn’s Intern Hackday

At LinkedIn’s 5th Annual Intern Hackday this summer, Brown CS graduate student Christian Mathiesen and his teammates competed against 75 other teams to take first place and bring home the $10,000 grand prize scholarship. Their winning design, “Handoff”, is a Google Chrome extension that allows multiple users to share online accounts without compromising ...

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Brown Ranks #8 For Graduating Female Founders Of VC-Funded Companies

Last update on Aug. 18, 2015.

Brown Ranks #8 For Graduating Female Founders Of VC-Funded Companies

Brown CS alumni continue to rank highly as industry pioneers. Click here for a list of related stories.

CrunchBase has just concluded its first report on female founders of VC-funded companies. Among other findings, it reveals that their representation nearly doubled between 2009 and 2014. After adjustment based on overall enrollment, Brown ranks eighth in ...

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Brown CS Alumni Continue To Rank Highly As Industry Pioneers

Last update on Aug. 18, 2015.

Brown CS Alumni Continue To Rank Highly As Industry Pioneers

Brown CS alumni who enter the field continue to rank highly as successful innovators and industry pioneers. Click these links to learn more:

Brown Ranks #8 For Graduating Female Founders Of VC-Funded Companies

LinkedIn Rates Brown CS #1 For Launching Graduates Into Successful Software Development Careers

Brown Rated #3 In USA For Software Developers At ...

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Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

Last update on Aug. 18, 2015.

Leiserson, Raphael, And Brown CS Colleagues Create A Web App To Help Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Click here for a quick video introduction to MAGI.

Brown University computer scientists have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer. The tool — dubbed MAGI, for Mutation Annotation and Genome Interpretation — is an open-source web application that enables ...

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Foteini Baldimtsi PhD '14 Joins George Mason University As Assistant Professor

Last update on Aug. 17, 2015.

Foteini Baldimtsi PhD '14 Joins George Mason University As Assistant Professor

Starting in September, 2016, Brown CS graduate Foteini Baldimtsi ScM ’11 PhD ’14 will join George Mason University as an assistant professor of computer science. As one of two new hires specializing in cryptography, she is thrilled to be building a new crypto team.

 

“I am super excited,” she says. “The CS department [at George ...

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"I Had To Hire Henry": The New Yorker Documents A Brown CS Student's "Hacking The Humanities"

Last update on July 13, 2015.

Writing in The New Yorker, Brown University's Elias I. Muhanna, Manning Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, describes the experience of working with "Henry", a Brown CS student who helped him develop an algorithm that could detect different types of rhetorical figures in a large corpus of poetry.

"Our collaboration," he explains, "didn’t need ...

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MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, And Others Cover The Tellex Lab's Minecraft AI Project

Last update on July 13, 2015.

MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, And Others Cover The Tellex Lab's Minecraft AI Project

Recent work by PhD candidate David Abel, Professor Stefanie Tellex, and other members of the Tellex lab has attracted recent attention from such media outlets as MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian SmartNews, Big Think, and Business Insider. Their algorithm (originally described here on CS News) uses the video game Minecraft to help robots better plan their ...

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VRFocus Praises The Yurt's "Boundless" Potential

Last update on June 23, 2015.

VRFocus Praises The Yurt's

Biology, math, computer science, archaeology, astronomy, art, poetry, and video gaming are just some of the areas that Peter Graham of VRFocus sees the Yurt (Brown University's new fully immersive 3D virtual reality environment) benefiting with its "boundless" uses. He notes the Yurt's improvements upon its predecessor, explaining how its ability to surround ...

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John Hughes Delivers An Invited Lecture At The Collège De France

Last update on June 12, 2015.

John Hughes Delivers An Invited Lecture At The Collège De France

There are plants that bloom once a century, and sometimes the right city --this time the one called La Ville Lumière for both its intellectual contributions and early adoption of street lighting-- and the right person can here and now, from blank canvas, evoke the spirit of a science and an art in transition.

This ...

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GQ Raves About Providence: "The Coolest City"

Last update on June 10, 2015.

GQ Raves About Providence:

Continuing a multi-year trend, rave reviews of Providence continue to roll in. This time, GQ cites Brown as one of three contributors to an "intimidatingly smart" city, waxing lyrical on the subjects of food, caffeine, and Lovecraft.

The full article is available here.

Photo by Jef Nickerson, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

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