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

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

Only six months after receiving a ranking as the country's third best school for software developers at startups, Brown University's graduate program in Computer Science has been rated by LinkedIn as the country's best graduate program in Computer Science for producing software developers at top companies. Once again, Brown CS has overcome competition from universities whose LinkedIn presence is four times the size of Brown's.

LinkedIn's methodology was to identify the top companies where software developers are choosing to work, then find people on LinkedIn who work as software developers and determine where they went ...

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HCRI And RI Students Of The Future Present RI Robot Block Party, A Showcase Of Robots In Education, Research, Work, And Play

HCRI And RI Students Of The Future Present RI Robot Block Party, A Showcase Of Robots In Education, Research, Work, And Play

The Robot Block Party is a celebration of National Robotics Week held on April 11, 2015 at the Pizzitola Center at Brown University. Organized by Rhode Island Students of the Future, a non-profit organization that engages kids in science, technology, engineering and math through robotics, and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, the Robot Block Party showcases how robots are used in education, research, work and play. Exhibitors include:

University Exhibits and Demonstrations

RISD students will demonstrate the rover they built for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

The Brown Robotics Lab will demonstrate cloud robotics ...

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A UMichigan Student Shares A Valuable Resource For Brown CS Students With Disabilities

by Lauren Gaber, University of Michigan - Dearborn

If you are registered with [Student and Employee Accessibility Services] and are pursuing a career in computing, you might want to consider joining the AccessComputing community. The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing) helps students with disabilities successfully pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in computing fields, and works to increase the capacity of postsecondary institutions and other organizations to fully include students with disabilities in computing courses and programs. They support students with disabilities from all across the country in reaching critical junctures toward college and careers by providing advice, resources, mentoring ...

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First Annual Brown CS Undergraduate Research Symposium: April 10

First Annual Brown CS Undergraduate Research Symposium: April 10

The Meta RAs are thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Brown CS Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held April 10th, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm in the CIT 3rd Floor Atrium.

The symposium is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate researchers to present their computer science research to the department! All undergraduate CS researchers are encouraged to show off their work. There will be food for everyone and prizes for outstanding research projects.

Find more details here.

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Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

Cybersecurity: Brown Undergraduates Win It All

"A team of Brown undergraduates from computer science, political science, and international relations has won the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, a national cybersecurity policy competition," says Science News Officer (Physical Sciences) Kevin Stacey, writing for News from Brown. "No all-undergraduate team had ever won."

You can read the full story of their historic win here.

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Brown CS Sponsors Afterschool Program To Teach Programming To Middle-School Children

NBC 10 News has just recognized Brown CS and the Providence After School Alliance for their support of IntraCity Geeks, an after-school program that teaches programming skills to local public school children at Nathan Bishop Middle School.

The full story is available here.

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State Magazine Recognizes Jefferson Science Fellow John Savage

State Magazine Recognizes Jefferson Science Fellow John Savage

State Magazine, a monthly publication of the U.S. Department of State, has just highlighted John Savage among several prominent Jefferson Science Fellows, citing his efforts in having "[created] new courses on international affairs and technology, advised students on ways to combine science with public service and developed new research partnerships and directions". (John received the fellowship in 2009.) In particular, the article mentions his creation of CSCI1800 Cybersecurity and International Relations, whose enrollment has more than tripled since its inception.

The entire story (see page 15) is available here.

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Providence Ranked America's Eighth Best College Town For People Who Aren't In College

Providence Ranked America's Eighth Best College Town For People Who Aren't In College

Condé Nast Traveler has just ranked Providence as America's eighth Best College Town for People Who Aren't in College. The full story is available here.

photo by Will Hart, used under Creative Commons

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Tim Edgar Assesses A Recent Supreme Court Ruling With Surveillance Implications

Tim Edgar Assesses A Recent Supreme Court Ruling With Surveillance Implications

Writing for Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, offers an astute and even at times humorous analysis of the implications that the recent Yates v. United States decision has for national security surveillance. The article is available here.

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Michael Chang Wins KPCB Fellowship

Michael Chang Wins KPCB Fellowship

Michael Chang, a junior at Brown University concentrating in computer engineering, has just been selected for the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) Fellows Program, one of technology’s most prestigious fellowships. He’ll be spending the summer working for Shape Security, a firm that creates dynamic security architecture to defend web sites against malware, bots, and scripts.

“I didn’t have a background in security when I applied for the fellowship in September,” Michael says. He describes the multi-round, multi-interview application process as “actually kind of fun since I got to talk to and learn about many new up ...

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